On June 29th with family by his side, Ron Kotowich found eternal peace after a long hard fought battle with cancer.
Ron is survived by his loving wife of 47 plus years Roberta, sons Michael (Kirsten), Ron (Amanda) and daughter-in-law Tammy. He leaves eight grandchildren to cherish his memory, Kaila, Kaden, Brandon, Alysha, Jessica, Brooklyn, Kelly and Kody. Left also to cherish his passing his sister Colleen Girling (Ralph), brother Ken (Holly), his sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Ron was predeceased by his loving son Jamie, parents John and Rose, in-laws Murray and Evelyn McAulay and nephew Kyle Flett.
Ron began his career in plumbing as an apprentice in 1972 and continued becoming a Journeyman plumber in 1977. Throughout his career he worked with various companies along the way and ended his career with the Interlake Regional Health Authority in the maintenance department. Throughout his career unable to say no he also found time to help family and friends wherever he could.
For several years Ron, Roberta and their sons resided on Filmore Road. Living close to Roberta’s parents Ron enjoyed helping out on the family farm.
Everyone who knew Ron knows how much he loved hunting, fishing, quading and being with family and friends. He especially enjoyed the fact so many of his grandchildren were able to enjoy hunting and fishing and were able to join him on these outings.
Ron was not fond of hot weather but that didn’t stop him and Roberta from travelling to warmer destinations like Mexico, Hawaii and several trips to Texas.
The family would like to thank all the medical staff and home care nurses who helped Ron along his journey so he could remain at home.
The family would also like to thank family and friends for all the love and support through Ron’s battle these last ten years.
At Ron’s request he has been cremated and a celebration of Ron’s life will be held in the fall, his favourite time of the year. A private family burial will take place at a later date.
Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in Ron’s memory can be made to CancerCare or a charity of your choice.
God saw you getting tired,
And a cure was not to be.
So he wrapped you in his loving arms
And whispered, “Come with me.”
You suffered much in silence
Your spirit did not bend
You faced your pain with courage
Until the very end.
You tried so hard to stay with us
Your fight was not in vain
God took you in his loving arms
And saved you from all the pain.
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