Where to start...36 years of being blessed to know you.
How was I to know the first day I met you; you would be my husband, friend and father of our beautiful, fierce, intelligent and vibrant daughter (Courtney Ott). We shared so many fun family events through the early years, full of laughter and your generous love for those you hold dear.
You always knew how to put a smile on Courtney's face.
Watching the two of you do the silliest things (there were plenty) filled my heart! Courtney's strength, love for education, ability to support others, love of travel &
cooking, are all traits she embraced from you - Dad.
My life has been forever changed by knowing you and enjoying our adventures together.
My condolences to all family and friends that have been touched by Ron. May you find peace in the memories he created with you. You will be dearly missed Ron
It is very sad indeed to hear of Ron's passing.
He, I am sure, put up a fight to stay and my hope is, he didn't have much pain.
So, so many good memories.
I remember when he started at McD, breaking in the dance floor at the 400 Club for his first of many Stampede parties.
When Courtney was born, he always had a twinkle in his eyes, but, when she arrived he had the whole universe shining through.
Playing baseball on the company team he set up way back, doing run training for the Banff/Calgary relay run BHE put together.
As well, of course, working alongside for many years.
He was a kind and wonderful person who genuinely cared about others.
He will be missed.
I hope for you Courtney and you Lee Ann, along with all family members, you find and embrace his guidance and strength to move forward.
Peace be with you all.
My deepest sympathies go out to LeeAnn and Courtney as well as all family members and friends. I only knew Ron for a short time, but he was certainly one of the best people on the planet. Qualities that come to mind when I think of Ron are kind hearted and compassionate.
Thank you for loving my dear friend LeeAnn, and for all the blessings you brought to her life! May you RIP Ron.
Our brother-in-law, Ron will be missed. Michael and I have fond memories of our time with Ron, and my sister over dinners, conversations together, and family celebrations. Ron lovingly said to Lee Ann before he died: I believe in the truth and will get to see my parents again in heaven. Many people were praying that Ron would make it home in time to say goodbye to his daughter Courtney and dear Lee Ann helped to make that happen. Lee Ann shared: "Praise God for the beautiful goodbye between father and daughter". Just seven hours after landing in Canada you left us all Ron. We are grateful you are free from pain after your valiant fight with cancer.
I met Ron over 19 years ago through the McDaniel group and I’m so thankful for all the fun times and laughs. Those early years up at Banff Springs were epic, followed by equally epic Vegas trips. We shared in each others 50th birthday celebrations so much fun. Ron loved great food and wine and we enjoyed some amazing dinners and long conversations . Ron’s love for his family defiantly shined. Over the last few years our visits were through texts but always heart felt. You will be missed Ron rest in peace my friend.
I met Ron through my dear friend, Lee Ann. He was a positive and engaging man. Rick and I will miss seeing him. Sympathies and prayers to his family and friends and yo those of Lee Ann’s. Sorry we cannot join in his celebration of life, but we are there in support.
Lori Phillips Rick Haycock
I am very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He had a kind heart and will be remembered with much respect by me. My kids spoke highly of him, partly because he helped a friend enter into business, and he also mentored a few others. He was a loving son to his parents and would tear up when he spoke of them. I saw this as a true sign of love and devotion he had for them. His daughter always held a soft place in his heart when he spoke of her. He will be missed and I treasured his friendship. A ‘heart on his sleeves’, kind of soul. One more thing, he was the best and funniest at playing charades. Goodbye Ron, will miss you
I was lucky enough to meet Ron early in his travelling days and over the past 30 or so years have had the privilege of arranging many of his adventures whether it was solo or with his family.
To the end he was ready to explore. Ron you are exploring the best last destination now and I will miss you! - Jackie
Ron and I had some good golf games at Pinebrook. He enjoyed the game and even with bad game he was still smiling and having fun. He will be missed. My thoughts are with him and the family. All the best. Neil and Vivian
I had the pleasure of spending a number of Golf Weekends with Ron. He was always fun to be on the course with (especially when he missed a couple of shots). And back at the cabin we enjoyed his technical challenges... He played "Someone That I Used To Know" and couldn't figure out how to turn it off of repeat... We listened to it for hours while enjoying some Scotch.
We'll miss you Ron.