Jan. 16, 1946 – March 22, 2015
With deep sadness, we announce that Harvey Ronald Williams passed away March 22 at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops following an accident near 100 Mile House.
Ron led an interesting and energetic life, first as the lead singer and blues harp player in The Centaurs, a popular 60’s rock band who performed in the Lower Mainland, BC, across Canada and in Europe and thereafter in the Riley Brown band for many years. During this time, he and his wife of 23 years, Linda (Perkins) Williams, owned and operated BC’s first commercial dairy goat farm, Stormy Monday Dairy, in Abbotsford in the 70’s and 80’s while raising two daughters.
Among other work, he held a successful position as a life skills coach. After that chapter of his life, he bought a log house at Deka Lake and became the karaoke entertainer in the South Cariboo for several years. He worked on Carnival Cruise Line ships as their first professional karaoke host from 2001 to 2003. He also entertained in Kamloops and Kelowna.
Since 1997 he has shared a life with his partner, Frances. Ron was a loving and warm-hearted person, generous and friendly to all, and proud of his life’s accomplishments.
He was predeceased by his parents Ed and Jean. He leaves behind Frances Higginson of Lac La Hache, daughters Sheila Williams of Sechelt and Laurie Williams of Victoria, two grandchildren Victor Beliveau and S. Angus Johnson, and six brothers Trent, Lynn, Duane, Greg, Scott and Darren.
If you choose, please donate to a charity of your choice in his memory.
A memorial reception will be held at the Pioneer Hall in Lac la Hache on Sunday, May 3 at 1:30 p.m.