Albert passed away unexpectedly but in peace at Broadmead Veterans Memorial Lodge in Victoria, BC.

Albert was born to Jason and Elsie Fedosenko. He, with his 3 brothers and 2 sisters lived on their homestead in Alticane, Saskatchewan until the droughts of the 30s forced them to relocate to Ontario. They moved to Simcoe and the family re-established themselves on a farm there. As the siblings grew up, they began to live and work in the ‘big city’ of Toronto. They lived together in a small house, pooling their resources so they could help the folks with the costs of the family farm. Every weekend they would all pile into a car and head home to help out with the farm work.

In 1955, Albert married Christine Somerville. While still in Toronto, they were blessed with 2 children, Laurie and Ron. In 1967 they moved to Kelowna, B.C., where they were once again blessed with a third child, a daughter, Darlene.

Albert was a very talented and skilled man. He loved to minister in his church using his musical talents. He was a very accomplished singer. He was an amazing soloist, he and Christine sang together, he directed several choirs and loved to lead congregational singing. He was a talented Jack-of-all-trades and could do just about anything he set his mind to. He was a Certified Autobody Technician and worked at that trade several times in his life. He was a builder and built several homes for his family and others. He was a bricklayer, stone mason and stucco contractor and his handiwork is all over Kelowna. He was also a talented home renovator and he “spruced up” many homes, to then resell, and that was one of the ways he was able to improve his family’s home situation. He also did many home renovations for his daughter Laurie and her husband. Such a talented man!

Albert’s two great joys were family and church. Almost everything he did centered around those two things. He volunteered many hours to church activities and church remodeling and building. He helped to build, brick lay and stucco churches from Yellowknife, BC to Kelowna, BC and beyond. He was an unofficial family historian. He could keep track of family relations and relatives in his head better than anyone. He spent many hours every Sunday, calling family and extended relatives to keep in touch with them. Grandpa Albert also spent many joyful hours with his granddaughters Sabrina and Brianna while they were growing up and sharing the same home.

One of Albert’s only hobbies was travel. He loved to road trip! He loved to get in the truck and camper or later in his pickup and just go off to visit family. One of the biggest and greatest adventure trips he did was with his young children (aged 12, 10 and 6 at the time). They were gone for almost 2 months in the camper. They travelled across Canada to Ontario to visit family there, then they went down the East Coast of the U.S. They stopped in Alabama to visit his big brother Walter and his family and then they went to Florida, to Disney World and the Florida Keys. On the way home, the went along the Gulf of Mexico, thru Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. They visited a cousin in Los Angeles, CA and then returned home along the West Coast! Needless to say, he instilled the travel bug in all of his children!

In 1977, Albert married Florence Lamming. She and her 3 daughters, Brenda, Rhonda, and Glenda came to blend a new family. Albert and Florence, to accommodate their large family, bought and renovated the house on Walburn Rd, taking it from “Carpenter’s Special” to a lovely home. Albert fancied himself a small-land farmer and now, with lots of helpers, was able to tend an almost acre garden, 11 walnut trees, cherry, plum, and apricot trees. In its heyday, it was a garden-like space and the hangout of many teenage friends of the family. A favourite winter pastime was skating on Belgo Pond with a bonfire and eating popcorn and pulled taffy on a Saturday night.

At the age of 64, he was diagnosed with stomach cancer. He beat that and lived for many years beyond in great health and vigor.

Missing him dearly are his children Laurie (Steve), Ron and Darlene. He will be greatly missed by his 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, numerous nephews and nieces, extended family members and friends. He was pre-deceased by his brothers Dan and Walter and his sister Lydia.

A Celebration of Life for Albert Fedosenko is scheduled for Sunday, July 24, 2022 at 10:30 am in the Kelowna Seventh-day Adventist Church at 1130 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, B.C. There will be a private internment of his ashes on July 22, 2022.

Albert Alex Fedosenko – Our Loving Father:

God took the strength of a mountain & the majesty of a tree.
The warmth of a summer sun, the calm of a quiet sea.
The generous soul of nature & the comforting arm of night.
The wisdom of the ages and the power of the eagle’s flight.
The joy of a morning in spring & the faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity & the depth of a family need.
Then God combined these qualities.
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete…and so…
He called it …”Dad!”

 

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Karen Hudema

    Dear Laurie and Pastor Steve,
    We’re sorry about the loss of your Dad, Laurie.
    You will treasure all the wonderful memories you have of your Father. You will have much comfort to know he was a faithful man.

    Our sincere condolences
    Fred and Karen Hudema

  • Dave Laughton

    It is somewhat unfortunate that most people do not appreciate what has gone into a persons life until after it’s over☹️..I did not really know your father for all that long but did always enjoy talking to him when I was attending the Kelowna church. We also had several nice visits at camp meeting. He was certainly a friendly and amazingly accomplished man. Fortunately it’s not “good bye” but “good night” until the morning of the resurrection!

  • Linda

    Dear Laurie Steve & Family

    Our heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of yr dad, we are saddened to hear this. Soon the trumpets are going to sound & the morning is fast approaching hold on till then. Let’s look forward to the great resurrection Morning to see our loved ones, In the meantime May God give you the strength & comfort to cope. Our prayers & blessings be with you. Much Love,
    Linda & Ken Naidoo

  • Brian Leavitt

    Dear Laurie and Steve,

    So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful Christian man. Although we weren’t around him that much, his good qualities live on in you, Laurie. We are happy that you are enjoying your island paradise. A touch of heaven and that great resurrection morning when again your family will be united. God bless. Love and prayers, Brian and Jan

  • Lynden Hawes

    Dear Laurie, I enjoyed reading your Dad’s life story. I remember the years he led the Kelowna church choir that my Mom and Dad sang in for a time. I believe Albert was on the crew that stuccoed my parents home in Kelowna. I remember the little Hilux pickup loaded with the camper. I do remember your Dad having a great smile. I also seem to recall he was quite strict with both his choir and his kids -expecting the best from both.

    I am sorry for your loss and know it will leave a big hole in your family.

    Hugs, Lynden

  • Belle Unruh

    My husband and I have many fond memories of Albert. He was a kind and loving person and always greeted us with a big smile. It was nice to learn more about his life on this page. May God bless and comfort his family and friends. Belle Unruh

  • Donna Hyde ( McDowell)

    Mr. Fedosenko was always so kind to me…I was a friend of Ron’s (we met in high school).
    My condolences to all of Albert’s family…and all who knew him and will feel this loss.
    RIP.

  • Timothy strand

    What a beautiful tribute to your father Ron, Laurie and Darlene, Rhonda and all of Alberts grandchildren and great grandchildren and all the extended family. Your Dad was a very kind and generous person, always with a kind word for everyone. Ronnie and I would blow into Kelowna from Calgary, most of the time in the middle of the night and Mr. Fedosenko always had us up in the morning and away for breakfast. We went and then usually that night out for dinner. I’ll never forget him. I’m sure he’s up in heaven building a new house for himself. God Rest in Peace Mr. Fedosenko.

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