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Ronald Theodore Myles

December 23, 1951 – April 16, 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our wonderful brother, father, partner, grandpa, and friend, Ron.

Ron was born in the old Whitehorse General Hospital on December 23, 1951. He spent most of his working life in Whitehorse with a few detours along the way to Australia, BC, and Quebec.

Ron was known for his generosity, humour, and his willingness to help anyone in need (especially mechanically). He greatly valued his friends and loved to share wild and crazy stories of their adventures!

He belonged to the YOOP, and has a proud history of being a true Yukoner. Ron’s skills ranged from mechanics and body work, to being a tour bus driver, pilot car driver, and in the past number of years, being a glazier for a few local companies. Of course we can’t fail to mention that he worked side by side for decades with our Dad, Tede B. Myles, in Yellow Cabs. After Tede passed in 1988, Ron took over running Yellow Cabs eventually becoming the sole proprietor.

Ron was a motorbike enthusiast and enjoyed many road trips with various biking buddies. He also travelled extensively with his partner, Debbie (which included camping and canoe trips throughout the Yukon).

Ron is survived by his partner of 25 years, Debbie Alexander (and her family), daughter Veronica (Roni) Whalen, her husband Larry and daughter Bernadette (Calif), his sister René Myles (BC), brothers Eli Myles (AB) and Bob Myles (Australia), along with many cousins, nieces and nephews. Ron is predeceased by his parents, Tede and Helen Myles, sister Phyllis Koch, and daughter, Joanna Helen Myles.

There will be no service or celebration of life per Ron’s wishes. Think of him fondly as he does his final bike trip ‘down the Golden Highway’!

Comments (6)

Samantha Pavlovich on May 30, 2023 at 1:03 pm

One of my favorite people hands down. He was always willing to help someone in need and had the kindest heart. He will be missed 💙

Terry kennedy on May 3, 2023 at 4:51 pm

Sorry to hear of your passing. A shock after all these years. Guess our trip boating postponed last year we will not make but your spirit will be there. Long time friends from high school and yet never enough time to make sure we touched bases enough, i will regret . Lot of good memories Ron, rest well. To sister Rene , wife and family my sincere condolences

Bruce Griffiths on Apr 26, 2023 at 8:00 am

Good guy all around.

Colleen Kennedy Williams on Apr 23, 2023 at 6:56 pm

A sad day for family and friends. You will be missed by so many.

Mike Maruk on Apr 21, 2023 at 8:26 pm

Sad to hear. Many fond memories.

Matthew Sills on Apr 21, 2023 at 4:03 pm

Met Ron in the mid seventies, and took a lot of bus rides with him. He took a lot of hockey teams to a lot of tournaments all over BC and Alberta over the years. A good friend to minor hockey and the teams that travelled with him. And on occasion the teams that pushed the bus to get it started. An original Yukoner.

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