Ron Sprout, of Sayward BC, passed away peacefully at his family’s home on January 22, 2015. Ron and Frances (Bebe) moved to the Sayward Valley in 1956. Ron from the very start fell in love with Sayward and did not want to live anywhere else. His community spirit was evident in everything he did from Mayor, working with the Fish and Game Club, volunteering for the May Day celebrations, helping put on Talent Night, being Santa for many years going around the village of Sayward getting the kids excited, growing pumpkins along his road and then giving them to the neighbours kids. The one thing he loved more than anything else though was Oscar Daze. He was a coach, umpire and an ambassador for the local ball tournament. He would spend hours walking around the ball park talking to the people who came. He made his last appearance at Oscar Daze this past summer where the local residents honoured him for his contributions over the years.
Ron is survived by his wife Bebe, daughters Shelley (Kerry) and Tracey (Lorne) his son Peter (Karen). He had 5 grandchildren Christopher, Nicole, Jennifer, Stephanie and Matthew, 3 great-grandchildren Mattea, Chayce and Linden.
The family would like to give a special thanks to his granddaughter Stephanie for making it possible to bring dad home where he could be with his family at the end.
There will be a celebration of life for Ron at the Eagles Hall in Campbell River on March 28th, 2015 from 1 to 4 pm.