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KELLY, Ronald

Ron entered into eternal rest December 23, 2014 at the age of 70 after a short illness. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife Martha and two sons

Brent (Joanne) and Joseph.


Ron is also survived by his sister Sharon (Gerry Erlam) and will be remembered for his love, humour and gentle ways by other family and supportive friends.


Ron was a keen player and long-time member of the Kelowna Badminton Club.  He enjoyed a good game of bridge with his wife, Marty as his partner in life, love and bridge at the Westside Senior and Duplicate Bridge Clubs.  Ron was fond of outdoor adventures, biking, hiking, fishing, and camping.  Every activity brought him joy and camaraderie.


At Ron’s request there is no service.  Should friends so desire, tribute donations can be directed to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation/hospice palliative care fund www.kghfoundation.com  or the Nature Conservancy of Canada www.natureconservancy.ca


Arrangements entrusted with Springfield Funeral Home.  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.”

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  • Carol Mostrom says:

    Gus and I have shared so many experiences with Ron and Marty. Ron was my best man friend and he will be missed greatly. He was such a wonderful person and enjoyed life so much. We were so lucky to have him in our life.

  • Murray Marchant says:

    Marty, I’m very sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

  • Susan Fair says:

    Marty I am so sorry for your loss. Ron was always smiling and I enjoyed our Bridge when we played together. I hope you will continue to play. Hugs Susan

  • Elaine Hansen says:

    Marty, I’m so sorry to read of Ron’s passing. He certainly will be missed at the bridge club. My sincere condolences to your and your family
    Elaine Hansen

  • Florence Wentworth says:

    My sincere condolences to you Martha on the lost of your beloved husband.

    We too will miss his smile at the bridge tables.

  • Marcy Eising says:

    Dear Marty and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Ron will truly be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Much love.


    you know I am sorry for your loss and will always miss Ron, he had all the patience in the world, he was so good to PAULA and taught her many things she will never forget will always be your friend anytime, Much Love Margaret

  • lauren pisesky says:

    Dear Marty
    My thoughts are with you. I am so sorry to read about Ron’ death.

  • Mildred West says:

    So sorry to learn of Ron’s passing. We were anxiously looking forward to another bridge session with the two of you. Life changes so quickly.

  • Les &Carole Meyer says:

    We are truly sorry to hear about Ron.
    We always looked forward to your stop overs in Quartzsite to play bridge.
    He will missed for sure.. He was a very good player and you two made a excellent team..

  • Verle Anderson-Lee says:

    Marty I want to express my sincere condolences on the passing of Ron. We always had lots of laughs and fun at the bridge table. If and when you feel like playing, I don’t have a regular partner on Thursdays. I hope you will give me a call and we can be partners. Not as good looking as Ron, but I play a mean hand of bridge.

  • Betty Gordon says:

    Marty and family, I’m so sorry to hear about Ron. We’ll really miss him at the badminton club.

  • Elli Moos says:

    So sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. His friendly smile will sure be missed. My deepest sympathy. Elli

  • dennis & Wendy says:

    Dear Ron, We have known each other since we were in our early twenties & you attending B.C.I.T. & me at the Vancouver Vocational School. My cousin Barry was attending B.C.I.T. & he introduced us, & the rest is history, they say. We have always kept close friends & visited with our wives, we had lots of fun. Your a awesome guy & I will miss you dearly.
    Marty, Wendy & I are in shock of Ron’s passing, bless you & keep you always in our hearts, our love & thought go with you Marty, Joe, Brent & Joanne. Love Dennis & Wendy

  • Lorraine Hutcheson-Kennedy says:

    Its with great sadness that I read about Rons passing. I attended Pen-Hi with Ron and his sister Sharon, in Penticton. Ron was a wonderful person and I am sure will be missed by all that knew him. Sincere Sympathy to his wife and sons.

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