On Wednesday, 13 April, 2016 Carolyn Rene Reum (Jamieson) returned her energy to mother earth, the endless pool of energy from which we all draw.
Carolyn was born on 3 November, 1956 to John and Eveline Jamieson in Salmon Arm. Growing up with brothers Douglas and Ken Jamieson, Carolyn’s love of life blossomed. She became involved with basketball in the 8th grade and in high school became a part of the Salmon Arm Jewels basketball dynasty. At Mount Royal College, she was voted Female Athlete of the Year.
Carolyn earned a Bachelor of Education at the University of Lethbridge and in January of 1980, Carolyn’s career began as a Physical Education teacher in the Rocky Mountain School Division at Rocky High School. Her passion for teaching and coaching grew, and she coached all she could: volleyball, basketball, badminton, and gymnastics. Carolyn earned her Early Childhood Development Certificate and later achieved her Master of Education, which she utilized while teaching kindergarten at Caroline School.
In the spring of 1981, at a school division badminton tournament, Carolyn caught the eye of Charles Reum, a rival coach. They married the following summer, their family soon to follow. Jana, Kale, Leilani, and Malia arrived in succession, and Carolyn quickly evolved into an encouraging, patient, proud mother. When she was not teaching, Carolyn was traveling with her children to their many activities, encouraging and cheering them on along the way. She developed a love for travel, and was able to explore and discover many areas including Italy, Australia, Ireland, Mexico, the US, and many parts of Canada.
She will be lovingly missed by her husband Charles; her children Jana, Kale Leilani, and Malia; her brothers Douglas and Ken Jamieson, their wives Helen and Pamela, and their families; as well as her in-laws Sarah and Steve Ritcher, Frank Reum and their families, and Peter and Barbara Reum, all of California. She is predeceased by her parents Eveline and John (Jack) Jamieson. Carolyn is well remembered and loved in Salmon Arm, so in memory of Carolyn, you are encouraged to support the Caroline School Enhancement Playground. This was the last of many, many projects that Carolyn took on during her life. It will be a fitting legacy for a woman who grew up loving play, learning and the outdoors.
A loving thank you goes out to the Salmon Arm, Quesnel and Winfield crews and the many friends and family members from afar who made the great effort to attend Carolyn’s celebration of life. The presence of members from the 1972 – 74 Salmon Arm Jewels basketball team was truly appreciated. Naha lo Nui loa. Your love, support and care during the loss of Sunshine – Carolyn Rene Reum (Jamieson) gave us strength to carry on. Aloha, C, J, K, L, M.