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Ron Olmstead

February 20th, 1943 - May 17th, 2024
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Ronald Martin William Olmstead passed away peacefully on May 17, 2024 in Maple Ridge, BC. He leaves to mourn his wife of 44 years, Diana, 2 sons Ryan and Scott, 4 granddaughters, 7 greatgrandchildren, and his stepmother Elaine. He is predeceased by his parents Lawrence and Loraine, and brother Gerry.

Born in Nanaimo and raised in a logging camp on West Redonda Island, he loved the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and angler, and loved to work with his hands including building and renovating three of his own homes. He worked for Overwaitea Foods for over 35 years, retiring at age 51 as Vice President of Save-on-Foods.

Upon retirement, he and Diana moved to Denman Island where they lived for 12 years, three of which were spent farming oysters. From there, they moved to Creston where Ron spent the majority of his time landscaping and maintaining their 5 acres and, of course, hunting and fishing as often as possible.

In 2020, Ron and Diana returned to Maple Ridge to be close to family.

 


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Heather Hartland
June 8th, 2024

My condolences to Ryan and his family ..

Debby & Martin Car
June 8th, 2024

We are very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing.
Our deepest sympathies to you Diana & family.
🩷 Debby & Martin

Nick D'Agostino
June 8th, 2024

Our Condolences go out to the entire The Olmstead Family..

My limited interactions with Ron were always felt with a respectable, friendly, caring, and knowledgeable manner.

May He rest in Peace,

Nick/Anna

Shauna McClung
May 22nd, 2024

My heart goes out to the family.
Ron hired me back in 1988. What a personality - i was comfortable in an instant. This was like a new family and he was so welcoming. From Christmas gatherings at the house and a visit to Denman Island. He always looked out for me and he will always hold a special place in my heart. You will forever be remembered. Much love. Shauna

Olivia Olmstead
May 22nd, 2024

Rest peacefully, Uncle Ron.

Thank you for the times you’ve welcomed us into your life and home throughout the years. You were a great brother to my dad, and a great friend to my mom. I wish I had gotten to know you more myself, but I thank you for building those wooden airplane figurines and my very own tool box for me.

Keep my old man company up there.

Auntie Di, thank you for taking such great care of him. I’m so deeply sorry for your loss and my heart is with you.

Until we meet again,
Olivia

Val Langis
May 22nd, 2024

Diana so very sorry to hear about Ron's passing. Sending condolences to you and your family during this sad and difficult time. Love from Val and Rick Langis

Heidi Pylatuk
May 22nd, 2024

Diana please accept our sincere condolences! Ron was an awesome friend and will always be remembered by us. We will never forget your hospitality to us in Creston and the ‘happy hours’ for the boys! Take care!

Jack and Laurel Rotar
May 22nd, 2024

Ron was a great friend to Jack, we are so happy to have the privilege of knowing him. We will miss the phone calls! He was one of a kind ! His stories were endless, he had a wonderful sense of humour. Rest easy our friend!

Becki and Gerry Kozol
May 22nd, 2024

We are so sorry about your great loss Diana. Please know that we are here to help in any way. We are keeping you in our prayers.
Becki and Gerry Kozol

Jodi & Ernie
May 22nd, 2024

We are so, so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Sending huge hugs to Diana, Ryan and Scott and their families!❤️

Colleen and Bob Legare
May 21st, 2024

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal
Love leaves a memory no one can steal“
Condolences to You Diana and to All of your Family. ♥️

Tom and Nettie Ewen
May 21st, 2024

RIP Ron . We will miss all your stories of growing up in a logging camp .
And we are going to miss our lunches out at the blueberry farm.
Deepest condolences Diana , Ryan , Scott and all the Olmstead family .

Colleen and Bob Legare
May 21st, 2024

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal
Love leaves a memory no one can steal“
Condolences to You Diana and to All of your Family. ♥️

Ed & Leah Perrett
May 21st, 2024

We were shocked to hear of Ron’s passing. Sending love to Diana & family during this difficult time. ♥️💔😢

Howard and Shirley Wares
May 21st, 2024

RIP dear cousin
Our condolences to Diana and family

Holly McLean
May 21st, 2024

Diana and family

It was wonderful to work with Ron over the years and I know Gale Would have many more more stories to tell about him, but maybe now they can get together up in heaven
Those who touch our lives, stay in our hearts forever.
Ron your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure.
Deepest condolences to you all
Hugs Holly

Janet and Bill Housden
May 20th, 2024

Ron will be missed, we will cherish all the good memories of visits, card games, oyster shucking, turkey hunting, fishing ( especially remembering the time two guys Ron and Bill) tried to go fishing after both had their knees repaired- gave some young guys a really good laugh ❤️

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