March 4, 1930 – September 29, 2014
at the age of 84 years
Memorial Services – Sunday Nov 9th 2014 at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church 3270 60th Ave NE. ,1:00 PM . Pastor Victor Gill will be officiating.
Born Mar. 4, 1930 in Central Butte SK, Ron was one of 8 children. When Ron was 18 yrs old he worked on the oil rigs in Alberta where at a young age he became a foreman. Ron was married on June 14, 1950 to Audrey Kenzie. He and Audrey lived in Swift Current, SK for one year before moving to Nelson BC where he worked for Canada Safeway. They purchased a 47 acre farm just outside of Nelson where he and Audrey grew vegetables and sold to Safeway as well. During this time 2 children were born to Ron and Audrey, a son Tom and a daughter Sandra. In 1961 Ron was transferred to Penticton as assistant manager for Safeway. Five years later he was again transferred back to Nelson this time as a manager. In 1968 he took one last transfer to Quesnel, BC where the family remained for the next 30 years.
During this time Ron retired from Safeway at the age of 52 and started a picture framing business and gallery. This was highly successful. He trained his children in the business and as a result 2 other successful galleries were started in Prince George, BC and William Lake, BC. Not only were these framing shops started, but a few friends were trained and a brother-in-law too, resulting in a Kelowna business and Salmon Arm business. Ron was always a great provider, living up to his given name Edward meaning “one who provides”. He took great pride in his work and in helping others to succeed as he had. He was ever there to lend a hand especially to young people, whether with money or teaching them the ropes to success and investment.
He is survived by his loving wife Audrey, son Tom Wylie and daughter Sandra Armbruster, 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, sister Joan Small and brother Ken Wylie.
Thank you dad, for all you taught us and in helping us to get started in life. We will forever be grateful. We will miss you. We look forward to that day when we will all be together in God’s Kingdom.
With love always from your family,
Audrey, Tom and Sandra