Ron (Pancho) was born to parents Allan and Jeannie Murray (nee McCutcheon), on April 23, 1940, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. After graduating high school he completed a 5 year apprenticeship to become an auto mechanic at Kelburne Garage in Paisley. He later worked for Roots Scotland and then immigrated to Canada in 1966 to work for Roots Canada. After living in Canada for several years Ron then pursued further education to become a heavy duty diesel mechanic.
Ron is survived by his daughters Debi (Derek), Wendy (Terry) and his beloved grandchildren Madison, Mason, Landon and Bergen. He is also survived by his brother Douglas and sister Jean of Scotland and many nieces and nephews in Canada and Scotland.
Ron is predeceased by his parents Allan and Jeannie, sister Janette, brothers Colin and Allan and nephew Stephen.
Ron was very handy and was always willing to help others with their vehicles and other projects big or small. He loved to cook and was fascinated with history, drawing and astronomy. His daughters have many wonderful memories of him fishing, doing cannonballs in the pool, taking them to dance competitions and their educational family trips. He took great joy in his grandchildren, spending many hours playing with them, building things, riding his bike and sharing his knowledge of planes and trains.
A very special thank you to all the staff at McCormick Home who loved and cared for Ron over the past 4 years.
At Ron's request, there will be no funeral or memorial service. Instead the family will be gathering at a later date to celebrate his life.
Messages and condolences may be left at www.forestcitycremation.com. Please visit Ron's obituary notice on Facebook.