Ronald Elwood (Ron) Quigley was born on August 10th, 1935 in Vancouver, B.C. and passed away on June 28th, 2017 in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 81 years, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Ron will be lovingly remembered by his wife May, to whom he was married for 62 years; one daughter, Debbie (Everett) Backus of Mara, B.C.; one son, Rick (Lisa) Quigley of Fort St. John, B.C.; seven grandchildren, Tyler
and Trent Backus, Jarret, Matthew, Daniel, Celine and Ryan Quigley; and one great-grandson, Gage Backus. He was preceded in death by one son, Brad Quigley and one brother, Al Quigley. Ron will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Ron had a very strong work ethic and was a man of great integrity where his word was his bond. He was very dependable, helpful, kind and caring and was always willing to help others. Ron enjoyed vacationing, camping with the grandchildren, golfing, skiing, travelling, dancing, enjoying music, and playing cards. Ron and May moved to Fort St. John, B.C. in 1963 where Ron was involved in various business ventures. In 1996, they moved to the North Okanagan area, first to Grindrod, and then in 2009 to Vernon, where they enjoyed their retirement years in “paradise”.
In respecting Ron’s wishes, he was cremated and a celebration of his life will take place at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be sent in memory of Ron to the Canadian Cancer Society, #104-3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1.
We, Ron’s family want to take this opportunity to give heartfelt thanks to our extended family and close friends who have supported us in so many ways during this past year as we have been called to face various health challenges. We could not have made it through this time without your expressions of love and kindness and they will never be forgotten. THANK YOU!
Cremation arrangements were made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605 – 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 • 250-542-1187