DINGWALL, Ron­ald Ed­mond

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries -

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.

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