Ronald A. Brown 1932-2019
After a short battle with illness, Ronald A Brown passed away April 26, 2019. Ron is survived by Valerie, his wife of 63 years, children Brian (Kelly) and Donna, grandchildren Jason (Jacqueline) and Jillian, and great-grandchildren Rosalie, Elisabeth, Gabrielle, and Michael.
Ron was born in Kingston, Ontario on February 4, 1932. He met and married Val in 1956 in Winnipeg where they lived while raising their children. In 1985 they moved to Kenora to be closer to the family cottage on Coney Island. They settled first in Keewatin before moving to Southward Villa in Kenora in 1996.
Ron is most well-known for his volunteer community service. He served as a Councillor for the Town of Keewatin prior to its merger with Kenora. He has been an active member of the Elks and Lions organizations. He was a Lay Reader at St. Alban’s Church for many years. Other organizations he supported include Royal Canadian Legion, Toastmasters, Club Day Away, Meals on Wheels, and New Horizons Seniors Centre. Each of his volunteer activities was undertaken with dedication, energy, vision, and leadership. He was an inspiration to his family and many in the community.
Ron was involved in a leadership role in the construction and operation of Southward Villa seniors’ life-lease complex. His ongoing presence as Board Chairman has provided guidance since it opened.
Ron’s family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre for their excellent care and compassion over the past few months.
A Memorial Service will be held at St Alban’s Church in Kenora at 2:00 PM on Saturday May 11th, 2019. A reception will follow in the Cathedral hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Horizons Seniors Centre, St. Alban’s Church or Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation.
Alcock Funeral Home & Cremation Services (Highway 17 West Keewatin) in care of arrangements, 547-6000.