Obituary of Ronald Wayne Bower
On the morning of March 31st 2022, Ronald (Ron) Wayne Bower died peacefully in his home. He was surrounded by his loving wife of nearly 36 years, Jocelyne; children Ryan and Elysha; son-in-law, Alex; and dogs, Meisje and Sophie.
Ron was a family man, social butterfly, tree lover, and defeater of odds. Those who knew him will remember his fun-loving, easy-going, and hardworking demeanour. He would go to the end of the earth for his loved ones, always willing to lend a helping hand or two, to ensure others needs and wants were met, even at the expense of his own. His relationships with family and friends were the most important things to him. He fought ALS with such incredible fortitude, always finding something to smile about or how to make someone else laugh, even in the darkest of hours. He spent his last days surrounded by those he loved and who loved him, texting jokes, listening to music, offering solicited advice on the things he loved most, like how to be the best family member and friend, how to get rid of pesky weeds, the best songs/bands from A-Z, and savouring every last moment at his happy place, his home away from home, Twin Streams Golf Course, where he worked since he was 17 years old.
His immediate family, along with his siblings, Ken (Carol), Tim (Jean), and Susan (Daryl) and siblings-in-law, Alain (Barb), Gee (Ann), and Cloe (Rick) love him, will miss him beyond words, and will strive to continue his legacy by living up to his example. This is also true of his numerous nieces and nephews, including Meagan (Connor), Lauren, Matthew, Paula, Shelley, Bridget, Leon, Leah, Trevor, Vicki, Jason, Krista (Clint), Michael (Karen), Shane (Taryn), Mark (Sharlotte), and many other unnamed great-nieces and nephews. He was loved and will be remembered by countless other friends and neighbours, many of whom have become family over the years.
He was predeceased by and is now reunited with his mother, Norma (2015); father, Ronald (2017); sisters, Linda (George) (2007) and Cindy (Keith) (2013), mother-in-law, Godelieve (Georges) (2021); and brother-in-law, George (1991).
There are a number of people the family would like to thank: first and foremost, friends and extended family who have supported Ron and his family throughout this difficult time. You meant the world to Ron and your company made his last days special. The family would also like to thank all the medical professionals, especially the ALS society and clinic at University Hospital, for their compassionate care and expert advice as they cared for Ron since his diagnosis in 2020.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the ALS society in Ron’s memory. Donations can be made by following this link:
There will be a private Celebration of Life for family and close friends at a later date. Stay tuned for details on a new annual ALS charity golf tournament to honour Ron in one of the places he loved best.
Arrangements entrusted to Elliott-Madill Funeral Home Ltd., 22424 Adelaide Road, Mount Brydges. www.elliottmadill.com