Ronald C. (Jeds) Dziadyk
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DZIADYK, Ronald C (Jeds) September 21, 1953 - July 03, 2020 Ron passed away peacefully, with Linda, the love of his life by his side, after a long courageous battle with cancer. He is predeceased by his mother Constance in 2002, father William in 2012, brother Tom in 2017 and granddaughter Lucy in 2014. He is survived by his three loving children Ron Jr (Megan), Chris, Jessica (Aaron) and two adored grandchildren April and Austin. He leaves behind his sister Susan (Bill) and brothers David and Bill (Dale), plus many nieces and nephews. Ron, born and raised in Victoria kept his lifelong friendships close till this day. He graduated from Esquimalt High in 1971. He became a self-taught mechanic, restoring his favorite 50's Chevys. He excelled at sports with the London Boxing and Royal Athletics clubs. A proud career long member of the Boilermakers Lodge 191, he started working as a welder with Center Shipyards. He continued his career with Yarrows, Vic Ship, Point Hope, Dockyard, Milou Holdings and Seaspan. Though he was a ticketed welder, he was idolized for his skills and expertise as a steel fitter. He easily grasped new technologies, and was involved in some major projects that he was extremely proud of, such as the redesign and installation of armored personnel carrier protection for our troops, and major refits and modifications to the BC Ferries fleet. He was quick witted and always had time for a laugh with his fellow "low-life welder" friends and colleagues. Jeds was a kind and generous man who would do anything for his friends and acquaintances - a move, some electrical work, a welding project, a plumbing upgrade, and then share a Lucky or two. Ron got the travel bug when he met Linda, a travel agent. They travelled the world together and she set up the well-known "Reno Reptile Runs" for him with his brothers and friends. His stories have become folklore. Who doesn't know of his trips to Tofino with friends as a young man? During his last year of illness, short trips in the camper van with Linda, were joyful and memorable. Ron was proudest of his long and happy marriage with Linda, and of their children and what exceptional adults they have become. Linda and family would like to thank Dr. Darren Biberdorf, Dr. Helen Anderson, Dr. Stamp-Vincent and staff, nurses Lance, Annie, Bernice, and Emma for their exceptional care of Ron. Due to COVID19 a celebration of life will be held at a later date. As a tribute to Ron, please hold your loved ones close and raise a glass in honour of a life well lived.



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Published in Victoria Times Colonist from Jul. 8 to Jul. 10, 2020.
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July 17, 2020
Dear Linda and family...our sincere condolences on Ron's passing..we will remember his generosity and kindness and know for sure he is having a cold one with Kevin. Bruce and Debbie Cowick and Karla and Ryan Kennedy
Bruce and Debbie Cowick
Friend
July 16, 2020
Im so sorry to hear about Ron! We hung around together at Strawberry Vale School together and Esquimalt High. When old classmates and I get together to catch up, Rons name always comes into the conversation. We always remember him as such a kind and good natured person and fun to be with!
My Condolences to all the family and friends!
Linda Pinay (nee Hawes)
Classmate
July 14, 2020
To dear Linda and family. My first sight of Ron was 64 years ago. He had bright green eyes, red hair, freckles and a big smile. He grabbed my leg and took me to have a look at his new baby brother and sister David and Susan, he was so proud! That has never changed, he has always been so proud of his family and the love of his life, Linda. Till we meet again dear Ron. Love and condolences to the family.

Auntie Joan
xox
Joan Dziadyk
Family
July 14, 2020
Ron was my bench- mate at dockyard for a few years,while he worked on the Army projects. We became fast friends, and Ron always regaled me and others in the shop with fantastic stories, tips for the job, and overall great company. Ron was one of the last "old school" cool guys! He had a heart of gold. From feeding the homeless fella he befriended, to going to a neighbours child's school to "straighten out" the principal for her, Ron was always there for people. What a great guy. Going to miss you Ron! Condolences to his family .
Darren Sivertson
Coworker
July 11, 2020
Ron was the light in our family, even as a kid. My brothers and I all stood back to watch him in admiration while growing up. He was like a magnet with people, making friends and telling stories. We heard them a bunch of times, but always listened to them once more, to laugh all over again. His green eyes would get huge and hed pull you in and you couldnt wait to hear another one.
He was so kind to me, his sister, always including me in his wonderful social life with friends. As teenagers, hed take me to the Victoria Cougar hockey games. After one of them, he took me for my first beer at the Colony. As we left for home, he gifted me with my first glass, like a little trophy, a sentimental guy. Over the years he and Linda often included me in their social and family life. Everywhere we went, someone knew Ron. He had so many friends. We couldnt walk into a pub, or sports field, or ice rink without someone greeting hey Jeds!.
He was so affectionate and loyal to all his friends and there were many. When he and Linda would plan their Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving dinners with a list of 14 or 15, it would always grow to 30 or sometimes 35 because they would not accept that a friend, or colleague or neighbour might be alone on such a holiday. He would greet everyone as they came in the door whilst carving the turkey and basting the perogies in butter and onions. He would take a quick second to place an ice cold Lucky in your hand as you came in. His family, their friends, and nieces and nephews adored him for his kindness and humour.
When he was sick these last few months after he would get a call or a visit from an old friend or family member, he would say what a lucky man he was, even though he knew that he wasnt going to beat the cancer this last time. He would tear up and say Ive got a gorgeous wife, great kids, two beautiful grandchildren and such wonderful, wonderful friends. I am such a lucky man; I have no regrets. That was our Ron, no regrets, ever.
Bye the way, I still have that glass.
Susan Dziadyk
Sister
July 11, 2020
Our condolences to the family. I still remember the Hampton park little
League days. Ron would pull up in the big Black Cadillac with Linda, Ronnie Jr and Jessica always smiling! I was blessed to have the opportunity to work along side Ron and witness his amazing talents in Ship Repair. Still the best BoilerMaker/Welder and Burner I have ever worked with. Ron has left lasting memories with many friends, and coworkers. He will be missed very much by all. Our thoughts are with the family.

The Goddard Family
Dylan Goddard
Coworker
July 11, 2020
So sad to hear. You will be missed by many. It was always fun to see you at the Esquimalt High Grad reunion. I will miss your hugs when we used to meet at the casino. Hugs Linda. May you RIP dear Ron.
Roberta Wakelin
Friend
July 11, 2020
Very sad to hear about Ron condolences to Linda and kids, David,Sue went to elementary and Jr high with Ron
Earl Hayward
Family
July 11, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Earl Hayward
Friend
July 11, 2020
Linda and family, so sad to hear about Ron's passing. He was a great guy and will be missed.
Sincere condolences to all.

Doug, Joyce and Brad Horne
Joyce Marusak
Friend
July 11, 2020
Very sad to hear of Ron passing my condolences to Linda Family and Friends he will be greatly missed.
Jim Tarbuck
Friend
July 11, 2020
ood times working with Jeds at Yarrows back in a Day, will be missed. RIP Jeds.
Garry Bettridge
Coworker
July 11, 2020
Lots and lots of memories from our days and years at Esquimalt High School and the "Tudor for Lunch Bunch", Six Mile House, Colony Motor Inn (you get the idea!). Ron was always one of the leaders of these fun times- with his "band"- Mick Jeds and his Rolling Bone- crashing our Equimalt High Grad in 1973. I lost touch with Jeds for quite a few years- until I (along with my son) met him and Linda at Pearkes Arena- with their sons Ron Jr and Chris playing hockey with the Saanich Braves. It was as if time had stood still. Jeds was still Jeds. He never forgot all of those great times and his buddies. I don't think he ever changed- and based on the memories posted by so many- he never did. A fun loving and great husband, Dad, Grandad and friend. A life well lived- even if too short.
Dave Chater
Friend
July 10, 2020
Linda , Family , Sue and Dave
Weve known each other for nearly 50
years. Now it is with incredible sadness I pass on my heartfelt condolences in your time of sadness. But I also know you can and will find comfort and laughter with fond memories of your husband ,Father and brother. For me it was the ride of a lifetime, a hell of a lot of laffs with the Jeds!! As paths change and we dont see each other everyday those cherished memories have stayed and will stay with me for my life.
Huddy Huddy
Heres to The Jeds

