Ron passed away peacefully on September 13th, 2015 in Vernon Jubilee Hospital with his family by his side.

Ron is survived by his loving wife of 56 years and best friend, Shirley; daughter Ann (Curt) Purdy of Kimberley; son James of Vernon; his beloved grandsons Cameron and Lucas of Kimberley; sister Elizabeth (Len) Lanaway of Vernon; sister-in-law Myra Guenard of Chemainus; many nieces, nephews and extended family. He was predeceased by his brothers, Ian and Douglas.

Ron was a dedicated and respected teacher, principal and Director of Instruction for School District 22. He was a past president and member of the Vernon Rotary and Paul Harris Fellow, one of the initial directors of Community Foundation of the North Okanagan and was also a dedicated volunteer member of many community organizations.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in Trinity United Church, 3300 Alexis Park Drive, Vernon, B. C.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Foundation of the North Okanagan or North Okanagan Hospice Society.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 4333. Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com

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