After a brave battle against a serious back injury,

Ron passed at 5pm February 6, 2017. He is survived

by Bertha, his loving wife of 69 years; sons Kevin,

Dave, Don, Gerry and Norm; eleven grandchildren

and six great grandchildren. All will greatly miss his

wise advice, sense of humour and great storytelling.

Ron was born in Mission BC in 1922 and spent

his childhood and youth in the Fraser Valley. After

marriage in 1947, Bertha and Ron took up residence

in Hatzic and welcomed the arrival of five sons over

a period of twelve years. The family relocated to

Summerland in 1964 where they resided for forty

years. The past eleven years were spent living

independently in a retirement community in Salmon

Arm. His sons are grateful for the carpentry skills that

he patiently taught them while building numerous

houses and cabins over the years. He loved to watch

curling and hockey and perhaps his only regret is not

having lived to see the Canucks win the Stanley Cup.

All who met Ron were taken by his sharp memory

and ability to recount stories from his considerable,

and richly-rewarding, 95-year life. We all feel

privileged to have enjoyed this wonderful husband,

father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend.

To the staff at Shuswap Lake Regional Hospital, the

family would like to extend its sincere appreciation

for all the comfort and care they provided to our

loved one. A Celebration of Life service will be held

at a later date this Spring. In lieu of flowers, Ron

would prefer donations to the Canadian Diabetes


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