Ronald Watkins

Ronald Watkins

Monday, March 3rd, 1947 Saturday, March 21st, 2020

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Obituary for Ronald Edwin Watkins

Watkins, Ronald Edwin (Ron)
March 3, 1947 – March 21, 2020
After a brief but courageous battle with lung cancer, it is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved brother Ron. Ron was a loving, kind and generous person who often put the needs of others above his own. He was a dedicated son and brother, an exceptional uncle and loyal friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
Ron is predeceased by his father Vic Watkins (1992), and his mother Wilma Watkins, who also passed away on March 21st, 15 years before. We take comfort in knowing she was there to greet and guide him on the next part of his journey.
Ron is survived by his sister Lynda Erwin (Terry), brother Bob Watkins (Ursula), and sisters Vicki Kelloway (Ted), Heather McKee (Rick), Laurene Rutledge (Charlie) and Allison Cummings (Jody). As well, Ron will be fondly remembered and missed by 11 nieces and nephews, 22 great-nieces and nephews, and 1 great-great nephew.
We are also thankful that Ron had such wonderful friends as Cyril Wells and Will Sibalski, with whom he spent many years going to Pickle Lake on fishing expeditions and golfing the summer away. Through them, he extended his “family” to include many more friends, who will miss him. Also missing Ron is his friend and neighbour Stu Daigle, with whom Ron enjoyed making birdhouses and passing the time talking.
In light of the current situation, a memorial service will be announced for a later date.
Memorial donations in memory of Ron can be made to Headwaters Health Care Foundation (Palliative Care).
A tree will be planted in memory of Ron in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. The annual dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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Stu Daigle

Our condolences to family of Ron.l will miss our laughs and hay Stu I have a the other side do miss you friend.
Comment | Posted at 12:06pm via Condolence

Paul Smith

I am deeply sorry for your loss
Comment | Posted at 02:10pm via Condolence

Eleanor Rose

Allison and family,
We were so saddened to hear of Ron's passing. He was a kind and considerate person for sure. Everyone that knew him will miss him for sure. We were sorry we didn't get to see him, but with the issues of the world thought it best to keep our distance as we had been out of the country. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Love Hans and Eleanor Rose and families
Comment | Posted at 11:29am via Condolence

Donald Brown

Linda and the Watkins Family.
So sorry to read of Ron's passing. Our families have been neighbors on William Street for years. Ron will be missed

Don Brown
Comment | Posted at 01:11pm via Condolence

Diane Warriner

My condolences to all of Ron's family. He was a kind man, ready to help his neighbours at the drop of a hat. I will miss our porch chats about golf, and his famous fishing trips. RIP Ron
Comment | Posted at 07:39pm via Condolence

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