Piikkila , Sauli Veikko Samuel
Feb 7, 1921 – Aug 29, 2005
Born in Peräseinäjoki, Finland, Sauli served in the Finnish Army during WWII.
In 1956 he arrived in Canada where he was employed in Ontario and Yukon mines. He then became a faller, settling in the Comox Valley in the early 1960s and continued logging until his retirement in 1987. Sauli enjoyed his family, friends, fishing, hunting, playing crib, watching hockey and travel. He also was a very capable carpenter; building his two homes as well as several campers designed from his own plans.
Sauli is lovingly remembered by his son; Erik (Margo Kurtz, her daughter, Ally) and new grandson, Samuel, Victoria, BC, daughter Kirsti (Rob) Begg, grandchildren Alexis, Olivia and Ryan, Ladner, BC. He is also survived by his ex-wife, Miriam, Courtenay, BC.
Predeceased by his parents, brother and sister, he leaves his sister Salli Hayrynen, nieces Riitta (and two sons) Satu and nephew Veli-Matti, and adopted sister Viola, (Pentti) Vierikko and family, as well as other relatives in Finland.
A Celebration of Life will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, September 17, COMOX VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, 1101 RYAN ROAD, COURTENAY, BC.
In lieu of flowers, should friends wish, donations could be made to the charity of their choice.
Dad, you left us all too soon. We didn’t know you would be called that night. We still have so much to say and to tell you; especially that little Sammy is here. He came that same night. of course you know that, Dad! You are in our prayers and we know you hear us. We miss you so much. We know you are at peace and happy to be together with Granny and Grandpa, family and friends, as well as Prince, Dusty and Grendal. They all were waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge. We will love you always.