Ronald David Walkerdine passed away peacefully on January 8, 2016 at Parkview Place in Enderby, BC with his family by his side. Ron was born on July 13, 1933 in London, England and married his wife Mary Lillian Walkerdine (Turner) on March 05, 1955 before immigrating to Canada in 1957. Ron and Mary moved to the Salmon Arm/ Enderby area in 1982 where they built their dream home on Mallory Road in the Deep Creek area. Ron also became a partner in two local businesses: Salmon Arm Glass and Custom Glass & Millworks. Two of Ron’s passions were music and woodwork and he shared both of these with his family. Ron leaves behind his wife of 60 years Mary; son Raymond (Selina); daughter Angela (Shane); four grandchildren: Adam (Tara), Nicole, Nancy, and Kevin (Val); and his great grandchildren. Ron will be missed and forever in our hearts but knowing he is with our Heavenly Father and looking down on us from a place free of any pain and suffering helps us in our time of sorrow.
We would like to thank Enderby Community Care and the staff at Parkview Place. They made his last months and days much more comfortable. The family will never forget the love and kindness the care-givers showed Ronald during these difficult times. You will always be in our hearts. Also thank you to all for the prayers during his illness.
In lieu of flowers please donate to BC Cancer Society (399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3), Kidney Foundation (#320-1600 West 6 Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R3), or the Alzheimer’s Society (1023402 27 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S1).
A public viewing was held on Friday January 15, 2016 from 4:00-6:00pm at Alternatives Chapel (2980 Smith Drive, Armstrong, BC). A service followed on Saturday at 2:00pm at Alternatives. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca
Cremation arrangements entrusted to
ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES®
Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866