Ronald (Ron) Harte passed peacefully away, aged 77 years after a humble and courageous period of illness. Ron was predeceased by his parents: Rose and Andrew, his siblings: Reg, Dotti (Charlie), Jack, Anna, and Willie, his parents-in-law: Mary and Thomas Keough, and sister-in-law Betty (Johnny).
Left to mourn their sad loss, his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Joan, son Shane (Jane) and grandchildren: Taj, Teyo, and Lucy. His siblings: Kevin (Sharon), Marion (Bruce), Eileen (Ernest deceased), Janice, sisters-in-law Patty and Edith and brother-in-law Robert. Joan’s siblings: Brendan (Judy), Michael (Carlann), Andreine (Gilles deceased), Peg (Stan), Dot (Adrian), Molly (Adrian), and Eileen (Conrad). Also mourning their loss are many nieces and nephews and close lifelong friends.
Ron worked hard – not retiring until the age of 70 in 2015 – but he worked to live rather than lived to work. His love of the outdoors was only surpassed by his love and devotion to family and friends. Despite his recent health, Ron continued to enjoy life. Hunting, trouting, and snowmobiling were his passions but he also enjoyed the simple pleasures – a good boil-up, reading a book in the sun, early Sunday morning coffee and drives through downtown, feeding the ducks with Lucy, watching Taj and Teyo excel at sports, and enjoying the sun set into the Red Hills, just to name a few.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Health Science Centre for their kindness and care of Ron. Special thanks to Dr. Trent Parsons, Dr. Jamie Farrell, Dr. Frankie O’Dea, and Dr. Barry Rose for providing excellent care and guidance over the last few years.
Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s, NL on Thursday, June 16 from 1-4pm and 6-8pm.
Funeral Mass will be held from St. Pius X Church, Smithville Crescent, St. John’s, on Friday, June 17th, 2022 at 9:30 am. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Topsail Road.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gathering Place, The Daffodil Place or a charity of one’s choice.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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St. Pius X Church
Burial to follow at Holy Sepulchre