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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
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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😘💕❤️
I would like to attend Ron’s celebration of life. He was a special human being and will be greatly missed.
Love and hugs to the family.
Much love to you Ava and I am so pleased that Scarlett and I got to see Ron last year, he was a special person. I shall join virtually on the 8th and will be thinking of you, Jeanette and family x
I am so glad that we will have the chance to celebrate Ron next week. Thanks for including me.
Ava and Jeanette, I am so pleased to be able to join you virtually on this very sad day for you both. I didnt meet Ron very often as there has always been an Ocean between us but I feel I knew him well through my dear friend, Jeanette. I know how very much he will be missed by you both and by all who loved him so much. Xxx
Wonderful memories Eva, sending love and warm thoughts, Geoff and Bonny.
Rahim and Marjan Moineddin
Marjan and I were so fortunate to meet Ron in many research related meetings and occasions. He was a special person with great personality. We will never forget his kind and gentle smile and shall cherish his memories. Our thoughts are with you and your family. We both shall join the funeral virtually.
Sincerely Rahim and Marjan Moineddin