Ron, beloved husband and best friend of Laurel (nee Kitchen). Loving father of Michael Laking (Susan) and Carolyn Niebel (Paul DeVrieze). Beloved brother-in-law to Sharon & Tom Palloway and Mark Kitchen. Cherished grandfather of Delaney Laking, Natasha Steffler (Mitch), Cassidy & Katie DeVrieze.
Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Irene and by his brother, Ken.
He will be greatly missed by nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbours.
Ron worked for many years with Dominion Stores and LCBO until his retirement. After retirement he enjoyed working for Little’s Funeral home in Cambridge.
He was a quiet man who would always put others first. He enjoyed the odd game of golf and travelling to Myrtle beach, but most of all loved being around family & friends. Ron was known in his neighborhood as having the nicest green lawn without a weed in sight. Many often stopped by to find out his tricks.
Very near and dear to his heart was playing with the Preston Scout House band as a swinging tenor. Ron was part of many parades and shows throughout Canada & the US and gained many friends during this time.
As per his wishes cremation has taken place. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.
The family would like to express their many thanks to the doctors, nurses and palliative care team at Grand River Hospital & Lisaard House.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Lisaard House or Grand River Regional Cancer Centre as expressions of sympathy.
Messages and condolences may be left for the family at www.tricitycremations.com or 519.772.1237. Please visit Ron's obituary notice on Facebook.