With loved ones at his bedside, Ronald Cyril Harry passed away at the Elk Valley Hospital on Monday, February 16, 2015.
Ron was born in Rossland, BC on February 28, 1935 to parents Myrtle and William Harry. As a young man he enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force, serving for 4 years. He married Mary Francis Gale and settled quickly into fatherhood. Family was always first and foremost in Ron’s life; spending quality time with them was very important to him. His proudest achievement in life was having raised such a big, happy family!
Ron also loved preparing meals and baking tasty treats for his guests, meticulously detailing his vehicles, or spending time in Mother Nature’s playground hunting and fishing. Ron’s memory will continue to be a source of comfort for those who loved him.
Ron is survived by his children: Mary (Darrell) Southgate, Hank (Tammy) Harry, Irene (Rick) Anselmo, and Ron (Christine) Harry Jr.; 8 grandchildren: Laura Southgate, Sherrie Southgate (Chris Wesner), Krista Harry (Derek Tessman), Angela (David) Bates, Rachel Harry (Brandon Brideau), Cory Anselmo (Tamara Williams), Caitlin Anselmo, and Sean Harry; great grandchildren: Jacob and Reilly Southgate, Madison McNeil and Bradey Wesner, Kyra Tessman, Harmoni Harry, Emma Harry and baby-to-be Bates and baby-to-be Brideau. He is also survived by brothers Ross (Bernice) Harry, George (Ruth) Harry, and his sister Bea Peters plus his sister-in-law Carole Foster as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Ron was predeceased by parents, brothers John and Dave (Sophie), and his beloved wife Francis Harry.
Should friends so desire, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Memories and condolences shared at
www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.