Ron Sweeney

Ron Sweeney passed away on November 21. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sweeney family.

Ron was a joy to be around. He was a giver who always found the time and energy to encourage the people around him and support those who worked to help others. 

He will be greatly missed. 

Ron will be remembered by generations of Abbotsfordians for his smile, booming voice, and great contributions to the fabric of Abbotsford. He wore many hats and was known for his:

  • life-long influence as an educator; 
  • hard work as a three-term city councillor, board member of Fraser Valley College, Prospera Credit Union, St. Vincent de Paul Society, and Chamber of Commerce; 
  • role as chair of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee at Matsqui Institution; and more.

Ron was recognized publicly for his service when he received the Order of Abbotsford, was named one of two Citizens of the Year, and when Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre was opened to honour him and his family during the rebuilding of Abbotsford Senior Secondary School.

The flag at Abbotsford City Hall will fly at half-mast to honour Ron Sweeney.

Prayers and viewing will be held at 7:30 PM on Wed., Nov. 25 at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Ave. The service follows at 10:30 AM on Thurs., Nov. 26 at St. Ann’s.

Read the Abbotsford News obituary here: