It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Solveig (Heldal) Ronne. She passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side.
Solveig is survived by her daughters Susanne Daviau (Dom), Lisbeth Jones (Sid), Wendy Isherwood (Tom), son Finn Ronne, grandchildren Kara Jones, Ryan Jones, Shay Daviau, Hayden Daviau, Travis Isherwood, Paige Isherwood, Tyler Ronne.
Solveig was born on a farm in Bergen, Norway. Solveig was the oldest of 6 children. She emigrated to Canada in 1955 where she met her husband Ib Holger Ronne in Vancouver, BC. In 1973 the family moved to a farm on Saltspring Island, BC where Solveig hit her stride growing her own vegetables, fruit, raising beef, lamb, chickens, ducks & rabbit, making beer and the best blackberry wine around. Solveig was a stay at home Mom and provided the best food and care a child could ever want. She had a B&B where she became famous for her farm to table breakfasts. Solveig loved to cook, bake, knit, crochet and garden. After the kids moved out she loved travelling to Hawaii & Arizona to soak in the sunshine. In 1994, she moved to Victoria, BC. In 2010 her husband Ib passed away and in 2011 Solveig moved to the Chemainus Health Care Centre in Chemainus, BC.
The family would like to thank Anne Dawkes and the lovely, caring staff at the Chemainus Health Care Centre, her long time loving companion Lorna Tolman (an earth angel) and the 2 nurses Carmen and Cheryl (the dream team) who were there at the end to see Solveig’s soul off into the light.
A Celebration of Life will be held on April 21st, 2019 at 1 pm at the Mill Bay Community Hall, 1035 Shawnigan-Mill Bay Rd, Mill Bay, BC.