With heavy hearts the family announces that Ronald passed away at home on Sunday morning, November 5, 2023. He was 90.
Beloved husband of the late Elsie (2019) for over 63 years. Cherished Father of Chris (Gloria) of Toronto and Tracy Reid (David) of Arnprior. Treasured Grandpa of Andrew (Anna), Kelly, Connor, Alan and Lauren.
Ronald was the only son of the late Gordon and Margaret “Peg” (nee Leitch) Whyte.
Ron grew up in Arnprior and at age 18 he joined the Royal Canadian Navy. He was deployed to the Korean War in 1952 on the HMCS
Iroquois. Following the war he went on to serve two additional tours with the Navy. Ron worked the majority of his career at Boeing Canada Arnprior, where he made many lifelong friends. He was an avid sportsman, hunter and fisherman and spent many happy times at the several hunt camps of which he was a member. Ron was a proud Mason. He enjoyed reliving his many memories through colourful story telling and entertained many people over the years at the bar in his basement. His wife Elsie was by his side for most of his adult life and he missed her terribly following her passing in 2019.
Ronald’s care and arrangements have been entrusted to the
Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior
where a visitation will take place on Sunday afternoon, May 5, 2024 from 12:30-1:45.
A Tribute to honour Ronald will follow in the Pilon Family Chapel at 2 o’clock.
Reception to ensue.
Private Family Interment, Albert Street Cemetery, Arnprior.
Should you wish to leave a donation in Ronald’s memory, please consider the Arnprior Royal Canadian Legion Branch 174 or the Arnprior and District Humane Society.