It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Harold Ronald“Ron” Schilds on Thursday, September 3rd at the age of 81 with friend Daphne McGoldrick by his side. Born August 23,1934 in Dawson Creek. He was the oldest of eleven children born to Anne and Harold Schilds. During his posting to Rivers, he met Betty Gamble of Carberry, MB. Ron and Betty married and had three children, daughter, Valerie and two sons, Steven and Gary.
Ron was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Ron met Betty when he was lifeguarding at the pool in Rivers and this was the beginning of his adventure in the military of moving every couple years. Ron always kept up with his favorite sports teams and many a weekend you could find Ron watching football, hockey and golf. Ron loved to play bridge or play crib with friends. Ron loved to dance and spend time with friends. He also loved to sing and joined a number of choirs.
Ron will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Valerie (Mike) Schilds; two sons, Steven (Marlene) and Gary (Amy) Schilds and grandchildren, Channa, Katrina (Ryan) and Jackie and great-grandchildren, Elyssa, Tristan and Carsen; step-grandchildren, Brenden, Korrie, Jordon and Sean, Jakob and Quinlan and Maya; brothers, Doug Schilds, Fran Schilds, Barrie (Lorraine) Schilds, Bill (Pat) Schilds, and Ted (Rosinne) Schilds; sisters, Norma Leffingwell, Barb Maguire, Betty Ferguson, Patricia (Jim) Inkster and many nieces and nephews. Ron was predeceased by his mother, Anne Schilds; father, Harold Schilds; brother, Lawrence Schilds and grandson, Daniel Jedele. Ron will be missed by the many friends he touched with his love of life.
In honoring Ron’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. Inurnment to follow in the Dawson Creek City Cemetery.
For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Ron to a charity of your own choice.