On February 21, 2012 Ronald Martin Nielsen passed away suddenly at the age of 73 years.
Ron was born near Didsbury, Alberta on November 13, 1938 and resided in a number of Alberta farming communities before relocating to the Shuswap area of British Columbia for most of the last twenty five years. He had recently moved to Sogod, Cebu, Philippines where he intended to retire.
In addition to farming through his life, Ron worked primarily on Alberta and Northern British Columbia oil patch pipeline and plant site projects. He was well respected for his ability to manage construction crews and most recently for his consulting and inspection expertise.
Ron is survived by his children Rex (Karen) Nielsen of Edmonton, Ab., Rhonda (Ed) Auclair of Airdrie, AB., Robin (Genylyn) Nielsen of Sicamous, BC and Roxane (Allan) Wooden-Wandyka of Fort Saskatchewan, AB.; his brothers, Ken, John and Bert Nielsen, sisters, Louise Sherstenko and Nancy Alan and numerous nephews and nieces, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Ron’s ashes will be buried with his parents, Axel and Rose Nielsen at their grave site at Olds, Alberta Cemetery at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 2, 2012. Family and friends are invited to join Ron’s children at Olds Cemetery to say their final farewell.