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Justin Michael Solowoniuk

September 13, 1987 - December 5, 2022


We’d hold hands, while the planets collide?Feel the gravity rise? See the orbits entwine?Unbelievable fire in the sky? What a beautiful night.What a sweet sight. What a treat for the eyes.As the meteorites light the way to the other side.And we’re fine, we’re alright… Justin Solowoniuk

At the young age of 35 years, December 5, 2022 will always be etched in our minds as the day our beautiful boy, Justin Michael Solowoniuk, was taken from us, near Oliver, BC.

This young man was truly a diamond in the rough. He loved music, all kinds of music, he wrote some of the most beautiful poetry, played amazing guitar, wrote and played his own music, and singing. I know, shocked me too, but he could sing and loved it!

He loved being outdoors. Skateboarding and snow skating (even though at his age it hurt a lot) were right at the top of his list. He enjoyed hiking. One of the first things he asked when he moved to Oliver was where could he hike. It turned out he also enjoyed weight training.

Growing up, Justin LOVED to play his guitar and sing. He played in a band with a group of high school friends, and he thought they were amazing! They were actually pretty good but shhhh!!

Justin wore his heart on his sleeve and was never shy about showing you how he felt. Sad, happy, excited, angry (rarely), there were always clearly evident with Justin.

He was kind to everyone and loved people. To him, we were all exactly the same. Nobody was better than anyone else. It would often be difficult to get to know Justin because he was an extremely quiet and shy man but once you took the time to know him, he was someone you will forever remember. Hi beautiful smile and bright blue eyes lit up every room he walked into. I know more than one person who was jealous of his eyelashes!

Justin was incredibly proud of his work ethic! He was one of the hardest working people you would ever meet. It didn’t matter what the job was, he always did it to the absolute best of his ability. His most recent job he was so proud to have received his promotion and really enjoyed going to work every day!

At home, procrastination aside, he was a big help around the house once he was reminded, a couple of times! We would play video games or watch a movie. He did spend a lot of time on his own, Justin liked to write or read quietly and at times just wanted to be alone.

Unbelievably cherished son born to his father, Michael Solowoniuk, and mother, Jacqui Robinson (Narayan), on September 13, 1987. Soon after came his sister Kirsten (29) whom he loved dearly!

Justin was born and raised in Bonnyville, Alberta. After a couple more years, his mom married Naveen Narayan who Justin always looked up to and he was graced with the presence of half-sister, Shael (18) but he always thought of her as just his “sister”. A couple years after that came Rowen (15) and Kian (15), another sister and brother.

Justin’s dad has a very large family, so he left behind many aunts, uncles, and cousins. His Baba on his father’s side will also miss him very much.

Justin’s mom’s side is not quite as big, but he leaves behind two loving aunts, a cousin, his stepfather Naveen, and a maternal grandmother.

Justin will forever be missed, always thought of, and has left a hole in our hearts that will never be filled.

Can’t believe my eyes, can’t believe my ears would lead me here. I can’t believe what’s gone forever Never reappears… Justin Solowoniuk


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From: Kettle Valley Memorial Services

The Kettle Valley Memorial staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Ronda Sajim
Relation: Aunt, on his father's side

Words can’t express how sorry I am for our loss. I am sorry I didn’t make more of an effort to be in his life as a grown man.

From: Levi Kalinsky
Relation: Childhood Friend

Sincerest Condolences to the family. I have many fond memories growing up with Justin. He was always kind to me and had a great sense of humour. Some of my fondest memories with him are skateboarding, grinding up rocket candies in the boot room at Iron River, and camping in the Blue Bus at Manatokan.

From: Shiwana
Relation: Friends

Ugh my friend. You always made me laugh and whenever I saw a text I would smile. My heart aches. Xoxo

From: Kirsten solowoniuk
Relation: Younger sister.

I miss you big brother.
Thank you for the lifetime of amazing memories.
There’s now a huge hole in our family that will never ever be filled.

From: Mark
Relation: I’m Plant chair for plant he worked in

Never worked directly with Justin but he was always working hard and never complained. Guys all loved working with him. Condolences and prayers to you all.

From: Shael Narayan
Relation: Little Sister

I love you so much, and there is so much I wish I could’ve said to you when we last spoke. We all love and miss you so much.

I remember the first time you taught me how to play League of Legends, and you warned me about how some people could be when playing the game hence why you’d quit. That was so much fun getting to play with you, I wish we could play again.

From: Ashley Rebecca
Relation: Soul-fated bff

I was so very pregnant with Lincoln the day we met. You surprised me by having already read the book I was reading when you stopped by, Breaking Dawn which makes it even funnier. I wish I knew then that I’d just met someone I was soul-fated to know. You were there for every single life changing moment. To say I’ll miss you would be doing you a disservice. You’d find some other way to say it, you’d write a tragically beautiful song filled with melancholy and so very “you”. You’d tell me to write a verse with you. That’s how is get through this if it was anyone else, it’s how I’ve gotten through all the others…. who is going go write with me now that it’s for you </3

From: Kian Narayan
Relation: Little Brother

i miss you so much justin. unbelieveably much. i still cant believe it. you were my only brother and the best one i could have asked for. i love you.

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