20080605 - VE3FGG - Ron Cuthbert SK

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CUTHBERT, Ronald Henry VE3FGG Long time North Bay resident Ronald Cuthbert died peacefully at his home, North Bay on Thursday June 5, 2008 at the age of 90 years. Ron, who immigrated to Canada from England in 1954 was the beloved husband of the late Elsie Oram, who predeceased him in 1990. The proud and loving father of Jacqueline Roper (John) of London, England, John (Judy) of Waterdown, and Jennifer Weber (John) of North Bay. He will also be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Jocasta, Joshua, Jaycie, Kelly, Richard, Nancy, Terri Dale, Randy, Michael, Shawn, Michelle, Daniel and Erin and his 18 great grandchildren. Sadly missed by his brother Roy (Lilly) in England, he was predeceased by his brother Ernie. Born near London, England Ron joined the Royal Navy at the age of 17, serving his country for the next 12 years. While in the navy he received his HAM radio licence beginning what would become a life long passion. He was on the radio every day talking with friends around the world and as well as enjoying his daily routine of meeting with his local Ham buddies for coffee and chat. Ron's career as an electrician with the ONR spanned 27 years. He retired in 1983. A man of many talents he built his family a home shortly after coming to North Bay in 1956 and resided there for the balance of his life. An avid sports fan he enjoyed soccer and was a dedicated Maple Leafs supporter. He loved the out of doors and was thrilled to be waterskiing on his 80th birthday. Ron had a deep appreciation for classical music and was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #599. Friends may call at the MARTYN FUNERAL HOME (across from city hall) on Sunday afternoon and evening from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 pm. Funeral services to celebrate his life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday June 9th at 11:00 am. Cremation will follow with interment of ashes in Forest Lawn Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Fund, Cancer Society or the charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.