It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ron Roshinsky. Ron passed away on January 12, 2015 at the age of 76 years in Trail Hospital.
He will be dearly missed by his loving wife Joy of 54 years, his son Kim Roshinsky of Roseberry, BC, his daughter Jody Storgaard (Quentin) of Castlegar, his daughter Loni Chernenkov (Ely) of Castlegar, and his daughter Heather Roshinsky of Crescent Valley. He will also be missed by his grandchildren, David Storgaard (Andrea), Jackie Storgaard, Kelsey Turner, Taylor Turner, Randall Boisvert, Jordan Boisvert, Brendan Roshinsky and Cody Chernenkov; and great-grandchildren, Elissa Storgaard, Emma Storgaard, Mya Storgaard, Memphis Storgaard, and Shale Roshinsky. Ron is survived by his brother Ed Roshinsky (Idella) of Slocan, BC, brother Alf Roshinsky of Kelowna, BC, sister Anita Delorme (Len) of Cabri, SK, brother Wilbur Roshinsky (Diane) of Surrey, BC, sister Wilma Preissl of Kelowna, BC, and brother Mervin Roshinsky (Sharon) of Westbank, BC, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. Ron was predeceased by his parents Joe & Cecelia Roshinsky, brother Clarence Roshinsky, and sisters Vivian Schneider and Nataline Roshinsky.
Ron was born in Viscount, Saskatchewan on December 15, 1938 in a family of 10 children. His parents moved the family to Rutland, BC in 1956. In 1960, Ron married Joy and they started their family. Ron and Joy moved to Winlaw in 1976 where they continued to raise their children until they were grown. Ron and Joy settled down and called home in Castlegar.
Ron was a proud father, father-in-law, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved to spend his summers at their trailer at their son’s place in Rosebery. He enjoyed the outdoors, either fishing or puttering around outside keeping himself busy. Ron did not like to sit still. Ron loved woodworking in his little shop where he would spend hours on his scroll saw making all kinds of wood projects to give to his family and friends. Until his passing, Ron was always there when any of his children or grandchildren needed a helping hand. Ron will be remembered by his warm smile, sense of humour, and the ability to strike up a conversation with anyone.
A memorial service was held on January 17, 2015 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Trail, BC. Should family and friends wish, donations in Ron’s memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Fund.
The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation for all the beautiful flowers, cards, food, and warm sentiments. A special thank you to everyone at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, with special mention to Bishop Peter Redekop and the ladies Relief Society for helping organize such a beautiful service and luncheon.