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FIERBACH, Ronnie (Ron) Edward

Ron was welcomed into the arms of his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on February 22, 2014, at the age of 71.  He passed away peacefully in Kelowna, BC, with his loving wife, Lily and family by his side.

Ron will be greatly missed by his wife of 44 years, and fondly remembered by his children, Kevin (Jackie) Fierbach, Carrie (Dave) Vroege; five grandchildren, Jayden, Jenae, Joel, Lian and Asher; his mother, Elma; sister, Diane (Ken); two brothers, Dennis (Janet), Reg (Doris); Lily’s brothers and sisters and many dear relatives and friends.  Ron was predeceased by his father, Edward and his grandson, Neil.

Ron reflected Christ’s love for him with his servant’s heart and passion for helping people.  He loved volunteering at Bibles for Missions and International Student Ministry.

Ron’s family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff at Kelowna General Hospital and The Hospice House for their compassionate care.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 28th at 2:30 pm at Mission Creek Alliance Church, 2091 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  If desired, donations can be made in Ron’s name to the International Student Ministry Canada: www.ismc.ca/ donations specifically to “Kelowna City Ministry.”  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.”

Friday, February 28th at 2:30 pm

Mission Creek Alliance Church

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The service for FIERBACH, Ronnie (Ron) Edward is scheduled for Friday, February 28th at 2:30 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Mission Creek Alliance Church

2091 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Bill and Joyce Sirman says:

    It was with sadden heart to read the news of Ron’s passing. I shared many times volunteering with him at the Bibles for Mission, and grew to know what a caring and devoted man he was. Joyce and I send our sincere condolences to his wife and family, finding peace in your heart knowing that he is now with his Lord

  • Ken and Marg MacDonald says:

    Our love to Lil and family. Ron was clearly a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ and He brought his best every day for the cause of Christ. We honor the Lord as we celebrate His graduation into Heaven. He provides us a very good model for earthly living and great assurance for the next chapter.
    Our love and prayers.
    Ken and Marg MacDonald

  • Dean Yurkewich says:

    Uncle Ron, you get to experience what we left on earth still have to take by faith. Growing up you always left me feeling like you were such a kind man and that made me feel safe around you. Your eternal home with Jesus Christ and glorious Father must be something else to behold. Aunt Lil, Kevin, and Carrie our hearts go out to you for the “temporary” separation of such a great husband and father. May God’s grace and peace be your portion during these difficult days. We are praying for you all. Dean Yurkewich, Grande Prairie, Alberta

  • Lynn (yurkewich) Collard says:

    Dearest Aunt Lil, Kevin & Carrie and family…I am so very saddened to hear of uncle Ron’s sickness and now his passing. What a dear man he was to so many people, the loss you feel must be so big. Just seeing his picture, made me realize what fond feelings for him have been tucked away deep in my heart since my childhood. To you all, my love, prayers and thoughts. I cannot be with you on Friday, but in my heart, I’ll be remembering a dear uncle! With much love, your niece and cousin, Lynn – and family.

  • Vern & Karen LaRocque says:

    Dear Lil & Family,
    We have cherished our friendship for more than 44 years and have spent many memorable times together. We will miss Ron and his humour. We are unable to attend his memorial service, but will try to visit in the spring. He was a great example to all who knew him and will be sadly missed. His love for the Lord was very evident in everything he did. May the Lord be will you Lil during this difficult time in your life.

  • James Jaehag Kim says:

    What a Friend we have in Jesus. This hymn is the first song we learned in English since we came Canada a decade ago. When my wife and I visited Ron and sang this song
    before him and his beloved wife and sister -in-law, he was so pleased. We promised him we visit again and sing another song. We are sure that he takes a rest with beautiful hymns singing by angels before Lord Jesus Christ and His Father. We really miss him. He was a real friend and neighbour of int’l students and Korean neighbour.

  • Allan McCowan says:

    To Lil, Kevin and Carrie
    I know you will miss your husband and father very much. I well remember Ron in the mid eighties through Meadowlark Baptist Church and his involvement with the boys club. I will always remember his encouragements to people around him. I wish you all the best and God’s comfort I the coming days, weeks and years.

