Born in Matheson Ontario, he lived many years in Southern Ontario but remained a Northerner at heart.
The values that were ingrained in Ron by his parents Victor and Margaret (Gates), shone through for all those who knew him. His sense of service for the community was a reflection of the kindness and generosity of his parents along with his uncle Floyd and aunt Betty. They were all active members of numerous service clubs such as Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions as well as lifetime supporters of Bingham Memorial Hospital in Matheson.
Ron had so many wonderful, kind and best friends from his curling world, family circle, neighbours, Ryerson graduates, business associates and people he had just met along the way.
Loving husband, best friend and curling buddy of Margaret (Bennett). Proud father of Michael and his lovely wife Vincenza. Adoring grandfather to Deanna and Andrew.
He leaves behind his sister Korinne, and numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. His extended family included nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews from both his and Margaret’s sides. Ron was so proud of all his family and loved watching them grow up to become such beautiful adults.
When you remember him please smile, laugh and enjoy a beverage (beer preferred).
During his three years of medical care we were so grateful for the professional, kind, and compassionate care he received from Dr. Blaise Clarkson and the staff of the three hospitals of Michael Garron, Sunnybrook and Princess Margaret.
Should you wish to make a donation in Ron’s name our first request is a charity of your choice.
Our next suggestion is either of the three hospitals noted above plus Bingham Memorial Hospital of his hometown.
Celebration of Life will be held:
Thursday, September 29th from 2:00 to 5:00pm
Colourful Apparel Welcome
Turner & Porter – Peel Chapel
2180 Hurontario Street
Mississauga ON, L5B 1M8
Bingham Memorial Hospital: https://www.micsgroup.com/donations/bingham-memorial-hospital
Michael Garron Hospital: https://www.mghf.ca/
Sunnybrook Hospital: https://donate.sunnybrook.ca/
Princess Margaret Hospital: https://thepmcf.ca/