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November 5, 1985 — February 13, 2018

Luke Rory Halldorson “Lukas” “Lukey” was born November 5, 1985 at Kelowna General Hospital. He passed away unexpectantly on February 13, 2018 in Calgary, AB at the age of 32.

Sadly, predeceased by his father Rory Halldorson; uncles David Halldorson, Darrel Halldorson, Tom Halldorson and grandfather Gordon Vigoren.

He is survived by his daughter Harlo Halldorson of Calgary; mother of his daughter Meghan Finnan; his mother Juanita McMillan of Kelowna; sisters Brooke Halldorson of Kelowna, Jennifer Halldorson of Campbell River; brothers Nikkolas (Olivia) Halldorson of Tofino, Layne McCarthy of Kelowna; grandmothers Rosalie Vigoren of Kelowna and Shirley Halldorson of Delisle, Saskatchewan; great aunt Doreen Froome and cousins Lonnie Froome, Evan Froome.

Luke was the best torch on roofer ever. He worked in Kelowna and Calgary just starting up his own company recently.  Lukas was also a kickass musician playing drums, keyboard and most of all an acoustic guitar player and electric guitar player.  He was passionate about all music and was a diehard metal fan.  Loving bands like Slipknot, Lamb of God, Pantera and so many others.  He enjoyed many concerts and wept when Dimebag Darrell (Pantera) was assassinated on December 8, 2004.  He was Luke’s music god.  Luke became a poster child for overcoming addiction.  He was fortunate to attend Options Okanagan and Doug MacKenzie (owner of Options) became his mentor.  He was very involved with recovery and a very positive influence on everyone who knew him.  He mentored a young fellow Adrien Chatelaine in Calgary.  Luke was a fantastic friend to this young man.  He went on to meet the love of his life Meghan and baby Harlo.  He finally got his little girl that he always wanted.  He would Facetime with his mom so she could see Harlo, his precious pride and joy.  He loved Meghan deeply.  Our family would like to extend special thank yous to Doug MacKenzie, Jack Paul, Tara Lee Romeo, Chelsey Walsh and all the rest of the wonderful staff at Options Okanagan.

Luke’s Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC with Reverend Dr. Gordon Fletcher officiating. There will be an open casket for private viewing, cremation to follow.  Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Options Okanagan Treatment Center, 40 Lakeshore Dr. NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4E2 or Moms Stop The Harm www.momsstoptheharm.com.

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Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for HALLDORSON, Luke Rory is scheduled for Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Sheryl Sargent says:

    Luke was a frequent flyer in & out of my home when he & Garrett Harmer were school chums. I know they kept in touch and connected over the years post high school. I saw Luke not that long ago when Garrett was visiting from GP. Luke always had a smile, a hug & lots to was chat about when I saw him. He had an exhuberant personality. My heart was saddened to hear of his death. My heart breaks for his mom and family during this difficult time. RIP Luke

  • Dave 'n Karie Hay says:

    Brooke.. Jennifer …Nikkolas ‘n Families

    There truly are no words… ‘n I am certain if I find them… they will be inadequate.
    I don’t know how to reconcile within me… the loss of Lukas… Just when his life had come together for him in so many positive ways… I remember Luke as a youth as he was a classmate ‘n a friend with our youngest son David. Staying in touch with him via facebook… was such a blessing… Our last message was one of hope… he was so strong.. In 1996 we formed an Injured Workers group to assist workers trying to wend their ways through the WCB maze… With Darrell’s permission we named the group The R.O.R.Y. Injured Workers Support Group.. as when my husband was injured he was roommates with Rory…’n a friendship was formed… I had told Lukas about the group…. ‘n he was so excited… so so much more to have told him ‘n given him re his dad.

    The loss of Lukas is a tragedy … but the greatest tragedy of all… would have been to have not known him at all….

  • Donna Anderson says:

    Such a sweet soul, his laughter contagious, and his smile would light the world. I only just met Luke a short time ago as he was my neighbor in Calgary – was heartbroken to hear of his passing. I truly feel a life taken too soon. Heaven now has 1 exceptional Angel. My condolences to the family during this difficult time. Peace be with you Luke xo

  • Andrea says:

    You were a brother to me as children. Our days made up of ninja turtles, baseball games and listening to your dad and my dad laugh and shoot the shit. Summer walks for slurpees and falling asleep behind couches as our parents partied into the late hours of the night. Your laughter was infectious. My heart hurts. Wishing I could give you one last hug. Tell you “you did good” Rest well Luke

  • Lex Barnes. says:

    You had a free spirit and soul that impacted so many lives around you on this earth . We’ve shared happiness and we’ve shared our fears , We’ve shared our dark days . sometimes in life there is not enough time to say the thing’s we need to say. You were always there to make me laugh when i cried when i felt so alone and scared when i was going through being left while pregnant last year you were one of my biggest supporters through that time. you were a friend that helped me past things i thought i couldn’t. You reminded me with heartache comes great joys in time .which btw you were right. Even though we lived a province away you were right there always .face time days we’d jam to before i forgot or wait to bleed or other random songs lol and you’d sing along and head bang lol weren’t a great singer though lol sorry!! You were kind of like a big brother to me in away .i’m going to miss you alot . getting mad at me for not listening to you. Or just having you there to seek advise anymore is going to be so hard . i was so happy for you and proud of you. Man the day you told me you found the one . and how amazing it felt to be a daddy im so happy you got to experience that before you passed away that’s all you’ve wanted . you sent snap after snap of that beautiful little baby and videos she was and is your pride and joy. You always put everyone before yourself even on your bad days. Thank you for being who you were luke. I’m always gonna hold yah close to my heart . i wish i could have made it today but with three little ones it was next to impossible for me .it was beautiful though i watched the video and bawled a few times today .My condolences to the family during this difficult time !

  • Rosalie Vigoren says:

    Miss you so much, and love you with all my heart always

  • gail griffiths says:

    you were such a sweet little boy….what a beautiful lady and baby..peace be with your family thru this difficult time…gaIL

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