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Ronald "Ronnie" Thomas

May 20, 1963 - May 13, 2022


Ronald Earnest Thomas peacefully passed away with his loving children and partner by his side on Friday May 13th, 2022, at the Cowichan District Hospital. He was 58 years old.

Ronnie was an avid gardener and talented artist. He leaves to mourn with so many fond and loving memories his partner: Ellyssa Brown, children: Kyle Thomas (Jessica) and Nicole Thomas (Tim), grandsons: Daniel, Cooper and Griffin, brothers: Roy Thomas (Patricia), Paul Thomas and Robert ‘Dexter’ Thomas (Sue), sisters: Blanche Brooks (Jimmy), Marion Thomas-Dietrich (Art) and Whena Talbot, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.

Following his wishes cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held privately on May 21st, 2022

As expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers, donations in Ronnie’s memory can be made to the Engage and Change Organization.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Ellyssa Brown
Relation: Wife

Words can’t described how lonely my heart will be without you around. Ron was always the type to give his shirt of his back for anyone who needed a helping hand. There is just not enough words to describe what a wonderful man he is. You will be surely missed.

From: Ellyssa Brown
Relation: Wife

We all love and miss you.

From: Donna Ashe
Relation: close friend

You all will be in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow.I will remember many chats with ronnie and his sister Whena and his nieces.He now will be all your guardian Angel.

From: George Rathwell
Relation: Fellow teacher and coach.

John Butler was a very good person. He was consistent in his approach to his various roles in life. He truly cared for his family, his students and the athletes he coached. I appreciated his good character and knew that John would always do his utmost to do the right thing for all..

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