Funeral for Capt. Joseph (Joe) Kolar

November 6, 2019
Public service announcement

Funeral for Capt. Joseph (Joe) Kolar

A public Line of Duty Death procession and funeral service honouring Captain Joseph (Joe) Kolar will take place Friday, Nov. 15, at Trinity Baptist Church (1905 Springfield Road) in Kelowna. 

Capt. Kolar passed away Oct. 31, 2019 after a courageous 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 (2091 Springfield Road) 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 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.

Media are invited to attend and film both the processional and service. Capt. Kolar’s family has requested that no photos or video of the immediate family be taken or broadcast.