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Reber, Ronald James

(January 25th, 2024)

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Ronald James Reber on Jan 25, 2024.

Ron was born to James Ferdinand Reber and Mildred Isabelle Reber (Grant) on December 25, 1947, in Cobourg Ont.

Ron is survived by his loving spouse Sunnie Wichmann, his children Lee-Ann Lukacs (Frances), Mike Reber (Jennifer) and Jason Wichmann, his grandchildren Reed Gilbert, Cazimir Lukacs, Nyasha Lukacs, Kasia Lukacs, Ania Lukacs, Lorelei Reber and Julian Reber and great grandchildren Rhett Gilbert and Dorian Lukacs and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Ron was predeceased by his parents and his sister Isabelle.

Ron grew up in Ontario. His life took him from the tobacco fields to gold mining sector of Ontario, then to a life in the Canadian Airforce being a helicopter mechanic which took him west to Moose Jaw, Sask. where he started his family.  He was then taken further west to Alberta and north to the Arctic where he worked in varying roles in the Oil and Gas sector, making many lifelong friendships. This is also where he met his life partner. The next several years were spent driving truck and being available to those who needed him. Ronald’s spare time would be spent reading, enjoying time with friends, or possibly enjoying a good or not so good sci fi show. He enjoyed them all. After all the children had grown, they moved further west to his last home in Meadow Creek B.C. where he enjoyed easing into his retirement years with his loving spouse. Ron loved life in Meadow Creek.

As those who knew him understood he was a quiet, kind, and humble man who affected his close world with his heart and friendship. He asked for nothing and gave all he could, more than he should at times.

Ronald James Reber will be missed and remembered by all those that survive him. We are all so happy to have experienced you in our lives. Thank you.

Ronald’s celebration of life date will be held at a later date. Any stories or memories you would like to share can be sent to

If you would like to make a donation in Ron’s memory, please consider Lardeau Valley Historical Society at or at PO Box 74 Meadow Creek, BC V0G 1N0

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