Ronald F. Birkeland
November 17, 1929 ~ April 27, 2013
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to a beloved husband, father and devoted grandfather. Ron passed away peacefully with family by his side at Victoria General Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Lois; his daughter Gayle (Steve McTaggart); his sons Brian (Shirley), Kerry, Kevin (Teresa) and Darren (Cindi); and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ron lived in Ladysmith for more than 50 years, and was employed with MacMillan and Bloedel in Chemainus for more than 30 years. He was a great family man with his humour and giving personality, spending countless hours watching and supporting his children in any endeavour they chose from baseball to air cadets. The family would like to thank the incredible staff at VGH and Beacon Hill Services for their loving care and support of Ron in his last days. There will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.