We Remember

SULZ, Ronald

June 4, 1941 — December 7, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce Heaven has received another cowboy with the sudden, unexpected passing, at home, of Ron on December 7, 2021. He was born June 4, 1941, in Medicine Hat, AB.  Fond memories of growing up included playing for the Medicine Hat Tigers hockey team. Hockey, his passion, took him onwards to Peace River, AB, and ultimately Yellowknife, NWT, where he played hockey at the first Canada Winter Games in 1967. The stories of Senior and Old Timer Hockey in Yellowknife were unending.  After moving to Kelowna, working with horses and helping neighbors took him into his happy place.  All those who knew him knew that he loved to talk and that they would need an hour or two to visit. The Sulz heritage was very dear to Ron, thus there were many ‘old time’ conversations during cherished visits with family.

Ron is survived by his wife, Clara; son Darcy (Shelley); grandsons Karl and Daley; brother Barry (Diane) and family; sister-in-law Bette; nieces and nephews; as well as many extended family members.  He was predeceased by father Emil and mother Martha; infant brother Donald, brother Harold and sister Joyce (Alan).

Heartfelt thanks to all the first responders for their efforts, unending support, and compassion.

There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date. No flowers by request, and in lieu, donations to JoeAnna’s House, or charity of your choice.

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  • Bruce Clarkson says:

    You will be missed by many for an outgoing personality, always willing to help and a good friend to so many. Rest in peace brother-in-law

  • Julie Fiorentino says:

    Dearest Clara and family,
    I was saddened to read about the passing of Ron. I enjoyed reading his obituary and all the beautiful memories that people expressed in their condolences. He seemed like such a respected, kind and athletic soul – I wish I could have met him and would have loved to see him play hockey.
    May Ron’s voice resonate in your memory and his wit make you laugh at the times you need it most.
    Julie Fiorentino

  • Maria LaBoucan says:

    Clara and family it’s with great loss that I see your losing Ron. I remember his laughter and kindness. Sending love to you Clara and your family. Love Maria LaBoucan

  • Ruth Perritt says:

    Dear Clara i am so very sorry to you and your family for your loss. Horse Ron as we called him will be remembered fondly always and forever. Sending you and your family hugs. He will be watching over his family which he loved with all his heart.

  • Christine Reimann says:

    Shocked and saddened to hear of Ron’s passing…………I thought he was invincible and we will all miss his jokes and fiery personality at our Yellowknife reunions. Condolences from all the Reimann’s. So sorry for your untimely loss. xo

  • Melvin Holmes says:

    I wish to express my deepest condolences to Clara and the rest of the family for the loss of a great man and friend. I played hockey with Ron for approximately 12 years (Yellowknife Gold Dusters). I will cherish those memories.

  • Pat Moore says:

    My condolences to Clara and family. I remember having the odd drink with Ron at the Gallery. Good times in Yellowknife.

  • Ted Richard says:

    Condolences to Clara and family for sudden loss of one great guy. He was a natural team leader on and
    off the ice, a friend to everyone, a warm and outgoing personality, wonderful sense of humour.

  • Rod Wood says:

    Clara and family, condolences on the sudden passing of Ron, many memories of Yellowknife days, living in Northland, when Ron was our landlord, hockey parties and reunions in Kelowna. He cut a wide swath and had many friends.

  • Wylie Reid GRIMM says:

    Ron will be passing the puck now in a place where His Game will be played the right way ! Great man and Team Mate for many years in Yellowknife. He will be greatly missed !

  • Marie Coe says:

    Clara, Darcy & Family
    So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. A lot of great memories of our good days in Yellowknife. It would be so nice to see you again. Love Marie

  • Ross & Cheryl Cheryl Annand says:

    Clara we were so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing.. Our condolences to you, Darcy, and his family. You will miss him greatly. We fondly remember our interactions with him in Yellowknife…….. a northern for sure!! Take care of each other and share your memories often. I read a poem that said “Cry a little because he is gone but laugh a lot because of the love and the good memories he left behind”. Take care!! Ross and Cheryl Annand and family!!

  • John Carter says:

    Clara what a life you and Ron shared. We all miss him and share in your grief.
    I’ll miss Ron’s get togethers in the hot tub and the Old Watering Hole.
    He was the best of Old YK.

  • Faith Embleton says:

    Ken and I send our heart felt condolences! We are greatly saddened by this news! Clara and Darcy and family we send our prayers and big hugs to all of you! We will be thinking about you!

  • Juanita Case says:

    Clara Darcy and Family
    We sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Hope it helps to know that many heartfelt thoughts are with you and your family.
    Juanita Case and Daniel Halldorson

  • Wendy Bisaro says:

    Clara, Darcy and family – I was immeasurably saddened to read of Ron’s passing. You have been in my thoughts this last while and will continue to be. Sending you virtual hugs from a place where many wonderful memories come from. Love to you all.
    Wendy Bisaro

  • Margaret Webb says:

    Clara and Family,
    Our condolences go out to you.
    Randy & Margaret

  • John Carter says:

    The cowboy rides away!

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