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Ronan Jay Downey-Price

June 1, 2005 ~ April 16, 2022

Ronan Downey-Price passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 16th, 2022 at his home in the presence of both his loving parents.

Ronan graduated from Lord Nelson Elementary School in Vancouver, attended Templeton Secondary School also in Vancouver, and was currently on the honour roll in the Grade 11 Combined Studies program at Hugh Boyd Secondary School in Richmond, BC. Ronan’s interests were many; he had been involved with various sports, hobbies & other activities over his short life, and his current interests included skateboarding, jogging and weightlifting. He had held part-time jobs at A & W and Terra Tora Landscaping, and he had very recently expressed interest in one day pursuing a career in electrical engineering or as an electrician. However, anyone who knew him was aware of his developing business & finance savvy, and may not have been surprised to see him as an ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ sometime in the future. 

He is survived by his mother and father, Pamela Downey and Arthur Price, as well as his grandmother Margaret Downey. He will be greatly missed by his aunts Jade, Patti, Marnie, Susie & Joanna; his uncles Shawn, Hugh, Dwight, Nathan & Craig; and all of his cousins Alex, Genna, Sigourney, Zackary, Jake, Keenan, Kate, Susan, Jeremy, Laurel, Lillian, Theo, Gracie & Callum.

In lieu of flowers or donations, please hold your child or children close, and remind them as often as you can how much you cherish them and how much they mean to you. Take them for a walk in a forest, or along a beach, or perhaps snorkelling over a coral reef, and help them appreciate the diversity and vitality of life in all its forms, because all life is precious.

Ronan loved with his whole heart. He touched many lives and was very much loved by those around him. Our greatest hope would be that even now, and forever onward, Ronan would know how much we miss his beauty, his smile, and his charisma; his kindnesses, his gregariousness and his natural ability to make friends; his youthful energy, his creativity, and his sense of humour.

Ronan, you were the best thing that ever happened to your mom & dad. We think of your life as a song, whose melody will forever linger on. We loved you deeply and we will never forget you.

There will be a celebration of Ronan’s life at a later date.

“Your presence we miss, your memories we will treasure;

We will love you always, and forget you never” 

(anonymous)

Condolence Messages

  1. Jason

    25 May 2022 4 months ago

    My heart goes out to Pam and Arthur. Ronan was my closest and dearest friend, we met at the Princeton Traditional Music Festival in 2018 and were friends right up till the end. I miss him so much, he was an intelligent person who deserved the world. Ronan was going to do amazing things.

    May he rest in peace.

    Jason

  2. Jose J Guerrero

    13 May 2022 5 months ago

    Dear Pam,

    My sincerest and deep condolences for this unfortunate loss. My deepest sympathy and support in this difficult moment. May your strength, love and resilience accompany you at this point and in the future.
    Jose J Guerrero

  3. Kristina Murray

    13 May 2022 5 months ago

    Dear Pam and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences and know that you are in my thoughts. May your fond memories of Ronan help you through this difficult time. Kristina

  4. Reith Hyslop

    10 May 2022 5 months ago

    Art and Pam,

    We are all shocked and saddened by this terrible news. We’ve been sharing memories of Ronan since we heard and we all remember him fondly as a really sweet kid.

    We’re thinking about you,

    Reith, Ed and Henry

  5. Miralda willoughby

    08 May 2022 5 months ago

    I didn’t know your son, but I read the obituary and I felt sad for you lose. it seems you had an amazing child. I also recently lost my husband, Doug Willoughby, and I can imagine somehow what you both are going through. My deepest condolences.

  6. Athina & Family

    05 May 2022 5 months ago

    Our deepest condolences Pam. You have been in our thoughts and prayers! May his memory always be eternal.

  7. Randy and Helen Beyers and family

    04 May 2022 5 months ago

    Dear Pam, Arthur and families,
    We are deeply saddened with the news of Ronan. He was a handsome young man with a beautiful smile that lit up the lives of many.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  8. Jennifer

    02 May 2022 5 months ago

    Dear Pam & Art,
    My deepest and sincerest condolences to you both. When I heard the heart breaking news about Ronan’s passing, my heart truly ached for the both of you.
    All I can picture in my mind are the memories of you bringing him to Mother Goose class so many moons ago. His big blue eyes and beautiful smile is something I will always remember.
    Sending you love and strength as you navigate through this difficult time.
    Jennifer ❤

  9. Nicha A.

    02 May 2022 5 months ago

    My mind and my heart are with you through this difficult time, Pam. Sending you care and hugs.

