Ronald MacRae

January 5, 1933July 5, 2018

It is with great sadness, that the family of Ron announces his death on July 5, 2018 at Extendicare, St Catharines. Best friend and soul mate to Joyce, wife of 62 years, Ron was a devoted father to Debra MacRae and Janet Arcadi (deceased 2009), “best ever” grandpa to Megan, and caring father-in-law to Jim Arcadi. Ron is predeceased by his brother Blair (Doris), of Calgary. In addition to family and friends, Ron enjoyed tennis, cycling, skiing, walking, Bridge, and spending July in Southampton. Ron graduated from UBC in 1955 in Forestry and was employed with MacMillan Bloedel (40 years). Ron was kind, friendly, wise, funny, compassionate, and irreverent. As the “Master of Asking People Questions,” he always listened carefully to their replies. Thank you to the staff at LHIN, Linhaven Day Care, and Extendicare for their care, comfort, and dedication to Ron. In keeping with Ron’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no service will be held. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Arrangements have been entrusted to the HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 75 Church Street, 905-684-6346. Online tributes may be made at


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Sheila Marcantonio

July 10, 2018

Dear Joyce. We were so blessed to have you and Ron as Neigbours . We enjoyed all our chats and we have many happy memories of our times together. On Behalf of Lou, Julian, Emma, Aida and myself we wish to thank you for sharing your wonderful Ron with us all those years. Ron was always there for our children as they grew up --a welcome ear to all their concerns. It takes a village to raise a child and Ron certainly took that to heart and helped all the children and us all the time. He will be missed and remembered fondly.
All our best to you and your family in this difficult time. Sheila Marcantonio and Family