In Loving Memory of
July 31, 1924—September 11, 2007
Harry Solomon has been a part of the North Thompson Valley for over 14 years.
He and his wife Margaret spent most of those years living in Vavenby, BC, where Harry’s skills as a carpenter were well-known and frequently applied. Mr. and Mrs. Solomon moved to Evergreen Acres in Clearwater fairly recently, and Harry was placed into the care of Forest View Place for the final months of his life.
Harry Solomon was born and raised on a farm in Rorketon, Manitoba. His parents, Ilko “Alec” and Ann (nÃ©e Dzuba) had earlier immigrated to Canada from their homeland in the Ukraine. Harry had five brothers and five sisters. He became a carpenter and moved to British Columbia, where he met and married Margaret (nÃ©e MacKinlay).
Harry was known as “Hard Hat Harry”, since he always seemed to be wearing a hard hat and he was always working or ready to work. Harry was a quiet person who helped many people in his own quiet way; he neither sought nor received recognition and acknowledgment.
Harry is survived by his wife, Margaret, and by his sisters, Mary Mosiuk of Brandon, Manitoba and Madalyne Heyl of Starbuck, Manitoba. He was predeceased by his parents and by his siblings, John, Nickola, Madalyne (1931), Michael, Paul, Wasyl, Alex and Christina.
A visitation was held in the chapel at North Thompson Funeral Services on Friday, September 14, 2007, where family and friends gathered to pay their respects to Harry. Funeral services took place on Saturday, September 15, 2007 with a graveside committal at 9:30, followed by a gathering to remember Harry at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1110 School Road (Star Lake School), Clearwater, BC.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, 73 Taren Drive, Box 2404 RR2, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0, ph. 250-674-3030.