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1933 – 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Fred Soloduka on November 3, 2012 at the age of 79.  Fred passed away peacefully at the Hospice House, surrounded by his loving family, after fighting his battle with cancer.  Fred was born in Granada, Alberta.  He supported his family with his love of trucking.  Fishing and boating with his family and friends were some of his favourite past times.  In Fred’s retirement years he enjoyed hobbies such as sharpening blades and being “Mr. Fix It, “ which led him to develop many long lasting friendships.  Fred always looked forward to his morning coffee with “the boys.”  Fred is survived by his loving wife Evelina of 56 years; his four children:  Joy, Ken (Cora), Cathy (Clayton), Cheryl; ten grandchildren:  Corina, Shayne, Chris, Nick, Tyler, Cyle, Kassandra, Krystal, Katlynn and Kayla; his great granddaughter Isabella; his brother Pete; sisters Anne and May; nieces, nephews and many extended family members.  His mother and father, Mary and John and sister Naja predeceased him.  Services to celebrate Fred’s life will be held on Thursday, November 8th at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to the staff and volunteers of the Kelowna Hospice House.  With their amazing support, we were able to make Freddy’s, dad’s, grandpa’s and great grandpa’s last days as comfortable and peaceful as possible.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Fred’s name to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association – Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6 (250-862-4126).

Thursday, November 8th at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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Central Okanagan Hospice Association – Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6 (250-862-4126).


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The service for SOLODUKA, Fred is scheduled for Thursday, November 8th 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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  • Allan Ungaro says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. He was a very caring man and will be missed.

  • Larry & Mary Anne Hurren says:

    Our sincere condolences to Evelina and family,the sadness of your loss well turn into treasured memories. Evelina we will always remember the conversations we had with you and Fred. we often think of you,our positive thoughts and prayers are with you now.

  • Larry & Mary Anne Hurren says:

    Our codolences to you and your family Evelina on Fred’s passing Also to Fred’s sister Ann and her family.Mary Anne and I will always remember the great conversations we had over the years. our positive thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Rosemary Sayles says:

    Ken & Cora, Chris and Kassandra, I am so sorry for your loss my sincere sympathy

  • Cindy Lester says:

    I am a manager at Mcdonald’s resturants . Fred will be greatly missed in the mornings at both Harvy and Rutland , always a smile and always Fantastic !!!! He was such a nice man , and again will be greatly missed .

  • Tami Hodgins says:

    Cheryl and Family so sorry for for lost.

  • Tonya Alton says:

    The grief you share as a family will also contain the fond memories each of you have. I speak on behalf of the Alton family in expressing our sympathy to all in your time of loss.

  • Helen (Bekker) Hume and the Bekker Family says:

    Dear Evelina and the rest of the Soloduka Family.. We the Bekker Family wish to send along our condolences on the passing of Fred. We are thinking of you at this time. from your former neighbors on Matt Rd.

  • Lin & Ron Newton says:

    Joy and family, our thoughts are with you and your family with the loss of your Dad.

  • janice parker says:

    my sincerest condolences to evelina and the family on fred’s passing

  • Gord Hamm says:

    Ken&Cora and family.Sorry to see your loss of a loved family member and wishing you best wishes at a difficult time. Gord.

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