Monday, April 22, 2024

Obituary: Doran, Ronald Campbell ‘Ron’

Ronald Campbell Doran passed away March 6, 2024, at the age of 94. He was predeceased by his loving wife Virginia ‘Ginny’ Doran (nee Arkley) in 2021.

Ron will be remembered as a storyteller who loved having an audience to share memories of his time spent in Meaford, Vancouver, and Toronto. As a young man, he worked for CN Rail and he particularly loved to share stories about his lifelong interest in trains. A graduate from the University of Toronto, Victoria College, he had a 35-year career in data management at North American Life.

Ron had a natural affinity towards engineering and enjoyed tinkering and building things for the cottage. He was particularly skilled at small engine repair and could often be seen helping out a neighbour to fix a boat motor. He enjoyed winters in Florida with his wife Ginny but his favourite place to be was at the family cottage on Sunnyside Beach.

Ron is survived by his three sons: Steve Doran (Martha), Rick Doran (Sharon), and Jeff Doran (Lorraine). He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren: Veronica (Scott), Victoria (Ben), Katie, Sean, and his great-granddaughter Gwendolen.

Cremation has occurred and a celebration of Ron’s life will take place at Duxbury Cemetery at a later date.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary (cheques only please) would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON, N4L 1B9, to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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