Ronald Keith Watanabe
October 22, 1949 – February 25, 2013
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the death of Ronald Keith Watanabe, who passed away on February 25, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, after fighting a short and courageous battle with cancer, and 3 years of kidney dialysis.
Ron was born October 22, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois and was pre-deceased by his first wife Katsucho Watanabe 1984 and his brother-in-law Kenneth Knutson in 2012.
Ron touched many hearts, his passion, sense of humour and giving nature inspired many.
Ron will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 25 years, Debbie, daughters Tamiko and Chantelle, son Jason (Ashley), grandchildren Lucas, Kali, Cassidy and Colby, and his brother David and wife Laura, parents Ron and Rose, sister-in-law Anne, brother-in-law Keith and wife Brenda as well as many nieces and nephews and friends.
A Celebration of Ron’s Life will be held at Courtenay Fish & Game Protective Association at Comox Lake, Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 1PM. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Kidney Foundation.
A relay for life is being planned for this summer to raise funds for the Cancer Society. For those wishing to donate please go to ttp://www.relaybc.ca/langley2013/teamronnie