Edward (Ed) Roshinsky

It is with tremendous sadness we announce the passing of Ed Roshinsky. Ed passed away on November 14 ,2015 at the Trail Hospital at the age of 81 years young. Born in Viscount Saskatchewan he was the eldest of 10 brothers and sisters. Ed moved to Kelowna in 1954. A longtime resident of Kelowna , Ed owned and operated BEK excavating as well operated cranes for Emil Anderson Construction. Some of his more noticeable crane jobs were installing 40 foot Fred at Bedrock City on the corner of McCurdy Rd as well as installing the steeple on the renovated Benvoulin Heritage Church .Ed was also an accomplished musician and played accordion in his band “The OK Ramblers” at many functions up and down the Okanagan Valley. Above all, Family was everything to Ed and he also made sure he stayed in touch with everyone he knew along his walk of life. Ed and his wife Del of 59 years of marriage , set out on a new adventure in 1992 and moved to the Slocan Valley where they built a little piece of heaven and enjoyed hosting their kid’s grandkids and great grandkids creating forever fond memories for all. Ed was predeceased by his mother and father Joe and Cecelia , his brothers- Ron and Clarence( Lorraine) sisters Vivian and Nataline, Forever remembered by his loving wife Idella, his kids- Cheryl, Bernie (Shelly), Michele (Brent) Keith (Alice). 15 grandchildren- Ryan (Jamie), Tyler (Niki), Derek (Deb), Christina (Robin), Angela (Nick), Mathew (Jamie), Joe, Quentin, Noel (Megan), Riley (Darcy), Cam (Shayla), Cody, Kayla (Trevor), Desmond, Zach (Josie). 9 Great Grandchildren- Alexandra, Morgan, Carter, Ariana, Addison, Cash, Lottie, Odin, Mya and his siblings Alf (Theresa deceased), Neen (Len), Wilma, Wil (Diane), Merv (Sharon), sister in law Joy and numerous nieces and nephews.  Ed was much younger than his years read, he gave unconditional love to his family. His bond with his grandkids and great grandkids was incredible. He could fix anything and was content puttering around his little castle in Slocan or just having coffee with friends and family.  Funeral Services will be held at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 750 N Rutland Road, Kelowna on Saturday, November 21st, 2015 at 11:00 AM with Father David John as Celebrant. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of Ed. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC 250-762-2299