It was with considerable surprise that the NORAC Sunday Net on May 30th, 2021 was notified that Ron Essex (VE7RLE) of Salmon Arm had just passed and was now a Silent Key.

Few details have been shared in the days following, but these articles showed up within the last 24 hours.

An obituary has yet to be published but it will be shared in the coming days.

Ron was a long-standing NORAC member as well as a SARC member in his hometown of Salmon Arm. Ron was often seen at NORAC Christmas parties and heard almost weekly as the often sole contact from Salmon Arm.

Ron was great at sharing photos from club events as he always carried a camera with him.


Shuswap man remembered for his tireless volunteerism


[FACEBOOK] The Shuswap Emergency Program is remembering one of its most tireless volunteers, Ron Essex.


Shuswap Emergency Program honours memory of longtime volunteer