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McDonald, Ronald William

In loving memory of Ronald William McDonald, age 70 years who passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at his home. Loving son of Beatrice and John, both predeceased. Beloved brother to Jackie (Chuck), Isabelle (Darwin), Paul (Dorothy), Pauline (Al), Kenneth and Carole (Terry), predeceased by sister Muriel Ann. “Uncle Ronnie” will be greatly missed by all of his nieces and nephews: Troy, Shane, Jamie, Jim, Jodie, Natalie, Terri-Lee, Lynne, Mark, Jason and Joanna. His great nieces and nephews will also miss him dearly: Mitchell, Nicholas, Justin, Christen, Taylor, Tristan, Joshua, Cameron, Lindsay, Brady, Noah, Jamielee, Courtney, Rowan, Svea, Matthew, Vaughan, Laife and his great-great niece Sophia. Ronnie loved life to the fullest. In his younger days, he played shortstop and was known for the incredible speed that he could fire a ball across the field. He was also a highly skilled pool player. Later into retirement he became an avid traveller, going on trips to explore many different places with family and friends. Ronnie stayed very active swimming at the YMCA and sweeping the ladies off their feet at his weekly dancing sessions at Parkside. He was also a devoted Sudbury Wolves fan. Ronnie loved reunions, as it was an opportunity to enjoy music, drinks, good food and most of all his family. Ronnie’s love for his family and friends was always warmly felt when he gave you one of his famous “triple bear hugs” each time that he saw you. Family gatherings will not be the same without our cherished Ronnie. He will always hold a special place in all of our hearts. A celebration of life will take place in Sudbury at a later date. Donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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  1. Ron and I go back to our high school days and through college. Many happy hours were spent playing pool, bowling and occasional golf games. You could always count on Ron to bring a smile to your face with the pleasure he took in telling his stories. He was a very good friend and will be sadly missed. Our heartfelt sympathy to Ron’s family. Leo Rinta and Frances

    Posted by:Leo Rinta and Frances
    July 23, 2017
  2. I’m really going to miss seeing Ron at all of the concerts we would see each other at. He was always happy to dance with me and all of the ladies; and I was always happy to dance with him. What a shame to lose such a happy presence…you will truly be missed Ron.
    My sincerest condolences to Ron’s family and friends.

    Posted by:Susan Champagne
    July 18, 2017
  3. So sad about Ron’s death. We will miss him at the Parkside and Minnow Lake Legion and all the concerts around town. He loved music and dancing and laughing with friends. Ribfest, Northern Lights Festival, Anderson Farm concerts, Bell Park Sunday night concerts won’t be the same without him.

    Posted by:Harriet Kideckel
    July 18, 2017

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