My condolences to your family. I worked with Ron several times in the past 10 years. I always enjoyed our talks - and hearing the pride in Ron’s voice when he spoke about his family and his work with Rotary. He will be missed.
I was privileged to know Ron for most of my business career, starting with working with him in the Gulf Canada HR department in the good old days. We worked closely together on the Board and many conference events at HRAC over the years. We were colleagues for decades and shared office space for over 5 years and some of my fondest memories with him were eating dinner at the Chuckwagon barns during at the Stampede. He was a very fine, hardworking and charitable man who always had a happy smile and a quick wit. I am pleased that I knew him for several decades and
am sure he is still smiling down on us.
wow !! i can’t believe it ... I dreamed about him 2 nights ago . We were all together traveling and he was there supporting us and taking care of us ( as he always did ). This is a very sad news 😕, and mostly because I couldn’t see him again when I went back to Canada . However , I’m pretty sure now we will have a guardian angel looking after all of us !! 💔
He was a very good man , always with that contagious huge smile. When I had bad times while I was an exchange student he was always there for me . We had so many good times with him and those memories will be always in my heart.
Dear Rotary club of Calgary at Stampede Park
We were so sad to hear that Ron passed away. He will be deeply missed. We knew Ron as a wonderful and passionate man. He invested so much of himself and his time in us, the exchange students. We are thankful we got to know such a great man. Thank you for everything Ron - Our exchange year had not been the same without you. Rest in peace.
- Exchange students in Calgary 2012-13: János from Hungary, Fredrik from Norway, Mevce from Turkey, Louisa from Germany, Gianni from France, Baptiste from Belgium, Iris from Taiwan and Lise from Denmark
with deep sadness I have received the news of you passing away.
You have been an outstanding and very carring person.
The exchange program and all the young people meant a lot to you and you meant a lot to us.
Thank you for your neverending support and love. You left our world way to early.
Rest in peace my friend, you will always be remered.
Our sincere condolences on the passing of a wonderful and caring gentleman. Our paths crossed through Rotary and the youth exchange and we enjoyed Ron's enthusiasm with the young people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
David & Marlyn Townsend
Ron was my landlord for 9 years and was such a kind and caring man. I remember he was always involved with Rotary and usually had exchange students with him. He would send my husband & I edible arrangements at Christmas and a card thanking us for being great tentants. He was always so nice to my family. So sad
Ron recruited me for the CAO position at the Town of High River back in 2008, then he helped me fill several senior positions on the Town staff. Working with him was a collegial experience from the very first conversation. He had a wonderful way of making an interview an enjoyable opportunity rather than a harrowing hurdle. He lived the 4 Way Test every day.
My sympathy and prayers are extended to family, friends and Rotarian colleagues.