Ronald Walter Purdy
October 13, 1942 - December 31, 2020
Mr. Ronald W. Purdy, in his 79th year, passed peacefully at Victoria Hospital on December 31, 2020 with his loving wife at his side. Beloved husband of Adelaine and dear son of Flora (Norwood) Purdy. Loving Dad to Karen (David) Franklin of Michigan, USA, David (Sophianne) Purdy of Stouffville, Ont., and stepfather to Kelvin (Heather) Magoon of Rockwood, Ont. Dear brother of Carol (Ken) Monk of Toronto, Helen (Allan) Locke of Ajax, and Tom Purdy of P.E.I. Proud Grandpa to Kelly, Ciarra, Wake, Kaya, Quentin and Saffron. Predeceased by first wife Saundra (Smith) in 1996. He was known to everyone as a person with a talented, generous and kind nature. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Those wishing to make a memorial donation are asked to consider Parkinson Canada.
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Dear Ron liked you the first time we met and loved you after that. So happy you and Adelaine got married, you made her very happy seeing world together. You were the first one to teach me the West Coast swing. Love it now because of your patience. Lily
In memory of a longtime friend. Bob and Susan Phillmore
In memory of Ronald Walter Purdy. May he rest in peace.
With gratitude for the years of being next door cottage neighbours and good friends, 1971 - 2018.
I will always remember his smile, a warm and caring heart. His influence so thoughtful, oh-so clever and smart. His life-long love of learning, teaching something new, will be forever cherished, and remain someone true.
Our deepest condolences on Ron's passing. His presence on the dance floor with Adelaine will be missed by all. We always enjoyed his Christmas cards with the pictures of all their travels. We will miss him and his infectious smile. Love Ross & Sandy Zavitz
To Adelaine and the family we extend our condolences. We cherished Ron as a friend and enjoyed his company at countless dances around London. We also enjoyed discussing Ron's and Adelaine's various travels and followed his advice when planning several of our own trips. Ron was a knowledgeable, friendly, generous and gentle man who will be missed. Richard and Rosemary Waring
Dear Adelaine, I am so sorry to hear the sad news about Ron. He had a wonderful sense of humour, and a twinkle in his eye when he laughed. He was always a pleasure to spend time with and I will miss seeing him, but will always remember him as the kind person that he was. I thoroughly enjoyed helping you with your travel plans. May many wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. With a hug, Lorraine Ball
I have kept all the amazing Christmas cards showing the world travels of Adelaine and Ron. When they were in London they often took in my bridge lessons at the mall. I loved hearing their stories and seeing their happy faces. Sincere condolences to Adelaine.
"Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names." His constant display of compassion while carrying an enlivening personality will never be forgotten. Love, Quentin
Karen, David, & Family With Love & Deepest Sympathy to you all in the passing of your amazing dad. For Those we Love Don't Go Away, They Walk Beside Us Everyday
Ron will be missed by all of us, condolences to friends and family. Tom (brother)
Thinking of you all, as you mourn the loss of a husband, father and grandfather who so enriched your lives. Remembering Ron as a friend of 50 years, for cottage visits, card games, relaxing evenings, and unwavering helpfulness. Bob and Sue Phillmore xxx
David and Sophianne We were sorry to hear of your father's passing. We have lots of memories of him at Twin Lakes.We will be thinking of you. Doug and Darcy Duffin
To all of Ron’s family my deepest condolences. I have so many fantastic memories of being at the cottage as a kid- Ron taught me to water ski behind that little blue tin boat! Also playing cribbage and fishing, and riding in the motor boat in the bow with Sarge. Ron will be greatly missed by our family. Sincerely, Sarah
I am sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Purdy. That is the name I always called him and met him around the age of Grade 8. Father to my dear friend Karen he was a wonderful man and very happy to be in the woods at his cottage -a place I have visited and enjoyed many times. He was witness to our teenage silliness and he was never one to judge. He welcomed me into his home at a very difficult time in my life for which I will be forever grateful. My deepest sympathy is extended to both Karen and David and their spouses and children. It is very painful to lose a parent and I wish you all peace and take comfort in your many memories of your wonderful dad. I am so very sorry for your loss.
May his caring soul fill the hearts of those who he has left behind. I will always remember his patience in teaching me new skills, such as water skiing, playing cards, driving the boat, and much more. His heart will never be forgotten. lots of love, Saffron
My condolences to Adelaine and Ron's extended family for your loss. The affable Ron I knew could enter a room, fit right in and know everyone when he left ! The Ron I knew, if he needed a new skill or to trouble shoot a problem, he learned it and solved it! Its been said that it's not what you do with your life, it's what you left behind ! Ron excelled at both and we will all miss him. He was my friend. Rest in peace. Greg Smith and Family
We will miss you Ron. Those fun moments at the Friday night dances, the great discussions of your travels around the world, the adventures at your cottage, and of course the infectious smile. Rest in peace Ron and our most sincere condolences Adlaine! Love Dana and Peter.
I will always remember Ron's kind and gentle nature, his generous soul, all the wise advice and that smile that just made you smile back. It was a privilege to know him and be his friend. He will very sadly be missed in all the lives he touched. ❣️ Tammy Tengelis
Enjoyed Playing cards with Ron at the Apartment building we we both lived Murray Ford
In memory to the best older brother one could have. Carol Monk
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