We Remember

TRUANT, Ronald Louis

April 22, 1941 — July 15, 2023

With heavy hearts, we announce that on July 15, 2023, Ron Truant passed away peacefully while surrounded by the love of his family.

Ron was predeceased by his parents, Louis & Della Truant, and his oldest daughter, Connie MacDonald. Ron will be remembered by his wife of over 50 years, Patricia; children, Danny, Penny, Laurie, and Lisa (Andy); his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as his sisters, Arlene and Cindy.

Ron was born in South Porcupine, Ontario on April 22, 1941, where he grew up before moving to Southern Ontario after high school. Ron was a tireless worker with numerous careers, and he and Pat raised 5 children in various locations around Ontario prior to moving to BC in 1985. Ron remained out west and spent his last 15 years living in Kelowna, where he enjoyed playing golf (and, wearing socks with his sandals despite the ribbing he received from his family).

Ron was a great storyteller with a great sense of humour that would have us laughing until our stomachs hurt, he even laughed at his own jokes most of the time. He had many stories of growing up in Northern Ontario with his friends and family. In particular, Ron had great memories of his time spent with his sister Arlene. Besides playing golf, Ron enjoyed watching his grandsons play sports (and although he couldn’t skate, he always had plenty of hockey tips for the boys).

The family would like to thank the numerous staff at David Lloyd Jones Care Home and the Hemodialysis Unit at KGH who cared for Ron the last few years.

We know Ron is up there, with his family and friends that left before him, laughing, eating spaghetti and sharing a cold beer. Forever in our hearts. Until we meet again!

By request, there will be no service.

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