RONALD GOMER NUYENS

May 25, 1960 – October 9, 2015

The family is sad to announce the sudden passing of Ronald on October 9, 2015 in Vernon. May he rest in peace with his father George, his mother Myfanwy (Miff) and his sister Sharon Romeo, who predeceased him.

Ron is survived by his daughters: Sadie, Callie, Emma and Tess along with their mother, Lynn. His loss is also mourned by his companion Cherie Watson and her daughter Sarah.

He is also survived by his brother and sisters: Gordon (Patricia) Nuyens, Bonnie (Byng) Blackmore, Irene (George) Hannah, Pat (Reg) Duggan, Cathy (Randy) Clark, brother-in-law Perry Romeo and his companion Jan Nucich, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ron’s infectious laughter and smile will be remembered by all of the lives he touched — he could light the room.

Ron was born and raised in Coldstream where he was known to terrorize the neighbourhood with the Ralston, Penning, Hartwig, Rail and Relph boys and enjoyed the lifestyle that only Coldstream living, good friends and large families could provide.

Cars, motorbikes, anything with an engine was his passion and at all hours of the day (or night) he could be found in, under, over or on top of a vehicle and the shop was the meeting place where everyone joined for work, laughter and/or a drink. He was known throughout the Okanagan for his skills and talent in auto body, paint and he loved the challenge of rat-rods and restoration. He enjoyed soccer, broom ball, baseball and golf, sing-a-longs, his dog Nugg and he loved his family!

You will be always on our minds, forever in our hearts ­— until we meet again!

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 24th, from 2 – 4 pm at the Coldstream Institute Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the SPCA.


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