Ronald Patrick Tizzard BA, BSW, MSW

March 4, 1945 to March 14, 2021

Obituary

Passed peacefully away at Pleasant View Towers on Sunday, March 14, 2021, after long battle with dementia, Ronald Tizzard, age 76.

Predeceased by parents Wesley and Anne Tizzard, sister Florence, brothers Gord, Don (Marg), Doug (Irene), and Jack.

Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife of almost 50 years, Joan (Dowden), daughter Heather and son-in-law Steve Ring (St. John’s), son Neil and daughter-in-law Lisa (Ottawa), and beloved grandchildren, Patrick Ring and Nathan and Lauren Tizzard. Also leaving brother Winston and wife Patricia (Alberta), sister-in-law Marie Tizzard Ontario), sisters-in law, Hazel Baldwin (Max), Paula Foster (Rick Fisher), Gloria Dowden (Ontario), special friends Kevin Rumsey, Bill Martin, and Gerry Duggan, constant companion, Melo, and wide circle of family and friends.

We are very grateful for the care he received from the staff of Pleasant View Towers 1 South East, who treated Ron like a member of their own family. Their care and compassion went above and beyond the call of duty and was a great comfort to us, especially in this last week.

Ron enjoyed a long career in the healthcare sector as a social worker and counsellor and spent his time volunteering with a number of different committees. He loved spending time hiking in the outdoors, but most of all, his favourite pastime was watching TV with a cat in his lap.

Cremation has taken place. Due to public health restrictions, a funeral service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron’s memory may be made to the SPCA or the Gathering Place. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.carnells.com.

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To the Tizzard Family:
Please accept my sincere condolences on Ron’s passing. Our paths crossed often during my time in Social Services and during the early days of the development of the professional social work association. He was a kind and caring individual with a desire to improve services for people in need of support – a gentle giant.

Aunt Joan and Family,

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Ron. Thinking of you.

I have fond memories of Ron when we served together on a volunteer board for disadvantaged youth. He was professional, insightful and human; Ron made a difference in our world. My sincere condolences to you as you mourn the loss of your beloved Ron. May he rest in peace

I’m so very sorry for the loss of Uncle Ron.
Gosh he was such a sweet man. May you hold your memories close and cherish them.
My deepest condolences to all.

Joan & family: Was talking to Sandra last evening and she told me about your husband. So sorry to hear, it is always so sad but right now even worse. Thinking of you with love and sympathy. Take care and hang on to all your wonderful memories. Judy (Baldwin) Whalen, Fred and Eileen Baldwin

Joan, Heather and Neil,

Please accept our deepest sympathy on Ron’s passing. No matter how much we try to prepare for such eventualities, we really never are when the time comes. We hope that the memories you have shared will be a comfort to you at this time and into the future..

I am so sad to hear of Ron’s passing. I knew Ron professionally when I first worked as a Social Worker with Addiction Services in Corner Brook back in the 1990’s. I would regularly call Ron in St. John’s as he was a wealth of knowledge, a voice of reason and a genuinely kind person who had a positive impact on me. My sincere condolences to his family.

My condolences to Ron’s family.I was so sorry to hear of his passing..My thought and prayers are with you all at this time.

Sorry to hear of Ron’s passing he was a wonderful man and life long dear friend..my sincere condolences to you Joan , Heather and Neil and all Ron’s family…may you RIP Ron 💗

Joan & Family: So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you, Heather, Neil and their families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time in your lives. Treasure the wonderful memories, I’m sure they were plentiful. Fly high with the Angels Ron. RIP!

Joan & Family: So sorry to read of Ron’s passing. I knew Ron & Joan from my years at the Janeway and Joe knew him from his time on the Editorial Board at the Telegram. Later, we reconnected at the Gov’t retirees’ dinner/dances as we sat with Kevin Rumsey & Genevieve Morrissey (Joe’s cousin). Take care., stay safe! You’ll be in our thoughts. Joe & Suzanne Walsh

So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with him in the health care field. He was such a pleasant and caring individual. My sincere condolences.

