Tragically lost to us all in a house fire 16 km east of Burns Lake, Hwy 16, in the early morning hours of Oct. 15.
Ron planted roots in Burns Lake in 1980 where he worked for ministry of hwys / LDM.ltd for the next 35 years to support his FISHING ADDICTION!
If you didn’t see him in a plaid shirt, sweat shorts and Velcro sandals with wool socks… “YOU DID NOT SEE HIM.” He had bright eyes that shone like his smile and always had a joke to tell. Dogs were always his best friend but not his soul companion, who was his wife Kathy. He liked hockey, cooking and crappy movies in need of criticism. Everything else was outdoors, yardwork, fishing, hunting, cutting firewood, bartering with garage salers or just taking the dogs to town for coffee and scratch tickets, he was always “on the go!” He is the best man, dad, friend, son, brother, husband & fishing buddy we could ask for and will be missed eternally.
We love you “Captain Ron,” may your waters be calm and bites neverending.
Missing you: wife Kathy McLennan, kids Travis & Chelsea Melnyk, mother Carol Kirkland, father Ron Bush, brothers Dan, Mark & Norm Maisonneuve, brothers Robbie & George Basarab, sister Nicki Boucher, best friend/co-worker Norm Synotte, best friend/lost brother Lindsay Priest.
Warming our thoughts and hearts always,
Love Travis Melnyk