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Ron Avery

Tributes have been paid to curler Ron Avery, who was instrumental in reviving the fortunes of the Vancouver Curling Club. 

Born March 7, 1937 in Drumheller, Alberta, Ron and his family moved to Silverton and then Salmo, BC, where he learned to curl. He first played with jam cans on the frozen river and then went on to curl more competitively.  His high school team placed second in the BC boys play downs in 1953.

After graduation, he attended UBC where in 1961 he received a Commerce degree. For the next 28 years he worked for BC Hydro and finished his career as Vice President of Finance with Southern Rail of BC. Throughout that time, curling was still central in Ron’s life. For many years he curled competitively out of the Vancouver Curling Club. He was very active in the club, being president twice. When the club floundered he worked hard to revive it and was instrumental in helping acquire the new facilities at Hillcrest Community Centre, where he curled until his fight with cancer stopped him.

He will be missed forever by his wife Noreen, son Douglas, daughter-in-law Stephanie, his beloved granddaughters Elisabeth and Madeline, sister Jean and brother Lorne. He was predeceased by his son Gordon.

A celebration of Ron’s life will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 2:00pm at The Marine Room, West Vancouver Seniors Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations to North Shore Hospice would be appreciated.

See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nsnews/obituary.aspx?n=ron-avery&pid=170511994#sthash.VGHBjagZ.dpuf

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