Joan and Family, Carol and I were saddened to hear of Ron’s death .Ron was such a wonderful person in every respect. Our sincere condolences to you all.

Joan, so sorry to hear of Ron’s death, condolences to you and your family.

Hello Joan

I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s death. When I lived home and we got together such a great guy. You are in my thoughts and prayers and deepest sympathy I can imagine how hard it must have been in the last few years. Take one day at a time and thinking of you. Love it was great to have known him. Liz Winsor Hunt Tait.

Joan my deepest condolences on Ron’s passing. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I know your happy memories of a lifetime together with Ron will give you comfort now.

Barbara (Winsor) Cadigan, Meadus

Sincere condolences to the Tizzard family. I knew Ron when he was a Social Worker at the Children’s Rehabilitation Centre and he was an exceptional Social Worker and human being..

Joan and family
Thinking of you so much at this difficult time. Hope your fond memories of your time together will help you get through the months ahead. We are grateful to have been friends for so long
Phyllis and Frank Tilley

My sympathy to Joan and all the many people who loved Ron. I was a classmate of his when he was studying in Ireland and enjoyed his company very much. He was very popular while he was in All Hallows’ and many are very saddened to hear of his death. May he rest in peace.

My condolences to Joan a nd the many people who loved Ron. I was a classmate of his when he was studying in Ireland. Those who knew him in All Hallows are deeply saddened to hear of his death. May he rest in peace.
Bob Whiteside.

Joan, Thinking of you and your family at this very difficult time. Sending my heartfelt condolences.

To Joan and family. It was with great sadness to learn that Ron had passed away. Rest assured that I am thinking of you and your lost. May God be with you during this difficult time. Your friend over the years Patricia O’keefe.

Dear Joan and family, So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. While sad for you and the children, Ron is at peace. Your memories will give you all comfort over time. Sincerely, Jeanette Walsh

Wince and Patricia. So sorry to read of your brothers death. Our deepest condolences. Hope all is well with you.

Joan, Wince, family, and friends, we are so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences and prayers.

Wince, Patsy, and family. Our deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences on Ron’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May his soul Rest in Peace.

Joan.. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this sad time.

Donna and Jim Rockwood

Offering my sincere sympathy to Ron’s family and friends. I was a classmate of Ron’s at All Hallows College Dublin during his years there. He was a delightful human being, always so upbeat, terrific sense of humor, kind and generous in every way. I remember so very well that during our first summer vacation from All Hallows Ron and our other classmate from Newfoundland Gerald Whitty toured Ireland by bicycle. They had innumerable stories from that trip about the interesting Irish folks they met along the way. May his noble soul now rest in peace!
Mark Campbell
San Diego

Heather and Family

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your father

Sincere sympathies to Ron’s family and friends. I attended All hallows college Dublin Ireland with Ron for many years in the ’60s. He was a wonderful person and a delightful friend. May he rest in peace.
Patrick Shinnick,
Savannah, Ga, USA.

Joan and family, So sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. We have great memories of him from the Janeway,Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Clarence and Pat Coffin

Heather, Steve and Patrick,
Please accept my deepest sympathies during this very difficult time. I hope the memories you have with your Father comfort you.

Neil and Family,
I’m so saddened by the passing of your father.
Find comfort in the many good times you had together. Thinking of you and your family

Joan and family so sorry for your loss .

Joan ,,,, my sincere condolences to and your family on the passing of Ron ,, May you cherish and find comfort and peace in your memories and with each other as you go through this difficult time ,,,

To Heather and family. My sincerest condolences on the passing of you father.

Joan and family I was saddened to learn of Ron’s passing, may you cherish all the wonderful memories and may his gentle soul Rest In Peace,hope him and Peter are sharing a laugh and a few yarns together you were wonderful neighbours Joan and are missed on Stapleton’s Road.

Joan, So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing.. We have many fond memories from our hiking days. Please accept our condolences and our prayers and thoughts are with you during those difficult days. Vern and Nellie

Heather and family, I am very sorry to hear of your your father’s passing. We worked on a couple of projects over the years. IMay he rest in peace. Please accept my conolences

Joan

My deepest condolences on Ron’s passing ..Prayers and thoughts are with you

Joan and family
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Ron.

