Arthur Maurice Salt
10 January, 1923 – 13 August, 2018
January 10, 1923- August 13th 2018
It is with profound sadness we announce that Arthur Maurice Salt passed away at his home in the early hours of August 13th at the age of 95 with his family by his side.
Art was born Jan 10, 1923 to Bob and Susan Salt of Enderby where he lived and worked on the family farm with his brother George and his sisters, Eleanor, Marjorie, Jean, Betty and Iris. When he was 23 he bought and operated his first business, a taxi company in Lumby, before moving to Vernon a few years later. While living in Vernon he met and married his wife of nearly 64 years, Joan.
Art is survived by his daughters Judy (Rob) Bradley, Terry (Bruce) Davies and Lisa (Gord Fowler) Salt, his grandchildren Jared, Sarah, Michael, Kim, Dustin, Michelle, Cody, Shane, Melissa and Jordan, and his 13 great grandchildren. He was predeceased sadly last month by his wife Joan, his parents, his brother George, his sisters Eleanor and Marjorie, and infant great grandchild, Adeline Joan.
Art wore many hats throughout his long life: farmer, taxi driver, car salesman, travelling car salesman, travelling heavy duty equipment salesman, business owner, retired business owner and when he didn't like being retired, a heavy duty equipment business owner once again. His favourite hat to wear however was his trapshooting hat. He was an avid, passionate trap and skeet shooter. Neither rain nor sleet nor snow stopped him from "going up the hill"! In the last few years if his car would not make it due to ice and snow, he would park at the bottom of the hill and walk guns and all his gear up for his date with the clay pigeons. He won many, many, many trophies and awards over the years and even if he had a bad score, he always wore a smile on his face. Art was inducted into the PITA Hall of Fame in 2007 along with his daughter Lisa, a rare accomplishment that he was very proud of, yet maintained his humility - so true to his nature.
In fact, Art was humble every minute of his 95 years. A “horse trader” from way back, he loved to wheel and deal. A handshake was always good enough for him and those who knew him, knew his word was his bond. As a true gentleman, he would often be seen wearing a suit jacket and tie whether at the dusty equipment yard, the trapshooting range or in his home.
He loved the house on the lake that he and Joan built when they were first married and lived for 63 years. He loved the ducks, swans, deer and wildlife that were always in their yard. Not so much the mice!
In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to make memorial contributions in Art’s memory may do so to the North Okanagan Trap & Skeet Club, 5603 27 Street, Vernon BC V1T 8Z5. 250-309-4673 or the Vernon Jubilee Hospital, 2101 32nd Street, Vernon, BC 250-545-2211.
A celebration of life will be held at the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home on Sunday, August 26 at 11 AM.
Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.pleasantvalleyfh.com
Arrangements entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home 250-542-4333.
Sunday, 26 August , 2018
Arthur Maurice Salt
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25 August 2018
Always a gentleman whether it was on the line for a round of trap / skeet, working a deal to buy / sell or just having a chat to hear about his latest travel adventure. It was a pleasure and honor to have known Art.
Peter & Mary Andrew....
23 August 2018
Condolences from the Stowards families on Art's recent passing. My Grandparents Robert (Bob) and Martha Stowards from Salts Road Enderby goes back to the early days of 1920 era as farming neighbours of Bob and Suzie Salt. Many friendships, and business dealings throughout the years were established. Out of a family of eight only Harold(Shorty) Stowards from Quesnel is still living at age 92. Richard (Dick) and Harold drove the combines at harvest time in the Enderby areas. Many cherished memories and relationships over the span of many years between the Salt's and Stowards families. As for myself Larry I recall purchasing used auto parts from Art at Coldstream Auto wreckers where the Village Green mall now is located during the 60's and 70's.
22 August 2018
My sincere condolences to the family, and extended family. A father's guiding hand always sits on the shoulder of his children. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
21 August 2018
Art was an amazing person, and I'm so sad to hear of your loss.
In my early years of trapshooting I tried my luck on the Winter Chain in Las Vegas and Art guided me through the myriad of excitement in his quiet and thoughtful way, never to be forgotten.
Sincerely, Brian Bowman
18 August 2018
To the Salt and Davies Families,
Thinking of you and sending our deepest sympathies for your loss.
Art was a very kind soul.
Love Houndy, Willa & Carly Graham
17 August 2018
To Terry, Bruce and family, Lisa and Gord and other family members.
My sincere condolences for you and family during this hard time.
I’ll always remember Art as a kind and humble man. He was truly a incredible person and ambassador in the Trapshooting community. He will be missed by many that knew him.
Doug & Marilyn Hall
Fred and Lynn Bihun
17 August 2018
To the Salt Families.
Sending our Deepest Heart felt Condolences to the family on the passing of Art and also Joan.
Fred and I have met and loved your parents for many years threw shooting at the Notsc . Such kind and caring people to everyone. They will be deeply missed by all who knew them. May the words in this poem comfort you in this time of grieving.
DON’T GRIEVE FOR ME
FOR NOW I AM FREE
I AM FOLLOWING THE PATH GOD HAS CHOSEN FOR ME
I TOOK HIS HAND WHEN I HEARD HIM CALL
I TURNED MY BACK AND LEFT IT ALL
I COULD NOT STAY ANOTHER DAY
TO LAUGH, TO LOVE, TO WORK, OR TO PLAY
TASKS LEFT UNDONE MUST STAY THAT WAY
I’VE NOW FOUND PEACE AT THE END OF DAY
IF MY PARTING HAS LEFT A VOID
THEN FILL IT WITH REMEMBERED JOYS
A FRIENDSHIP SHARED, A LAUGH, A KISS,
OH YES, THESE THINGS , I TOO WILL MISS.
BE NOT BURDENED WITH TIMES OF SORROW
LOOK FOR THE SUNSHINE OF TOMORROW
MY LIFE’S BEEN FULL,I SAVOURED MUCH
GOOD FRIENDS,GOOD TIMES,A LOVED ONES TOUCH,
PERHAPS MY TIME SEEMS ALL TO BRIEF,
DON’T LENGTHEN YOUR PAIN WITH UNDUE GRIEF
LIFT UP YOUR HEART.. AND PEACE TO THEE
GOD WANTED ME NOW
HE SET ME FREE
AUTHOR SHANNON LEE MOSELEY