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Ron Dombowsky passed away from cancer at Hospice House on May 23, 2016 at the age of 64 years.  Ron is survived by his wife Bonnie; sons Daniel and David; brothers: Greg, Len, Jerry (Maria); and sisters: MaryAnn (Dave) Hendricks, Josie (Charles) Nixdorff, and Betty (Don) Thorssen, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Pre-deceased by his father Joseph, mother Anne, and his sister Margaret.


Ron was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and resided in Kelowna for the past 35 years. He is lovingly remembered by his family, friends and co-workers as cheerful, friendly and giving. Ron was a life-long member of the Knights of Columbus, and was past Grand Knight. His co-workers at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will greatly miss his positive attitude and friendship.



Prayers will be recited on Sunday, May 29th at 7:30 pm and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, May 30th at 10:30 am, both at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 839 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice House.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Prayer Service
Sunday, May 29th at 7:30 pm

Monday, May 30th at 10:30 am

Immaculate Conception Church

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The prayer service for DOMBOWSKY, Ronald is scheduled for Sunday, May 29th at 7:30 pm at located at 839 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC.

The service for DOMBOWSKY, Ronald is scheduled for Monday, May 30th at 10:30 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Immaculate Conception Church

839 Sutherland Avenue Kelowna, BC


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  • Robert & Carnation St. Amand says:

    Bonnie & Family

    We are deeply saddened by you loss. Ron was a kind, good natured man who always made everyone feel welcome. I will fondly remember his “MacGyver” skills. He was always ready to fix things, even if they weren’t broken.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    Robert & Carnation St. Amand

  • Peg Day says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the death of your brother Ron. He had such a long battle with his illness. I didn’t know Ron well but each time he came to the office he would speak of you with such pride. He truly was proud of the wonderful work you do at the church. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. ~ Peg

  • Richard & Helen Ingold says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of my cousin Ron.
    We will keep you & your family in our prayers.
    Many fond memories of gatherings with the Dombowsky families.
    Attaching a photo taken in front of Claybank hall, spring 1958.

  • David and Joan Dombowsky says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have fond memories of visits with your extended family the couple of times we travelled through Kelowna. May God be close to all of you during this difficult time.

  • Donna Hildebrand says:

    Ron’s willingness to provide assistance and share knowledge gave us (as recipients of his largess) the ability to be far more effective than we could have been on our own. We will miss his generosity, his pleasant manner, his happy disposition and his funny stories. We are very sorry for your loss. Donna and the staff from PACS.

  • Yvonne Kent (nee Palmer) says:

    Bonnie, Shelley and family: May you only grieve for a short time and then be able to smile and celebrate Ron’s life. Gone too soon but I’m sure touched the lives of many.

  • Nicki and Roger Hokazono says:

    Bonnie, David, and Daniel,
    Roger and I have heavy hearts after just reading of Ron’s passing. Our thoughts are with you. Everything we have ever known and seen of Ron over the years was filled with kindness, smiles and humour. We are so sorry that he has left this world far too young. Our hugs are being sent to you all.
    Roger and Nicki Hokazono

  • Gayle Bates says:

    My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family at this sad time. Ron will be missed but never forgotten. Hugs

  • Shelley O'Dell says:

    We are all so sorry tor the lost of Ron Bonnie. He helped out myself and the kids with so so much. May you all find peace in God and each other. <3 Sister I'll be there for you <3

  • Cathy Cunnington says:

    Bonnie and sons, so sad to hear Ron had passed away. He sure was well liked and oh so pleasant to all. Bob and he had very similar deaths. Can’t beat that cancer. CHERISH YOUR MEMORIES. My thoughts are with you.love,Cathy.

  • Allan Poulton (London, ON) says:

    So sorry to learn of Ron’s passing. My condolences to both his family and friends. I got to know Ron from attending several work-related training sessions in Western Canada over the past several years and remained in contact with him after my retirement a few years ago. Ron was such a good-natured and fun-loving guy … but sincere and dedicated, too. He will be missed. “Well done!!!” Ron.

  • Jack and Deanna Gerow says:

    Bonnie and the boys
    I am so sorry to hear of Rons passing, if we can be of any assistance to you please let us know

    God Bless

  • Diane Planiden says:

    “What The Heart Has Known, Can Never be Lost” Heartfelt Sympathies and Love.

  • Jane Rampone says:

    Bonnie (& Family),

    We are so saddened by the news of Ron. We remember his great sense of humour & upbeat ways from ceramics classes, many years ago. Bonnie, please know that we are thinking of you. Sending you lots of love & hugs!
    Jane Rampone & Debbie Friesen

  • Gary Baird says:

    Dear Bonnie, Daniel & David,
    My deepest sympathies at this time of Ron’s passing. I enjoyed working with Ron for the last 25 years and we shared many discussions about yours and my family. Ron was always so cheerful and helpful during our career together; and I know how helped both you folks and the KFC.
    My very best regards,
    …Gary Baird

  • John Stanger says:

    I’m so sorry to learn of Ron’s passing. It’s hard to imagine that someone who always seemed to be so alive is now gone. Although we worked in different parts of the country, I got to know Ron at our meetings, during our telephone conversations and through e-mail communication. I was always so happy to see him. His omnipresent smile and easy laugh were always welcome. His knowledge and ideas were relied upon. His dedication to our work was infectious. My sincere condolences to his family, his many friends and all those who loved him. He is, and will be, greatly missed.

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