Joan & Family
Please accpept my condolences on the recent passing of Ron.
I have wonderful memories of him from our Janeway days. Deeply respected & loved by all.
Cherish the memories.
Claudia Drodge

Joan & Family….
Please accept our sincere condolences on Ron’s passing.
It was always a pleasure to speak to him, while visiting my Mother. As like My Mother, he is now at peace.

So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. What we remember most is his sense of humour; and Joan, your devotion to his care and well being. Our sincere condolences to the whole family.

Joan,
We send our sincere condolences to you and your
family on Ron’s passing.
Frank and Janet Kelly

Our condolences to you Joan and all your family. We loved and had great respect for Ron and indeed indebted to Ron for his assistance to our family.
I have wonderful happy memories of our time together at Harlow. Years later he was very supportive to me as the Board Chair of the Family Life Bureau.
Hope your memories of his love will help you through this sad time. RIP

So very sorry to hear of Ron’s illness and passing.. I knew Ron and the family from growing up on Lime Street. He was one of a number of us kids all around the same age living in close proximity on the street. Remembering him well as a really nice guy. Sincere condolences to your family.
Elsie (Moores) Rideout

Hi Winston @ Patsy;
Sorry to read about Ron Passing, as you will recall that both Ron & I were in Hospital at the old General Hospital when we were 7 & 9 Years Old and I had the Pleasure of meeting him Through you both back in the early 90″s and i was very happy to see him once again, I am very sorry for your loss as i know that Ron was a good guy and May He Rest In Peace, AMEN

Joan, we are so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Our condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.

Elaine and Bob Young

So sorry for your loss Joan; & all your family. Take care & God bless❤

Joan, I am so very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Thinking of you and sending heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

Joan I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing I have some lovely memories of him from our young days My deepest sympathy to you and your Family . Marilyn Rex

Joan, sorry to hear about Ron passing. I got to know Ron at All Hallows, Ireland. We spent many an hour chatting as walked the grounds of All Hallows. I have very fond memories of our time together. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Joan and family, sorry to read this news. I worked with Ron for many years, he was a great team player and we shared many a road trip together. Thinking of you all during these difficult times.
Sincerely Ellen and Peter Chalker

Joan and Heather, my sincere condolences on your loss of a wonderful husband and father. Ron has always been a dear friend and of course, you already know he was so well respected in our social work community and beyond it. With much love and understanding sympathy. Take good care. Pat

Joan and family
My deepest sympathy to you and all your family.
He is at peace now.

Joan, Heather, Neil and Wince, Marg and I are thinking of you as you mourn the passing of your Ron., the Ron with whom my brothers and I grew up.. Ron was a genuinely good person who left only good impressions on those with whom he worked and relaxed. He was a member of a small group of us who would meet for the First Race on the Pond each Regatta Day. My last time with Ron was sitting around a Card Table about a month ago at the Head of the Pond having a coffee with him and my brothers Kevin and Gerard …. in the snow and freezing cold.. The Pond Walkers were rather amused.
God rest you, Gentle Man …..You were one of life’s better people whom we have had the pleasure of knowing.. Both Ron and our brother Bob are now reminiscing.! – Bren and Marg

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.RIP Ron🙏

To all the Tizzard Family
Please accept our sincere condolences on Ron’s passing. You keep the memories and we’ll keep praying for you.
Ron was a mentor and companion for some years at All Hallows in Ireland. He was a gentle giant, sincere and steadily on task. We loved his cheerful attitude and accepting character. God bless.
Aidan & Shirley Beresford, Gander

So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. I have some great memories of Ron over the years when our families would gather together.
My deepest sympathies to you all.

To Joan & family,so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband & your children’s Dad only met Ron a couple of times but I could tell he was a great person.May you find peace & comfort in all the memories you all have of your lives together.❤️

Heather and family,

Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. I know right now is a very difficult time and I want you to know that I am thinking of you.

Joan
Sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Thinking of you at this sad time.

