In Celebration of

Ronald "Ronnie" Clifford Douglas

February 2, 1941 -  January 3, 2019

Peacefully, at Lakeside Long Term Care Centre. Loving Husband of Lynda (Lees) Douglas. Brother of Cameron Douglas (Sarah Kavanagh), sister in-law Diana Walker (Ed) and brother in-law David Lees (Leeann). Loyal friend Fred Daniels. Ron was an avid skier, tennis player, squash player, and golfer. He enjoyed many happy leisurely years of cottage life in Midland, Georgian Bay and winters in Atlantis, Florida. A longtime member of Lambton Golf & Country Club, Ron earned the Willie Lamb Cup for his positive lifetime contributions to the club and the game of golf. In 2006 Ron was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Ron faced the struggle of Alzheimer’s disease with admirable grace and an incontrovertible sense of humour. Ron will be forever in our hearts. And while his passing is a devastating loss to bear, our family finds comfort in the knowledge that his struggle is over. Ron was the kindest and gentlest of souls. He was always and will forever be recalled in the highest regard by all whose lives he touched. His was a life of grace, honour and humour. Ron did things right, with remarkable generosity. The family would like to extend its greatest appreciations and thanks to Lakeside Long Term Care Centre, Toronto which provided Ron with a stable, dignified environment over the last years. The staff and personnel there have our deepest gratitude for their patience and efforts. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. A Service celebrating Ron’s life will be held at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd., on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 11 a.m. If desired, remembrances may be made to Lakeside LTC or the Dorothy Ley Hospice.


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Joan and John Curran (Joan is Ronnie’s cousin.)

Entered January 7, 2019 from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

Despite life taking us different paths Ron, Cam, Marg and Cliff have always had a special place in my life. Fond memories of times past .
Cousin Joan

Linda Dakin (friend)

Entered January 7, 2019 from etobicoke

My deepest condolences. Ron was a treasure, a special guy, one of a kind. He always had a smile accompanied by a twinkling eye. Ron was always up for a joke. I can attest to that. Remember the oversized slippers, Lynda?
Lots of caring hugs. Linda

Phil Lemay (Friend and Colleague)

Entered January 7, 2019 from Ottawa

I worked with Ron at IBM in the 60's and 70's and more closely when I worked in Toronto as Vice-President, Sales and Ron was Vice-President of the Central region. Ron was great colleague, always positive and a great cheerleader. I have fond memories of working with Ron as he was always ready to help even when it was not in in his direct area of responsibilities. He was always a great guy with a passion for what he was doing.
I offer my sincere condolences to his family.
Phil Lemay

Pauline and Peter Munro (friend)

Entered January 7, 2019 from white rock, bc

I (Pauline) worked for Ron at Delso Contracting for 8 years. He was one of the best bosses that I ever worked for. Always kind, thoughtful and generous. We had so much fun at all the Christmas parties he and Linda hosted at Lambton Golf Course. We send along our condolences to Linda and other family members.

Peter and Kelly Graham (Cottage neighbour)

Entered January 9, 2019 from Penetanguishene

When I was a young lad growing up in the 70s we had a cottage next door
to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas and their sons Ron and Cam. Those were great times on our beach. In our little stretch of the beach the Graham, DeCarli, Douglas, Sanderson families were always doing something fun. Ron absolutely loved Georgian Bay. He was an avid boater and skier and overall just loved being on or near or around the Bay. He always had a smile on his face and was very quick witted. Ron worked with his Father on many cottage projects and thrived on those times.
He loved his wife Linda and they were an amazing couple, lots of fun.
Ron's longest standing joke was posting, in the cottage, the bus schedule to Toronto.
The most important thing that I remember about Ron was that he always willing to help a neighbour, his family or his friends.
Although I haven't seen Ron in many years, I have those fond memories of him and the Douglas family that always bring a smile to my face.


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