ForeverMissed

My father passed away quietly and peacefully on Christmas Eve.  Dad had a love of dogs greater than most of us imagined.  As a founding Board Member of West Coast Assistance Teams Society, he was an advocate for people with disabilities and their rights to access with service dogs.  He was extremely proud of the work that West Coast continues to do and proud of the recipients and their courage to live life to the fullest, despite the hurdles they face.

A donation made in his name to West Coast Assistance Teams will be graciously accepted.

An open house will be held on Thursday, December 30th, 2010, at 6912 Joffre Ave., Burnaby from 2:00pm - 5:00pm.

   We will remember him forever.

Posted by Ryan & Sharon Hill on December 24, 2016
Time has passed but our memories of you remain.
Ron (Dad) you our greatly missed!
Love Sharon ❤️
Posted by Ryan & Sharon Hill on June 25, 2016
Happy Birthday your greatly missed today.
All our love Sharon and Ryan
Posted by Dianne O'Brien on January 8, 2011
Dear Ryan & Sharon....I am VERY SORRY to hear of your Dad's passing....He was INDEED a DEAR man ! Please give my condolences to your lovely mother, Shirley, will you ? He will be surely & greatly MISSED by all who knew him !!

            Sincerely...

                Dianne (the kite flyer)
'Some kites are meant to be set free...'
Posted by Tasia A. on January 6, 2011
Hi Ryan and Sharon,

I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing Ryan. Your parents were always so nice and cheerful whenever they would greet me. Many condolences to you and your family. I am sure he will be grately missed by many!

Thank you for sharing the lovely pictures of your dad.

Take good care of yourselves.
Always,
Tasia
Posted by J G on January 1, 2011
Sharon and Ryan, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Thank you for sharing such amazing photos of Ron here. You are in my thoughts. -Jessica
Posted by Mel Losier on December 30, 2010
Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your father.I remenber our sailboat trip to Horseshoe Bay.

All our love

The Losier
Posted by Sue Ashley on December 30, 2010
Ryan and Sharon,

Sorry to hear of the passing of your father. It sounds like he was a very special father and human being. Based on what I have read about your father, Ryan, it appears that much of who he was lives on in you and that is a gift.

Take care of yourselves during this time of grief.
I hope to see you both in the new year.
Love, Sue, Tom and Vicki.
Posted by Ryan & Sharon Hill on December 28, 2010
Dad:

I will miss you greatly, your wit, humour and smile made us all laugh. And I thank you for giving me your greatest gift of all, your son Ryan. He carries your sense of humour and that wonderful wit that you showed us all.

All my love,
Sharon (daughter-in-law)
Posted by Margo Lott on December 28, 2010
Ryan & Sharon,

Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your father. You will surely miss such a wonderful man.

Love from your cousins,
Margo & Ken
Posted by Leanne Bazinet on December 28, 2010
You made Rosie and I laugh and smile. Your warmth and love will always be remembered, our friendly 'spy'. We know you are resting gently in the arms of angels but shed loving tears because a beautiful person is gone from us. Rest and feel no pain, be at peace, until we meet again. All our love,
Leanne and Rosie

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Posted by Ryan & Sharon Hill on December 24, 2016
Time has passed but our memories of you remain.
Ron (Dad) you our greatly missed!
Love Sharon ❤️
Posted by Ryan & Sharon Hill on June 25, 2016
Happy Birthday your greatly missed today.
All our love Sharon and Ryan
Posted by Dianne O'Brien on January 8, 2011
Dear Ryan & Sharon....I am VERY SORRY to hear of your Dad's passing....He was INDEED a DEAR man ! Please give my condolences to your lovely mother, Shirley, will you ? He will be surely & greatly MISSED by all who knew him !!

            Sincerely...

                Dianne (the kite flyer)
'Some kites are meant to be set free...'
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Shared by Ryan & Sharon Hill on December 28, 2010

Ryan & I have many special moments that we shared with Dad but we would like to tell you about a few very cherished memories that we have.  In doing that we also need to include Mom as the two of them were rarely separated from one another.  One of the things that we admired most about their marriage was their support of each other. 

So let's begin with a very special day. When Ryan & I decided to get married we wanted to be married on a ship.  So Ryan booked a cruise to the Panama Canal.  We knew that this would make it difficult for any family or friends to join us and that we would probably be alone. But we really wanted Mom and Dad to join us so we asked if they would consider coming along and being our best man & maid of honour.  They said "yes".  What everyone doesn't know is that they already had a cruise planned and booked for a month before our wedding date.  They did not hesitate to cancel their plans and join us on our ship for our wedding.  It was the best gift they could have given us, to share our wedding with them.

Our next special memory was when Ryan & I decided to go to California to take our schooling to become certified Service Dog Instructors.  Dad drove their motorhome down to California so that we would have a place to stay while we did our schooling.  It was a long and hard course and we had no friends or family to share things with down there.  Not that we had any spare time.  But to our surprise Dad and Mom showed up for our graduation day!  They brought us jackets that they had embroidered with West Coast Assistance Teams on them.  Dad told us how proud he was of us.  We were so happy to see them and once again share with them a very important honour in our lives.

Since then Dad has helped with West Coast in so many ways.  He not only is one of our founders but also sat on the board as vice-president.  He helped with fundraisers and doing the final testing of teams.  He always loved meeting and greeting people and telling them what the dogs could do and how they helped change people's lives.  He was always wearing his vest proudly and he was the best ambassadors we could have ever had.  He loved meeting all the dogs and they loved him too.  Always getting into his lap and giving him kisses.  Even in hospital our lab pup Ellie came to visit and she brought a smile to Dad's face.  All our teams will miss him greatly.

We are so glad that we were able to take time and spend as much of it with dad as we could the last few months.  Even in hospital we saw that sense of humour.  

You are not gone dad as we carry you with us in our hearts and memories.  Till we meet again.

Love Ryan & Sharon