Harper R. Ronalds
April 27, 1928 – January 12, 2021
Passed away peacefully on January 12th 2021.
Harper will be sadly missed by his wife Marie (McIsaac, married 66 years) , daughter Kelly (Norm), son Rob (Nancy) and daughter Denice. He will also be fondly remembered by his grandsons, Matthew, Sam, Jonathan,Chris and Kyle. Harper was predeceased by his brothers John, Lee and Marshall and his sister Lyla Trites.
Harper was born in Bathurst New Brunswick in 1928. He grew up on his family farm on the shore of Chaleur Bay. It was here during the Depression and War years that he learned the value of family, friends, hard work and the natural environment. His memoriesof these good years were a source of comfort to him in his last few years as he bravely faced dementia. He faced his illness with courage, resilience and humour.
We will remember him as an avid gardener, Tiger Cat fan, animal lover, handyman and environmentalist, long before it was trendy to be one. Harper was a huge hockey fan and he passed his love of the sport to his son and grandsons. Harper was a retired employee of the Hamilton School Board and he was blessed with thirty years of retirement.
We would like to thank Dr Ann Douglas, Dr Ruth Morris and her staff, Dr Frank Murphy, PSW Teresa from Bayshore and the awesome staff at The Meadows Long Term Care home where dad resided for the past four years.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society. Harper has requested cremation and private burial. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
- Alzheimer Society of Hamilton/Halton
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Harper R. Ronalds
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January 22, 2021
Uncle Harper was a man of comical stories. When he visited my Dad John Ronalds, they would have a chuckle about what went on the farm in New Brunswick. There was so many stories about the home, the Grandfather and the hard work on the farm.
I wish to send my condolences to Kelly, Denice and Bob and their families at this time. Take care and remember your Father was a good man.
January 17, 2021
Dear Kelly, I am so very sorry to read in the Spectator about your Dad. Such a difficult time. My condolences to you and Norm and Jonathan ( he's all grown up now). Also, I extend my sympathy to your Mom & family.
Paul & Florence Hourigan
January 16, 2021
The Hourigan family would like to extend our sympathies to the Ronald family. May all the good memories help you through the difficult times.
Margaret Decourcy (Hirons)
January 14, 2021
Harper, Lee and John stayed with us for a few years, Mom had a boarding house. My sister and I were quite young and he used to tease us. Harper had a great sense of humour. It was nice to read about what a fine man he was and his happy life.