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Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre

1001 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, ON

OBITUARY

Ronald Kenneth Feick

April 13, 1938June 18, 2020

FEICK, Ronald Kenneth

Passed away peacefully in his sleep at Trinity Village on June 18, 2020. Beloved husband of Elizabeth. Dear father of Rob (Susanne) and Mark (Sharon). Loved grandfather of Kurtis, Joshua, Cassidy and Sebastian. Dear brother of Jenny (Ian). Predeceased by his sister Joan.

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Jenny Feick

June 27, 2020

My brother Ron loved going up to the family cottage at Conestogo Lake. He was a pretty good waterskier and also became rather infamous for his prowess as a boat driver for other waterskiers. There is a famous picture taken of a pyramid of 50 waterskiers that he towed behind his boat. Unfortunately;y, I don't have a copy as I had moved out west by then and didn't experience the event. I hope that someone out there does. In this picture from the summer of 1975, it looks like he is getting ready to take his son Rob out behind the boat.

Dale Martin

June 24, 2020

Our thoughts go out to Liz and extended family on Ron's passing. Ron and Liz were always great neighbours on Vanier Drive.

Jenny Feick

June 24, 2020

Ron and Liz had two sons, Robert and Mark, both unique individuals. Ron, like many parents, exerted his parental influence, rather forcefully at times. Both of them tried working for their dad in the family business, always a challenging prospect. Rob decided to try something easier (ha ha) and became a university professor. Mark fared better and became a very skilled Bobcat operator. Here they all are at Rob's wedding to Susanne Lindner on September 12, 1987.

Jenny Feick

June 23, 2020

Next to Liz, Ron's closest confidant was our older sister Joan, who passed away in February 2006. These two were close in age and shared many experiences and beliefs typical of their generation and enjoyed many of the same things. Besides being siblings, they were business partners, running the family landscaping and excavating business after our parents died (all too soon/young) in 1967 until 2003.

Jenny Feick

June 23, 2020

One of my most treasured experiences was having my brother Ron and my sister in law Liz take the train from southern Ontario to Vancouver so they could then take the ferry to Vancouver Island and visit my husband Ian Hatter and me at our home in Victoria, British Columbia. Taking the train out west was always on his bucket list and I am so grateful that he was able to make that trip in August 2008 before his various health issues precluded traveling.

Jenny Feick

June 23, 2020

Ron was fascinated by trains and operated the best model train room of any I have ever seen. It should be preserved as part of a model train club's displays.

Jenny Feick

June 23, 2020

One of the most amazing things Ron did as a young man was to build his own car from scratch. Ron could take apart a bulldozer and put it back together and get just about anything mechanical to work. That takes a special type of intelligence and skill.

Jenny Feick

June 23, 2020

I am incredibly grateful to the care and devotion that Liz, Ron's wife of 58 years, showed as she cared for him for the past 17+ years since his first massive heart attack. As kids, we all thought it was amazing that someone so beautiful (she looked like Jackie Kennedy) and intelligent (she was a schoolteacher) wanted to marry my brother. Of course, I can see from the pictures that he was attractive as a young man, too, but when I was a kid that wasn't as obvious to me.

Jenny Feick

June 23, 2020

I am greatly saddened by the death of my "big" brother, Ron. I have so many memories of how he lived life to the full. Ron had a mischievous grin, a quick wit (which he retained right to the end), and a propensity for practical jokes and teasing. He was so strong that my peers were all intimidated by him and as a youngster, no one who was aware of him attempted to pick on me because they knew they would have to answer to Big Ron.