With extremely sad and heavy hearts the family of Ronald Allen Bartsoff “Barts” of Castlegar wishes to announce his totally unexpected passing at the Castlegar & District Community Health Centre, on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, blessed with 62 years of life.
Ron was born in Trail on October 1, 1952 to parents Pollie and Fred Bartsoff. He received his schooling in Castlegar, and aside from a short time in Vancouver, has lived in Castlegar. Barts worked at the sawmill and retired when Pope & Talbot shutdown. He was a proud member of the Steelworkers Union and 20 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 170. Ron coached his daughters’ Fastball Team to many victories, liked fishing and golfing and especially loved watching his grandson play hockey and baseball.
Ron was predeceased by his dad Fred, in 1985.
Left to mourn his loss are his daughters Cynthia and Paula (Jamie) of Castlegar; son Brad (Heather) of Missouri; grandchildren Trinity and Masyn; mother Pollie; sisters Judy (Dave) Barrett of Revelstoke and Louise (Mike) Davison of Vancouver; niece Kelsey; nephew Sean; several cousins and a huge circle of friends.
Cremation has taken place in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.
A private Memorial Service for the family will be held at Castlegar Funeral Chapel followed by a Celebration of Life at the Castlegar Royal Canadian Legion on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 11:30 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, #4-1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna BC V1Y 9M9 or to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 170, 248 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar BC V1N 1G4.
“BARTS HAS GONE FISHING”