July 17, 1932 – January 28, 2022
Brigadier-General (retired) Ronald Watson Fentiman of Courtenay, BC, died peacefully on January 28, 2022.
His rich and full life began in Vancouver BC on July 17, 1932. He was blessed with an amazing wife of 65 years, Jane; two daughters, Sandi and Kathy (Rick); grandchildren Kate, Emily and Mathias; great-grandchildren Noah and Jasper; siblings George (deceased), Doug, and Mary Gail; many cherished nieces and nephews; assorted dogs and cats, and a legion of life-long friends and Canadian Armed Forces service members who remember him with gratitude and admiration. Parents George and Daisy would have been proud.
He was undaunted in the face of challenge, a skilled craftsman of any medium that took his interest, and always enjoyed a good joke. He was inspired by Winston Churchill in matters of wit, rebuttal, and grammar, and rarely let the opportunity for a yardarm Beefeater’s martini go unanswered. He will be missed.
A quiet family service will be held in coming days.
He was born to fly and served his beloved Canada as a pilot and officer with pride and distinction. Memorial donations may be made to the Air Cadets of Canada: https://bc-aircadetleague.com/about-us/air-cadet-foundation-of-bc/donating-to-the-foundation/Obituary
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