Connie (AKA Kalyna) Soliski

June 27, 1937 - January 9, 2023
January 13, 2023 21 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

On January 9, 2023, Connie, aka Kalyna Soliski (nee Danyluk), passed away peacefully under the comfort and care of the exquisite staff at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, AB, Canada.

Connie leaves to honour and boast of her life led by her daughter Gail (Rick Ferster), son Jim, son Ron (Kathy Elliott), grandson Ryden, granddaughter Fran Leishman (Eric), brothers Peter (Helen), George (Shirley) and Joseph (Lois). In addition, numerous cherished nieces, nephews and their families.

Connie was predeceased by her husband Fred, parents William and Mary, brother William, sister Nellie and nieces Elaine Shuflita and Sierra Castor.

Connie’s vibrancy was legendary, and she was well-liked, respected and admired by everyone, and everywhere she touched.

These traits and many more will be celebrated at Highlands Golf Course Clubhouse (6603 Ada Boulevard NW Edmonton) on Friday, January 20th, 2023, beginning at 7 pm.

Urn burial to rest for eternity with her husband Fred and father of her children will take place the next day at St. Michaels Cemetery (137 Avenue & 82 Street Edmonton, Section 11) beginning at 9:30 am.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Parkinson’s research in Connie’s name.

  1. What a great picture of Auntie Connie. It captures her bubbly spirit, kindness and warmth perfectly. She touched so many lives and made an indelible impact on so many. She was a true gift. Sending love and strength to the entire family.

  2. Sorry for your loss Gail and family. I always enjoyed times with your mother. I am out of town and will not be able to attend the funeral


  3. Condolences and prayers to the family .Connie was our neighbour and loving friend for 20 some years .What a great lady .may she Rest In Peace

  4. I raise a small glass of red to you Auntie Connie, but unfortunately we can no longer ‘clink’. We shared so many stories, laughter, ups and downs and all through it, Auntie Connie and Uncle Fred always kept the porch light on and the door unlocked for me. From ‘Eburg’ all the way out to Courtenay, a life well lived. Rest in peace dear Aunt.

  5. It was a pleasure knowing Connie over the years with her sharp wit and kindness. She was a fighter to the end which seems fitting for a mom that raised 3 kids on her own.

    Our condolences for your lost. She will live on in our memories and her Grand children.

  6. Joe & Family – So sorry for your loss.

  7. Dear Gail, Rick, Fran and family;
    We are so sorry for your loss. It is never easy to say that final goodbye. Sounds like Connie was well cared for right up to the end. We are so glad that you had that time together in December. May she rest in peace and may fond memories sustain you through the weeks and months ahead.
    Love & Hugs,
    Donna and Stan

  8. Love and Prayers for you Gail and Rick and families at this sad time.May your mom now rest in Peace and you and you enjoy all the memories you have made.
    God Bless you all your friends in Crystal shores Courtenay

  9. My sincere condolences to all of Connie’s family. Even though we only worked together a few years at the optometrists we did keep in touch and I enjoyed many lunches out with Connie and Lori. It was always fun getting together. She will be missed.


  10. Gail, Rick, Fran
    Sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Mother. Cherish the many memories and special times that you shared with her particularly in your beautiful home on the Island. No matter how long, there is never enough time with those whom we love and hold dear. Her legacy lives on through your positive energy and spirit for adventure. We are out of the country so cannot attend her memorial but our thoughts are with you during this very difficult time. Big hugs. Bernie and Brian

  11. Dear family of Connie,
    My sincere sympathy on your loss. Connie was a lovely person and will be missed by many. Rest in peace Dear Connie.

  12. It will be very hard to move forward without my amazing mother in law…. I’m so thankful for all her love she gave her son Ron myself(Kathy) and our son Ryden. Everyday I will see our amazing baba in our sons eyes.Rest in Peace our love.

  13. My sincere condolences to Gail,Rick, Jim,Ron and family. I have many fond memories of my friend Connie. Especially the lunches, dinners and concerts we attended. Will miss Connie always

  14. Deepest condolences Jim and family. She will live on through your memories 💐

  15. Jim,
    All the best to you and your family members during this time. Hold on to those fantastic memories.

  16. Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom, mother-in-law, and Baba,
    Auntie Connie was one of Dad’s biggest fans, was kind to all (including feeding Connor on occasion while he was at University), and delighted in the pictures of Alina. We are thankful for the gift of her life, remember her fondly, and will miss her presence.

  17. Gail & Rick, sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother [Mother-in-Law]. May her body be free of pain, and her soul have eternal peace. вічна пам’ять
    Prayers to you, and your family.

  18. Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Due to grandparent duties previously committed to we are unable to attend the Celebration of Life tomorrow.

  19. Dear Gail, Jim, Ron, and to your families. Please accept my deepest sympathies. Auntie Connie was always kind, gracious, and giving to me and to my family through all of the years of her wonderful life. She made all of our lives immeasurably better in so many ways. I know that her loving spirit will live on in each of you, and in all of those whose lives she touched over the years. Take care.

  20. Our condolences to Gail, Jim and Ron and families! Sorry we were not able to attend the memorial but our thoughts are with you. Though Connie and I lost touch over the years I have many fond memories of our time in Evansburg! Hanging out in the morning with our cups of coffee watching Debbie, Ronnie and Rosemary play, sharing ideas and recipes, Kinettes, As I look through my cookbook so many of my recipes start with Connie’s…! As evidenced by the many messages here she touched many lives and will be missed!

  21. Condolences to the Danyluk family. I just came across Connie’s obituary by accident. I went to school with Connie in Boyle, AB and have many good memories as my family (John Smolarchuk, Boyle) and the Danyluk family were close friends. Mary Danyluk was my god mothr. So sad to hear of Connie’s passing. Her obit reveals a life well lived.
    Dianne Poland, Calgary

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