To the Tizzard Family
So sorry to hear about the recent loss of Ron. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time As a fellow social worker, I had the privilege to work with Ron for many years and we were class mates during our Masters program. Ron was a very caring man who saw the good in everyone . He will be missed . Deanne Chafe

jjOAN, so sorry to hear about Ron..remember him well from Janeway days. Thinking about you all…Heather Le Shana

Heather and family,

My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and may you hold on to your loving memories forever in your heart.

To Heather and family. Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Charles & Andrea

Heather, so sorry to hear of your loss., my condolences to you and your family. I’m sure you have a lifetime of wonderful memories to comfort you. Take care.

To Joan and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. RIP Ron, you were one of the best, with a smile that would light up the world!
Donna & Mike Collins

Joan, I am so sorry to read of Ron’s passing this morning. Gerard and I both send our sincere condolences to you and your family at this sad time. Rest In Peace, Ron…

Neil, my sincere condolences to you & your family..
My thoughts & prayers at with you at this sad & difficult time.

My deepest sympathies go out to Ron’s families. I had the privilege to meet Ron when we were altar boys together at the Basilica. In the mid to late 50’s Ron was among the first group from St. Pats that came over from across the street to join us. Up to that time it was the domain of St. Bon’s. Thank God someone had the the sense to make that change. I will always treasure friendships formed from those days, Ron in particular was a warm , gentle and kind soul who lived a life of generous service to people whose lives were broken. I know first hand how he reached out to people whose lives were in tatters. May God’s eternal peace envelope Ron now. “Well done good and faithful servant “

Kevin

To Ron’s Family,
So very sorry to hear this sad news . Our paths crossed over the years, as colleagues. I never remember Ron without his distinctive chuckle and smile. He brought cheer and positive change to so many during his career. Thinking of his family. Take Care.

JOAN and Family
So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing . Our deepest condolences to you all. May your precious memories of him, help you through this most difficult time. We have great memories of Ron at Max and Hazel’s in the 70’s and 80’s..

Joan and Family, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of a beloved husband and father. Please be assured that each of you is in our thoughts and prayers. May Ron rest in the peace he so richly deserves. from Harold and Gerri Stapleton

So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was a great colleague in the social work profession, a really nice guy and role model. The world has lost one of the good ones.

Joan and family.
My deepest condolonces,on Ron’s passing..He was a true gentleman..You are all in my prayers.

Joan and family, my sincere condolences to all of you at this time. Ron Tizzard was a lovely man to work with and to socialize with. He will be sadly missed by all of you but your memories are forever.

Sincerely,
Patricia Lester Pike

Dear Heather, I was very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Please accept my condolences to you and your family. He will always be with you in your memories.

Sincere condolences for your loss. May your treasured memories help you thru the coming days and weeks.
Sincerely,
Janet Cook Buchanan, RN retired

We had the pleasure of meeting Ron at PVT. Always a smile and a song to share. Our deepest condolences to Joan and his family. Treasure your wonderful memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Hackett and Geraldine

Mrs. Tizzard, Heather, Neil and family;
I’m saddened to hear of your loss of such a wonderful man. Although I haven’t seen him in years, he was always so friendly and caring whenever I seen him. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and praying you all find comfort in your precious memories of him.

Joan, Heather, Neil & Family,
Our deepest sympathies on Ron’s passing .We have great memories of both of you from ‘Our Janeway Days”. Blessings and prayers as you journey through this difficult time of pain & sadness. R.I.P Ron

Theresa & Peter

Joan,I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing..Thinking of you at this difficult time.My sincere condolences.

Sincere condolences on the passing of Ron , to Joan, his children and to his wiide and close circle of friends. I enjoyed the pleasure of studying with Ron at All Hallows’ in Dublin for a few years. Ron had a wide circle of friends there and he provided much laughter
and formed true friendships with many.. When I last visited AHC in 2021 I met people who asked for him!
The sadness you now experience is lessened by his release from the anguish he suffered.
May his gentle soul Rest In Peace
Bernie

Wince and all the Tizzard family,please accept our sincere condolences on Ron’s passing.We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.May he Rest In Peace.

