HALME, Arlene Lenore
1948 – 2010
Surrounded by her family, Arlene Lenore Halme peacefully passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at the Richmond Pavilion, Victoria. Born Feb 25, 1948, Red Deer, Alberta to Thomas and Aileen Halme. Predeceased by her father, Thomas, survived by her mother, Aileen; brothers David (Shannon) and Lorne (Valerie); her niece, Anita, nephews Peter, Seth, Griffin (Meredith), Nicholas, Cameron and Brett. Her special poodles, Lark and Sid will miss her treats and walks. Graduated from Mt View Secondary 1966; member of the St John Ambulance from the early age of 10. Honoured and awarded the Grand Prior, Order of the St John for her service and dedication. A member of the Victoria Genealogical society, Arlene was well known throughout the world as an online and published source for Scottish genealogy. Arlene was often a willing contributor to those recording the logging history of the Cowichan and the Comox Valley. Arlene was a successful athlete in the 70’s and medalled for Synchro BC. Founded the Juan de Fuca Synchronized Swimming Club as a coach, which was the predecessor of the current Victoria Crystalettes Synchronized Swimming Club. Well-known for her choreography and use of music in the routines she created for her athletes. Many of them went on to success at the National Level.
A special thanks to her close friend Brenda, who helped with Arlene’s wishes during her short battle with cancer.
A service and reception celebrating the life of Arlene Halme will take place 10am, Saturday, Oct 16 at the First Memorial, 4725 Falaise Dr, Victoria.