Ronald Steven Stanley [Kosinsky] aka “Steamer”
October 30, 1947 – August 24, 2015
With broken hearts we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, brother and friend, Ron Stanley at the age of 67 years.
Ron will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Tina (Rob) Stowards, son Steve (Rachel) Stanley, brother Gary Kosinsky, sister Sharon (Garry) Sinkie, grandsons Brandon Stanley and Colton Stowards, extended relatives, and his dearest friend Duane Grandbois. Ron was predeceased by his parents Helen and Walter Kosinsky.
Ron started at 94 CJIB AM in 1969 and was the voice of ‘Welcome Traveller’ for many years and was the host of the popular Graffiti Show on weekday afternoons. He spent many Saturdays on remote at various locations and spent many weekends during the disco era enjoyably DJ’ing at the Lodge.
Ron was well known for his work in the community including being volunteer producer for many years for the Queen Silver Star Coronations and Proclamations as well as announcing Vernon’s Winter Carnival Parade.
One of Ron’s more exciting adventures was stepping in the ring with wrestler, Andre the Giant (and yes, it was a very quick match).
We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Ron’s last residence, Silver Springs (including the special kitchen crew), as well the very special staff and volunteers at the Vernon Hospice. Thank you to Dr. Hardy and to Donna Albury (Interior Health) for everything they did. Those wishing to express their condolences may make a donation to the Cancer Society or the Hospice Society in Ron’s memory.
A Service and reception will be held on September 26, 2015 @ 1:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, 4303 Pleasant Valley Rd., Vernon, BC, V1T 4M4, Ph: 250-542-4333, to reflect on pleasant memories and stories of Ron’s life.