73, Whitney Pier

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dad, Ronald ‘Ron’ French on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at home, surrounded by his loved ones.

Born in Sydney, on Jan. 4, 1940, dad was the son of the late Cecil and Evelyn (Lively) French.
Ron was always there to lend a hand to anyone. He loved the sport of fishing but never caught a fish and loved to take special walks at Dominion beach. Ron became well known as the candy man to many of his friends.

Ron will be lovingly remembered by his companion, Dianne Manning; son, Ron (Sandra); daughter, Joanne (Michael) Ling; grandchildren, Jessica, Kevin and Bryan French. Ron is also survived by his siblings, Peggy (Eric) Brophy, Beverly (Elmer) Muise, Germaine (Ken) McLeod, Debbie (Jack) Lessie and David (Mary) French; sister-in-law, Annette; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, dad was predeceased by his wife, Sylvia (Candelora); brothers, Johnnie, Bobby, Terry and Eddie; brother-in-law, Harry Burt, in addition his mother and father-in-law, Lucy and James Candelora.

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Ronald ‘Ron’ French will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Light refreshments will be served in the funeral home reception area following the service. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.

Donations in memory of Ron may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of one’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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                        Online Condolences

Diane and French families…my heartfelt condolences at this very sad time. Will miss his stories over a cup of tea.
From:  Darlene Burns Boudreau

We will always have him in our heart!
From:  Joanne, Michael, Ronnie and Sandra

My mother Margaret and Myself Jim Joyce would like to send condolences to Dave and Mary and the rest of the family.
From:  Margaret and Jim Joyce

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Ron holds a special place in our hearts. May you rest in peace.
All our Love; Lisa and Brad Zavisha xoxoxo

Dearest sympathy to the family and friends of Ron. My family and i are thankful to have been a small part of a life filled with so many memories. We cherish his stories, his rants, his helping hands and his ability to make us laugh at every conversation, even more.
From:  Jeremy, Ofelia, Nathaniel,Emylia, Ruhama and Norma

Dianne Our thoughts and prayers are sent to you and your family.May God help you during this difficult time.Thank you for being there for Ron and his family.Take care God Bless.
From:  Harold and Carmella MacLellan

Out thoughts and prayers are with Ron,Sandra Joanne and Michael and their families. All of Ronald’s families. May you find strength and support during this difficult time. Take care GOD BLESS.
Love Carmella Harold and CONNIE xoxo

Dianne; thank you for all your love and concern. We’re thinking of you at this time of your loss.
From:  Joanne and Ronnie