  10. Ken Wong

    02 May 2022 5 months ago

    Pam and Art

    My heart aches knowing the sorrow and grief you are going through. May the beautiful memories of Ronan sustain and comfort you both during this painful time.

    Sincere condolences, Ken

  11. Combined Studies

    02 May 2022 5 months ago

    Thank you for sharing this with us. It was an absolute pleasure getting the chance to work with Ronan over the past year. Ronan brightened our classrooms, he was a hardworking and dedicated student and we miss having him here with us. We will always remember Ronan’s quirky personality, big appetite and huge heart.

    -Combined Studies Staff

  12. Grey Chase

    01 May 2022 5 months ago

    Dear Pam,
    Just heard news of this tragedy. I’m in shock, and in agreement with the many expressions of love and support you’re receiving through this medium.
    It is evident that Ronan touched many others during his short life.
    So many memories and deep conversations about your special relationship with Ronan. Such a natural and loving parent.
    We hope to be in Vancouver this coming week and will be in touch.
    Love Grey

  13. Gerry Forte

    01 May 2022 5 months ago

    Art & Pam,
    Our deepest sympathies and condolences on your great loss, the hardest that any parent can suffer. There are no words that than can be said to ease your pain but we will pray for Ronan and for you both that you will find the strength to endure these most difficult of times.
    Marie & Gerry Forte

  14. Shannon, Liam and Emilie

    01 May 2022 5 months ago

    Dear Pam and Art,

    We are deeply saddened for your whole family and especially for you both as Ronan’s loving parents. We can’t imagine your heartbreak in losing your only child and beautiful son.

    We really enjoyed our time with Ronan when he visited his Aunt Jade. He was funny and full of energy and so good to talk to. The kids connected instantly and together they all had a lot of laughs.

    May you find some comfort in your many cherished memories of Ronan, and in all the lives he touched.

  15. Aunt Jade

    01 May 2022 5 months ago

    Oh Ro, we love you so much and we can’t imagine life without you. I loved how passionate you were about things. I loved that you were a great reader and I especially loved when you came to visit me. We would all look forward to you coming.
    Art, you are such a great Dad. Living just around the corner to be close to Ronan. He such a loved kid. No kid was more loved than Ronan. Watching the literally thousands of videos and slides you can see just how adored he was.
    Pam, you are a great mum. Ronan is the centre of your universe. It’s hard that you are so far away. We love you so much.

  16. Gina

    01 May 2022 5 months ago

    Dear Pam and Art:)

    How can words express my deepest of condolences for you? I am so terribly shocked and saddened by your news- it’s so hard to believe that Ronan is not with us.

    You’ll all be in my hearts and prayers. I know Ronan’s in spirit now. He’s in the incredible love of his creator. May you comforted by the many beautiful memories you have of him, And the great love of the universe.

    Love
    Gina

  17. Syd Bosel

    01 May 2022 5 months ago

    My dear Pamela, I’m only hearing of your heartbreaking news now. I remember beautiful Ronan when you used to bring him to Eastside Family Place as a wee one. I have no words. I’m so dreadfully sorry for your loss.

  18. Anne Massar

    01 May 2022 5 months ago

    To my dear friend Pam,

    It is difficult to put into words what I am feeling for you at this impossible time. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and that my heart aches for you. You were the best Mom ever. I am here for you if ever you need a hug or someone to be with. Love from Anne & David

  19. Penny and Niko

    01 May 2022 5 months ago

    Pam and Art – Sending deep and heartfelt condolences on the devastating loss of your smart, funny, charming, beautiful son, Ronan. We were so lucky to get to know him, from the shy little guy at dinners, chez nous, where he did his best to politely take a bite, to the beautiful, creative and wonderful young man we saw emerge over recent years. Wishing you strength and an easy path to peace. Ronan was so loved. Treasure all the wonderful memories. Sending our love and support, for whenever you need it.

