Burton, Ronald

With love, many wonderful memories and countless life lessons throughout the years, we are sad to say that Ronald Philip Burton (Ron), has passed. Known for his witty greetings, unexpected responses, and the ability to turn any conversation into a circus show. If he paused for thought, you knew to prepare yourself for the most unlikely response. A master of stirring the pot and leaving people trying to interpret his words.  He loved making people smile. Ron enjoyed a long career as a car salesman and then moved on to Superior Propane, where he retired with a wealth of knowledge repairing propane appliances. He became the go to guy if you’re furnace quit on a cold winter day, or your propane fridge failed during the heat of summer…  Always willing to lend a hand and help solve a problem. Born in Garson, ON, February 4th, 1937, to Vernal Burton and Jeanne Burton (nee Roy). Beloved husband of Cheryl Burton (nee Head). Father of Todd and wife Dorie (nee Truax). Loving Grandpa to Timothy and Derek. Brother to Clyde, Richard, Sunny, Roy (predeceased) and Herby (predeceased). Ron and his wife Cheryl shared their lives on a property that they lovingly nicknamed Hungry Hollow.  With plenty of wildlife, a creek running through, a mountain for a backdrop and amazing starry nights… a piece of paradise as unique as they. The kitchen table was where he sat with many… sipping on coffee, solving the worlds problems, and offering up million-dollar ideas. Ron enjoyed a long healthy retirement; he was proud of the fact that he fished for more years than he worked. Happy… content… rich in friendships… loved by many, Ron lived his life the way he wanted…. doing what he enjoyed and enjoying what he was doing. He lived life for 84 years, he will be missed.   


10 Condolences

  1. So very sorry to learn of Ron’s passing. He went to primary school I think with my oldest brother. He was a colourful, honest, great guy who would do anything for anyone. He truly would give you the shirt off his back. There is no other person who had the skills and knowledge of propane that he did. He fixed so many things for us at the camp. He could always be counted on to provide some jokes, a fresh look at the world situation and logical solution to any problem. He will be missed by many. My sincerest sympathies to all his family.

    By: Lorraine Drozdowsky (Johnson)
    June 13, 2021
  2. Cheryl and Family we are so sorry for your loss. Along with really knowing how to stir a pot Ron was always warm and welcoming. Always a smile always a positive outlook. Many a fine conversations I’ve had with Ron and many a teachings will be cherished. He always made the time and that is more precious than gold. Ron will always be dear to my heart.
    Cheryl my heart goes out to you.

    By: Patty Eyre and Bon Ramat
    June 12, 2021
  3. Our condolences go out to you and your family. I grew up seeing Ron around our cottage throughout the summer and he was always “the guy to call” whether it was gas lines or our dog was attacked by a porcupine. He will be missed 🙂

    By: Josh
    June 12, 2021
  4. Cheryl, we are so sad to hear of Ron passing. Ron was the heart of Lake Matagamasi.
    We looked forward to having a coffee and chat with him at camp. The lake will never be the same without him. Whenever we needed help with anything Ron was there. With his wonderful smile and easy attitude toward life he made all things seem possible. Ron will be fondly remembered and deeply missed. Cheryl we hope that you find comfort in the shared memories you had with Ron.
    We offer you our sincerest condolences.
    Cheryl Eyre and Andy Zubilewich

    By: Cheryl Eyre
    June 12, 2021
  5. Sincere condolences. Ron worked with my dad at Superior Propane. He was always so kind and helpful. I’ll miss his “bonehead” comments. A terrible loss.

    By: Gisèle Gervais
    June 11, 2021
  6. Cheryl and family we would like to offer our condolences after hearing the sad news about Ron, he was such a nice man. We enjoyed having him as our neighbour. Always made us smile with his good sense of humor and he helped us out on more than one occasion and we hope he knew how thankful we were. It will be sad to look over and not see his boat or him going up the lake to fish we want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers the Desjardins your neighbors from the lake

    By: Fran Desjardins
    June 11, 2021
  7. Our most sincere condolences Cheryl, Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. Ron was an icon on Matagamasi and a presence in many lives including ours, We will miss our many conversations on the lake and his legacy will live on through the wealth of knowledge he instilled those around him. Happy trails Ron wherever you are.

    Derrick and Miriam

    By: Derrick and Miriam Eyre
    June 11, 2021
  8. Our deepest sympathies to all the family. He sure was a jokester on many occasions and will be remembered by all

    By: Lorna & Pat Courchesne
    June 11, 2021
  9. So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. I worked with him at Superior propane and he was a great guy to work with, always made me smile. We had just recently reconnected through Facebook and had thought of getting together for a chat when regulations allowed. My sincere condolences to his family.

    By: Barb Ralph
    June 10, 2021
  10. We are so sorry to hear of Ron passing Cheryl. He was such a nice man and a wonderful help to all We are thinking of you at such sorrowful time. Take care. Pat and Bernie

    By: Patsy Casey
    June 10, 2021

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