Courtice Funeral Chapel

1587 Highway #2, Courtice, ON


Ronald James Sucee

December 23, 1934March 13, 2020

SUCEE, Ronald James (Retired General Motors employee after 44 years of service. Longtime family hobby, Ontario Standardbred Horseracing) Born December 23, 1934, died at Lakeridge Health Oshawa Friday March 13, 2020 surrounded by his family. Ron was the son of the late Henry & Emily (nee Bishton) Sucee. He is the beloved husband of Gertrude (Trudy) nee Laforge for 67 years. Cherished father of Ralph (predeceased) Ken and his wife Heather, Robert and his wife Gloria, and Nancy and her husband Doug Brown. Loving Pappa of Adam, Alana, Angela, Jeff (Julie) Meaghan (Andrew), Audrey (Will), Kristal (Ian), and Kyle and Great Grandfather of Wyatt, Kaelan and Lennox. Dear Brother of Harry (Kim) and the late Mel (Joan) and Dorothy Ferguson (Gordon) Ron will be fondly remembered by Victoria, his many nieces, nephew’s extended family and friends. Visitation will be held at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL (1587 Highway #2, Courtice) on Tuesday March 17th from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Private Family Mass will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church 3800 Courtice Road North on Wednesday March 18th. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers Memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation. On-line condolences may be made at www.courticefuneralchapel.com


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • Private Family Mass Wednesday, March 18, 2020


Ronald James Sucee

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Diane Prokopick

March 17, 2020

Aunt Gert and family I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of uncle Ron. My heartfelt condolences to you all. He will be greatly missed .Sending comforting hugs to everyone

Vicky Paquette

March 17, 2020

Trudy, and family, please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Ron, may he Rest In Peace.

susan st john

March 17, 2020

Sorry for your loss

Kara Carr

March 17, 2020

My deepest sympathy for your loss Trudy.

Sharon & Mike Oehlrich

March 16, 2020

Aunt Gert & Family...While you have joy knowing that your love Uncle Ron is in a better place, there is sadness in the loss and grief we all share with his passing. Tenderly, may time heal your sorrow. Gently, may your family & friends ease your pain. Softly, may Peace replace your heart-aches and may the warmest Memories of him always remain with you & yours.
”I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.” – Leo Buscaglia
When you lose someone you love, you gain an Angel you know. Please know that although we truly regret not being able to attend…The Oehlrich’s all share in your entire Family’s sadness, as we all fondly remember Uncle Ron. Sending you & yours our healing Prayers, comforting Thoughts & reassuring heartfelt Hugs, as we reflect on everything that made Uncle Ron such an amazing person. RIP Uncle Ron & Peace be with you & yours…With all our Love & Sympathy- Sharon, Mike & Family

Dave Boyle

March 16, 2020

Our condolences to the Sucee family for your loss, he will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Dave, Olga Boyle and family

Heather Prokopich

March 16, 2020

Aunt Trudy and Family,
In these difficult days hoping lovely memories of great times together will bring you all peace.
I will never forget how kind you and Uncle Ron were to my family when we moved to Oshawa in the ‘80’s. Taking time out of your busy schedules to bring us to your barn and spend time with us as we transitioned to our new lives. I appreciate those memories and hold them close.
My condolences to all of the family.
Heather, Brad, Warner and Peyton

Louisa Ganhao

March 16, 2020

Dear Trudy
Rest in Peace Ron. My sincerest condolences to the whole family.

Rose Basan

March 15, 2020

So sorry Trudy. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We are still in the south. Peter and Roseline. You are blessed with 67 years of wonderful memories. God bless.

James Graham

March 15, 2020

Rest in Peace Ron. My sincerest condolences to the whole family.


      Ronald James Sucee was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Ronald will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Ronald was born on December 23, 1934 at Peterborough Hospital in Peterborough, Ontario. He was the son of Emily and Henry Sucee. Ronald grew up in Norwich, Ontario and Pontypool, Ontario.

      Ronald was raised with three siblings. He had two brothers Mel and Harry and one sister Dorothy Ferguson. Ronald was usually involved in all sorts of activities with his siblings. He and his siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      As a young boy, Ronald had a number of interests. Like most children, he enjoyed playing and making up games. He was curious about the world around him and was often eager to explore it. Ronald was an active child loved to play chrokinole and card games with his grandfather and grandmother. In his spare time he liked working on the farms he planted tobacco at 10 years of age and also worked for the government planting trees. However, to Ronald, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with his friends.

       Ron was self-taught and took courses all his life. Ron took courses as an adult. He built a small subdivision in Burketon,, he established a Standard Bred Racing stable in Hampton and had a Commercial cleaning firm and also a sod company in Oshawa.

      Always considered a “good” friend to those he knew, Ronald enjoyed a broad group of acquaintances and several very close friends during his lifetime. While growing up, some of his best friends were Jim Curtis, Bob, Paul and Helen Marchuk. Later in life, he became friends with Jasguest and Eleanor , Stan and Lorna Brown,.

      On January 16, 1953 Ronald exchanged wedding vows with Gertrude (Trudy) Laforge at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Bowmanville, Ontario. Empathic and loyal, Ronald was committed to making his new family happy.

      Ronald worked hard to be a good father to his children and he did his best to fulfill their needs. Ronald was blessed with five children, Twins Michael and Ralph, Kenneth, Robert and Nancy. Another blessing for Ronald was the gift of 8 grandchildren, Jeffrey, Meaghan, Adam, Alana, Angela, Audrey Krista and Kyle.

      Fortunately, Ronald enjoyed what he did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Ronald worked diligently and did his best to succeed in his career. His primary occupation was assembler at the Oshawa GM Plant and worked is way up to management. Ronald always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Ronald enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. His favorite pursuits was establishing a beautiful Standrd Bred Racing Facility in Hampton on Highway #57 also hockey, baseball, horseracing and was involved in all the boys sports as a coach. He was content to enjoy his favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

      Ronald was a man who took pride in upholding his beliefs. Politically, Ronald was a Republican and later a Liberal.

      Ronald’s faith was important to him. He was a member at St. Therese's Catholic Church in Courtice, Ontario for over 30 years. During that time, he would participate in whatever fund raising that was needed.

      Ronald enjoyed traveling and time away on vacations. It was a chance for him to renew and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Favorite vacations included winter vacations in Florida and annual and bi-annual vacation in Kapuskasing and Northern parts of Ontario where many of his family lived.

      Ronald was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. Two of his favorites were Hannah and Bijou both poodles. His family was rounded out by his many racing horses.

       His new life involved relocating to Bowmanville, Ontario. In retirement, he found new pleasure in a daily walk and dining in different restaurants. Even in retirement, Ronald continued to stay in touch with his old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances. Ronald was active in his new community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities retirement offered him.

      Ronald passed away on March 13, 2020 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. He fought a brave battle against heart problems. He is survived by Ken, Rob, Nancy, Jeff, Meaghan, Adam, Alana, Angela, Audrey, Krista, Kyle and Kaytlen, and his great grat grandchild Wyatt. Services were held at St. Therese Catholic Church. Ronald was laid to rest in Resurrection Cemetery in Whitby, Ontario.

      Simply stated, Ronald was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Ronald leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Ronald James Sucee.