I had the plivage of meeting Ron during his stay at PVT as my Mom was there during that time. He was a remarkable, kind, caring, funny guy which we always had a laugh especially during his singing. God Bless you I will remember your kindness. My condolence to the family..

Joan, I was saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. My deepest sympathy to you all.

Joan, my sincere condolences to you & your family..
My thoughts & prayers at with you at this sad & difficult time.

God Bless Elizabeth
.

Joan and family . Please accept our deepest sympathy on Ron’s passing . May he rest in peace 🙏🏼

Heather and Steve,
I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Many years ago, Ron and I were both doing our Masters degree at the same time. Ron was a seasoned professional, while I was still early in my career. I will always remember his kindness to me, and having some really great discussions. Like others, I too remember his sense of humour, his laughter, and the funny stories. Take care.

To Joan and Family
I’m very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. May he Rest In Peace!

Lois Fogwill

Oh Joan I’m so sad to hear about Ron. I know how devoted you were to him. Before Probus I knew Ron through Soxial services and thought him to be a fine worker. Funny and a gentleman. I’m sure he will be missed. These are difficult times to lose a loved one ❤ so sorry.

Joan &Family . Sorry to hear of Ron,s passing,, Thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this difficult .time, God Bless. Bill &Linda Langmead

My condolences to you,and your children at this difficult time.

Joan and family,
I am sorry to hear that Ron passed away. I worked with Ron many years ago and will always remember his sense of fun, respect for others, his sense of fairness and equity and his high regards for our clients. I enjoyed hearing him laugh at his stories as much as I enjoyed hearing them! I think of him fondly. He will be missed and is so fondly remembered. Michelle Ryan

So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. I remember him fondly as our families were next door neighbors during the 1940’s and 1950’s on Lime Street .We were always great friends of the Tizzard clan as we played, fought and went
to school together. Then went in different directions. My sincere condolences to his family. Ron was a pleasure to
know.
Sincerely ,Mike Dillon

I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing.. He was my social work supervisor at the Janeway when I was a student. He was a great mentor and wonderful to work with. My sympathies to his family and he will be missed.

Joan Davis Whelan MSW, RSW

Joan,
So saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. Sincerest condolences to you, Heather & Neil.
May he rest in peace.
Carmel & George Drover

Joan and family,
I was so sad to hear of Ron’s illness and passing. Ron was a wonderful mentor to me when I started working at Addictions Services in the mid-1990s. We shared many laughs. He had deep compassion and respect for our clients.
Sincere condolences,
Debbie Curtis

Dear Joan and your family, I worked with Ron at The L.A. Miller Centre in years past and hold fond and respectful memories of that time,. My sincere condolences, Jane

Joan and family,
So sorry to learn of Ron’s passing. Words will not wipe away your tears and hugs will not ease the pain, but hold on to the memories because forever they will remain.
Our deepest condolences,
Love John and Carmel Patey
RÌP

Joan and Family
Deepest condolences to you all. Ron was a gentle, quiet man who touched the heart of everyone he met whether professional or personal. May he Rest In Peace.
Bernadette Williams

Joan, Neil and Heather
It seemed whenever I was in Uncle Ron’s company I’d come away with tear-streaked cheeks from laughing at the stories or at who was telling them…one led into another. The stories from that family were so funny and sometimes unbelievable…perhaps an extra bit added each time they were told.
Beyond our family Uncle Ron touched and helped so many families through his long career. He will be missed by many.
I wish you peace and Love ❤️
Lesley Tizzard

My deepest condolences to Neil, Heather, Joan and family on the passing of Ron.
My family and I are so saddened to hear that he has passed.

I was lucky enough to spend a significant amount of time at the Tizzard household growing up.
Whether it was a game of chess, having to listen why Doctor Zhivago was the greatest movie of all time, or why he felt Meisha and/or Blackie, the family pet cats deserved all the admiration, hanging with Ron and Neil meant something extra special to me.

Ron was a brilliant mind, extraordinary writer, and just a really good guy to be around.
I’m so blessed to have known him and his family. I hope he rests in peace and gets a great reclining chair to enjoy.

Chris Hanlon and Family