Kama Rae Soles
With deep sadness and broken hearts our beautiful daughter, sister and auntie, Kama, passed away in the early morning of August 9, 2019 at her home of 10 months at Mont St. Joseph Home.
Kama Rae Soles was born in Prince Albert on May 30th, 1977. She grew up on the family farm south of Prince Albert and attended Osborne School, Wesmor Junior High School and Carlton High School where she graduated in 1995 with Honors and a handful of scholarships. Growing up Kama was active playing sports such as softball, skiing, skating, bowling and loved to ride around the farm with her sister on their minibike,
At the age of 10, Kama was diagnosed with extremely rare recessive genetic disorder, Friedreich’s Ataxia (F.A.). F.A. robbed her of many physical abilities however it didn’t take her intelligence, her spirit, her thirst for learning, her determination, her perseverance and her love for life.
In 1996, she moved to Saskatoon to attend the U of S., completing her first degree, B.A. Honours in Psychology. Kama then entered the work force as a Community Housing Coordinator at the North Sask Independent Living Centre. She volunteered and advocated with various organizations involved with empowering women with disabilities, she was passionate about raising awareness and money to support research and a cure for F.A. She was the Saskatchewan Representative for C.A.F.A., organized 3 Walk and Roll fundraising events and created an on-line support group for others with F.A. Her thirst for learning was not quenched, she continued with her education and received her Master of Arts, Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies in 2010.
Kama lived in Saskatoon for 22 years and as her physical health declined, she progressed from living on her own to assisted living and finally to long term care. In October of 2018, due to even further decline in her health, she longed to be near her family and moved back to P.A. It was at her new home; Mont St. Joseph Kama truly found the loving care she so deserved.
Kama had many loves in her life, her family, her friends, opera, art, travel and Pepsi Slurpee’s!! Kama believed life is abundant and plentiful, she enjoyed stimulating conversation, interesting people and loved the spotlight. She lived her life without fear or regret and tried to make an unmistakable impact on those around her…….. and that she did!!
She will be forever missed by:
Her Mom and Dad - Carol & Dick Soles, Prince Albert, SK
Sister & Brother-in-law - Dawn & Mick Toutant, Black Diamond, AB
Nephews - Brody & Ryley Toutant, Black Diamond, AB
Her Best Friend - Rob Dobrohoczki, Saskatoon, SK
Aunties – Darlene (Jerry) Chartrand, Whitecourt, AB, Donna Soles, Fort McMurray, AB, Myrna Franc & Lee Adams, Prince Albert, SK. Uncle – Stan (Sylvia) Rashbrook, Duncan, BC as well as numerous cousins and friends.
Kama was predeceased by Grandparents Bill & Hazel Soles, George & Millie Rashbrook, Auntie Sheryl Young, Uncles Bruce and Kelly Rashbrook, Al Soles, Bert Franc and Elwood Adams.
Kama’s family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the Nurse Practioner, the L.P.N.’s, the Care Aides and all the staff that touched our hearts and cared for Kama. Fly Free Baby Girl… Fly Free…. #FUFA
Kama’s Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00AM on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 at St. Joseph Parish, 260 – 25th St. East, Prince Albert, SK, with Rev, Nora Vedress officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Kama’s memory to Mont St. Joseph Home, the new multipurpose deck project, 777 – 28th St East, Prince Albert, SK S6V 8C2. Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home, Lorne Adams, Funeral Director, Prince Albert, SK 306-763-3322.