Ron passed away peacefully on October 4, 2021 in Saanichton, BC. Born May 15, 1941 in Vancouver, BC, he is survived by his partner, Xisa Huang; former wife, Lorraine Jakimchuk; sister, Carol Uszkalo (John); sister-in-law, Colleen Jakimchuk; children, Linda Bull (Don) and Rick (Sherry); grandchildren, Sean (Chelsea), Lindsey (Ryan), Lucas, Carli, Marcus and Roy; great-grandchildren, Lucy, Calla, Keaton, Violet, Harlow and Oliver. Ron was predeceased by his daughter, Patricia and brother, Harry.
Ron graduated in 1962 from UBC with a BSc. Biology. He moved to Edmonton to work for the Canadian Wildlife Service before beginning his own business, Renewable Resources Consulting Services, Ltd. In addition, he was the founding President of the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists and registered as a professional biologist (R.P. Bio Ret.) in British Columbia.
Ron’s career as a consulting Wildlife Biologist took him many places; from the Arctic to Borneo, the legacy of Ron’s extensive research is far reaching.
As an astute observer of nature, Ron’s appreciation for beauty permeated throughout his life. Ron was an avid fisherman, hunter, horticulturist, writer, singer and philanthropist, who took great pleasure in promoting the welfare of the world around him. Above all, nothing was more precious to Ron than his family.
A Celebration of Ron’s life will be held in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Due to COVID Restrictions, in person attendance is by invitation only. All others are welcome to attend virtually by clicking the following Zoom link. Please use your video camera if possible and ensure that your microphone remains muted.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one of the following:
The Ronald D. Jakimchuk Foundation for Wildlife and Biodiversity Research via the Victoria Foundation
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