After a long and turbulent illness, handled with much dignity, Ronald passed away at Macassa Lodge, December 21, 2012.
Predeceased by Beloved Wife June and Daughter Judith, Brother Graham Walford, Mother Jane and Father Graham, Sister Joyce and Brother-in-Law Fred.
Survived by Sister Ilene (Chuck) and Brother Leonard, Sister-in-Law Margaret and his greatest treasures his children, Lynda (Randy), Richard (Elisa), Tracy and Jennifer (Gary). Grandfather to Jason (Jennifer), Meagan (Scott), Christopher (Erin), Lisa and Samantha. Great-Grandfather to Deklin, Kaylee, Alyssa and Maeve.
Our Dad will be greatly missed by his extended family and friends.
Long standing Member, Elder and Clerk of Session Emeritus of The South Gate Presbyterian Church. Member of Signals Club of Canada and Hamilton Signals Association. Retired Employee of Northern Electric (Nortel) with 42.5 years of dedicated service.
Thanks to the Staff at Macassa for their exceptional care of our Dad.
Visitation and Funeral Service to be held Thursday, December 27th at The South Gate Presbyterian Church, 120 Clarendon Ave., Hamilton, ON. Visitation 12 noon - 1 p.m. Funeral 1 p.m. Interment to follow. Friends and family are invited to a luncheon following at Marquis Gardens, 1050 Rymal Rd. E., Hamilton, ON.
In lieu of flowers, donations to The South Gate Presbyterian Church would be greatly appreciated.
"A" (RES) CORPS SIGNALS, R.C.C.S., C.A. Rank Corporal After a diagnosis of Primary Progressive Aphasia and Pick's Disease, Ronald Fox entered Macassa Lodge - his final home. Through the years certain people stood out for their loving care for my Father. I would like to thank the many people who showed genuine care for Dad and I throughout the years. C1W PSW's Jocelyn, Rona, Maria, Avril, Elsa, Lynda K., Barb, C2E PSW's Joan, Wendy, Vesna, Rebecca, Dixie, Hanson D Wing, Melissa, and all others who came to our rescue when Dad collapsed outside. RPN's Kathy R., Bonnie, Lindsay, Diane (thank you for coming to C2E the week of Dad's sickness), Pat, Debbie, RN's Pam T. (your compassion comforted me), Irma, Debbie, Jo the Dietician - thanks for your dedication to Dad, Holly, Denise, Linda, Heather, Lisa and many more recreation workers. Margaret, Dan and all the Volunteers. Step Ahead Foot Care - Dad's feet never looked so good! To all the staff who were in and out of Ronald's room from December 16th to the 21st - your compassion and care was amazing. To all the Residents I met throughout the years, the Family members of residents - I thank you all. To Robert Geddes for being our Friend and Minister - your visits and prayers will never be forgotten. To the Neighbours, The Pyper's, Mr. and Mrs. Purdy, Tom and Ginny and Rodney, who were enormous support for myself and Mother after Ronald moved to his new home. You all made the Long Goodbye so much more tolerable. Thank You, especially to my Father, who wrote to me; Tracy, part of growing up is looking back and remembering! "Love" not pain. It was a pleasure taking care of and being an advocate for my Dad for the 9 plus years he lived at Macassa. You never lost your mannerisms and your smile and laugh was infectious. Donations to the Macassa Volunteers Association would be appreciated. Money donated goes directly to the Residents for outings, parties etc. Much of which Ronald participated in. Thank You All... -
Good afternoon … I am sorry to have to relay the news that my Dad has passed away – he passed away on December 21, 2012. One bright and shining moment at the funeral – several members of the Hamilton Signals Group attended and saluted his coffin as it left the Church. One of the members recited the Ode of Remembrance. My father would have been so very proud. I did continue to receive mailings from the C&E museum – although my father was not able to verbalize, I believe being able to keep him up to date with the newsletter made him very happy.