NINNIS, Ronald Michael

It is with sadness we announce that Ron passed away on April 18, 2015 from cancer. He was loved by his sisters Valerie, Kerry, and Pat, his former wife Melissa Crenshaw, and his many nieces and nephews, particularly Chris Lakes, Anna Collins, Orah Chaye and Mark Ninnis.

Ron was born and raised in West Vancouver, graduated from West Vancouver Secondary, and completed his M.Sc. in Physics and Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography at SFU and UBC respectively.

Ron had an interesting and varied career, applying his knowledge of physics, mathematics and optics to the research and development of innovative technologies and products. After retirement he helped many students achieve success through his tutoring work in math and physics.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Steve Beerman for his excellent care of Ron over the years, as well as the many friends who offered their support and kindness, especially Steven Hill and Cody Good.

A gathering to remember Ron will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1720 Bowen Road, in Nanaimo on Saturday, May 9 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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