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Ronald Ross Monty

January 9, 1932 - March 11, 2017


Ronald Ross MONTY


Ron was born to John (1903-1935) and Doris (1908-1992) Monty in North Battleford, Saskatchewan on January 9, 1932, and received his elementary Education in that province.  The family moved to Nelson in 1946 where he graduated from the Nelson High School in 1949. He attended Victoria Normal School for Teacher Training and subsequently UBC and Gonzaga University for Graduate and Post-Graduate degrees. In 1953 Ron married Doreen Wilson and together they raised four children. He taught in Kimberley and Nelson, retiring in 1987. He was Principal of several schools in the Nelson District, including Central, Gordon Sargent, Blewett and Rosemont. He served on a Scouting Group Committee, Nelson Library Board, Jubilee Manor/Place Foundation, Nelson Music Festival Association, Kootenay Launch club, as well as a long-time member in the Nelson Pilots’ Association, the Nelson Community Band and the Nelson United Church. He was a Marriage Commissioner in Nelson for 12 years, officiating at hundreds of weddings in the area.  Ron enjoyed his family and many recreational activities being  active in cycling, motorcycling, flying and boating. Ron was proficient in carpentry and things mechanical, having restored cars, built boats and houses. He created a motor home from an old school bus that took the family on many summer adventures across North America. Music was a great love and besides the piano and organ, he played the saxophone, clarinet and vibes in many bands over his lifetime.

Ron is survived by his four children; Deborah, Colleen (Willem), Dean (Val) and Aaron (Lola), nine grandchildren and ten great grand children; sisters Edith, Sandra (Rob) and Carole (Fred) as well as many nieces and nephews.

Tremendous gratitude to Dr McKechnie and staff of the Kootenay Lake Hospital and Dr Herman and staff of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail for their caring and compassionate presence and assistance.




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From: Don Sangster Jr.
Relation: He was a cousin

Ron wasn’t often back in Saskatchewan at the Ryalls big events but when he could make it we looked up to him as an older cousin who laughed a lot and always took time to talk to his little cousins…later on we had several very good discussions on the state of education in each province based on our experience as educators…he brought joy and laughter to our reunions, especially when hooked up with Bob and Bud Ryalls, his cousins from Stoughton…we will miss them all but remember and smile when they come to mind…Our thoughts are with his family in this time of grief…Don Sangster Jr. and family

From: Pat and John Dooley
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Our condolences to the family of Ron: He was my first principal and did the toast to the bride at our wedding in 1978. Our thoughts are with you.
John and Pat Dooley

From: Penny Nordquist
Relation: Mr. Monty was my Principal in Central School.

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Monty’s passing. My condolences to his family. In the last 40 plus years I have spoken to him every time I saw him out walking. Although he called me Penny, I never called him Ron, it was always “Mr. Monty”. I will miss seeing him. Again, to his family I am sorry for your loss.

From: Paul and Gwen Cavanaugh
Relation: Grandfather to our grandson

We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your grandpa, Gavin, and our thoughts are with you, your mom, and the rest of the family at this trying time. Love, Grandma and Grandpa

From: Rowena Forsyth (Ryalls)
Relation: Cousin

Our deepest sympathy to Ronalds family. We know how much
he will be missed. There is going to be a re-union at the farm
in Stoughton, Sask. in August. Maybe some of you can come
and see the group we have created and to those who we have
not had a chance to meet. Ray, Rowena & Family.

From: Glenda Hutton
Relation: Cousin

We haven’t seen Ron in the last few years but I have fond memories of visits to Nelson. When I was a young kid, my mom (Lucille) and Auntie Marion and four of us kids (Jim, Don, Mary Jean and me) piled into the old station wagon and left Stoughton, Saskatchewan and headed to Nelson where we visited with Uncle Milt and Auntie Doris and their kids. In later years, Norm and I and our two boys visited with Ron and Doreen and their kids. And in later years, Ken and I enjoyed a visit. Great memories. Our thoughts are with the family at this time.

From: Hollie Wheeler
Relation: Father of a dear friend

A wish of gentle passage, a life full of memories for your family to cherish. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Hollie & Sam

From: M Joey Gatchell
Relation: Friend

I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. From his days of being principal at Central School to the past few years seeing him out and about town, he always had a smile on his face. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Joey Gatchell

From: Janice Mercier Raczki
Relation: uncle

On behalf of the Mercier clan, I am very sorry to hear of Uncle Ron’s passing. We have many fond memories of our family growing up alongside the Monty family (we are cousins) and spending many enjoyable summers at Queen’s Bay in Balfour. Our thoughts are with Aunt Doreen, Debbie, Colleen, Dean and Aaron and all their families at this time. We wish we could be there to share some of these memories. Maybe you have some of them in pictures. Love from Bunty Mercier, Janice, Gaylene, Brent, Nolan, Allan and our families.

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Date & Time:
March 15, 2017
Beginning at 2:00pm

Nelson United Church
602 Silica Street
Nelson , BC Canada

602 Silica Street
Nelson , BC Canada

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