  • John & Shirley Ritter says:

    Lil, Kevin, Jackie & Family
    Our sincere condolences to all of you as you grieve the loss of a very special person in your life. May God’s love and peace be with you in the days ahead. May all the memories you have of Ron bring you comfort. All of you are in our prayers
    John & Shirley Ritter
    Stony Plain, Alberta

  • Rodney Fierbach says:

    Dear Aunt Lil and Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. I will always remember the great times that we shared celebrating many Christmases and camping trips together. Uncle Ron will be missed by all of us. I will not be able to make the Friday service but wish I could. I wish you all the best in the days and years to come. God Bless
    Rodney & Miriam Fierbach

  • John & Shirley Ritter says:

    Lil, Kevin & Jackie & Family
    Our sincere condolences to all of you as you grieve the loss of a very special person in your life. May God’s love and peace be with you in the days ahead. May all the memories you have of Ron bring you comfort. All of you are in our prayers.
    John & Shirley Ritter
    Stony Plain, Alberta

  • Cindy Claggett says:

    Our heartfelt condolence on Ron’s passing.
    Since you moved to Kelowna , we got to know you both more and more and “loved “you both more and more.
    I will never forget Ron’s kindness Towards my parents and the love of Jesus he Showed in his kindness.
    He will be greatlymissed and forever remembered.
    At this time may you know,that we grieve with you.
    In the days ahead ,we pray peace for you in knowing you will see him again .
    May God uphold you Lil and Family at this difficult time.
    Love your friends in Christ
    Brian,Cindy and Colby Claggett.

  • Rubin and Jeanne Herrmann says:

    Dear sister Lil,
    Today you are laying your dear husband to rest. Be assured of our prayers for you and your family. May you experience God’s nearness, comfort and strength as you place yourself under his loving, sheltering care.
    Bruce so appreciated Ron’s friendship and loving support.
    “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

  • Dave and Connie Laing says:

    We pray that God will grant Lil His peace at this very difficult time. We are so appreciative of the wonderful visit we had together in January. Ron is a wonderful role model for us. We enjoyed working together with international student and his simple acceptance of whatever God had for him. We know he is now in a far better place and look forward to being together in Heaven.

  • Bruno & Jean Voss says:

    Ron was a true friend and a dedicated Christian. He was one of the first candidates that I baptized in Moosehorn, MB. When living in Edmonton he lived on our street and became our “handy man”. We miss you Ron. Lil, words fail at this time, but prayer avails. We pray for you everyday. Accept our heartfelt condolences.

  • Jack @Donna Fraser says:

    Dear Lil and family it has been quite awhile since we have seen one another. We never forgot all our friends bk home. I was so happy to have the chance to talk with Ron recently and how at peace he was. We will come on Friday till then may God give you peace

  • Susan Oleskiw says:

    To my Western sister Lil; Kevin, Carrie and families:
    My deepest sympathy as you mourn the loss of your husband, father and grand father.
    Ron and you have been important people in our lives since I first met you in 1971 in Edmonton. I cherish the memory of Rook games, board games, Christmas dinners, camping, assistance with my moves, and wonderful visits. You have been the best of friends. I am thinking of you at this difficult time. Love and warm hugs to you all.

  • Glen & Sharon Wood says:

    Dear Lil & Family,
    As your new friends it quickly became obvious to us Ron enjoyed living his life unselfishly by sharing his love of Jesus through his good works and deeds. He touched our lives by exemplifying what following Christ was all about. I shall never forget the hike we took last summer in search of Angel Falls. We send our sincere condolences and pray the Lord’s blessings upon you during this most difficult time.
    Love in Christ,
    Glen & Sharon Wood

  • David & Maxine Baskill says:

    Lil and family,
    Our hearts go out to you Lil,and to all of your family. In the few short years of my friendship with Ron we became very good friends. I will miss him a lot. He was so uplifting and encouraging in our new marriage, and Max took to you both right away. He will be sadly missed. We will continue to pray for you and your family, Lil, and are sorry to miss his funeral, as we are still in Edmonton.

    Dave and Max

  • Grayson and Helen Paschke says:

    Dear Lil and Family:
    We were sorry to hear about Ron’s illness, but find comfort with you, Lil and family, that he is with his Lord whom he loved and served. We have good memories of our friendship with you and Ron. I, Grayson, remember well when we first met Ron. It was at an evening service at West Meadows, I believe one of the first we attended after moving to Edmonton in 1994. Ron came over to introduce himself and get to know us, and when he discovered I was a fellow Manitoban, well, that sealed our immediate friendship. After that we were in the same Bible study, and were often in your home experiencing the generous hospitality of the two of you. We were sorry when you moved to Kelowna. Yes, good memories of a good friend and a good Christian.

  • Gladys Lucas says:

    my sympathy to all the family in the passing of husband and father. May god’s guiding and comforting hand be with you. through the coming days….

  • Jacquie (orom) McIntosh says:

    Hi Lil, So sorry to here about Ron. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your children.

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