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Ronald Groome

July 12, 1933 - March 29, 2015

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Groome, Ronald William

1933-2015

Ron passed away peacefully on March 29, 2015 at Mountain View Manor, Ladner, following a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.  He was predeceased by his parents Fred (1978) and Evelyn (1990), his brother Gerry (2012) and nephew David (2014).  He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jean, daughters Meg Elliott (Gordon), Cathy Collis (Stephen), and son James (Natalie).  He is survived by 4 grandchildren, Caleb and Etanda Elliott and Hannah and Sophie Collis.  He is also survived by his sisters Margaret Beaulieu, and Verona Groom, sister-in-law Margaret Groome and brother-in-law Reid Marsh, along with several cousins, nieces and nephews.

After high school he joined the RCAF where he served during the Korean War.  He then attended UBC where he studied electrical engineering.  He worked for Boeing in Renton, Washington for five years and then he and Jean moved back to Vancouver where he went to work for Canadian Pacific Airlines (CP Air, Canadian).  Ron became a life master of duplicate bridge in 1979 and amassed almost 2000 points before his dementia limited his ability to play.  He and Jean travelled extensively, both flying and in their motorhome.  In his younger years he was known for his talents in basketball, baseball, and his wicked volleyball spike. 

Many thanks to the department of Veterans Affairs and to the staff at Mountain View Manor for the exceptional care they gave him.  No flowers and no funeral per Ron’s request, in lieu please donate to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.  A celebration of life will be held at the family home on April 11 at 2pm.  For more information please contact groome0415@hotmail.com.

 

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April 11, 2015
Beginning at 2:00pm

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