General News · 29th January 2018
On Wednesday January 24 Kirsty Bolton passed away suddenly in Roatan, Honduras. She was where she loved to be in the sun and surrounded by friends.
Kirsty came to Cortes some 28 years ago, built her house by the ferry in Whaletown. For many years she served refreshments to the many tourists and residents alike, regaling them with tales of travel and life in the logging camps of British Columbia. Kirsty also listened to what others had to say and was generous in her advice and sympathies when needed. This lively interaction was a big part of the mosaic that was Kirsty.
As well as her love of people and having a good time Kirsty was fiercely independent, travelling to SE Asia hitchhiking a plane ride in Ecuador, going on road trips throughout North America and for the past 10 years heading to the beaches of Central America where she loved to roam the sands searching for interesting shells. When not wandering the beaches and snorkelling she would go exploring in land where she would look for exotic and unusual flowers, her other passion.
Kirsty will be sorely missed for her practical and creative mind, her warm and giving personality and love of the life she embraced so completely.
There will be a gathering to remember Kirsty in late spring or erly summer when the sun returns.
Comment by Brigid on 19th February 2018
I remember her with a smile, it was always a pleasure to drop by and say hello and spend a few minutes chatting and laughing together; she made waiting for ferries fun.
Comment by Debbie Stetch on 31st January 2018
Sad to hear the news but happy she passed in a place that she loved❣️Many a days and evenings spending time talking with her on her deck. Loved her witty humour. She will be missed by many❤️
Comment by Dave on 30th January 2018
Very sorry to hear this. We always enjoyed chatting with Kirsty at the ferry on her porch. The last time we saw her was at Heriot Bay a few years ago after she sold her place in Whaletown. Often wondered how she was doing after leaving Cortes. She will be missed.