In Loving Memory of George Solylo

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With the deepest sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father George Solylo, in Cobble Hill, BC on October 22nd, 2020.

George was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba to Anna and George Solylo February 10, 1942. Left to mourn his passing is his wife of 54 years, Beryl Elizabeth (nee Scott) Solylo, children Dr. Michael Solylo (Rosie), Cynthia Solylo-Kennedy (Dr. Russell Kennedy), and cherished grandchildren Rachel and Grace Solylo and Alex and Michael Pasek.

George was raised in North End Winnipeg and earned degrees in Science and Education from University of Manitoba. He went on to complete a Computer Science degree at University of Calgary and then pursued a lifelong career as a High School Mathematics teacher in Calgary, Alberta. Here he and Beryl Elizabeth raised two amazing children. At the same time George maintained a regimen of an active athlete, excelling in sports such as hockey, marathon running, and skiing. He was a volunteer member of Lake Louise Ski Patrol and Ski Friends of Lake Louise for over 20 years. George was a voracious reader, a student of world history, lover of classic movies, duplicate bridge, and crossword puzzles. After both children left home and married, George and Beryl Elizabeth moved to New Westminster, BC and then to Cobble Hill, Vancouver Island to enjoy retirement. These retirement years were filled with joy as grandparenting and worldwide travel filled the days.

He was a teacher, mentor, and forever friend. Right to the end, he appreciated the wonderful life he enjoyed with his loving wife, family and friends. He guided us to become better people, we are so very grateful for the life and time we had together.

A private family service has been held, followed by cremation.

For those who wish, donations may be made to the George Solylo Tribute Fund at Fraser Academy in Vancouver, BC.

George’s grandson, Alex, is a Fraser Alumni from 2016 who benefited greatly from the teaching style and support offered by the school.

Donations in George Solylo’s honor can be made through:

  • This website. A message to the family can also be provided on the form below.
  • Calling Dominique Anderson, Philanthropy & Alumni Relations Officer, at 604 736 5575, or
  • By sending a cheque to Fraser Academy, 2294 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 2H8 – In memory of George Solylo.

Tribute Fund donations will be directed to the math department. They will have a meaningful impact and legacy for George Solylo given his passion for math, education and providing opportunities for children to receive the personalized support they need to achieve their full potential.