Ronald Dean McQuaker

June 19, 1929 - January 03, 2013 

Ronald Dean McQuaker

June 19, 1929 - January 03, 2013 

Obituary for Ronald Dean McQuaker

It is with great sadness that the family of Ronald Dean McQuaker announces his passing on Thursday, January 3, 2013. Ron passed away peacefully with his family by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Ron was born June 19, 1929 to William and Annie of Stratton, Ontario
Ron was a man of many talents, he worked as a camp guide, truck driver owning his own truck then moving up to operating heavy equipment, he worked on the pipe line and in the Fort Frances Kraft Mill. He was most proud of his hoisting engineer ticket and was sought after for his strength in this area. He worked on many major construction projects of bridges and buildings in Ontario and most notable in Fort Frances of the Robin’s Donuts, Canada Customs and his last job being the construction of North American Lumber.
Ron was a great man with a flare for story telling, he never forgot a name or a date. Ron was very proud of being a self taught organist. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and enjoyed a competitive game of crib. He loved to take Irene out dancing and they spent many happy hours together at different dance functions and also enjoyed travelling around visiting family and friends.
Ron is survived by his children Debbie (Ron) Hebert, Sheri (Bill) Horbachewski, and Kirk McQuaker and their children Ryan Urbanski, Ben (Rebecca) Urbanski, Shane Urbanski, Kim Raparanta, Tina Raparanta and Ronnie Arnold and 9 great grandchildren.
Ron was united in marriage to the love of his life Irene Bobczynski on August 16, 2008 who survives with her children Joseph (Fawn) Bobczynski, Howard (Marna) Bobczynski, Pam (Les) Kaun, Trisha (Rosaire) Lizzotte, Sharon Fredrickson and their children, Kevin, Brent, Patrick, Christopher, Jillian, Jamie, Nicholas, Emily, Lindsay, Stephanie, Paul and Stoney.
Ron is also survived by his brother Carson McQuaker and numerous nieces and nephews and good friend Mervin Hyatt.
Ron was predeceased by his parents William and Annie McQuaker, first wife Joyce, infant son Bruce, 2 grand children, sister Margret (William) McLeod, brother William (Azela) McQuaker, sister Mary (Sigurd) Olson, sister Hazel (Peter) Morken, sister Isabel (Harry) Miles, brother Norman McQuaker, sister-in-law Iris McQuaker.
Ron was a proud member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Emo Royal Canadian Legion and The Grand Lodge of Free Masons of Canada.
A celebration of Ron’s life will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations maybe made to the Continuing Care Unit at Riverside Health Care Facility in Fort Frances, Ontario.

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