Ronald died at home, as he wished. He was the beloved and cherished husband to Dr. Eva Grunfeld; brother to Jeanette Browne (David); brother-in-law to Yaffa (Robert) and Louis (predeceased); caring and loving uncle to nieces and nephews Michelle, Kim (Jeff), Jeffery (Nancy), Kayla (Christine), and Aaron; and great uncle to Quinn, James and Lylah.
His family and many friends will miss his kindness, caring, quiet wit, and generosity. He approached everything with dignity, politeness, and panache (he was known to even wear a tie while fixing friends’ cars). He was always willing to help and was the ‘go to person’ for anything and everything anyone needed to know or to fix, always offered with modesty and consideration. A true renaissance man!
The family is indebted to the team at Princess Margaret Hospital for the excellent care Ron received: Drs. Aaron Hansen, Andrew Bayle, and Camilla Zimmerman. And, the thoughtful care from Dr. Ciara Whelan from the Temmy Latner Palliative Care Program and the palliative homecare team through the Toronto Central LHIN. Without the support of their services Ron’s wish to be at home till the end would not have been possible. In lieu of flowers donations in Ron’s memory can be made to the palliative care program at Princess Margaret Hospital or to Temmy Latner Palliative Care. A Memorial Service to celebrate Ron's life will be held on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 1 o'clock at Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services (280 Beechwood Ave., Ottawa). Please arrive by 12:30 p.m. to allow time to complete COVID screening prior to the service.
geri Horsford and Peter Lloyd
If there is anything that we can contribute to make this memorable, please let us know.
I am glad to know that the funeral will be possible.
David Stein and Ricardo Schaeppi
Sending much love.
I will be very happy to be there with you Eva to share in the celebration of your dear Ron.
Sending big hugs and much love to you😘💕❤️