March 2nd, 1995 – November 7th, 2020
Tilar James Kennedy Salm, aka “OG”, passed away peacefully on November 7th, 2020 at his home in Slave Lake, AB at the age of 25.
Tilar was born on March 2nd, 1995 in Lethbridge but spent 13 years of his childhood in Rainbow Lake, growing as a young individual and amassing many friends.
In Rainbow Lake, Tilar learned to play hockey, a sport which he loved and became quite good at, playing for the Bears, Hurricanes and Timberwolves. He also learned to golf, became a hockey official and began his musical interests there playing in the school band.
In 2008, the family moved to Fairview where Tilar found lasting friendships while playing hockey for the Dunvegan Dynamite, a team for which he truly loved. Tilar continued officiating and honing his musical skills while living in Fairview.
In 2010, the family relocated to Slave Lake where Tilar continued on with his hockey as a player and official, finishing his career with the Slave Lake Thunder. He took part in the school band and this likely was why his musical interests took a more serious note, as he began creating his own rap songs alongside some of his closest friends. He was a skilled guitarist though not many people knew this as he kept that to himself and a small group.
Tilar worked at Walmart for a short time and eventually became a certified Lifeguard, working at Northern Lakes College from 2011-14. In September 2014 he took a position at West Fraser, Slave Lake Veneer and continued to work there until his passing.
Tilar is survived by his mother (Tracy), father (Jamie), brother (Jordyn), grandparents (Gordon/Elsie, Cathy/Wayne), and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
We ask that everyone who knew Tilar remember him for his love of hockey, music, his favorite dogs, his fancy vehicles, the UFC and his exquisite taste for food.
“Time Flys when you lose track but at the end of the day we aint gonna get the time back…”
– OG –
There will be no funeral held at this time, but a celebration of life will occur in the spring.