02 Jul 1938 - 27 Mar 2021
02 Jul 1938 - 27 Mar 2021
Ron was born on 2 July 1938 and lived his early life in Tooting, London. He joined the army as a young man and got to see some of the World. He had endless stories to share about his time in Kenya. During these early years he also met his forever love Vera. They went on to marry and have 2 daughters who he adored. Julie and Sonya. Julie gave him 2 grandsons, Matthew and Rhys and 1 great grandson Izik and Sonya gave him 3 grandchildren, Karl, Stacey and Jamie and 2 great grandchildren, Amelia and Harlen.
Ron became an inspector of Engineering once he finished his service in the army and amongst the items he inspected, were parts for the Boeing aircraft. He enjoyed his work but really looked forward to retiring and spending more time doing things he loved. From early in their relationship Ron and Vera started dancing and after the loss of Vera, with the support and encouragement of his 2 daughters, Ron continued his dancing journey with an amazing group of friends who supported him through his loss. These friends were known as The Riff Raff’s and included a very special lady, Pat, who became his dance partner and a very dear friend who supported him with daily calls during his time in lockdown and through his chemo – thank you Pat for being there. This support for Ron from Pat and the Riff Raff’s gave him an incredible new journey and an amazing social life which made Ron busier than the rest of his family. Who were always amazed at his energy levels and were happy from the bottom of their hearts that he continued his life after Vera making many more happy memories.
We would like to acknowledge Ron’s sister and family in Australia and the impacts that Covid 19 has had preventing the family from being together to remember the amazing life that Ron lived.
What a lovely service. Ron was a very special friend and member of the Riff Raff Ravers. We have shared a wonderful time dancing, walking, eating and socialising. Ron although the oldest member - you would not have guessed it ! - so full of energy and up for every dance with Pat. Last week, here in England, we had an afternoon tea to remember him (just like we did to celebrate his 80th). His memory will live on with the "Ron turn" in the Mayfair Quickstep. We will so miss him.Condolences from Jane & Gary - Riff Raff Ravers.Jane Baker ( 16 Jul 2021 )
. Three memories stick in my mind:- Rhubarb Crumble' 80th Birthday Party and he always played Father Xmas delivering parcels sent from NZ.Margaret Evans ( 16 Jul 2021 )