Ronald van den Berge
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Ronald van den Berge on June 26th 2015.
Ronald was born August 27th, 1951, in Bussum, Netherlands, to Jacob and Martina van den Berge.
He is survived by his wife Karen, of 27 years; by his children, Melanie (Michael), Matthew, Stephanie (Jakob), Chris, and Jared; by his grandchildren Justice, Mya, Ethnie and Duke. His step-father Tony Eldson; and his sister Monica Eldson.
He enjoyed playing with his grandchildren, spending time with family and friends, and serving through his church. He lived life to the fullest and will be greatly missed.
Saturday July 4th 2015
11:00 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Chapel
10 Akins Dr, St. Albert, AB T8N 2P4
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It is with great sadness that I learn today of the passing of Ron. I had the pleasure of working with Ron as a Canadian Ski Patroller. Ron had such a passion for people and for serving those around him. He set a tremendous example as he welcomed and mentored many young people in the ski patrol. His smile was infectious and his warmth toward others genuine. He spoke so passionately about Karen and his children and especially his grandchildren.
Please accept my condolences may you take comfort in knowing he is home.
Our hearts go out to your family with the parting of this fine man. An example of dedication to his family, friends, high principles, the gospel of Jesus Christ and to the well-being mankind. He will be missed by one and all!
7 years ago I came from Switzerland to Canada. Not knowing lots of people I decided to join the Ski Patrol. Ron and I took the Rookie Course the same year.
I met him always with a smile on his face and a good word.
It makes me sad to hear of his passing. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time.
Unfortunately I am not able to attend the funeral on Saturday but my thoughts are with you all.
so sorry to hear this. he was a nice man.
Our sincere condolences to Ron’s family and friends.
Ron was a model Canadian Ski Patrol volunteer at Rabbit Hill Snow Resort since his first year in the fall of 2011. His attention to detail and kindness while assisting our guests at Rabbit Hill was always appreciated. Attending to injured guests or assisting others in need was done with a true sense of thoughtfulness and caring. For that we will be eternally grateful.
He will be truly missed by Rabbit Hill staff that worked along side him and by his fellow volunteer and Pro Patrol friends.
Rabbit Hill Snow Resort
Hi Karen and kids. I’m sorry, Karen; I was away for the weekend when you called. I called back and left a message on Ron’s voicemail. I still see Ron’s picture, and am in shock that he is not a call away. I am so very sorry for his loss to your family, and from the world. He was such a wonderful, multi-faceted human being. I loved him for his rough upbringing that he used, with maturity and perspective, to temper the person he was through the years that I knew him. His faith, his experience, and his kindness were a noble, unique combination that will surely be missed. That I will miss in my life.
I cannot be at his funeral. I wish I could rearrange my schedule to be there, but it is a celebration of my own father’s 80th birthday in Lethbridge on that same day. I cannot miss that, as it is a large family gathering. So…I will silently give Ron a moment of reflection on Saturday, and offer your family my sincerest condolences.
The Canadian Ski Patrol members of the Edmonton Zone will miss The dedication Ron gave to our zone. He will be remembered by all of us who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family in this difficult time.
I was so sorry to here about Ron, a fine man and loving person. I know he had so much love in his heart. I took
The liberty to write the last letter to Karen
Karen, God in his wisdom decided to take me home the other day, I guess my role on earth was done. I was blessed with a loving wife and an amazing vision , KAREN, MY WARM HAND IS ON YOUR SHOULDER.
I know you grieve for me , but I will always be with you, MY WARM HAND IS ON YOUR SHOULDER. You have wonderful adventures and journeys ahead as you start your next chapter of the book of life without me, you have no idea what life has in store, and the many mysteries of God, I know you will be at your best. I encourage you to explore those missions, MY WARM HAND WILL ALWAYS BE ON YOUR SHOULDER.
Without me, never, I will always hold your hand, those fine meals of life each night, the nurturing you gave me through your kindness. As you sleep on our pillows, in self doubt perhaps, questioning life, perhaps tears, there will be a gentle squeeze of your hand. That will be me, while God holds your heart.
As you seek your earthly bounty, your station in life through good times and bad, I will be with you through thick and thin, MY WARM HAND IS ALWAYS ON YOUR SHOULDER.
You will have grand children, kiss them in dearness, that breath from your heart will always carry my hand, MY WARM HAND WILL BE AT YOUR SHOULDER, I WILL BE THERE MY SWEETHEART IN GODS WAY.
You may not see me but I will always watch over you my angel with MY WARM HAND ON YOUR SHOULDER each and every day. Be proud, be brave, have courage and smile as you go through life’s discovery I will smile with you. MY WARM HAND WILL BE ON YOUR SHOULDER .
All my love
Karen and family, please accept our sincere condolences and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Our sincere condolences at this time of your profound loss. Ron, you will surely be missed by your family and friends. Our loss is heaven’s gain.
Rest my friend. Rest.