It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Ronald ‘Ron’ Assoun, 76, of Sydney. Ron peacefully passed away with his loving family by his side on March 1, 2017 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.

Born in Sydney on November 1, 1940, Ron was the son of the late Reginald ‘Reg’ and Helen (O’Day) Assoun.

He worked for the Halifax Metro and Sydney Transit Cape Breton as a bus driver for many years. Ron was known for his great sense of humour, definitely one of a kind. He loved going for long walks in the woods and driving on the four-wheeler with his sidekick Rosie. Ron was very kind hearted, caring and a giving soul always wanting to help others.

Ron is survived by his wife, Dolores (Penny) Assoun; son, Kirt (Leanne) Assoun; grandchildren, Tyler, Tessa, and Brandon who were his pride and joy; brothers, Ken (Dorothy), Lewis, Jim (Sylvia), Kevin (Brenda) and Glen; sister, Kim; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; also leaving to cherish his memory are good friends, Robert ‘Louie’ Candelora, George Sutherland and many more.

Besides his parents, Ron was predeceased by his son, Troy and brothers, John and David.

In honouring Ron’s wishes cremation has taken place.  Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Ronald ‘Ron’ Assoun will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Saturday, March 4, 2017. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 10-11 a.m. with service to follow at 11 a.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Light refreshments will be served in the funeral home reception area following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron`s memory may be made to the Paediatric Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

Family gives a special thank you to Dr. Greg Myatt and of the staff at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital who cared for Ron during his time of need.

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

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Dolores and Family, please accept our heartfelt condolences on Ron's passing. He and you have been in our prayers these many months. God Bless You all!
From:  Dennis & Pauline MacLellan

Condolence to Delores and Family.Ron Will be Missed. He was Well known as a Bus Driver for Sydney Whitney Pier Bus Co.
From:  Mike & Betty O'Nell

Dolores, Kirt, Leanne & Family, We are sending our deepest condolences to you all in your time of sorrow. Hugs, Uncle Mel & Aunt Bunchie

My sincere condolences to Delores and all the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. God Bless.
From:  Stella Walcott

My heartfelt sympathy in your time of sorrow.
From:  Aggie Stephenson

Delores my condolences on the passing of your husband Ronnie whom we had known as the Pier Bus Driver. My thoughts and prayers are you, Kirk and family. May he R.I.P.
From:  Mary Borden Hurel