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Ronald Leslie Mader

December 15, 1925September 3, 2019

MADER: Ronald Leslie was born Dec 15, 1925 in Regina, Saskatchewan and passed away at home in Kelowna B.C. September 3rd, 2019 at the age of 93. Ron will be missed by his son Brock (Donna) Mader, daughter Rhonda (Marty) Raddatz, son Tim (Dominic) Mader, son in law Warren Dundas, adopted daughter Patricia Rockwell and his grandchildren Andrew (Jodi) McFadden, Blaine (Leanna) Turner, Brock (Brienne) Raddatz, Kai (Fern) Mader, Jaron (Karl) Mader, Zack Mader, Saige Girouard, Greyden Girouard and great grandchildren, family and friends. Ron is predeceased by his wife of 62 years Edna, parents Harvey and Lena, son Greg Mader, daughter Judy Dundas, grandsons Patrick McFadden and Clinton Mader and Ron's seven brothers. Ron's greatest love was his wife and family; he also loved pets, bird hunting, fishing and fall harvest. After living in Regina for 40 years and working at the Co-op Refinery, Ron and Edna moved to Kelowna B.C. (family soon followed). In their retirement years they enjoyed the warm winters, gardening, golfing, fishing, and meeting new friends and playing cards. A celebration of Ron’s life will be held later in September, In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC 250-762-2299


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Sharon & Cliff King

September 19, 2019

Rhonda and family, so sorry to hear of your dads passing. What a wonderful couple your mom and dad were, many fond memories!
All our love Cliff & Sharon.

Gary /Betty Tamlin

September 19, 2019

So sorry for your loss !!!! Ah the good memories we have of getting together with Ron and Edna at Pharmacy gatherings and of course those beach days . I sit here looking at that beautiful piano that came from their basement (and Ron graciously chopped out part of the ceiling so the movers could get that big monster up their basement stairs ,)Also our boys remember all the help they had from him when it came to fixing their minibikes . I could go on and on ---What a wonderful kind and generous man he was !!! Hugs to you all You were blessed with a wonderful Dad and grandpa Love to you all from Gary and Betty

Douglas Mader

September 14, 2019

To Ron and Edna's family,

So sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Ron and I are 4th cousins and had a common interest in the Mader family tree. We corresponded for a while a number of years ago. I was born in Halifax and moved to New Orleans in 1998. If anyone would like to correspond on the family tree please email me

Doug Mader
Mandeville, Louisiana

Twila Robar-DeCoste

September 10, 2019

We have just heard of Ron's passing and we have many fond memories of Ron, he was a true gentleman. Mum and Dad had wonderful visits with he and Edna. Dad treasured his western first cousins and spoke often and with love of them.
Mable, my Mum and Dawn, my sister send their love and condolences on your loss. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Twila Robar-DeCoste (First cousin once removed, from Nova Scotia) and John DeCoste.

Kevin Thompson

September 10, 2019

I happened to be working at a colony near Belle Plain when I heard of Uncle Ron's passing. After work I took a short drive to our old hunting grounds near Stony Beach. Remarkably not much had changed in the 30 plus years since I had been there. Brought back a lot of very fond memories.

Our Condolences
Kevin and Rhonda Thompson

Elaine Braumberger

September 10, 2019

To all of Ron’s family. Ron will be forever in my heart, I am going to miss my friend deeply. My condolences to all of you.

Jeanniene Kanciruk

September 10, 2019

Rhonda and family, I’m so very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I’m sending you my heartfelt condolences.

Dan Devers

September 10, 2019

I had just thought about Ron the other day. I worked with Ron at the Refinery and shared a work bench with him. Ron was a solid guy. I really don't know that Ron showed much of his humorous side to the guys at work, but Ron and I did share a glass of wine now and then.
Ron taught as he worked..tough. He was a teacher and a mentor to me and the other young guys in the shop. Like all of us, he had the odd quirk and that's what made our group one to remember. Ron will be missed by those that knew him and to his Family, I offer our prayers at this time and wish all of you God's Blessings.