Ronald (Ron) Harte

December 11, 1944 to June 11, 2022


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.



1 - 4 pm on June 16, 2022

6 - 8 pm on June 16, 2022

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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9:30am, Friday June 17th

St. Pius X Church

Burial to follow at Holy Sepulchre


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I just learned of Ron’s passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family. May your
happy memories of Ron and his sincere personality help you through this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayer are with you.
God Bless, Claudette Chafe

To Kevin, Sharon and the Harte family, my sincerest condolences on the passing of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

We have known Ron for several years .. We offer our condolences to Joan and son , Shane .
Bill and Gerri Sinnott

Lonny and I are so saddened to learn of your lose. We have many wonderful memories that will remain in our hearts and bring us smiles. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Throughout life’s journey, we meet and interact with a lot of people. Some are leaves, some are branches, and some are roots. Ron most assuredly was a root. And perhaps one of the strongest ones for me, second only to my parents. His first ‘role’ in my life was that as my godfather, but over time, he became a father-like figure and someone who kept me on the straight and narrow, and later a friend.

Very few memories of my life don’t involve Ron. His family and mine were very much intertwined. Especially when it came to ‘da woods.’ Where there was Ron, there was my dad; where there was my dad, there was Ron. And even beyond the woods, Ron was involved in my life: family dinners, birthday meals, vacations, and so on.

His passing has left a void. He was loved, and he will be missed.

Deepest sympathy to Joan and family and the Heart family. Cherish all your special memories. I have many wonderful memories of times Ron spent at our house but am especially thankful for the time Ron and Mont took my dad to Merasheen island. Thanks for the memories
Ann Marie (Pittman) Sibbald & Blair

I’m so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Sending positive thoughts and condolences to the family.

Raeleen Baggs

Joan and family: Sending sincere condolences to you and your family in the loss of your husband, Ron. Thinking of you with thoughts and prayers! Fern and Ed Lutz

Joan and Family. So very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Joan ,Kevin and all the Harte family, Deepest sympathy to all of you on Ron’s passing .Thinking of you at this sad time.Sincerely Damien and Ellie

Sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Sending our deepest condolences to his family.
Bill and Marie Drover.

To Joan, Shane, Kevin and family, we are so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. So many memories of Ron I wouldn’t know where to start, such a good family friend, especially when dad needed him most. Ron always lit up a room or a boil-up while out ski dooing or hunting, if Ron Harte was present, you knew it.
Ron was kind to all, young and old, he enjoyed telling stories, stirring the pot, giving a little advice here and there and bringing laughter. A true friend you could depend on. Our sincere condolences to all Ron’s close friends, especially “the cabin crowd”. On behalf of our mom, Catherine, Tracy, Les and Noel, we send our thoughts and love, we will all miss Ron.

Joan & family ,my sincere sympathy on Ron’s passing..
My thoughts are with you at this time.
Rose Drover.

Joan & family ,my sincere sympathy on Ron’s passing..
My thoughts are with you at this time.
Rose Drover.

Kevin, Sharon & Family, We are so sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. Thoughts & prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

Condolences to all the Family on Ron’s passing . I have many fond memories of growing up next door to that Hart family. Thoughts are with you all !

My deepest sympathy to Joan, Shane and family. Being a close friend of Ron’s sister, Janice, I have heard countless stores about RON. I was fortunate to meet Ron, Joan and Shane when they came to visit Janice in Calgary. Ron was super friendly, interesting, great sense of humour, generous , and very patient ( I drove them around CALGARY for hours trying to find my way back to Janice’s). Every trip to St. John’s meant for Janice being welcomed at Ron and Joan’s. A husband , father, grandfather, brother, uncle, brother in law ,son, and a friend to so many. He will forever be missed and remembered with love.

To Joan and family. We offer our condolences to you on Ron’s passing. When Cliff was recovering from heart surgery , Ron was there to visit. We remember him fondly.

Aunt Joan, Shane and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Ron and will forever be grateful for his support and friendship to Dad. I was pleasantly surprised to see Ron when I was home last summer and I am glad I did. It is hard to know what to say at times like this and sometimes words just aren’t enough. I wish I could be there to give you a hug. May you be comforted at this difficult time by the many warm thoughts of those who love and care for you and Ron. May he Rest In Peace.
Love, Julie

Dear Joan,
How sad you must feel losing your dear husband.
His obituary portrays him as a loving Husband, Father ,and Grandfather
making his loss even more painful.
May his precious soul Rest In Peace.
Lillian Hayden Oliver

To Joan, Shane, Kevin and family. I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. I have many great memories of Ron; things like working together on the Health Science’s boiler room, hunting and boil-ups in past the Red Hill, fishing off Renews Rock. He introduced me to a lot of things. Quite a fellow! RIP.
Keith Noel and family

Joan, Shane and the Harte families, I was saddened and shocked to read of Ron’s passing. He was so full of life and ready for a chat no matter where you met him. He was always so kind to Danielle and made sure she respected the country and the ponds, especially in winter. I am very grateful for that.