Rest In Peace My friend
Take care
Russ.T. Cox
Russ
Friend
July 10, 2020
Ron was a wonderful, kind, funny man, and will be missed forever by all of the Dziadyk family.
We are so sorry for your loss and our hearts are heavy and hurt for you at this time.
Love always, Brad, Cheryl ( née Dziadyk) and family.
Cheryl and Brad Carter
Family
July 10, 2020
I have great memories of working with Ron way back when at Wilsons Foods, just out of High School. We shared a love of cars and tipped a few brews together. His 57 Chev sedan delivery was a real stormer! Although we didnt have much contact after going on to different career paths, we did cross paths from time to time and rekindled the memories. Rest In Peace Ron, you will be missed.
Steve Corner
Friend
July 9, 2020
Linda and Family,
Sadness in everyones lives with Rons passing our thoughts and prayers are with all of you , cherish the memories ,his love , humour and traditions will be with all of you. ❤ Bonnie and Bernie
Bonnie and Bernie Leavitt
Friend
July 9, 2020
My thoughts are with you Linda and family as you were friends and neighbours of ours. So sorry for your loss. Hugs and Supportive Thoughts to you and yours. Pat Heather Jenifer Carlson ❤❤
Heather Carlson
Friend
July 9, 2020
Ron will be missed by all. We send our sincere condolences to Linda and Family. Ron was an amazing Husband, Father, Friend and Co-Worker. Ron and I were known to tip a few cans on our "Mount Lucky"
I will always cherish that we were Friends and had the chance to say Good Bye.
Norm and Anna
Friend and Co-Worker
Norm Wickett
Friend
July 9, 2020
I have known Ron and his brother Tom for over 50 years. They were both wonderful friends that I will miss deeply. I am sure that they are together again. RIP my friends.
Bill Jackson
Friend
July 9, 2020
Linda and Family, the thoughts of many are with you. Over the years, Ron was respected as both a notable skilled co-worker (Yarrows) and a well-liked friend. We admired Ron as a loving family man and sadly, has left them far too soon.
Barb Anderson
Friend and Co-Worker
Barb Anderson
Friend
July 9, 2020
Linda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Memories of Ron are just too many to list, high school, later in life, just really good friends.
He is in Gods hands and has no pain.
GLoria Davenport
GLoria Davenport
Friend
July 9, 2020
y condolences to Jedss family and friends... I thoroughly enjoyed working with Jeds... he always had a positive attitude... always encouraging... a family man as well as a mans man... he will be greatly missed... sincerely Jeff de Jong
Jeff de Jong
Friend
July 8, 2020
Ron was my godfather and favourite uncle. I didnt get to see much of him due to distance unfortunately, but the memory that stands out most right now for me is this....

I was visiting my Aunt Linda, (my dads sister), and Uncle Ron for a couple of days over Jessicas 12th birthday.

Uncle Ron and my aunt Linda were always beyond hospitable when we were in town. I loved being around them, it always just felt like a great big, giant hug being there with them. I loved catching up and sharing stories with them.

Well one day while I was there, Uncle Ron went out to get us some more beer lol but when he came back, he returned with the beer and he had a dozen roses, (..which I though must be for Jessica as it was her 12th birthday), but instead he gave them to my aunt. In the roses was a card that read, thank you for twelve years of joy, Love Ron.

That is how I remember my uncle. With eternal, unwavering love for my aunt and his family. He rose the bar. And I will always hold him very dear to my heart.

