(1947 ~ 2008)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Slawko Fedechko on October 26, 2008, in the company of family and friends. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 29 years, Patricia Fedechko, his son Farron Fedechko and daughter Gillian Fedechko. He is also survived by his mother, Maria Fedechko, sisters Olga (Gordon) Bogh, Irene (Peter) Oickle, and Annie (Tom) Friars; brothers Bill Fedechko, Raymond Wercholuk and John Wercholuk, many nieces and nephews and countless friends. Slawko was predeceased by his father Peter Fedechko.

Slawko was born in Germany on February 12, 1947 and after immigrating to Canada in 1950, he was raised in Prince George. During his many years of hard work, he was always well liked by his co-workers and was both a wonderful husband and a dedicated father. His life was dedicated to his family. Slawko served as a leader with Scouts Canada, (from Beavers through Ventures). He also derived great joy out of his participation with the Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club (along with his children in sprint canoe and kayak racing), acting as a club volunteer, regatta official (both provincially and nationally) and occasionally as an athlete. Slawko’s involvement in the sport of underwater hockey was also a highlight, with many medals earned and friends made. Slawko loved the outdoors and was passionate about fishing, tying flies and getting out as often as he could to cast his line, and was a founding member of an annual father and kids fishing derby weekend. Known as a hard worker, it could be said that he also liked to play hard, and never met anyone who didn’t call him a friend. He made the world better by his dedicated efforts towards the things and those he loved and his willingness to try anything.

Services will be held for Slawko on Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 2pm at the Maple Ridge Alliance Church (20399 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC). There will be a viewing prior to and a luncheon following the service.

In lieu of flowers remembrances can be made to either the BC Cancer Foundation or the Whonnock Foundation, PO Box 134, Whonnock, BC, V2W 1V9, specified to benefit the Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club.

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