Kevin and Harte family- Sorry to hear of Ron’s passing-my thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. God bless.

Dear Joan and family
We were very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing.. You are in our thoughts and in our prayers at this time and we offer our sincere condolences. I have fond memories of our time in Renews and over the years when Charlotte and I met Ron he was always full of stories and ready for a laugh.. Our love and warm thoughts are with you.
Gerard and Charlotte O’Dea. Collingwood, Ontario

Dear Joan and Family,
My condolences on the loss of your husband. I know from experience that it is a life changing event and my
thoughts and prayers are with you. I will light a candle when I go to Vespers this afternoon.
God bless,

Kevin and Family::

Sorry to hear of your brother Ron’s passing. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Gus Kenny
Corner Brook

Joan, Shane and family members.
Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on this sad occasion The Renews Royals have now lost their last defenceman.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Loyola and Maureen Hearn.

Dear Joan, Eileen & family. So very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Please know you are in our prayers and thoughts at this most difficult time. May Ron Rest In Peace.

Condolences to the Harte family. We did not know Ron but spoke of him in chats with sister Janice. May he be at peace.

Joan,Shane and family,
Just read of Ron’s passing and we are so sorry.Our thoughts and prayers are with you!We considered Ron a good friend and Ron said he will never look at a crib board the same again.Will always remember his perfect crib hand.God bless,!

Joan, Shane and all the Harte families, I offer my condolences on Ron’s passing. I will certainly miss the conversation and banter around the boilup. RIP Ron.

Jim Roche

Joan & family so sorry to hear of Rons passing My thoughts and prayers are with you all

Joan, so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing.. My condolances to you and your family. May he rest in peace.

Very Sorry to hear of Rons Passing, Condolences to all the family.

Dear Joan and Family. Our heartfelt sympathy, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Mary and Bert Rahmel

So very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing.. Sending all the family our love , prayers and condolences at this sad time. Sorry we cannot attend the visitation/funeral, as we are in Ottawa at this time. Thinking of you all.
Sheila Condon and Tom Kean

Aunt Joan, Shane and Family,
So Sorry to hear of Uncle Ron’s Passing!! I’m totally in Shock, I can only imagine How You are Feeling!!
Uncle Ron was A Warm Hugging Bear to Me and I Remember All The Visits, to Our Home , Aunt Joan and Uncle Ron did when We were Young!! All The Fun Family Reunions, Lots of Delicious Food, Games, Laughs and Love All Around Everywhere in Everyone!! Happy Times!!
Remember His Love, Smile and Memories You All Shared, Know He’s With You All, Always!!
Our Love, Thoughts, Prayers, Hugs and Kisses Flowing All Your Way Always!!
Love Vicky, Colin, Christina(Shawn), Kayla(Ken), Warren, Stephen (Stacey)

Joan, Shane and family, and the Harte family. So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was a true friend to Jim and I over the years. Jim’s many trips In the country or up in a pit stewing fish will be remembered fondly. He love to tease me and never passed up the chance to do so. Hold On to your memories and know that we are thinking of you and holding you close in our prayers. Hugs. Jim and Lois

Joan, Shane, the Harte and Keough Families, I am so saddened to hear about Ron’s passing. He was a good friend, school mate and neighbour growing up in Renews. Our parents were great friends too. Both Mom and Dad enjoyed his visits, usually accompanied by Mont ( as long as they were not too late at night). Therein lie some great stories! He has left us all with great memories. Rest In Peace, Ron.

so sorry for your loss at this time . Rqn was a true harte kind caring and a great sense of humor . He was devoted to his family and friends , take comforate in all the happy memories of him and celebrate his life with thesein mind

Dear Joan and Shane, So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was a wonderful man and will be fondly remembered. Sending our love to you all at this difficult time. Ronnie, Shelley, Brooke and Spencer.

Joan and family sorry to hear of ron’s passing. Ron was a customer of mine at Avalon ford service center and also lived behind me in the neighbourhood.. Ron will be missed.

Our condolences to the family.

On behalf of the Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association (NLCA) Board of Directors, President, staff and members, we would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the late Mr. Ronald (Ron) Harte.