Ron Hammond

March 19, 2018

Obituary

God took Ron from the arms of his wife and best friend of 53 years, Marguerite (Dicks) Hammond, and placed him in the arms of his Mom in heaven.

Born in Lance Cove, Wabana, to Nora and Jim Hammond.

Predeceased by his Mom and Dad, Aunt Kate and Uncle Mat Farrell (Bell Island), parents-in-law John and Madeline Dicks (St. John’s), brother Bill, brother-in-law Ron Cameron (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario), cousin Noreen Jackman (Mount Pearl), brother-in-law Mike Dicks, his wife Nellie and their son Leon, brothers-in-law, Charlie Pearcey (St. John’s) and Joe Dicks (Grand Falls).

Leaving to celebrate Ron’s life are daughter Rhonda Ryan (Robert) and their three daughters, sister Joan Cameron (Sault Ste. Marie), sisters –in-law, Irene Pearcey (Charlie), Bernadette Hoadley, Mary Power (Greg), Ada Casey and Alice Dicks of Grand Falls; brothers-in-law Dominic Dicks (Pat) and John Dicks (Jeannette). Cousins Jim and Rose Farrell Don Jackman and Loretta Light (Winnipeg) and special friends from the RNC, Jack and Bernadette Duggan, Wally Neil & Jerry Kavanagh. As well as friends Allen Thistle, Gloria and Peter Gerard (Sudbury), & Goldine and Cyril Taylor (Sault Ste. Marie); also, a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

After spending 14 years with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, Ron and Marguerite lived in Sault St. Marie and Blind River, Ontario. Ron operated a Ron’s Barber Shop, Wabana Nurseries, two locations of Ron’s Fish & Chips, a Newfoundland store, a sharpening business and a student of the Elliot Lake Flying Club.

Ron loved being involved in and contributing to community activities. Various community organizations that Ron was involved in were the Blind River Curling Club, the Bowling League he was a life member of the Lions club, Knights of Columbus, Masons and Shriners. He was Chairman of the CNIB in Northern Ontario for 15 years and started the first bowling league for the visually impaired in the area. He loved to help and couldn’t say no.

For the last two years, Ron has been sick and even though everything was done to keep him going, God had another plan. Ron took great comfort from his faith and love of God. He gave back to his parish as a Eucharistic Minister at the Health Science Centre Pastoral Care for many years.

The support system around Marguerite and Ron throughout this journey included Jean and Richard Hall, Fr. Frances Roach, Marguerite Green, Brenda and Ted Cardwell, Sharon and Keith Dawe, Dr. Lorraine (Dicks) Davis, Dr. Morkar and Dr. V. Patel, Janelle and Maria. For your kindness we thank you most sincerely. A special thank you to Jackie Dicks (John).

Cremation has taken place and private service will be held at a later date.

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Deepest sympathy, I will cerently miss his e-mails. You are in my thoughts and prayers

Deepest sympathy.

Marguerite:

So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Ron always made me laugh when he called me at the Town of Paradise; he always had an interesting story or saying. Hold onto all the wonderful memories you have of him.

Take care,

Judie Butler
Paradise

Dear Marguerite and family,
So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Mom always enjoyed visiting cousin Ron!
Thinking of you.
Please accept our sincere condolences.
Love, Catherine (Jackman), Doug, Charlie and James (Toronto)

Our thoughts and prayers. Sorry for your loss.

Bob, Judy Taylor
Maelynne Taylor Pratt

I knew Ron from my time working at Kearney’s Watch Repair. He was a good-natured man, and it was always a joy to have him come by. My condolences to his family.

sorry for your loss of a nice man

Dear Marguerite:

We have been thinking of you since we heard of Ron‘s passing. Sending our love and prayers. You have offered a beautiful tribute in his obituary.

Love,
Sean and Robert in Michigan

Sincere sympathy to all who are rieving the loss of loved one, Ron..
I have a fond memory of enjoying fish and chips in Blind River and an engaging chat with Mrs. Hammond, who informed us they were moving back to Nfld. It was an oasis for one who was missing Nfld and I did miss the store on subsequent trrips in that area. Thank you for the opportunity.

The Jackman Family
Don, Paul And Family Sean and Robert
Catherine and family. Our taughts and
Prayers and taughts are with the
Families at. This time Love and Peace
Don and family.

“Ron, I found your notes. You will be forever loved and missed by me. We had a great run at it for 53 years. Stay on my shoulder like you promised YLO.”