Sally Fairfax Englund

April 5, 1942November 3, 2020

Sally Englund passed away on November 3, 2020 in Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada after a short and sudden case of heart failure.

Her spiritual heart was healthy and huge. She passed without suffering.

Sally loved teaching; she also ran a group home for wards of the court in Canada with her husband Dave to whom she was married for 46 years. Sally was a long-time resident of Canyon, California; Hornby Island, British Columbia and the Big Island of Hawaii.

She was a therapeutic horse-riding instructor for many years and in addition to her love for horses, loved tennis, dogs, kids, music and her family. She was involved in teaching for over 50 years in the United States, Canada and Australia.

Sally was predeceased by her daughter Sadie in 2003 and is survived by her husband Dave, her son Kyrin, daughter-in-law Lisen, stepdaughter Indra and various beloved pets.

Thanks to all who shared life with her and for all the thoughtful concerns regarding her passing.

The Englund Family

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Tina Wai

November 25, 2020

I have 30 years of memories of Sally. We taught together for many years at the Hornby School until she retired. She was a teacher with so much enthusiasm and energy.  She loved being a teacher and she loved her students. Who can forget her "Soda Pops" choir? She continued teaching in Hawaii even this past year. She also loved animals, especially her horses and dogs, playing tennis, eating Chinese food, giving tours of Natural History, and she loved Hornby, returning every summer from Hawaii.
Sally had a big spot in her heart for the Natural History Centre and was there from the beginning. She found a taxidermied otter in an antique store a few years ago and surprised us all by buying it for the "museum". When she heard a turkey vulture had hit a power line on Hornby, she paid to have it repaired and beautifully mounted to add to the taxidermy collection.Sally did everything with energy and had a good heart.
Our sympathies to Dave and her family. Love, Tina & Wayne


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