Ronald Desmond Perrin passed away peacefully at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Sunday, June 24, 2012. He was in his 86th year.
Ron was born in the Township of Rear of Leeds and Lansdowne in Leeds County on October 29, 1929. He spent most of his life in construction work, and worked for Canadian Dredge and Dock Company for 42 years.
Ron’s parents were Ernest Eston Perrin and Florence Ethel Whaley.
On March 20, 1979, Ron married Verla (Disheau) in Cornwall and for many years he and Verla were residents of Morrisburg. They formerly lived in LyneHurst.
Ron was the beloved husband of Verla Disheau of Morrisburg, and loving father of Dwight (Cathy) Perrin of Kingston and Dwayne Perrin of Athens. He was cherished grandfather of Cindy (Neil) Boyce of Harrowsmith and Lee (Kara) of Kingston, and dear great-grandfather of Kody, Harley and Braden of Kingston. He was loving stepfather of Richard Tyo and Brenda (Paul) St. Louis, both of Cornwall, dear step grandfather of Heidi (Randy) McGillis and dear step great-grandfather of Kaitlin and Sarah Lynn McGillis, all of Cornwall. Ron was the treasured brother of Bill (Iris) of Napanee, Goldie (Racemy) Braman of Ottawa and brother-in-law of Vivian Perrin of Portland. He will be sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by sisters Doreen Perrin, Phoebe Bowes, Dorothy Warren and brothers Daniel and Frank.
Ron was a kind man, always willing to drop what he was doing to help a neighbour. He always had the right part or the right tool and promptly went about getting the job done, and done well.
He was a quiet man with a wonderful sense of humor. Even when he didn’t speak, the expression on his face said a thousand words. Ron was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching a good ball game, hockey game or wrestling match downstairs in his “mancave”.
Friends were received at the Parker Funeral Home, Morrisburg on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Legion service was held at the home at 6:45 p.m.
The funeral service was held at Lakeshore Drive United Church, Morrisburg on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at 11 a.m. Cremation followed with inurnment at Iroquois Point United Cemetery at a later date.
Pallbearers were Winston Baker, Wesley Baker, Glen Baldwin, Dave Cassell, Richard Barkley, Ken Palmer, Mark Perrin and Brian Speagle.
Memorial donations to Lakeshore Drive United Church will be gratefully acknowledged.