KOSOLOFSKI, Derreck Lawrence
July 29, 1992 — December 23, 2022
On December 23, 2022, Derreck Kosolofski, age 30 years, lost his battle with mental illness.
Left to cherish his memory are his mother Sharon Johnson (Jay); father Rick Kosolofski (Tammy); sisters Megan Faye (Aaron), and Chelsey Johnson (Brad); step-siblings Tammy, Brandy, Kodi, Kolby, and Brianna; girlfriend Cassidy; grandparents Paul and Judy Gervais; numerous aunts, uncles, extended family, and friends; and Derreck’s much loved dog Stella.
Derreck grew up in the Okanagan, surrounded by love. He was kind, fearless, funny, and quick-witted. He travelled through Indonesia, Thailand, and other parts of Asia, and thoroughly enjoyed the adventure. He liked paddleboarding, exploring local waterfalls, and enjoying food – especially his mom’s cooking.
He was also generous, giving, and empathetic. After discovering an amazing charity initiative, Derreck told Sharon that day… “I had a good rest of my day though. Tow truck driver took me to his aunt’s store, she sells meat and stuff, kinda like a Butcher shop/deli. She does these really cheap food hampers for seniors In need and gives free soup to anyone who needs it. I’m gonna sponsor this woman in her 80s, and I’m gonna try and volunteer for her delivering meals to the people getting sponsored. When I was talking with her, it gave me this feeling I haven’t felt in a really long time, and I’m really excited to try and offer some help.”
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to Tydel Foods, e-transfer to Brigida@tydelfoods.com. Please let Tydel Foods know that the donation is in memory of Derreck. This was a community initiative that Derreck held close to his heart. Derreck had wanted to sponsor a senior through this organization. Derreck told his mom, Sharon, he wanted to volunteer there, as Brigida sends hampers to low-income seniors to ensure everyone can afford to eat. Her motto is “People before profits”. For more information about the Tydel Foods community initiative, follow this link: Charity Information.
A Funeral Service will be held on SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2023, at 10:00 am, with reception to follow, at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.
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The service for KOSOLOFSKI, Derreck Lawrence is scheduled for Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 10:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.