The family of Ronald Joseph Crawley regrets to announce his passing on Monday, July 14, 2014, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Sydney, Ronald was the son of the late Joseph and Bridget (Brophy) Crawley.
Ronald was a hardworking family man. He worked for 37 years at the Sydney Steel plant, Open Hearth before retiring. His hobby was doing work on the house. Ronald will be remembered by family and friends for helping others in need and always having a story to tell.
Ronald is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters, Elaine MacDougall and Debbie Costello (Gordie); stepchildren, Darlene MacPhee (Brooks) and Wanda Hogan (Bernie); grandchildren, Ronald (Amber), Angela, David (Leanne) and Kimberly (Rick); step-grandchildren, Tyler, Matthew, Neil and Jared; great-grandchildren, Brittany, Hannah, Sarah, David and Abbigail; daughter in-law, Coleen; sisters, Mamie (Teddy), Germaine and Patricia; brother, Terry; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Ronald was predeceased by his first wife, Delores Marie (Gushue), son, Ronald Francis, brothers, Albert, Cyril and Billy.
Visitation for the late Ronald Joseph Crawley will be held on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), from 5-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the mass a reception will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations in memory of Ronald may be made to Holy Redeemer Building Fund, Hospice Palliative Society of Cape Breton County or charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Debbie & Elaine & Families Sending our Deepest Sympathy at this time.
A. F. F. A. Doddy & Bobby
Hi Lainey and Deb, So very sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a wonderful man with a lot of patience. I remember well, as I think the 2 Debbies, myself and Lainey contributed to more than a few grey hairs while we were growing up on the Road. With deep condolences, Celeste
Elaine, our heartfelt condolences on your father's passing. May memories comfort you and bring you peace during this very difficult time.
From: Kevin and Marie Murphy
Our deepest sympathy is extended to your family on the loss of Ronald Crawley. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
From: Dave & Elsie Wilkie
Sincere condolences to all the family.
From: Jim and Lillian Crombie
To Terry and the entire family: Please accept my most sincere condolences on this sad news. Distance makes it impossible for us to be with you in person, but please be assured that our thoughts are with you at this most difficult of times.
From: Doug & Kathy Grant
Dear Elaine and Debbie, my heartfelt condolence on the passing of your father. He was a man I admired for his carpentry and quiet strength.
From: Ron Steele