RONALD WILLIAM SOMERVILLE (Prosser)

RONALD WILLIAM SOMERVILLE (Prosser)

SOMERVILLE – RONALD WILLIAM

Ron passed away at the Kelowna General Hospital on Tuesday, June 10th, 2009 just shy of 81 years. Ron was born on July 15th, 1928 in Broumana, Lebanon, spending his first five years in Bagdad, Iraq where his Scottish father was Director of Education under the British Government. He received his schooling in Jerusalem at St. George’s School continuing on to the American University of

Beirut and the College of Fan Engineering in London. He loved his stay in Aquaba, Jordan, where he was the manager of the fisheries. Along with the work duties there, he loved the Red Sea and the opportunity to dive and explore the world under water. Ron came to Canada where he met his wife Donna in Calgary. He leaves his wife, his sons David and Richard (Cindy) and granddaughters Alyson and Amy. Ron was Service Manager for Carrier in Western Canada until he and the family were transferred to Beirut,

Lebanon in 1973, where he was responsible for service and training in Africa and the Middle East for Carrier

International. In 1975 the family was evacuated to

Athens, Greece where he continued his travels in the zone. Ron loved his adventures into this part of the world. In 1981 the family moved to Miami, Florida, where his travels then took him to Latin America and the Caribbean. After taking early retirement he spent three years at the Perry

Nuclear Power Plant in Ohio which was a whole new

venture for him. His remaining years of work were spent with Servidyne in Atlanta and then on to New Orleans which he thoroughly enjoyed. Ron loved to share the stories of his adventures with everyone, especially with his sons and

granddaughter Alyson. There will be a Celebration of His Life at the Kelowna Springs Golf Club, 480 Penno Road,

on Sunday, June 14th, 2009 at 11 A.M. Condolences maybe sent to the family at www.mem.com. Arrangements entrusted to VALLEYVIEW DIGNITY

FUNERAL HOME,

165 Valleyview Road,

Kelowna, 250-765-3147


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