Ronald Sydney Botwood

March 25, 1922 – June 1, 2009

Ron passed away at Heritage Square Care Home in Vernon on June 1st at the age of 87.

Ron is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Cynthia; son, John and Shauna, and four grandchildren: Scott, Reid, Brett and Zoë; sister, Nancy Stevens of Campbellford, Ontario; two sisters-in-law, Delia Robinson, and Margorie Botwood of England.

Ron was born in Northampton, England. After his service in the army during WWII, he met Cynthia and they were married in 1948. Ron worked for Pianoforte Supplies in Roade for 50 years – where he made many life-long friends. He loved his sports, including football, golf, bowls and fishing. He enjoyed many years of retirement in the UK before he and Cynthia moved to Vernon in 2005.

Ron was unable to stay at home after a stroke in October 2007. He spent a brief time at Polson Extended Care before moving to Heritage Square in April 2008. The family is very grateful for all the care Ron received and for the care and thoughts of friends far and near.

Ron’s humour remained with him until the end, causing many a laugh at Heritage Square.

A Memorial Service was held on June 4th, 2009 at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Heritage Square Care Facility.

Arrangements had been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, 250 542 4333.

On-line memorial: www.mem.com