February 24, 1946 – January 16, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ron at Burnaby Hospital after a courageous struggle over the past 2 years. He was surrounded by the love of his family and will be dearly missed by his wife of 49 years, Marcella, and daughter Rhonda (John), son Lonney (Shauna) and grandchildren Kaitlyn, Maranda, Elijah, Emerson and Ryder.
He was predeceased by his brother Joey and parents, Joe and Beth Schmidt and niece, Katherine Aulin.
Ron had an accomplished 35 year career in the Trade Union movement and he strongly believed in organizing for the good of all. He was a Kootenay boy at heart living in the big city.
A celebration of Ron’s life took place in Burnaby, BC on January 22, 2016.
If you would like to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit Ron’s online memorial at www.myalternatives.ca/burnaby/obituaries