March 27, 1938 – March 1, 2020
It is with deep sadness the family would like to announce the passing of our Dad, Papa and Great-Papa, Ronald John Ridley on March 1st, 2020 in Cariboo Place at age 81. Ron was the son of Donald and Ilah Ridley, born in Windsor, Ontario March 27th, 1938. He was predeceased by his loving wife Frances Ridley on December 1st, 2018 in Kamloops, BC.
So very lovingly remembered by daughters, Rhonda Luscombe (Barry), Debbie Beaulieu (James), Leslie Schwarz (David), his grandchildren, Eric Beaulieu (Joanne), Sarah Gay (Bobby), Lyndsey Carter (Geoff), Jeffrey Beaulieu (Halimah), Tyson Schwarz (Kelsey), Landon Schwarz (Serena), and his great grandchildren, Rowyn Beaulieu, Logan Gay, Ridley Carter, Zach Gay, Ewan Beaulieu, Locklyn Carter. He is also remembered by his sister Donna Hered of Amherstburg, Ontario and nephew Scott Hered (Paula) and niece Sherry Hered, along with his great niece Adelaide.
Ron and Fran, along with their 3 daughters, moved to Williams Lake July 1976. At this time they purchased Lake City Ford in Williams Lake and 100 Mile House. He was very dedicated to the successes of his dealerships as well as the community he lived in. He served on many boards and associations such as, Cariboo Memorial Hospital, Cariboo College, Williams Lake Stampede Association, and Chamber of Commerce, to name a few. He truly had the work/life/play balance figured out. He valued his family time and moreover, the lights of his life, his grandchildren! He loved to brag about them all and their successes and always deeply cherished how fortunate he was that we were all so close. We all have so many fond memories of Sunday dinners, family trips and numerous visits.
Ron was a loving husband, an amazing father and the epitome of a dedicated Papa and great papa. His world was really his family. There are no words to describe how much he will be missed by all. He has left us the legacy of an amazing family we can cherish forever!
The family is ever so grateful for the wonderful, respectful, loving care Cariboo Place gave our dad. They truly went above and beyond at all times…what an amazing group of dedicated staff!
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In Lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated in memory of Ron Ridley to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, 110-1525 Carling Ave., Ottawa, ON K1Z 8R9 or Alzheimers Society of BC, 405-235 1st Ave., Kamloops, BC. V2C 3J4
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