Jan. 17, 1927 – Nov. 10, 2005
Ron Wood, late of Cultus Lake, BC, passed away at home in the early morning hours of November 10 with his loving wife, Joan, at his side.
Ron was born on January 17, 1927 in Vancouver, B.C. He joined Canadian Pacific Airlines on May 5, 1953. During his varied career he flew the DC-3, C-46, Convair 240, DC-69, Bristol Brittania and Boeing 737. On August 6, 1963 he was promoted to Captain at the Whitehorse, YT base. He retired from the Vancouver Airport in November 1980.
Throughout his retirement Ron remained an avid fan of light aircraft building, completing the construction of his Thorpe S-18 in 1999. In addition he was an avid modeler of remote aircraft.
In addition to his love of live, Ron’s other passions included golf and sailing. Ron divided his retirement between Cultus Lake and San Jacinto, California. He belonged to both Chilliwack Golf and Country Club and Soboba Springs Country Club.
Ron will be fondly remembered by his loving wife, Joan; four children, Jaff, Todd, Shelby and Michelle; two grandchildren, Tyler and Riley, as well as many other family and friends.
The family would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr.’s Ken Hirst and Theresa Wilson, as well as Dr. ‘s C. Lee and C. Leong at the Surrey Cancer Clinic. Also, thanks to the Palliative Care nurses who were so wonderful.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the B.C. Cancer Agency, Fraser Valley Cancer Centre, 13750 96th Avenue, Surrey, BC V3V 1X2.
No service upon request.