OBITUARY

Ronald George Walsh

21 December , 19481 June , 2019

He was a very proud father, grandfather, and a faithful husband for 49 years. Known as “Poppy” by not only his natural grandchildren, also by the daycare kids and at Elizabeth Sutherland School. He will be missed and always remembered by many.

His kindness and sincerity was felt by all who knew him. Always ready to give a ride, run an errand, help a senior or lend a hand. Don’t forget Laura’s coffee!

Never a hesitation about setting an early alarm to get his girls to and from appointments, a friend to a doctor’s appointment or to the airport. Stay all night if needed. Always putting himself last. What are we gonna do without him?

Did I say he was a proud father? You bet! He taught Angela and Robert everything that was good in him. Respect, morals, kindness, charisma, and self-confidence. He demanded an education. That was their job. And they lived up and even surpassed all of his expectations. Angela loved to learn. Affectionately known as a professional student and a world traveler. Oh! The long distance phone charges while she backpacked through Europe. Not surprisingly, she married an Aussie, and made Australia her 2nd home.

Proud dad walked her down the aisle, then again there at the birth of her sons. Only regret was distance. The physical contact with her and her boys was difficult. We made the best of it with her visits home and thank God for Skype.

Robert and Ron had a great bond from little league to present day. Also well educated, a hard-working father and husband. We call him “mini Ron”. He is so proud of you too. Never a disappointment. He loves you both so much.

Ron worked at Eastern Film Lab for 10+ years. For 27 years he worked at CFB Halifax in food services. He was well known and liked throughout the city. You always knew who you were dealing with.

He was a Leafs fan as well as a Redskins fan. Every sport was of interest to him. He loved to play poker and pool, but his talent was snooker. He was an original member of “Metro Pool League” receiving his senior’s award, Fairview Legion 2012-2013.

The past 11 years have been his finest, the birth of his first grandchild now a proud poppy of 4. His retirement the past 5 years have been devoted to his grandchildren and his world revolved around his family. He made more memories than most have made in a lifetime. Others would do well to take a page out of his book.

We love and miss you Ron Walsh XOXO

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 2-4 pm at 4 Ramsgate Lane, Halifax in the Social Room.

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Miriam Bakhos

15 June 2019

I have never met Ron, may God bless his soul. But I am honoured to know the product of his wonderful work as a parent, raising his amazing daughter Angela! I have travelled internationally and lived overseas for over ten years and never in my life and travels will I find a beautiful lady who is the meaning of true integrity, honour, morals, and compassion. A true friend, a rare find and an amazing mother to her boys and wife to her husband. She is strong in character yet she is balanced with gentleness. Sounds much like her father.
Thank you Ron for raising such a wonderful daughter. May God bless your soul.

Nadine Loppie

12 June 2019

To the Walsh Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Rest in peace Ron. Take care family.
Nadine Loppie, Dartmouth, NS

Linda Loppie

12 June 2019

To the Walsh Family,
I am truly sorry for your loss. Ron and I have worked together for many years at Stad. I was honoured and blessed to have known him. Ron was truly a blessing and I will forever remember his wonderful and gentle soul as he will forever remain in my heart. Rest in peace Ron.
Linda Loppie, Halifax, NS

Hamide Rizk

12 June 2019

Dear Linda I am sorry for a lost about Ronald George Walsh he was a good men ti my grandparents he will bring them food every be bedf he died June 1' 2019 he will be miss by every one every day I miss him so much all ready Linda he was a good men as well he died June '1st 2019

Love hamide Rizk

Darrell Sampson

9 June 2019

To the family and friends, I offer my sincerest condolences. He was a great guy to all who knew him and will be missed by all.

Patricia and Graham Young

9 June 2019

Words cannot express the loss that we felt on learning the news about Ron. We have only been living in the building for a year, but our friendship just clicked. Ron touched the lives of everyone in 2 Ramsgate Lane. He was always there.....helping, driving and looking after mail and cars.

We will always remember lessons on how to play Pro Line and our Friday night laughs. Ron, you will be missed.

Gerry Ogilvie

9 June 2019

I worked with Ronnie at base foods for many years and am glad to have known him. He had a great attitude towards life and lived it to the fullest. I learned alot of things from Ron over the years and loved his stories. A good friend and family man who will be missed.

Mark Cameron

8 June 2019

We were absolutely heartbroken by the news that Uncle Ronnie suddenly passed away. He was the "fun" uncle who took the time to talk to us annoying kids and always had a grin on his face; like he knew the punchline to the world's best joke but didn't want to tell you lol! In a time when kids were meant to be "seen and not heard" around adults, Uncle Ronnie completely ignored that convention and talked to everyone with love and interest. I was so proud when he was at the Wardroom in Stad and I had the chance to talk to him. He was always in the brightest of spirit, in a very challenging and physically demanding job, and as a young junior officer, having family on the inside meant I had the scoop on a lot of things! I remember him and Linda when I was a kid, as one of the families I loved visiting during Christmas as part of the holiday cycle. I vaguely remember a tubular steal laminate table with my parents and Ronnie/Linda sitting around it with Beth, me, Angela and Robert listening to music or watching TV. Unlike my own house, it was stress-free, lots of laughter and everyone was "chill". I loved all my uncles but Ronnie was different. He was the youngest and to us, just another big goofy kid. He was kind, understanding and would always listen to you. Although the Navy and moves have taken me out of touch with so many of the family, since the mid-nineties, I always had a soft spot for Uncle Ronnie and always felt bad that distance and work didn't permit us to get to know each other better in my adulthood. As they say in the Navy, Fair Winds and Following Seas Uncle Ronnie and all our love and condolences to Linda, Robert and Angela. Mark, Kim, Liam and Claire.

Stan Adams

8 June 2019

Linda, Angela, Robert and all the family, Barb & I would like to send our sincere condolences to each of you at such a sad time and we are so sorry for your loss. We had some good times together many years ago.




Lori Voogt

7 June 2019

Linda, I am so sorry. I've thought of you and Ron so often through the years and now, I can not express to him how thankful I am for knowing him. Kind is the first word that comes to mind..as other's have expressed, he would do anything for a friend and everyone was his friend. Funny...sharing a deck with you, that first night...he leaned over and said "got any ice?" Next thing I knew...I was sitting on your deck and enjoying your company. Living next door to you, I remember waking up early in the morning to watch Canada in the Olympics and with each goal he would bang on the wall and I'd answer him back. When you loaned him to me, to travel to Montreal to see his Leafs play my Habs and we had these unbelievable seats and he got to slap Cujo's glove. I will never forget the absolute joy we shared at that moment. Thursday night karaoke at the Copper Penny...well, that just set the stage for Friday and Saturday. And as life got in my way, we moved, and now...so many years later, I want you to know that your and Ron's kindness has never been forgotten. My thoughts are with you and your family. Please take care.

FROM THE FAMILY