BCHF News Ron Welwood 1940-2021

Ron Welwood 1940-2021

Frances and Ron Welwood are seen at the 2009 BCHF conference in Nelson.

BCHF past president and honorary life member Ron Welwood has died at 81. Ron served on the BCHF council from 1993-2003, including a stint as president from 1997-99. He and wife Frances were regulars at the BCHF annual conference, and they helped bring the event to Nelson in 1997 and 2009.

Ron was a noted Kootenay historian and in his professional life as a librarian was responsible for accumulating and preserving Kootenaiana (a word he invented) for Notre Dame University and David Thompson University Centre in Nelson and Selkirk College in Castlegar.

Read more in the Nelson Star.