Harold Ronald Schilds
1934 – 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing
of Harold Ronald “Ron” Schilds on Thursday,
September 3rd at the age of 81 with friend Daphne
Mcgoldrick by his side.
Ron was born August 23,1934 in Dawson Creek. He was the oldest of eleven children born to Anne and Harold Schilds. Ron tried a few jobs after high school and then left Dawson Creek to a career of 35 years with the Canadian Airforce. During his posting to Rivers, he met Betty Gamble of Carberry, MB. Ron and Betty married and had three children, daughter, Valerie and two sons, Steven and Gary. Ron played minor hockey in the 40’s with his two brothers, Doug and Fran and he continued his love of sport by joining the military enlisting as a physical education instructor.
Ron will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Valerie Schilds (Mike); two sons, Steven (Marlene) and Gary (Amy) Schilds and grandchildren, Channa, Katrina (Ryan) and Jackie and great-grandchildren, Elyssa, Tristan and Carsen; step-grandchildren, Brenden, Korrie, Jordon and Sean, Jakob and Quinlan and Maya; brothers, Doug Schilds, Fran Schilds, Barrie (Lorraine) Schilds, Bill (Pat) Schilds, and Ted (Rosinne) Schilds; sisters, Norma Leffingwell, Barb Maguire, Betty Ferguson, Patricia (Jim) Inkster and many nieces and nephews. Ron was predeceased by his mother, Anne Schilds; father, Harold Schilds; brother, Lawrence Schilds and grandson, Daniel Jedele. Ron will be missed by the many friends he touched with his love of life.
In honouring Ron’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. Inurnment to follow in the Dawson Creek City Cemetery. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Ron to a charity of your own choice.
Condolences may be offered to the family at
McCall’s of Victoria, BC (1-800-870-4210)