  20. Kara lam

    30 April 2022 5 months ago

    I taught Ronan when he was in kindergarten and also lived just up the street from Pam. I remember the sparkle in his eyes, his bright and curious nature and his exuberant nature. I occasionally ran into him when I was out for a walk and we often had short conversations. About a month ago we were chatting about what he wanted to do after he graduated, he was trying to find his path, and I suggested that he simply follow his interests. He seemed very surprised when I told him that I didn’t have any idea of what job I really wanted to do until I was in third year university . I was absolutely heart broken when I heard the devastating news of Ronan’s death , a young soul taken before his time. My deepest condolences to his parents. I will always have a special place in my heart to remember the young Ronan that I knew and cherished.

  21. Celia Laval

    30 April 2022 5 months ago

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Ronan’s passing. I am holding you in my heart Pam and sending so much love and prayers for comfort and consolation. Words can not express what I wish to say. I will cherish my memories of Ronan. Please do not hesitate if there’s anything I can do for you.

  22. Leonor

    30 April 2022 5 months ago

    Dear Pam:
    My sincere condolences for the loss of your beautiful Ronan. I wish you strenght, peace and calm. My heart is with you.

  23. Lawrence Feuchtwanger

    30 April 2022 5 months ago

    Oh Pam, I’m so so saddened. My heart breaks for you.

  24. Lawrence Feuchtwanger

    30 April 2022 5 months ago

    Oh Pam I’m so, so saddened. My heart breaks for you.

  25. Keith Good

    30 April 2022 5 months ago

    Pam

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Holding you all in our hearts. ♥️

  26. Kelly and Joe (Downey) Mondino

    30 April 2022 5 months ago

    Dearest Pam
    My heart brakes for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories and strength in your love for Ronan. May he Rest In Peace knowing he will forever be loved by you and his many family and friends. My prayers snd thought are with you at the sad sad time. Love your cousin Kelly 🙏🙏🙏

  27. Kikki Edman

    30 April 2022 5 months ago

    ❤️

  28. JerryLynn Guttman

    30 April 2022 5 months ago

    Pam and Family:

    We were so sad and sorry to hear about the passing of Ronan. We will remember him with a smile on his face and a bounce in his step while walking past the cottage on his way to or from the “Big Beach.” We know your dad will watch over him until you meet again. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Rest in peace, Ronan, you will be missed.

    Blessings,
    Mike, JerryLynn, Erik & Mark

  29. Emet Davis

    30 April 2022 5 months ago

    My heartfelt condolences to you on the devastating loss of your beloved son, Ronan. May his memory be a blessing.

  30. Linsea O'Shea

    30 April 2022 5 months ago

    My heart is broken for you 💔
    I am sending my earnest and heartfelt condolences to you both. No parent should have to endure this suffering and I am sending you my loving strength and shoulder should you need.

  31. Niki & Clara

    30 April 2022 5 months ago

    Ronan and Clara were the chubbiest-cheeked little babies at baby group.
    Pam and Rt, our deepest condolences and tears during this impossible time. Wishing you courage and love to carry you through.

    Niki & Clara

  32. Vannina Sztainbok

    30 April 2022 5 months ago

    Dear Pam, I am so deeply saddened by your loss. I never had the privilege of meeting Ronan. He was obviously a beautiful soul, full of joy and light. I am holding you close in my thoughts. My condolences to your whole family.
    Vannina

  33. Lisa K.

    30 April 2022 5 months ago

    Dearest Pam,
    My heart is heavy for the loss of your beautiful baby boy Ronan. I’m thinking of you often and sending prayers to you and all your loved ones at this devastating news. I only got to know your son a little through PT. You are the most amazing Mother any son or child could ever hope for.

  34. Amanda

    30 April 2022 5 months ago

    My heart goes out to you during this most difficult time. Wishing you lots of strength, comfort and love. May your beautiful son Ronan rest in peace.

  35. David S.

    30 April 2022 5 months ago

    Art & Pam,
    My sincerest condolences. As a parent I can’t imagine the pain you’re going through. I doubt there is much I can do to help, but I have followed your advice and told my kids that I love them.

