Ron McMahon (1953-2021)
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing our brother Ronald Arthur McMahon.
Ron was born on March 13, 1953, in Camp Robinson, Ontario. He was raised and lived his life in Kenora, ON.
Ron attended grade school at Mount Carmel School and then went on to Beaver Brae High School. During his school years Ron joined the Militia with the Kenora Armouries, spending his time outdoors where that would spark his excitement for his future.
Over the years Ron had various jobs. He found his passion in life doing what he loved most, guiding for various tourist camps in our area and cutting wood in the bush. Ron was an avid hunter and fisherman and he spent most of his life outdoors - cutting firewood, clearing brush for various companies and even picking gallons of blueberries. But Ron was the happiest and most at peace when he was on the water where it was quiet and peaceful.
In 1996 Ron suffered a traumatic brain injury that left him unable to do those things he loved. After many years of rehabilitation Ron was able to live on his own, and with help of family he was able to resume doing the things that he loved. With the kindness and patience of Carl Snow at Black Sturgeon Camp, Ron was able to continue to fish and help with outdoor chores until his injury made it unable for him to do so.
Ron was predeceased by our parents, Arthur (2002) and Hilda (2017) McMahon. He is survived by his siblings Sheryl Olson, (Don, Lisa and Laird Hyslop, Kristen and Brad Boucha), Murray (Susan, Austin and Robin McMahon, Tammy McMahon and Hall Risk), Linda Neniska (Jack, Carmen and Dan Boucha, Sam and Chris Grotke, Stefanie and Jordan Trent), Tim (Cathy, Kyle McMahon and Cathy Patzel, Nicole and Arlindo Brazao), Trish Horton (Roger, Mitchell and Jennifer Horton, Tyler Horton and Becky Hailstone), and Michael (Matthew Butts and Krista Prystie, Amy McMahon and Ray McDonald) as well as numerous great nieces and nephews,
Ronnie was a quiet man with few words, he kept to himself and enjoyed a calm and simple life. As per his wishes, a small family gathering will be held where we will raise a toast, tell some stories and celebrate our brother's life.
In lieu of flowers please go fishing in Ron's honor, or make a donation to the Brain Injury Services of Northwestern Ontario (BISNO).