Ron passed away in Parksville, BC on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the age of 85. He is predeceased by his loving wife Judy. He is survived by his brother Joe Steele of Powassan, ON; children John (Deki), Dan (Kirsten), Bonnie, and Rick (Tanya); and his grandchildren Alexandria, Tory, Sam, Kate, and Matthew.
Ronnie was born and raised in Powassan, Ontario and moved to Campbell River in the early 90’s. Ronnie loved to laugh and connect with people, whether it be the regulars at Tim Hortons, the staff at Superstore, the people who worked at all the various lotto centres, fisherman at the Pier, or any other person he ran in to. He would ask about your day, talk about the weather, or recap the latest hockey game. Ronnie loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, chopping wood and especially going for drives. He played hockey until he was 80.
A Memorial Open House in Ron’s memory will be held 1:00 until 4:00pm on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 2254 Canterbury Lane, Campbell River.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ronnie’s memory to the Alzheimer Society.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Trillium for the compassionate care they gave Ron the past year and a half and for seeing his wit and charm.