In the early hours of October 12, Ronald peacefully slipped away, his partner at his side following a lengthy and courageous battle with chronic illness. Ronald was predeceased by his first wife Clara (nee Likness) mother of Daniel and Cynthia and his sister Joan Sheppard. He is survived by Susan his loving partner of 37 years, his children Daniel, Cynthia and Natalie (Gene), grandchildren Holly (Frazer), Madyson, Arthur (Alicia), Aaron (Shanay), Wilfred, five great grandchildren, his brother Wallace Williams, sister-in-law Martha Likness Hood, many nieces, nephews and loving friends.

Born in Vancouver, Ronald was a mentor and friend to many over forty-one years in the field of property management. He enjoyed his leisure time sailing the coastal waters on his boat Tokay with family and friends. He will be remembered for his determination, boundless energy, zest for life and cheeky sense of humour. He was truly the cat with nine lives.

A Celebration of Ronald’s life will be held at the First Memorial Boal Chapel at 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC on Monday, November 28, 2022 at 2:00 pm.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Sheila Croston

    Dear Sue… I’m so sorry for your loss . Ron was such a terrific guy . Brian and I always enjoyed his fun banter across our driveways in Lions Bay.. as Ronnie meticulously kept your property trimmed and beautiful , bearing graciously with Our wild jungle in the woods . We had many many laughs and sweet times with you as neighbours and friends . I will miss Ron ‘s kidding as he called me “ kiddo” . He brought joy and laughter to our days . I miss you Sue … hope we can get together soon .

  • Bunny Wortman

    Susan, I’m so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was an unforgettable guy, and will undoubtedly be missed by a lot of people, in addition to you and the family. Ron interviewed me for my first job in the property management industry so many years ago at Daon Centre. I remember him fondly for his sense of humour, and his inability to remember people’s names, which was so endearing. He still called me “kiddo” many years later, and called his assistant, Michelle, even though her name was Nicole. He was part of the great leadership trio at Capco Realty, and made his mark in both the industry and in life.


    Ron was my first “boss” when I started in property management in the late 1970’s. He was a brilliant mentor and the “go to” person if any of us ever had a problem. I have many fond memories of Ron. My condolences to Sue and to Ron’s family and many dear friends.

  • Ian grant

    Sue, our condolences to you.
    You and Ron were great neighbours of ours for 15 years.
    Ron was so helpful when we first moved in with his DIY skills and I personally learned so much from Ron.
    I know he loved you very much.
    He will be missed.

  • Dave Short

    Sue… sorry to hear about the passing of Ron . What a great life he had. Our memories of Ron and you are wonderful memories. Great sailing days. Ron was a very clever guy and always the first to lend a hand when someone had a problem or needed some help. What a great guy!!
    Our thoughts and love are with you Sue, and your family
    Dave and Lynn

  • Vic Syvenky and family

    Our condolences to you Natalie and your family.We are so sorry on the loss of your much loved father, grandfather and friend to many. We will all miss Ron. He was loved by many and his memory will live on. Hugs and prayers to the family.

  • Darcy Robinson

    Hey Nat… & family. I will always remember your Dad for a few things: A ‘Wolstencroft’ event that he sent Nat and I out to get hot chocolate…..regular for us and ‘special’ for him. LOL 🙂 Also MANY great days at the cabin/card games – AND a non-forgettable day when the cougar came around…
    Soooo sorry for your family’s loss! Hugs to everyone!

  • Rex & glory case

    We have many fond memories of Ron and our many sailing escapades over the years and we will miss him

  • Nick Newell

    Sailor, skier, builder. Ron was a man of many talents and generous with his time and energy to help others without his talents. Our condolences to Susan and Ron’s many friends and family.
    We will miss Ron and his witty conversations (and his roast beef dinner parties)

    Nick and Sandy Newell , Duncan , B.C.

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