Essex, Ronald Lee

July 28, 1939 – May 28, 2021
at the age of 81 years


  1. My condolences to all of Ron’s family. So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing.

  2. So sorry to hear the news of Ron’s passing. I first met Ron about 10 years ago when he was running an Amateur Radio class for the Shuswap Amateur Radio Club (where he was a heavily involved member). I was a student in that class and Ron played a key role in being my first ‘Elmer’ or mentor in the hobby. We’ve seen each other annually since then and I also heard him on the radio repeaters almost every week. I hope I can speak for other Shuswap club students in the hobby that Ron was a fantastic teacher and friend. In our hobby he is now called a ‘Silent Key’ and will be always remembered fondly. A minute of silence for Ron was held on the NORAC Sunday Net this past Sunday (May 30th 2021) in memory of Ron. As a past NORAC member Ron will also be commemorated as a Silent Key on our website.


  3. Our condolences to the family. Hoping you will find comfort knowing Ron and his work will not be forgotten. VE7RZZ and VE7RZE

  4. Our condolences to the Essex family-Ron was a wonderful man and will be remembered by many people in the school and volunteer community.

  5. My Condolences to the family! I had Mr Essex for my English Teacher way back in the 1980”s & he was absolutely a great teacher& he was great to chat with when he had the time .You will be greatly missed! ..

  6. Mr Essex was the best librarian. I enjoyed his smile. Well loved and missed. Never forgotten.

  7. Our sincerest condolences to Ron’s family. We were shocked, surprised and saddened to hear of Ron’s passing.
    He was a true gentleman and a good friend. He will be missed by everyone particularly those in the Amateur Radio (Ham)
    Ken and Marge Hoshowski, VE7FP & VE&DML
    Kamloops BC

  8. We are saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. Ron’s legacy in Amateur Radio will continue long into the future. His commitment to others was apparent, whether he was working for his home community or for Amateur Radio as a whole. It was always a pleasure to see him at the Amateur Radio events. He will not be forgotten.

    Bill and Fumi Crowther, VE7VTC & VE7VTE

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