I have already reported on the sudden and sad death of Patricia Salmond who ran the Urban Empire kitsch store. Now there is a lovely article in the Courier about her and how her daughters are dealing with their loss.
“The sisters said the outpouring from the community has been overwhelming and they consider it a testament to their mother’s attitude towards others. After word of Patricia’s death spread along the Drive, friends and acquaintances began leaving flowers at the door. A memorial book was set up outside, but since the store is now open weekends, it’s been moved inside. While some messages refer to Patricia’s black sense of humour, others are more poignant. David Harkens started the book off with a heartfelt message that read in part, “She is greatly missed, forever cherished and her spirit will always be by my side…”
In the interview, the sisters confirmed there will be a public memorial, probably in April.