DINGWALL, Ronald Edmond
South Bar, 86
It is with great sadness that we, the family of Ronald Dingwall, announce his passing at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on September 13, 2017.
He was the son of Murray Dingwall and Mary Crane.
Ronnie was born in South Bar and lived there most of his life. He played baseball as a young man and was active in the local boxing scene. He was a fan of hockey, as well as baseball, cheering for the Maple Leafs and the Blue Jays, he rarely missed a game.
Ronnie worked several jobs throughout his life; a minor, a steel worker, he worked on the rail road in Toronto, Sydney Auto Parts and Highland Sod Farm. He would do whatever he had to do for his family. He always had a beautiful garden and loved getting his hands on some fresh fish.
Ronnie was active in local politics and was a proud NDP supporter for many years. He was well read and was known for giving solid advice to young men in the community. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed music, dancing and held countless parties at his home in South Bar.
After retirement Ronnie and Elmire moved to New Waterford. Ronnie became active with the All Saints Anglican Church. Ronnie and Elmire became popular in their new community where they had a successful pie business.
Ronnie is survived by his wife of 60 years, Elmire (Chiasson); his daughters, Patricia Racki (Steve Racki, passed 2012) Lawrencetown and Rhonda Wrobleski, South Bar; son in law, Carl Wrobleski Sr., Sydney and four grandchildren, Angela Wrobleski (Danny Hynes) Sydney, Carl Wrobleski Jr. (Maureen) South Bar, Erica O’Neill (Ian) Halifax and Kyle Racki, Halifax. Ronnie had four great-grandchildren, Micah and Ty Racki, and Logan and Kendall Hynes.
Ronnie has three living sisters, Dorothy Sweeney, Mass. USA, Janet (Red) MacKay, Kamloops BC, Clara (Lloyd) Williams, Kamloops BC. Also five siblings who have passed, Marion Heighton, Gordon Dingwall, Ellsworth Dingwall, Shirley Musgrave, and George Dingwall.
Ronnie was loved dearly by his family and many friends. He will always be remembered for his kindness, sense of humor and his warm loving hugs.
Visitation will take place from 12-2 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017 at S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney.
Ronnie’s Celebration of Life will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel.
A reception with the family will take place immediately afterward. Family flowers only.
Donations in Ron’s memory may be made to Harbourstone Enhanced Care Recreation Dept.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.chantfuneralhome.ca.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of...