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Edward Richard Solonyka

SOLONYKA, Edward Richard - In loving memory of Edward Richard Solonyka who passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Health Sciences North on Saturday, December 19th, 2015. Ed was 69 years of age. He was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Upon completion of studies at the University of Manitoba, he moved to Mississauga with his wife Pat and worked as an Exploration Geologist for several mineral exploration companies. He later worked for the Ontario Government and relocated with the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines to Sudbury in 1990 with his family. He was an active member of St. Peter's United Church for many years. He will be remembered as a kind, loving husband and father. He adored his grandson, Oliver. Ed enjoyed working on his family tree and website, Large Canadian Roadside Attractions. Ed enjoyed gardening, a hobby he shared with his wife. He also enjoyed volunteering with the Out of the Cold program. Ed was predeceased by his father, Matt, in 1966; his mother, Mary, in 2012 and his sister, Patsy, in 1973. Ed is survived by his wife, Pat; daughter, Tanya; grandson, Oliver of Toronto; son Matthew of Edmonton, Alberta (fiancÚ Kira); mother-in-law, Janet Wuziuk of Winnipeg; sister-in-laws, Jo-Anne Wuziuk of Winnipeg; Connie Dotten (husband, Dale) of Chilliwack, B.C.; brother-in-law, Frank, of Sardis, B.C., (wife, Beverly), aunts, uncles and cousins, niece and nephews. In keeping with Ed's wishes, cremation has taken place. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Northern Cancer Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME . To light a memorial candle, flowers, donations or messages of condolence available on-line at
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In my prays
Posted by Connie Chiasson (friend) On Monday, December 28, 2015
Thinking of you at this difficult time and your family.

You are in my nightly prays to help you adjusted and carry on through this time.

Our sympathy
Posted by Julia and Dave Maynard (Friends) On Friday, December 25, 2015
Dear Pat ; We were so sorry to hear of Ed's death. It does not seem so long ago that we were on the fam tour and re-locating to Sudbury.Please extend our sympathy to your family.

Dave and Julia Maynard


Condolences to the Solonyka Family
Posted by Sue Kowalsky (Friend) On Thursday, December 24, 2015
Dear Pat and family,

I am so very sorry to hear of Ed's passing. May you find peace from your wonderful memories with him. Take care.

Love, Sue Kowalsky

Posted by Bocian AND Podlubny Families (Alberta Family) On Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Dear Pat, Tanya, Oliver, Matt, our hearts are with you at this time of sorrow and loss. May you soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate ED, a life well lived.
Posted by Deb and Denis Bertrand (friends) On Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Pat, Tanya, Matt and families - we are deeply sorry to hear of Ed's passing. We pray for comfort and peace to all of you.

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