The family is saddened to announce the sudden passing of Ronald Lee Lovestone, age 71, of Victoria, BC. Born September 3rd, 1951, in Oxbow, Saskatchewan, he is predeceased by his parents Rita, Russel, and Tom. Ron is survived by his siblings Bev (Larry), Guy, Terry (Sherri), and Wendy (Don); children Paul, Jamie, and Josh (Tanis); and grandchildren Terron, Mai, and Linden; great-grandchildren Luka and Malakai. Ron will be missed dearly by his many beloved family members and wonderful friends.

Ron spent his working life in the newspaper industry where he built successful platforms to connect his communities. Ron met his wife (Debbie) while working in the newspaper business and they raised their family together in Salmon Arm, BC. As a true lifelong learner, Ron focused on continual self-development, he strived to help and be of service to others, and always positively impacted those around him. His kindness, generosity, and genuine care for others was evident in every interaction that he had. Later in life, Ron’s inquisitive nature led him to develop a passion for travel which took him around the world, and he enjoyed exploring and experiencing new cultures with his loved ones. More than anything, Ron cherished quality time with his family and felt great pride watching them grow into the people they are today.

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  • Tiffany

    I met Ron through his son Paul and quickly grew to love him over the time we had together. His attention and love for his children and grandchildren came through passionately. Paul and Ron did not have a lot of time together due to life circumstances, yet, I was happy to share some of that time with the two of them and watch as their father/son bond grew. He took us to a show and out for burgers where lots of story telling and laughing was had be us all. Happy Trails Ron, till we meet again.

  • Lindsey Ryan Ellis and Charlie HopkIns

    Ron was a wonderful neighbor to have while Josh and Tanis made the journey back to Canada. He was so diligent in his efforts to keep the weeds at bay it eventually became a running joke between my husband , myself , and Ron. The Weed Man! When he would come back for visits and we would see him arrive , we would all exclaim “Ron’s back!” And would be sure to greet him as soon as possible. I’ll miss our sidewalk chats but I’ll never forget his 70/30 rule he shared with me. Eat well and take care 70% of the time and the other 30, do whatever you want! Our short time as friends , was so enjoyed! And our hearts were full seeing him spend time with our wee neighbor Lindy, his sweet grand baby. He will never be forgotten this side of the street , J , T and L. Our condolences ,as well, to the rest of Ron’s family.

  • Sherry Kaufman

    My deepest condolences to the Lovestone family. I was very saddened to hear of Ron’s sudden passing…….he was far too young. He was such a nice man, awesome boss and mentor to many. May he rest In Peace.

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