July 26, 1976 — June 27, 2021
In loving memory of Dallas Ryan Ronacher. Born July 26, 1976 in Kamloops, BC, Dallas left us June 27, 2021. Dallas grew up in Kelowna, BC where he cultivated many friends, friends who he still had to this day.
Dallas was a bright and compassionate person who was always there to listen. When anyone had a problem with plumbing, irrigation, fixing the brakes on a vehicle, or with the smallest thing, like a thermostat, he was the guy. At the drop of a hat, he was there to help, with whatever needed to be done.
He was highly respected by those he worked with at Specialty Overload Services. Dallas never shied away from any task: from connecting steel in the dead of winter to throwing hay in 35 degree weather. He did everything with a smile on his face and a clever wit on his tongue. Dallas was the official smile captain at work, every place needs one.
Dallas had an amazing sense of humour, he was witty and always had the perfect come back. His adventures took him to the wilderness. Hiking, fishing and camping were his happy place.
If we could learn anything from the loss of Dallas, it would be to talk more openly about the stigma of substance abuse and mental health. The use of alcohol in every aspect of life, creates the opportunity for abuse. Dallas looked after everyone, except himself.
His family and friends are devastated by his sudden passing.
We love you Dal. Your sense of adventure and kindness will live on in all of us. We will think of your smile every morning when the sun rises.
He is survived by his mother, Judi; his brothers Travis (Ginger) and Jarvis (Adrianne); and three amazing nephews Jack, Vann and Ladd.
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