October 3, 1930 – May 24, 2019
Ron left his old buddies behind at Bramalea High School in 1986 to begin a new adventure on the West Coast. He passed away on May 24th at Sunridge Place. He is survived by his loving partner Sheila, sons John/Flo, Jamie/Kelly, stepsons David/Zoie, Paul/Tina, sister Anne/Mike, 10 grandchildren and his beloved Tiki and Charlie.
He became a well known watercolorist in the Cowichan Valley, played the alto sax in the Arbutus Ridge Band, became an avid curler. He was a very talented man. He was compassionate, caring and had a wicked sense of humor. His smile would light up a room. He was passionate about camping and he and Sheila and dogs explored the west coast down to Oregon, western Washington and Vancouver Island.
Special thanks to Paul and family, brother in law Bruce for their unconditional support and all their visits which would brighten his day. David and Zoie for their visits. Also to John and Jamie for making the trip out here to spend time with him. It meant so much to him and thanks Megan for the scrapbook you made of the grand kids with their comments about what their Grandpa meant to them. That was very special and brought a twinkle to his eye. He loved all of you very much. Thanks to the caring staff on 2C who cared for him during his lengthy stay and the staff at Sunridge who looked after him during his final days.
Ronnie, you will be in our hearts forever.
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed… and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of.
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
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