Photo of Ron Dunkley giving the 'thumbs up sign'

Creating a legacy in Ron’s memory

Ron Dunkley grew up in the small town of Langley, British Columbia along with his two brothers. Fun loving and active, he was passionate about sports, and was naturally athletic. Ron was a big fan of the Boston Red Sox, and major league baseball. At one point he set a goal to attend a game in every major league stadium. Ron also loved NFL and especially ‘his team’, the Denver Broncos.

In 1996 Ron fulfilled a longtime dream and became a firefighter in his home town of Langley City. He brought many skills to the role including loyalty, a natural athleticism, love of community, and an outgoing personality.In 2010 while in Seattle to attend a Seahawks game Ron was struck by a train. He battled for his life for 60 days in Harborview Hospital, while his friends and firefighter brothers rallied to support him and his family.

Sadly, Ron succumbed to his injuries on January 4, 2011.

Family and friends decided to honour Ron’s memory by creating a charitable foundation in his memory and the non-profit Ron Dunkley Memorial Society was set up.

To this day the Ron Dunkley Memorial Society has raised thousands of dollars in his name. The board and society are comprised of volunteers dedicated to ensuring that 100% of proceeds go directly to local charities.

The Ron Dunkley Memorial Society is a registered non-profit charitable organization.

Ron was thrilled to achieve his dream of becoming a firefighter in his home town of Langley. He is pictured here with his family on his first official week on the job.