With those he loved at his bedside, Ronald Tessman passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017 at the age of 68. Ron was born in Watino, AB on April 12, 1948.

Ron is lovingly survived by his wife Rosalie Tessman and their children: Corinna (Mike) Poirier, Lonny (Tania) Tessman, and Misty Tessman, and 2 grandchildren: Taylor Poirier and Brittany Poirier as well as 5 brothers, 2 sisters and countless in-laws, nieces, and nephews. Ron was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Edna Tessman, and his parents-in-law, Rudy and Georgina Vicic.

Ron grew up in Alberta and moved to Fernie as a teenager. He found the love of his life, Rosalie, and married her in 1969. A hard-working man, Ron supported his growing family working in the coal mines. His mining career began underground, and 47 years later he retired from strip mining at the age of 66.

Ron and Rosalie raised their children in Fernie, and happily welcomed the arrival of their grandchildren. Throughout his life, Ron enjoyed the luxuries of the outdoor lifestyle that the valley provided; fishing, hunting and camping with his friends and family. He hiked and hunted to the top of every mountain, and made sure everyone knew it with his endless stories.

Ronald, an amazing husband, father, and grandfather will be dearly missed and forever loved.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Memories & condolences shared at Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.

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