DAVIDSON, Ronald (Ron)
September 14, 1934 − October 3, 2018 A gentleman and a gentle man, Ron travelled onwards on a glorious Fall afternoon after a bout of ill health. He was ready.
Ron was deeply kind, innately friendly and unfailingly considerate right to the end. He cared for his wife Gail until her recent death while on his own journey with pancreatic cancer. Made of resilient stuff, he spent his 35 chemo treatments joking with the nurses and his positive attitude helped keep him free of symptoms well past his predicted ’due date’.
Survived by his girls Michele (Dan) and Andrea who filled his life and later his hospital room with an abundance of love. Ron said his greatest joy was seeing what fine women his daughters had become. Ron’s career was mostly at Vancouver General Hospital, where he rose from assistant Purchasing Agent in 1957 to Vice− President, Planning and Development, retiring early in 1991. Rest was not for him and subsequently Ron worked with WHO to open a hospital in Belize where he and Gail spent some happy years. The love of adventure continued with travels to Tibet, Europe, Galapogos, Peru, Alaska and their beloved Hawaii.
Ron was a longtime pistol and rifle marksman; as a competitor, official and statistician. His involvement included Richmond Rod and Gun Club, Pacific Shooters Association, among others. Latterly taking up the noble game of golf, of which we won’t discuss his prowess. Ron also kept active, volunteering wherever he saw need. His years as a Greencoat at YVR were a particular pleasure.
Ron’s ashes will be scattered in Hawaii along with Gail’s, who preceded him by 11 weeks and 3 days. Married for 60 years, they are together again.
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