October 21, 1938 – October 2, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He had mesothelioma; a cancer caused by asbestos.
He is survived by his loving wife Karen of 55 years, son Mark (Arlene), their children, Alexandra, Stephanie and Jim of Burnaby, BC, son Todd (Teri), Todd’s sons, Spencer, Holden, and Hudson of Parksville BC, Teri’s daughter Tenille (Greg) their children, Drayden and Kora, Teri’s son Tyler (Shelby), brother Ian Zaborniak of Lac du Bonnet and brother and sister in law Glen and Judy Romanow of Lee River Manitoba.
As a young man Ron travelled across Canada, working at various jobs, including the construction of the D.E.W. Line from 1956 to 1964.
In 1971, Ron, Karen and their 2 young sons moved from Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba to Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island where he built houses for 25 years.
Ron took up wood turning as a hobby when he retired in 1994.
He is fondly remembered by his children and grandchildren for his story telling, his wood working talent (especially wood turning) and his work ethic.
Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to Dr. Dodo of the Caledonia Clinic, the Oceanside Healthcare nurses, the Oceanside Hospice Society and Susan Coen and Dr. Meghan Towers of MAID. They all showed such exemplary care and compassion.
No service by request. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Oceanside Hospice Society would be appreciated.
Yates Memorial Services 250-248-5859
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