(Retired – BASF, Arnprior)
Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital while surrounded by loved ones on Easter Sunday evening, April 1, 2018; Ronald Gerald Vinet of Arnprior passed away following a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. He was 74. Beloved husband of Faye (nee Blanchette). Dearly loved Dad of Stephen Vinet of Kanata and Paula Wheeler (Chris) of Arnprior. Cherished and devoted “Pa” of Madison and Bailee Vinet, Michelle, Hailey and Kaitlin Wheeler. Dear brother of Linda Presley (Frank Findley) and Elaine Scott, both of Braeside; Marilyn Romaine (Roger) of Pembroke and Ray Vinet (Evelyn), both of Pembroke; Lorri Huppert (Greg) of Munster and Jennifer Yilmaz (Cihan) of Smiths Falls. Son-in-law of Margaret Blanchette (late Horace) of Arnprior and brother-in-law of Dorothy Russett (Bryon), Irene Mosley (Ian), Diane Penney (George), Nancy Wagner (late Richard) and Nancy Vinet (Dan Collins). Son of the late Phil and Kay (Faith) Vinet, Ron was also predeceased by his brother Reid Vinet. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A pleasant and jovial man with an incredible sense of humour, Ron always placed his family first. His character and determination were so clearly displayed as he faced his illness with dignity and hope. He will be missed. Friends were invited to join Ron’s family during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Saturday morning, April 7th from 9:45 to 10:45. A tribute to Ron will follow in the Pilon Family Chapel at 11 o’clock. In memory of Ron, please consider a donation to the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation in recognition of the excellent care Ron received there over the years.