Stephen Salter, BASc’64

Stephen Salter

Stephen Salter, the only son of Kate and Steve Salter, was born in Prince Rupert in 1941. Shortly thereafter, his family settled in West Vancouver. He excelled academically and attended UBC, where he received his degree in electrical engineering. After graduating, he worked for BC Hydro designing power lines for the Peace River project and went on to work in the computer management division of General Electric. Several years later, he worked as a lead computer programmer for Datawest before starting his own company, Fimetrics, creating computer software for financial planners. He had a loyal following and developed trusting relationships with his clients. For Steve, living a full life meant taking care of his family and enjoying simple things like dark chocolate, and coffee with lots of sugar. He was happiest reading, spending time with his granddaughter, and being near the ocean watching the eagles, sea lions, deer, and Hornby Island sunsets. Steve will be remembered best for his offbeat sense of humour, goofy one‑liners, and kindness. He was a loving dad and grandpa, and we miss him.