THOMAS, Ronald "Ron" Ernest
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January 14th, 1908 - July 5th, 2012
Peacefully with family by his side, at the age of 104. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy "Pat" (1997). Sadly missed by and loving father of Joan (Barry Dewis) and Jim (Christine Littlefield). Cherished grandfather of Gordon Dewis, Karen (Doug Collier) and Janette (Tony Matta). Proud great-grandfather of Devon and Shanice Ellis and Abby and Jack Matta. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, graduated from the University of New Brunswick (Electrical Engineering) in 1932. Worked in the Canadian Patent Office from 1939 until his retirement in 1972. Spent many wonderful retirement years in Maine. Loved music, photography, woodworking, and flying.
The family is grateful for the dedicated service and devoted care provided by the staff at the Perley & Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, especially Aycel Cortez. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry 315 McLeod Street (at O'Connor) Saturday, July 7th from 12 noon until Service time in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Ottawa Mission or to the Perley & Rideau Veterans' Health Centre Foundation.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen from July 6 to July 7, 2012