Ronald Schoenknecht

Obituary of Ronald Lawrence Schoenknecht

Ronald Lawrence Schoenknecht

(November 3, 1950 - May 14, 2023)


Ronald "Ron" Lawrence Schoenknecht of Camrose, Alberta, formerly of Vernon, BC, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, May 14, 2023, at the age of 72 years.


Left to cherish his memory are his children Cindy (Doug) Petrie of Armstrong, BC, Angela Schoenknecht (Barry Folk) of Camrose, and Mike Schoenknecht of Edberg; seven grandchildren Kristyn Schoenknecht, Sharlene Furgason, Travis Furgason, Brett Quibell, Justine Quibell, Logen Schoenknecht, and Meka Schoenknecht; two sisters Judy (Richard) Anama of Kauai, USA, and Gladys (Mark) Verhelst of Summerland BC; one uncle Jerry (Linda) Olson; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Ron was predeceased by his parents Lawrence & Doris Schoenknecht; and daughter Janine Rose Schoenknecht.

Ron lived in Vernon, BC for 30 years until he relocated back to Camrose in 2021.  Ron was known to be the tour guide to every hot spring, fishing hole, and ice cream stand in BC, where he loved being in the great outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, and enjoying the hot springs.

Ron was the best dad, grandpa, brother, and friend.  He will be deeply missed by all.

At a later date, Ron's family will hold a graveside service in Coldstream BC, where his wishes were to be buried alongside his “little bear” daughter Janine.

If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Ronald's memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

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