RONALD DICK SPEED

December 30, 1925 – October 10, 2008

Ron passed away peacefully at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Marjorie. Children, David (Donna), Karen (Russell) Blow and Daniel (Nancy Hayes). Grandchildren Terry, Jeff and Brett, Oliver and Lucas (Blow), Jessica and Blake.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR) in 1944 as an Ordinary Seaman. Serving aboard HMCS Belleville during the Second World War. He also served in Korea in 1952/53 aboard the HMCS Crusader, and retired from the Canadian Forces in 1979 as a Lieutenant Commander.

Residing in Qualicum Beach, Ron had a passion for golf, camping and enjoyed fishing off the coast of Vancouver Island.

He loved to play his piano, do the daily crossword and spent most days quietly reading a book.

We had one last “Happy Hour” together on the night of your passing, you will be forever in our hearts.

(At the request of family, no service to be held. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted by the Salvation Army.

“Ready Aye Ready”