Ronald John (Ron) Brulé passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, July 4th, 2008 at the age of 78 years after a brief battle with cancer.
Ron was born on December 26th, 1929 in Lisieux, Saskatchewan. On August 5th, 1950 Ron married Jean Dickie. Ron & Jean lived in many communities over the years including Dawson Creek, Calgary, Malakwa and finally Vernon. During this time, Ron was employed in various jobs such as a milkman, truck driver & foreman of a sawmill.
During their life together, Ron & Jean were blessed with 5 children. Once retired, they traveled throughout Canada and the United States. They moved to Vernon in 1987 and continued to travel to Australia, Hong Kong and for the past few years they would spend their winters in Yuma, Arizona visiting with friends. They enjoyed their “Home on Wheels” as they traveled visiting friends and family. Ron & Jean’s home was always open to family and friends, near and far.
Ron will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Jean; his children, Judy (Terry) Johnston of Vernon, B.C., Ronda (Guy) Paloposki of Vernon, B.C., Adrien (Tammy) Brulé of Sicamous, B,C., Gregory (Angela) Brulé of Revelstoke, B.C. and Norman (Dawn) Brulé of Vernon, B.C.; his step-son; Ken (Sim Lei Iok) Ingham of Edmonton, Alberta; 17 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters, Yvonne Chretien of Anjou, Quebec, Vivian (Jerry) Babiuk of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Betty Lebire of Les Coteaux, Quebec and Aurore Brulé of St. Adele, Quebec; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Azellus Brulé; his mother, Dora Brulé (nee Champagne); his brother, Marcel Brulé and his sister, Jeannette Tougas.
Ron was a member of the Fraternal Order Of Eagles in Vernon for many years and enjoyed playing crib or any card game. He was a great handyman, mechanic and babysitter for his grandchildren. Ron will be remembered for being kind, generous and was respected by all who knew him. He cherished his family and always looked forward to family gatherings. Ron will be greatly missed and forever remembered, especially by his grandchildren who meant the world to him.
Cremation preceded a Celebration Of Ron’s Life which will be held at the Pleasant Valley Church Of God, 6161 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, B.C. on Saturday, July 12th, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Dan MacQuarrie officiating. A Reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall of the church.
As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Ron to Hospice House, 3506-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4.
The Brulé family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Botha and Dr. Yacyshyn for their care during this difficult time.
Funeral arrangements have been made with
BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD.,
5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 • 250-542-1187
We may not have showered him with praise
Nor mentioned his name in song,
And sometimes it seemed that we’d forget
The joy he spread as he went along,
But it doesn’t mean that we didn’t know
The wonderful role that he has had.
And away down deep in all our hearts
There’s a place that is just for Dad….
We will miss you and love you forever.