KULYNYCH, THEODOR (FRED)
February 20, 1923 – June 28, 2014.
Fred passed away around 6:30 am. He always was an early riser. Fred was born in Western Ukraine on the family farm. He had two siblings. In 1945 he met and fell in love with Lydia. They married in 1946 and immigrated to England to work in the textile industry. In 1949 along with their baby son Boris they immigrated to High Prairie, Alberta. Fred was a farmer, carpenter and railroader. He started as a section man for NAR, continually advancing his career, retiring 35 years later as a Roadmaster in Edmonton for CN. Upon retirement, Fred and Lydia moved to Kelowna, because it reminded them of the old country. Fred enjoyed gardening, fruit trees, grape vines and wine making. In the winter he enjoyed ice fishing, and never came home empty handed. He also continued carpentry and willingly helped friends and neighbors with many projects. Fred was predeceased by his wife Lydia in 2010. He will be lovingly remembered by his son Boris, daughters Sylvia (Gilles), Lil (Sam); four grandchildren, Tracy (Jeff), Jeremie (Jeannette), Dylan (Alexandra) and Sarah (Jason) and four great-grandchildren. A Service will be held on July 14th, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1935 Barlee, Kelowna. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of Fred. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com, click on stories and type in Theodor Kulynych.
Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC 250-762-2299.