Sending my family so much love, prayers and healing. ❤

Shannon Powell
Shannon
Family
July 8, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Shannon Powell
Family
July 8, 2020
Dear Linda,
I first met Ron through our son Gordie. Shawnigan was such fun and visits were always special. I send much sympathy with love to you and your family .... you are all in my heart and I know Gord is showing him around. xoxo Elinor
Elinor Whitney-Griffiths
Friend
July 8, 2020
Worked many years with Ron, he was always great to get along with, Ron will be greatly missed by many, My condolences to the family.
JOHN R PERRY
Coworker
July 8, 2020
Last saw Jeds on the job. Always laughing and smiling. Do what ever. Great guy. Huddy Huddy. Guess I will have to find a Lucky. Cheers.
Rick Spencer
Friend
July 8, 2020
Dear Linda and Family we are so sorry for the loss of Ron in your lives. We enjoyed our holiday to Mexico with you in January.
Chris and Gary Peterman
Friend
July 8, 2020
Dear Linda and Family we are so sorry to hear about you and your family losing Ron from your lives. I am glad we got to spend time with you both in Mexico in January.
Chris and Gary Peterman
Friend
July 8, 2020
So sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Our thoughts are with you Linda and your family Ron jr., Jessica and Chris .Ron was a great guy and will be surely missed. Sending hugs and our deepest sympathy.
The Kirby's Shannon, Colin (Nyre) and Tyler (Sarah)
Shannon Kirby
Friend
July 8, 2020
I was so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. He was truly one of the good guys and will be missed. I am thinking of you Linda and the family at this very sad time.
SANDRA AND BEN
Friend
July 8, 2020
Our hearts are filled with sorrow upon hearing the news of Ron's passing. May fond memories of your loved one fill your hearts and souls and bring you peace and comfort.
Maureen and Richard Cross
Friend
July 8, 2020
Our sincere condolences to the love of his life Linda and there family.Jeds was a one of a kind with stories and memories of years past some hard to believe but very entertaining to listen to.Here are a short list of some of them.The imitation of a can of Lucky being opened! Yelling Ron Dziadyks ball on the soccer field.Cruising in his Caddie convertible with cooler full of Lucky From the Utterson clan you will be sorely missed but never forgotten So long for now but will meet again in the future Jeds.
Jim and June

Jim Utterson
Friend
July 8, 2020
Our condolences to Linda and family. Have known Gentleman Jeds for decades and will definitely miss that terrific smile and amazing sense of humor!! The world will be a sadder place without this awesome guy. You had a hard fought nine year battle Jeds and got to spend time and make wonderful memories with Linda and your kids and grandkids, which I am sure they will cherish forever !! All of your friends will cherish our times with you as well. RIP Jeds. Robyn, Ken and family
R. Alexander
Friend
July 8, 2020
My sincere condolences to Linda and the family. I have known Ron for 50 plus years. He was an amazing team mate and friend. The courage he displayed while fighting this disease is an inspiration to me as I battle it also. You will be dearly missed my friend and you will NEVER be forgotten.
Steve Taylor
Friend
July 8, 2020
We have lost one of the "good guys" ...some of us were lucky enough to call him "friend"...today we are sending our love and prayers to his loving family, we will miss you Ron, thanks for so many wonderful memories....
Michael & Laura Boon
Friend
July 8, 2020
We enjoyed our times seeing Ron on our visits to Victoria. Our condolences to Linda and family.
Gene & Grace Adamson
Eugene N Adamson
Family
July 8, 2020
Linda so sorry for you and the kids. A life well lived but far to short. Please if you need anything call Donna and me anytime. Ron was a dear friend and I will miss his laughter and friendship.
Cheers Dennis and Donna
July 8, 2020
My sincere condolences to Linda and the whole family - we have all lost a very special soul. Ron was just the sweetest man! He will be missed by so many for the love and kindness he shared with everyone he knew. There was always a wink and a smile and a warm embrace. We'll miss you Ron! I raise a glass in Ron's honour.
clary bevan
Friend
July 8, 2020
To Linda, my sincere condolence. You, your family and your friends are in my thoughts and prayers.
Joanne (Begley) Rogers
Friend
July 8, 2020
Ron will be dearly missed and always remembered. I will cherish his kindness and warm heart for my life. I am so grateful to have known him and spent many of my best childhood years with him and his amazing family. Sending all my love and condolences.
Rebecca Wood
Friend
July 8, 2020
Great memories of laughter together at Yarrows and extracurricularly. Ron was a master at cat walking his Kawi down Esquimalt Rd and around the next corner.
Condolences
Gerald Hall
Friend
July 8, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Ron Cambrey
Friend
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