Shantz, Ronald 'Ron' Douglas

July 28th, 2019

Passed away peacefully, with his loving family by his side, on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospice in London, Ontario, after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer.

Ron was born June 23, 1948 and is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Gwen (Bristow); daughters Melissa (Richard) and Tara (Andrew); son, Brian (Rachelle); seven grandchildren; and his sister Verda Keays (Gary). Predeceased by his parents, Harry and Wilma.

Ron was a life-long resident of the Hyde Park area and enjoyed golfing as well as spending time with friends at his “No Short Cut” shop.

The family wishes to sincerely thank all the staff and volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London for their exceptional care, compassion and kindness. Words cannot express how thankful we are.

In keeping with Ron’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral. A Celebration of Ron’s Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph's Hospice, London would be appreciated by the family.

 

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BeckyDear Gwen and Family: My sincere condolences to you and your Family. Becky
Martin WeichGwen and family. So sorry to hear about Ron. My condolences to you. Please let me know about the memorial
Martin WeichGwen and family. So sorry to hear about Ron. My condolences to you. Please let me know about the memorial.
Mary keaysGwen and family, We are so sorry to hear about RON, Ron was a wonderful friend. RIP RON, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Mary, Dave, Jeff and Mike Keays
Mary keaysGwen and family, We are so sorry to hear about RON, Ron was a wonderful friend. RIP RON, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Mary, Dave, Jeff and Mike Keays
Donna (Scott) HawleyVerda and family, I am sorry to read of Ron's passing. It has been so many years since I have seen Ron but I always look into his property when passing by. Ron was a good friend during our school days at SS#17 and Medway. Friendships made in a small town have a special spot in our hearts.
Glenn & Helen Liscumb Gwen and family. So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was great friend & golf partner.
Glenn & Helen Liscumb Gwen and family. So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was great friend & golf partner.
Lloyd Boughner and Shirley ShoreDear Gwen and family.... our deepest condolences to you and your family. We remember the good times golfing with you both. God Bless you at this time and always.
Don and Deanna BeatsonGary and Verda, so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. May God be with you and your family at this time.
Debbie Parcels Dear Gwen and family, So very sorry to hear about Ron. I will be back from holidays on Thursday and wish I had been there. I hope that when you feel up to it , Gwen , you would stop in at Hospice. I would love to see your face and give you a hug and deliver my condolences personally. I will miss you both!!
Bill and Sandra PrinceDear Gwen and Family, our deepest Sympathy in the loss of Ron. Bill and I were sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Bill will definitely miss his friend from Hyde Park.
Gail Burns and Carl LaveDear Gwen we were very sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family and our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Dr Ray MeredithSo sorry for all the suffering that Ron must have had to get through. Courageous fellow. God's comfort and care for the family. Remembering especially to Verda
Paul Darlene MacDonald Gwen and family so sorry to hear this thinking of you at this difficult time
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