William Ronald Tweed

TWEED- William Ronald

We celebrate the life of Ronnie Tweed, a kind, gentle, caring and generous man.

He was born on March 6, 1933 in Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Rossland and passed away on August 19, 2014 with his family by his side.

Ronnie loved gardening, his flowers, his big tomatoes, huckleberry picking, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, ATVing, farming and cooking.

He is predeceased by his parents David and Margaret Tweed (second wife Mary) and brothers Dave Tweed Jr, Douglas (and Muriel) Tweed, sister Irene Eyres, niece Kathy Tweed, nephew Chris Brown, brother in law Glen Tait, and Jack, Jean and Barris Drake.

He is survived by his sisters Joyce Tait, Margaret (Bruce) Mack, sister in law Vi Tweed, stepbrother Ray (Norma) Dominici, many nieces and nephews; Danny (Shirley) Tweed, Kim (David) Shannon, Timmy Tweed, Carol (Len) Nordby, Laura Tweed, Margaret (Bryan) Hurrel, Patrick Tweed, Patsy (Paul) Lesiuk, Debbie (Garry) Malyk, Lee Mack, Linda (Marty) Brown and Rick (Sylvia) Dominici, Ann Marie (David), Megan and Kadia Penny, Bryan (Julie) and Sharona Eyres and great nieces and nephews; Ryan and Steven Shannon, Kimberly and David Nordby, Samantha and Kathy Hurrel, Whitney and Morgan Lesiuk, Ben, Matt and Erin Malyk, and Kristopher Mack, Stacie Brown and Mathew and Nathan Dominici, as well as many cousins and friends over-seas, and his best friend Emille Gobat.

At age 13, Ronnie went to live and work at the Drake Ranch and grew up with his second family, the Drakes; Pat, Don, Jim, Mary, Jeanie, Tom, Bill, their spouses and children. At age 20 he started working with the Government’s Department of Highways from 1953 to 1988. After retirement he raised chickens, sold eggs and also delivered the Trail Times.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Ronnie was grateful for the care given to him by Dr. Scully and the nurses and staff at KBRH. Also a special thanks to the nurses and staff at Poplar Ridge Pavilion who made his last few days comfortable. The compassionate care that they provided was outstanding.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Poplar Ridge Pavilion, c/o Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench Rd, Trail, V1R 4M1 or online at www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca or to a charity of your choice.

‘In our hearts always and forever, you will be lovingly remembered’ – Your family and friends


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