Sonja's father was a solitary man who lived in the far north. He didn't like people much and only went into town once per month. He was also a devoted Scania driver, which enabled him to bond with Ove. The cat, Ernest, liked to fish with Sonja's father. Both died a few years after Ove and Sonja met.
Sonja's Father Character Timeline in A Man Called Ove
The timeline below shows where the character Sonja's Father appears in A Man Called Ove. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
16. A Man Who Was Ove and a Truck In the Forest
18. A Man Who Was Ove and a Cat Called Ernest
...get along because Ove knew that Sonja loved Ernest unconditionally. Ove learned to fish with Sonja's father and fixed her father's roof and truck. Three years later, Sonja's father died. Sonja stayed... (full context)
31. A Man Called Ove Backs Up a Trailer. Again.
A Man Called Ove and an Epilogue