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Ronald Ruben HEICHERT ( +22 Jul 2017)

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HEICHERT, Ronald Ruben: It is with sorrow and aching hearts we announce the passing of Ronald (Ron) Heichert on July 22nd, 2017, surrounded by his family. He lived a life full of family and many close friends that complimented his genuine caring for those he knew. Our husband, father, grandfather and brother will be leaving a large void in our lives; he will be missed and forever remembered for the shining example of the very fine person he was. Ron is survived by his wife Elly; sons Brian (Marilyn) and David; granddaughters Kristyn (Mirza) and Kelsey (Max); brothers Alvin (Sharon) and Reg (Charmaine); sister Loraine; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by parents Fred and Hulda and brothers Don and Ken, as well as his grandson Steven Ronald Heichert. Ron had a passion for music and as a young man used to play and sing in Polson park, along with enjoying some radio time. We know this continued throughout his life; he sang in church choirs and variety groups and called square dancing. He enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces at a young age and was a career soldier. His time in the service was spent as a vehicle and armoured mechanic, helicopter AME and eventually in administration before his retirement in 1974. Ron proudly served in the Korean Conflict and was recently decorated by that country for his help in ensuring their independence. One of Ron's first passions was square dancing with his wife, Elly, starting in Rivers, Manitoba. While posted to Soest, Germany, another posting created a vacancy for a caller and necessitated someone stepping up to fill the position for the Soest Belles and Beauxs. As was expected, Ron stepped up and said, "I can do this." From there, he went on to call for many clubs. He finished his calling with the Westsyde Squares, The Peachland Swingers and Okanagan Valley Squares, spanning 19 years. During his retirement years he enjoyed the camaraderie and game of curling and was an active athlete throughout his life. Another spare time passion of Ron's was singing and playing guitar with the Peachland Variety Singers. Ron also enjoyed RVing with Elly and close friends and put in many miles pulling the 5th wheel throughout Canada and the U.S. His knowledge and help was instrumental in the construction and renovation of his sons' homes, with one still to be completed; his help will be missed. He was proud of his two granddaughters and loved them dearly. The family would like to thank CCU staff for their compassion and care, especially "Ron's Angels," Kate and Arleen. Service will be held on Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at 10:30 am at St George's Anglican Church, 3690 Brown Rd., West Kelowna, BC. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC SPCA, Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

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Published in Okanagan Valley Newspaper Group on Jul. 27, 2017.

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