Ronald H. Fremlin Sr.

April 25, 1932 – October 14, 2022
In Loving Memory ~
“Go rest high on that mountain
hand-in-hand with your beloved, Sally.”

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Ronald H. Fremlin Sr., on October 14, 2022. He passed away peacefully at home, loved ones by his side, at Green Lake, 70 Mile House, British Columbia, Canada.
Ron was born on the 25th of April 1932 in Windsor, Ontario, to John Corbett Fremlin and Dorothy Victoria Austin. His family emigrated to the USA, in Sept 1933 and they settled in Milford, Michigan.
Ron and his high school sweetheart, Sarah Hooker Eis, married on 10 Jun 1950 in Milford, Michigan.
They raised four sons; Ronald Jr, John, Robert and Peter. Ron Sr. was a devoted family man, who was affectionately called “Bumpa” by his many grandchildren.
He had a wealth of knowledge on many subjects and he was a great conversationalist. If you ever needed advice, he was your man. He usually had a small notebook in his hand where he kept track of information, facts and figures.
His one-line witticisms will be missed; such as when his granddaughters were going horseback riding, he quipped, “Don’t fall off, it hurts”.
He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. In 1966, Ron went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Psychoanalysis in Detroit, MI; and in that year Ron and his family moved to Berkeley, California where he had professor tenure with the University of California.
In 1969 Ron and his family moved to Tahoe City, California where he had tenure at the University of Nevada in Reno. He was an Associate Dean at the National College of Juvenile Court Judges. Ron had a Lifetime Fellowship with the American Ortho-Psychiatric Association. He was a member of the Canadian Pilot’s Association, and he was a licensed multi-engine instrument airplane pilot.
In the mid 1970’s, Ron became the founder and CEO of the Seaman’s Capital Corporation of Nevada, which was an investment firm in stocks, bonds, and real estate ventures. In 1979, Ron and Sally Fremlin bought the Flying U Ranch property and business in the Cariboo, British Columbia. Ron and Sally, along with their four sons, immigrated to Canada in 1980 to manage the ranch as a family business.
In the over 30+ years of operation, the Fremlin family successfully operated the guest ranch and cattle business until 2015 when the business was sold. Ron always had a zest for life and loved being the Boss at the ranch; although he liked to say he was only the Janitor.
He had a great work ethic; he would be down at the barn first thing in the morning to help saddle the horses, or he’d be at the General Store to meet and greet the guests, and every Saturday night he would play the drums with the Flying U Band.
Ron was predeceased by his beloved wife, Sarah ‘Sally’ Hooker Eis; his parents John and Dorothy, and his three brothers, William, John “Jack’, and Robert.
Ron is survived by his sister, Victoria ‘Vicky’ Gibson (Ted) of Michigan; his four sons, Ron Jr. (Sheryl) of 100 Mile Hse., John (1st-Trice) (2nd-Tess) of Wyoming, Robert (Gayle) of Green Lake, and Pete (1st-Debbie)(2nd-Allyson) of 70 Mile House; and his 14 grandchildren; Trevor, Katharine, Daniel, Jennifer, Rebecca, Jack, Molly, Tommy, Kristi, Brian, Jason, Alana, Marshall & Jessica.
He leaves behind to mourn his passing his 12 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ron was a colorful character, who was full of charm, and he was always willing to spend time with his many grandchildren. His generosity, wisdom and kindliness will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Obituary

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