Kevin Solmes

Kevin Solmes
August 27, 1982 - January 2, 2019
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Service Details


Funeral Mass:
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 10:00am at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Parish, Lanigan, SK


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Kevin will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his beloved wife Tina, and son Zackary; his parents, Don and Irene Solmes; sister Alison (Darryl), and family Kaitlyn and Derek; parents-in-law, Michael and Karin Schlicker; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and life-long friends. Kevin was born in Lanigan, where he spent much of his life. Kevin attended Lanigan Elementary and Lanigan Central High School. Kevin played hockey, soccer, and baseball throughout his youth. Kevin and the family spent many summers camping at the lake. Kevin enjoyed being in the water, learning to water ski at a young age. Kevin was able to attend the Provincial Summer games with the U13 outdoor soccer team. Kevin continued to play recreational soccer into adulthood. Kevin was an Air Cadet through his teen years. An enjoyment of flight and travel were gained during this time. In High School he took up his passion for snowboarding. The hills called him, spending winters at Asessippi Ski Hill and Sunshine Mountain. Kevin enjoyed those winters running the lifts and skiing every day. Kevin graduated from Sask Poly Tech in Prince Albert, where he took Eco Tourism. Kevin purchased his 1977 Volkswagen camper van and brought his first baby home. In the summer months if Kevin was there so was the Pickle Bus. Kevin began his working career with CP rail, where he spent 15 years working from Nokomis to Saskatoon, at first maintaining the tracks and later with the building and bridges crew. In 2017 Kevin and Tina made the decision to move to Rocanville, where he began working at Nutrien Rocanville. Not leaving the rail yards behind, he worked loading the potash cars. The passion for outdoor work was bred into Kevin, spending hours on the family farm with dad and grandpa. He knew in his heart he wanted to be a farmer. Kevin had dreams of one day being the fourth generation to farm, teaching his son to love it too. From a young age Kevin was tinkering and fixing things. He would take something apart to learn how it worked, tweak it a bit, and put it back together. There was nothing he couldn’t make better. Kevin was always around to lend a hand, go on an “adventure”, learn new skills or teach you some of his own. Kevin will be dearly missed and never forgotten by everyone who knew him. Kevin will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his beloved wife Tina, and son Zackary; his parents, Don and Irene Solmes; sister Alison (Darryl), and family Kaitlyn and Derek; parents-in-law, Michael and Karin Schlicker; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and life-long friends.

Memorial Donations

Rocanville Fire Department
c/o Town of Rocanville
P.O. Box 265,
Rocanville, SK S0A 3L0

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