Ronald James PYE

Ronald James PYE

November 13, 1933 – Red Deer, AB

October 4, 2015 – Penticton, BC

Ronald Pye, beloved husband of his childhood sweetheart Aubrey Pye and devoted father of Lynn, Wanda and Brenda passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the age of 81 years. Ron grew up in Bentley, Alberta and worked for the Bank of Montreal, the Department of Highways and Dome Petroleum prior to moving his family to Naramata where Ron and Aubrey raised their three daughters. Ron lived for sixty years with Multiple Sclerosis and was widely admired for his ability to cope with the challenges and carry on. In his younger years, Ron played a lot of sports and began his lifelong obsession with cars. Later on, he thoroughly enjoyed a good, challenging game of crib. He continued to love listening to music and watching baseball and could often be found touring and picnicking around the Okanagan. Ron loved BC but a part of his heart stayed with the prairie harvest, the meadowlark and his strong Alberta roots.

Ron loved nothing better than the ever expanding family gatherings and he could be depended on to contribute his dry sense of humour and quiet laughter. These get-togethers and family antics were dear to his heart. Ron was an intelligent, quiet, sensitive and caring man who was fiercely protective of those he loved and he will be dearly missed and will live in the hearts of many forever.

Ron was predeceased by his parents, Tom and Lila Pye, brother Stan and son-in-law Chris Matheson. He is survived by his loving family, wife Aubrey; daughter Lynn Pye-Matheson and grandson, Geordon (Brooks, Alberta); daughter Wanda (Mark) Berry and grandchildren Warryn and Breelyn (Tom) and great grandchildren Ben and Eliana (Naramata); daughter Brenda (Rod) Bergum and grandsons Aaron (Erin) and Heath (Christina Lake, BC). He is also survived by his brother Lawrence Pye (Calgary), sister-in-law Eleanor Pye (Gull Lake, AB); sisters-in-law, Shirley Henderson (Lawrence), Betty Gingara (Dave) and their families as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Aubrey Pye and family would like to express their deep gratitude and appreciation to all those who came into their home as caregivers and became so much more. You have been the angels in our lives.

In memory of Ron, if family or friends desire, memorial tributes would be appreciated to the charity of your choice.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the

Naramata Community Church

on October 13th at 2:00 pm.

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