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Kelowna firefighter who died of work-related lung cancer to be remembered

A public line of duty death procession and funeral service honouring Captain Joseph Kolar will take place Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Trinity Baptist Church in Kelowna.
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November 06, 2019 - 5:30 PM

A public line of duty death procession and funeral service honouring Kelowna firefighter Capt. Joseph Kolar will take place Friday, Nov. 15, at Trinity Baptist Church in Kelowna.

Capt. Kolar passed away Oct. 31, 2019, after a seven-and-a-half year battle with lung cancer attributed to his work as a 29-year firefighter.

The service will begin at 1 p.m. Preceding the service, uniformed personnel will march from Mission Creek Alliance Church at 2091 Springfield Rd. along Springfield Road to Trinity Baptist Church.



A road closure will be in effect from noon to 1 p.m. along Springfield from Cooper Road to Spall Road during the processional. Access to Springfield from Bredin Road, Ambrosi Road and Barlee Road will be unavailable during this time.

The public is invited to line the procession route along Springfield and are asked to be in place prior to 12:30 p.m.

The service will also be live-streamed at trinitychurchkelowna.churchonline.org for those unable to attend in person.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Kelowna Professional Firefighters Charitable Society.


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