Ron passed suddenly at his home in Balfour, B.C. on October 18, 2015.
The son of Levi & Willow Pederson, Ron was born in Lockwood, SK, raised in Leroy, SK; lived a full life as a young man, and found his love while at University in Saskatoon, SK. He and Carol (Frances Beggs) were married December 29, 1963.
Ron was a modern man. He began his career as an educator but pivoted to Canada’s civil service. He supported Carol to pursue her career in health care management, and their partnership led them to many places in Western Canada: Saskatoon; Edmonton; Kinistino; Regina; Vancouver; and Dawson Creek; prior to retiring outside of Nelson, BC.
Left to celebrate Ron’s life are Carol (spouse), children: Boyd (spouse Lorraine; grandchildren Liam & Cole) and Nola (spouse Bentley; grandchildren Spencer & Kali); siblings (Forest, Iris, & Allan), many cousins, close friends and loved ones. Ron was pre-deceased by his brother Owen.
Ron will be remembered for his kindness, sense of humour and love of family. He was most at ease surrounded by friends and extended family (Pedersons, Johnsons, Beggs & Southgates).
Ron was an avid golfer, exceptional curler, periodic fisherman, so-so hunter, frustrated technologist and an accomplished mentor of his Grandchildren. His favourite place was beside Carol in Kona, Hawaii.
A celebration of Ron’s life will be held at Mountain Lake Seniors Community, in Nelson, BC. On November 9th, 2015 at 2pm.
In lieu of flowers Ron family requests that donations be made to Kootenay Health district Mental Health programs at http://klhf.org
For further details on Ron’s life and our memories of him go to http://bit.ly/GodspeedRon