Siobhan Francis Pritchard
Siobhan Francis Pritchard, 38, passed away suddenly at home on Salt Spring Island. She is survived by a loving mother and father, Denise and Murray Pritchard, sister Meghan Pritchard, grandmother Janet Smith, uncles Neil and Glen Pritchard, aunts Ranada Pritchard and Hilary Burrell, cousin Laura Biffen, and countless friends and loved ones.
Siobhan grew up in South Surrey BC, attending Laronde Elementary and Elgin Park Secondary School. Always quick to make friends, Siobhan was known for her creative energy, adventurous spirit, and infectious enthusiasm.
She adored summers spent at the Crescent Beach Swim Club with her tight group of friends. There, Siobhan learned to swim and fell in love with the water – something she carried right through into her adult life.
More recently, Siobhan put her roots down on Salt Spring Island. The island and its residents embraced and nurtured her, and it quickly became her home. Her many friends remember her kindness – often in the form of leaving little notes and love letters to those around her. A fearless explorer, Siobhan never shied away from taking on a new hobby, or activity – from kayaking the coast to fly fishing the inlet or hiking the West Coast Trail.
Developing a love of working with her hands from an early age, Siobhan excelled in her chosen field of carpentry. She had recently entered her third year at Camosun College in their Carpentry Apprenticeship Program, and was looking forward to being able to mentor young women wanting to follow her path into the trades.
Siobhan’s radiant energy and infectious laugh will be missed by all those fortunate enough to cross her path.
Memorials in her honour will be held on August 31 at Beaver Point Hall at 5pm on Salt Spring Island and September 5th at 5pm at Camp Alexandra in Crescent Beach. A scholarship in Siobhan’s name to support young women pursuing a career in the trades is being set up by her family. More information will be forthcoming.