BOURDEAU, Ronald James Joseph Patrick
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Peacefully, during a brief illness, Ronald unexpectedly passed away on 12 November, 2013 at Ottawa General Hospital, aged 89 years. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 62 years Anne Bernice (née O'Ray). Brother of Lionel (deceased) and Robert of Ottawa. He is survived by two sons, Marc Ronald (Lise) and James Matthew (Daniel), four grand-children: Jason (Michelle), Corey (Rachel), Anthony (Anne) and Taylor (Liam) and one great grand-daughter Vanessa, all of Ottawa. He was predeceased by his infant daughter, Mary. Ronald was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus in the rank of Faithful Navigator. He was a young pilot and flight trainer with the RCAF during World War II. Afterwards, he was a draftsman at the Kingston Locomotive Works and then began his career as a keen Architectural Technologist in Kingston and at CMHC in Ottawa, later becoming a member of the executive of the Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario (AATO) during the early 1970's. Ronald was noted in his profession as a top architectural project manager in Kingston and Calgary working for numerous firms as the finale to his long architectural career. He also enjoyed many years as a glider pilot and flight instructor at the Gatineau Gliding Club. His life was lived to the fullest. Always gregarious and loved by all, his humour, generosity, spirit and wit will be sadly missed by all those who knew him. The family will receive friends at GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOMES, 435 Davis Drive (Taylor Kidd Blvd and Centennial Dr.) Kingston from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday, November 23 2013. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph's Church, 392 Palace Road, Kingston on Saturday, November 23 at 1:00 PM. Rite of Committal with prayers in St. Mary's Cemetery. Reception to follow in the Trillium Room at Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, 435 Davis Drive, Kingston. In Memory of "Ron" donations made to Aid to the Church in Need (Canada Inc), 1857 Boul de Maisonneuve, Montreal, Quebec, H3H 1J9, 514-932-0552, would be appreciated by his family.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Nov. 16 to Nov. 21, 2013