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July 16, 1925 – July 18, 2012
at the age of 87 years

Salme passed away on July 18, 2012 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. She was born 87 yrs ago in Polvijarvi, Finland on July 16, 1925. She is predeceased by first husband Kauko Tarkkonen, as well as second husband Arne Myllyniemi, also both her sons, Jukka and Hannu Tarkkonen. As well as 3 brothers in Finland.
In Finland Salme went to school to become a teacher. she married Kauko Tarkkonen in 1943 and had 2 sons Jukka and Hannu. They all then moved to Ont. Canada in 1956. After losing Kauko in 1967 they moved to B.C, and she remarried in 1972 to Arne Myllyniemi. But sadly she lost her oldest son Jukka the same year. After Arne passed away, her son Hannu became her caregiver right up til this Feb. when he passed away as well as their beloved dog Keisha.
Salme was known for her love of knitting and crocheting, even making big beautiful bedspreads for her sisters. She was always working with some kind of thread.
She is survived by 2 sisters in Finland, Lahja and Liisa and their families, as well as her brothers children and families, as well as many friends in Finland and Salmon Arm. She will be lovingly remembered and very much missed. A celebration of her life was held on July 27, 2012.
We wish to thank the wonderful staff at Shuswap Lake Hospital, Dr. Weicker, and all the different staff she got to meet at the different homes she was in for so little time. Thank you for all the care and support you gave her.