OBITUARY

Cecil Ronald Spooner

December 14, 1934October 8, 2020
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Cecil Ronald Spooner - Our Million Dollar Man December 14, 1934 – October 8, 2020

Cec at the age of 85, of Yucaipa, California left us on October 8th, 2020 with a great fight to live. He was born in Brantford, Ontario Canada to Ronald and Mable Spooner (deceased). He graduated and worked for Bell Canada as an Aerial Lineman. He moved to Inglewood, CA in 1958 with his high school sweetheart and wife Audrey of 64 years to pursue his dreams and raise his family.

Cec was a quiet, devoted, outgoing, fun-loving, down to earth, compassionate, very generous to the needy, hardworking husband and an incredible dad who loved life to the end. He shared passions with his horses and loved fishing at Rice Lake in Ontario, Canada as he was a great fishing guide to all who loved to be around him.

He started working for Standard Station then went on to El Camino College to get his BA while working for Kimberly-Clark as a Superintendent for 8 years. He then decided to work outside in the fresh air and became the greatest carpenter until he retired and continued to help others with his greatest skills and tricks of the trade to never be forgotten.

He then decided to write poetry and received many awards such as the Editor’s Choice Award for outstanding Achievement in Poetry by the National Library of Poetry and a trip to Washington, D.C. to receive the International Poet of Merit Award. He was so proud of his poetry that consisted of things that happen in real life, present and past of people, everyday happenings, to inspire people’s lives for the future and for everyone to be able to read and relate to, for days gone by.

During their 64 years of marriage they made their home from Brantford, Ontario, Canada to Inglewood, Lawndale, Carson, California where they completed their family. They moved back to Fenella, (Roseneath) Ontario, Canada to continue their life then to Edmonton, Alberta then back to Corona, California and lastly ended in Yucaipa where he enjoyed his family to the end. We thought he would complete his bucket list which included his last trip to Alberta to do a little fishing and be with his close friends and his family, but was taken too soon.

He is survived, missed and loved by his wife Audrey and their 3 children, 9 grandkids and 11 great grandkids: Cindye (Marc), grandkids - Sean, Janelle, Schevann & Trekk (Amanda), great-grandkids - Porshea, Lexani, Austin, Schevann Jr., Bronsonn, Julianna & Brooklyn, Kirk (Donna), grandkids - Denee (Mike), Trina (Kory), Sonny & Tysen, great grandkids - Owen, Liam, Ella & Ivy, Lisa (Elyse) (Allen), grandkids - Venesa (Josh), and one awaiting, Brenden (Katie), great grandchild – Noah. He is also loved and survived by his sister and brother-in-law Linda & Lee Malicoat from Ohio and several nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings Jean, Harold, Clayton and Helen.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 23, 2020

Memories

Cecil Ronald Spooner

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Casey Riedell

October 23, 2020

Words cannot adequately express emotions that are felt when you Dad is no longer there. There will always be a place in your heart where you hear his voice, and remember the wisdom he taught you. Thank you Cecil for being my best friends Dad. Thank you for helping to shape her life into the woman she is today. Your presence was so important to all of your family and friends. Your physical presence will be missed, but your love and devotion will be felt for a long time to come.

Carol Walker

October 23, 2020

My dear friend Cindye, my heart and my prayers go out to you and your family as I know how much you truly loved your dad and while I know this time is hard for you, please know that you were blessed for years to have him in your life, some of us were not so fortunate. I would have loved to have the type of relationship with my father that you shared with your dad. Take comfort in knowing, for him, there is no more pain, no more suffering. He will always be with you in spirit as you carry him in your heart. I pray God brings you and your loved ones comfort and peace during this time.

Yvette Vagle

October 23, 2020

I'm so thankful that I got to talk to Cecil about a month before he passed. He was a very sweet and caring man, he will truly be missed! My thoughts and prayers are with my best friend Spooner and her family and may God give you strength and peace during this difficult time.
Rest in Peace Cecil 🙏
Love Yvette

Ron and Sheila Maxwell

October 20, 2020

Our condolences to you Audrey and the Spooner families. You will always be in our hearts and Cec will always be in all the memories that we made. Rest in peace my friend.

Verna Yeo-Taylor

October 19, 2020

Audrey & Family.
Words cannot express the sympathy my family feels for you at this terrible time.
You will always be in our hearts and Cec will always be in our memories.

Liane Nesby

October 18, 2020

You were always Gooner to me and I was always LouLou to you. I considered you and Audrey my foster parents. When things were bad at home for me you gave me refuge, no questions asked. You made me feel wanted and included in your family. I have a permanent reminder of your Norton on my left leg that I wear with pride. Thanks for sharing your family with me, especially your daughter and my best friend Cindye. I will miss you more than you will ever know. Rest In Peace Gooner. With love, LouLou❤️

Gloria Rogers

October 18, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family. We had alot of visits & good times! You will be missed by many!
Thank you for sharing your life with me & my family❤️

Schevann Allan

October 18, 2020

Grandpa, you taught me everything I needed to know about hard work and respect. Every winter growing up I looked forward to our trips down to California to spend Christmas with the family and waking up early to look to see what presents Santa brought us in your living room.

I always looked forward to your yearly trips up to alberta where you taught me everything about fishing and camping. Just to slow down and enjoy life. I wish I got down to California alot more as an adult but you will forever be in my heart with every memory we had.

You were such a strong human I couldn't be more proud to have Cecil as my middle name. I truly wish I got to say goodbye grandpa. I love you.


I was in the mountains the day after you passed and ran into some wild horses . I know how you loved horses and I took this as a sign of you saying goodbye to me. You helped make me the person I am today and I thank you for that.

You will be in my memories forever.
Schevann

Gayle Brayton

October 18, 2020

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with the family. I had the privilege to attend their 50th wedding Anniversary with my mom ( Edna Pennycook)

Daryl and Irene LaRocque

October 18, 2020

So sorry to hear about Cec's passing we enjoyed a few fishing trips with him at Slave Lake. May you all find the comfort you need in the loving arms of your family at this most difficult time

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