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Kane-Jerrett Funeral Homes

6191 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON

OBITUARY

Ronald MCARTON

May 5, 1938May 13, 2020

Ronald MCARTON was born on May 5, 1938 and passed away on May 13, 2020 and is under the care of Kane-Jerrett Funeral Homes.

Private Cremation at Forest Lawn Crematorium, 4570 Yonge Street, North York, Ontario.

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Services

  • Private Cremation

Memories

Ronald MCARTON

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Norma Grootveld

May 21, 2020

One of my memories is of Ron working in the office at swim meets. He ran the Gestener cranking off heat sheets. While we were under pressure to get results and heat sheets out in a timely fashion he was always the calm in the room. He was truly the master of that machine. While he is gone he will not be forgotten. His spirit lives on. Rest In Peace Ron. ❤️

Bob and Shannon Hogan

May 20, 2020

Ron and Elizabeth have been the very best next- door neighbours possible...and for many years!
It has always been a pleasure to see Ron who would have a smile, a piece of news or a quick hand if you needed help. So often he was rubbing soil from his hands after the latest planting or re- planting. The garden, the pool,the whole backyard scene was always a source of pride, comfort and enjoyment to him.
We will remember him as a happy and contented man, generous of spirit, who loved and was fiercely proud of his family.

Claes Holmquist

May 20, 2020

I was deeply saddened to hear about Ron's passing. For over 25 years we met every Saturday morning for our coffee klatsch. He and I did have so many invigorating discussions at our meetings, often as a sidebar to what the girls were talking about. We both had worked in the IBM mainframe environment with all its idiosyncrasies and always had a lot to talk about. I will miss him dearly.

Heather Mills

May 17, 2020

I have a lot of happy memories of my Uncle Ron from spending time with him on holidays and at celebrations when we were growing up. He was one of the pillars that formed my sense of extended family. I was always impressed that despite having many responsibilities, he was always interested in other people and hearing their news and ideas. He was really dedicated to all of his kids. When we did some silly things, such as standing up in a canoe and dumping ourselves in the creek one year at Thanksgiving, he good-naturedly agreed that was not our best idea but did not make us feel bad about it. I fondly remember him being the cool uncle who showed me how to play space invaders on the Atari he brought home in the 80s. He was really tired the last time I saw him, and talked about his illness with courage. Despite being exhausted, he was still looking forward to simple pleasures and took the time to ask about me and my family. I am glad to have known him.

Cheryl Ward

May 16, 2020

Dad,

I miss you already. You'll never know how much your strength of character affected everyone around you. You always did what was right.

My love of number puzzles & logic games came from you. I picked my college degree because of you. I am honored to have had the privilege of having you as my dad all these years. You silently supported all of us with your generosity, kindness and encouragement and we always knew you had our backs.

If I had to pick just one picture to show your lasting legacy it's this one of our family doing what we all love to do: swimming.

Kelly McArton

May 16, 2020

Ron was an amazing father and grandfather. He lived for his family. Ron was so generous and caring. He was always there to give love and support to our family. We have so many happy memories with him around the McArton pool, in Florida, and on our annual family camping trips. Ron was a very positive person and he never complained about anything. Even with his challenging illness these past few months. He was a trooper! Ron was so loved by his family and we will miss him so much!

Brian Wilson

May 16, 2020

A good man. In the truest sense. Always smiling. Easy to talk to and laugh with. We always enjoyed his company. Condolences to Elizabeth and the family.

He will be missed.

Brian and Marg

Jeff Wright

May 15, 2020

He was gentle, and he was generous. He couldn’t sit through a sappy Jimmy Stewart movie without tearing up, but he was one of the strongest, most-courageous men I have ever known. He always wanted the best, and hoped for the best, for everyone. He was a class act.

Greg McArton

May 15, 2020

Ron McArton was an amazing grandfather to me. I always really looked up to him for how much he cared about his family and his willingness to do anything for the people he loves. Some of my fondest memories were spending many March Breaks in Florida together, playing mexican train and enjoying unlimited donuts and treats at the condo. We all love you grandpa, and you will be missed so much by all of us.

Ashley McArton

May 15, 2020

Ron was such a kind soul. A loving father, and grandfather - he would do anything for his loved ones. I have so many great memories of swimming, freezie bars, and crazy McArton games. He will be missed so much. Love you Grandpa.

FROM THE FAMILY

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