Obituary of Ronald Edward Walsh
WALSH, Ronald Edward
Age 94 of Lockhartville and Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building, Halifax where he passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Born in Avonport on October 25, 1924, he was a son of the late Seymour Douglas and Clara Belle (King) Walsh.
Ron proudly served during the Second World War with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders, seeing front line action with Company A throughout France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Ron worked at Minas Basin Pulp and Paper for over 25 years and then he pursued carpentry until retirement. He believed in a hard day’s work and took much pride in the home he built, especially his gardens and lawns. He stayed a kid at heart and enjoyed nothing more than joking around with his grandchildren.
Ron is survived by his son, Grant (Rose Marie), Inverness; daughters, Sylvia Smith, Mount Denson; Cheryl (Harley) Rhodes, Lockhartville; sister, Erma Wamback, Hantsport; granddaughter, Natalie (Charles) MacLean; grandsons, Paul (Angela) Walsh, Gregory (Sherry) Smith, Andrew (Marlene) Smith, Jason (Michelle) Smith, and Brodie Rhodes; nine great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Ron was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Greta (Smith); brothers, William, Charles, Henry, Victor and twin, Donald; sisters, Jean Starratt, Madeline Colby, Hilda Sherman, Alice Walsh and Iris Whitman.
A very special thank you is extended to the staff at Camp Hill, especially those on 4th floor Westwood Wing, for their excellent care and support shown to dad.
Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). A combined graveside funeral service for Ron and Greta will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29 in Lower Horton Cemetery, Grand Pré, Rev. Debra Mosher officiating. A reception will immediately follow in Wolfville Ridge United Baptist Church, 1350 Ridge Rd., Wolfville Ridge. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ronald may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, 5657 Spring Garden Road, Box 245 Halifax, NS B3J 3R4 or Lockhartville (Stoney Hill) Baptist Church, C/O Carolyn Connors, 181 Lakeview Dr., Newport, NS B0N 2A0. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca