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SOLSKI, Douglas Allan

Posted By Obits On December 15, 2016 @ 1:30 PM In Obituary | 18 Comments

April 29, 1950 – Toronto, ON
December 13, 2016 – Calgary, AB

Doug Solski, sixty-six years old was an absolutely amazing father to Kim (Tim) and Sean (Rachel), inspiring grandfather to Evangeline, Ethan, Anthony, Jessica, and Alyssa. He was a stupendous husband of forty-six exhilarating years to Kathy and their love story was like no other. He fought a consistent, uphill, courageous battle after receiving a double lung transplant on July 28, 2016 because this was his only chance of living as he had IPF (Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis) and his days were numbered. Many complications were handed his way.

The medical team was in awe as he fought to stay with Kathy and his family with each new giant hurdle that would continuously handed his way.

Oh my god…. what not to love about this man. When asked how is your day going, he would say “wonderful.”

He loved and lived each day as if he was unaware of his disease or problems. He would not let them interfere with his plan to live and love a wonderful day. His famous saying with the grandchildren was “It’s too nice to be inside.” No matter what the weather was, he was going out with his grandchildren. His time here with us was cut way too short. He was not done with his wonderful days and being outside. Doug’s trivia knowledge was amazing…. Doug is a hero; he is so missed by Kathy, family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Douglas Solski, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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Condolence from Darlene Obleman on December 16th, 2016 12:16 AM

Kathy, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your dedication to Doug was unwavering and admirable. Your love for each other enviable. I hope the lifetime of memories you made together will help heal your loss.

Condolence from Allan John hein on December 17th, 2016 12:52 AM

As a father to his children and grandchildren. A truly love ing human being whom has touched the countless number of freinds family and even the many co workers..His knowledge and strength will never be forgotten your infectious love and zest for life remains with in all that knew you.I especially remember the card games we played the list goes on and on how does one put a life long history into. A few words. Simply put LOVE.will be loved and missed Brother in law zAllan i

Condolence from Louise Davey on December 17th, 2016 8:03 AM

My condolences go out to you and your family. Doug will always be looking over you and guiding you wherever you go or whatever you do. God bless you and be with you.

Condolence from Allan Hein on December 17th, 2016 11:58 AM

A great man indeed… some of my fondest childhood memories were spent with him and the family in your Lynwood home. Truly at a loss for words and I’m really sorry for your family’s loss.

Love you tons Uncle Doug…

Condolence from Judy Wallace on December 17th, 2016 1:26 PM

My deepest sympathy go to you Kathy and your family. Doug fought a brave fight with you by his side everyday. He will be missed by his family and many friends!

Condolence from Cris Wallace on December 17th, 2016 2:27 PM

My deepest and most sincere condolences to you and your family Kathy. Doug was the true definition of a fighter and the love you shared with him was undeniable, strong and inspiring. I’m sending positive vibes and love to you all in this difficult time.

Condolence from Brenda and Steve on December 17th, 2016 5:21 PM

There are no words to ease you and your family’s pain, I hope knowing how respected and loved Doug is,will help in some small way bring you some comfort.
Kathy, you and your family are in our prayers.

Condolence from Doug & Deb Mody on December 18th, 2016 10:07 AM

Kathy & family, we were so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing, he fought courageously and he will be missed. Our deepest sympathies.

Doug and Deb Mody

Condolence from Nicole Bezugley on December 18th, 2016 1:08 PM

Kathy, Kim and Sean,
We were so sorry to hear of your loss, our deepest condolences. I still remember sleep overs at your house growing up and I will always remember Doug’s smile and his laugh. May you always feel his presence in your hearts.

Condolence from Barb Founk on December 18th, 2016 3:12 PM

So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing, Kathy. Our husbands passed way too soon and both were 66. May you find comfort in your memories of your life together.

Condolence from Karen and Ron Kneller on December 18th, 2016 4:12 PM

Kathy–We are so very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. You and Doug fought the good fight together and showed that your love was strong. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, whom we know you will hold close.

Condolence from Dr. B. Spackman and Staff on December 19th, 2016 8:56 AM

Kathy, our deepest sympathy on Doug’s passing. We always enjoyed his visits to the office and we will surely miss him. Our hearts go out to you and your family.

Condolence from Alisen and John Oldfield on December 19th, 2016 11:13 AM

Kathy, we were so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. We had so many good times together, Doug was up for anything, and interested in everything. I can only think of one time when he wasn’t his usual happy self, that was when you were sick Kathy. You meant everything to him. We send our love.

Condolence from Cam Stearns on December 19th, 2016 1:01 PM

Kathy & Family, I am so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing, he fought courageously and he will be missed. My deepest sympathies.

Condolence from Roberta & Duncan on December 19th, 2016 4:46 PM

Dear Kathy and Family,

My most sincere condolences on Doug’s passing, you and all of your family are in my heart and thoughts. I feel honoured and blessed to have known your Doug, what a wonderful man! I will miss him, always so thoughtful and caring, you always knew what you were getting with Doug. What a courageous battle he fought, with you by his side, every step of the way. I am just so sadden by his passing.

Hugs and love to you,


Condolence from Iren Shelton on December 19th, 2016 6:51 PM

I am very saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. The things I remember the most about Doug were his incredible drive to enjoy everything life had to offer. There wasn’t much that got him down. He was ready to meet each day with a smile on his face and great enthusiasm to get things done. He was a no nonsense man with a big heart, a zest for life, who loved his sweetheart Kathy and the family they created and his friends. I’m proud you did it your way and I know you are finally free from pain. We who are left behind, now have to go on without you and that won’t be an easy journey. We do have our memories and we thank you for them. Rest in peace my friend.

Condolence from Debra Sommer on January 7th, 2017 3:44 PM

Your heart is broken and may never heal but the love you and Doug had together will live on forever. He was your right hand, your stability, he adored and loved you through all the ups and downs life put in your path. He loved to travel the world with you and you shared moments in your life that any other couple would be envious of as they will never experience what you and Doug had together. I loved our holidays together, you guys never fought, and playing all the games as Doug was the smartest man I knew. He will be in our hearts for eternity.
We love you forever and ever.

Condolence from Tom & Linda Brett on January 20th, 2017 8:48 AM

Kathy we regret that we can’t be with you and your family today to celebrate Dougs life. Doug was an important person in our life and we will miss him. We intend to join the celebration from here with a McDonalds coffee and an “Elvis Cookie (don’t be crueller)” down by the river because, as Doug would say “its too nice to be inside”.

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