  36. Ed Leung

    30 April 2022 5 months ago

    Pam and Art,

    I remember the many conversations I had with Ronan in my office. To me, he was always honest, articulate, and thoughtful. Though it has been a couple of years since I last spoke to him, I still remember him, and obviously the commitment and love you have both demonstrated to support Ronan.

    While no words can express my sadness and sorry for you, I wish the many fond memories of Ronan will help comfort you during this very difficult time. He will be fondly remembered by many of us. Please take care.

  37. TJ

    29 April 2022 5 months ago

    Dear Art and Pam,
    My deepest sympathies and condolences on your loss. I have just a few memories of Ronan through the years via the dance community, and those are of a bright spark, lots of energy and laughter.

    Rest In Peace Ronan

  38. Donna Jean MacKinnon

    29 April 2022 5 months ago

    Sending love and courage to you. We don’t know you other than knowing Art a little through the Rogue folk club. Our kids played with him when we ran into Ronan and Art in the Kootenays one summer.long ago. Thinking of you.

  39. victoria sheldon

    29 April 2022 5 months ago

    Dear Pam and Art,
    I never had the honor of meeting this beautiful young person but this exquisite tribute has created a place in my heart for him now. My son Henry and I send love and light to you both and to your whole family at this time of unthinkable loss. To Ronan, may you know peace and sweet rest now🙏🏻

  40. Lee, Nancy, Jonathan, Tabitha, Robert, Hannah and Jamie

    29 April 2022 5 months ago

    Rest In Peace Ronan darling. We are all better for having had you in our lives. We shall try our best to focus on our memories rather than the hole in our hearts that your passing has left.

    Peace and comfort to you Pam and Art, to your families and all who knew and love Ronan.
    (Love you Pam)

  41. Camille

    29 April 2022 5 months ago

    Pam and Art,

    I wish you peace beyond measure as you walk this difficult path. May love surround you.

    Camille

  42. Joy Schellenberg

    29 April 2022 5 months ago

    Dear Pam

    No words can adequately express how deeply sad I am for your loss. Please know that my heart and thoughts are with you. Sending you much love.

    Joy

  43. Diana Franco Yamin

    29 April 2022 5 months ago

    Dear Pam

    My heart is with you through these very challenging times. I am at a loss for words and really wish I could give you a hug. Sending you all of my love.

  44. Laurel & Family

    29 April 2022 5 months ago

    To Pam, Ronan’s family and loved ones,

    I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Ronan personally, but I do know he was so loved from all the wonderful stories Pam would share at work. We have been thinking about you and holding you close in our hearts during this impossible time. We are sending you so much love and strength.

  45. Tim

    28 April 2022 5 months ago

    Pam,

    Sending you strength, courage, and love. Our hearts go out to you and your family.

    Tim & Cheryl

  46. Leila Milani

    27 April 2022 5 months ago

    Dear Pam,

    I am so so sorry for the devastating loss of your beautiful son, Ronan! You are on my mind and in my heart, wishing your heart peace and courage, sending you lots of love!

  47. Steve Kelen

    27 April 2022 5 months ago

    Oh Pamela, I am so sorry and shocked to hear the news of Ronan’s death. My heart & love go out to you and your family. – Steve Kelen

  48. Ramona Barron

    27 April 2022 5 months ago

    Dear Pam, I am so sorry to hear about the devastating loss of your beloved and cherished son Ronan. Wishing you and your family comfort at this difficult time. I am here for you, always. Love, Ramona Barron

  49. Roderick C J Roodenburg

    27 April 2022 5 months ago

    Dear Pam and Arthur, on behalf of our family please accept our heartfelt condolences. We are shocked and saddened to hear about your loss. We are thinking of you and wish your family strength. Rowan, Kai, Christina, and Rod Roodenburg.

  50. Milad

    27 April 2022 5 months ago

    My sincerest condolences for you at this time. You have my deepest sympathy and unwavering support. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time.

  51. Monica Dean

    26 April 2022 5 months ago

    To the Downey family. We are saddened to learn of this news. Our entire family has wonderful memories of time at the cottages with all of the cousins. I will always think of Ronan running along the beach or splashing water with the rest of the boys. You are in our thoughts, may you feel the love of those around you. Rest in peace Ronan we will miss you.

    Monica, Terry, Erin, Jessica and Renee Dean

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