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Ronald Francis Ringler

September 24, 2022

Death Notice

RINGLER, Ronald Francis (June 20, 1947 – September 24, 2022)

Ron passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 24, 2022 following a severe stroke that he sustained earlier in the week while working outdoors on his farm in Chisholm Township. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Linda and was the dearly loved father of Peter (Marie-Claude) of Burlington and James (Carrie) of Rockwood. He will be remembered with great love and affection by his grandchildren Megan and Nathan of Burlington and Gabrielle and Chloe of Rockwood. He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Eunice Ringler and is survived by his siblings; Sharyn (Alan) Bowser of Orillia, Stephen (Dawn) Ringler of Barrie and Pamela (Peter) Delean of North Bay.

Ron loved his family and was a devoted and caring grandpa to his grandchildren. Ron was passionate about, and actively involved in the sport of hockey, having started his playing career as a young boy and going on to play OHL junior hockey and then semi-professional hockey in the international hockey league. 

Upon the end of his hockey playing career, Ron and Linda settled into life on a farm in Chisholm Township to raise their two sons and enjoy the busy life of a hobby farm while pursuing their respective careers.  Ron pursued construction work as a skilled carpenter, plant superintendent at Port-A-Room Manufacturing and owner/operator of a portable moving and relocating company, Portable Relocators. 

Later in life Ron got back into hockey, firstly as a scout and then assistant coach with the North Bay Centennials and then later as a scout for the Oshawa Generals, Saginaw Spirit and lastly with the Peterborough Petes, a team he played for during his OHL career. He especially enjoyed the comradery he found with the Petes organization and developed many close friendships there. Ron enjoyed watching players develop and had a keen eye for those with hockey talent while in their formative years. Those that new "Ring” from his hockey circle will have fond memories of him standing by the glass, trading observations about the on-ice talent. Ron was a strong contributor to the junior hockey community, and many were positively influenced by his dedication to the game.

Restless by nature, Ron enjoyed being on the move, pursuing a variety of interests. In addition to hockey, he was an avid follower of horse racing results, working on projects in Bala or Rockwood, riding on the trails of Foss Mill with his buddies and loading his canoe in the back of "old grey" and exploring new waters. He enjoyed socializing with anyone he met during his travels.

Cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to gather at 250 Clark, Powassan, on Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 1:30 to 2:00 pm. A celebration of life service will take place at 2:00 pm, followed by a reception until 4:00 pm. In memory of Ron, donations to a charity of your choice or the Heart and Stroke Foundation (heartandstroke.ca) would be appreciated.

To leave a tribute or message of condolence for the family, please visit paulfuneralhome.ca or call 705-724-2024.


Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Saturday
October 1, 2022

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
250 Clark
250 Clark Street
Powassan, ON P0H 1Z0

Celebration of Life Service
Saturday
October 1, 2022

2:00 PM
250 Clark
250 Clark Street
Powassan, ON P0H 1Z0

Reception and Sharing of Memories
Saturday
October 1, 2022

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
250 Clark
250 Clark Street
Powassan, ON P0H 1Z0

Cremation

Forest Lawn Crematorium
600 Tower Drive
North Bay, ON P1B8G2

Donations

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario
110-1525 Carling Ave, Ottawa ON K1Z 8R9
Tel: 1-888-473-4636
Web: http://heartandstroke.ca

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