With heavy hearts, we regret to announce the passing of Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Marion MacLeod-Woodburn on Monday, February 5, 2018. She passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family after a valiant fight with cancer.
Born on February 14, 1948, Ronnie was the daughter of the late Ronald and Mary Barron.
Ronnie’s kindness, giving spirit and relentless inner strength were an inspiration to those who knew her. She loved and enjoyed the simple things in life and saw the world through the eyes of a child. For all who knew Ronnie she had a special love for animals, enjoyed picking blueberries, baking, crocheting and doing crafts. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Ronnie is survived by her husband, John ‘Jack’ Woodburn; children, Patti Ann (Clyde), Arnold, Kent (Joanne), Lisa (Billy); loving and faithful pet, Casey; six step-children, Gary (Linda), Earl, John, Barbara (Emerson), Pam (Darren) and Cindy (Paul). She is also survived by brothers, Bobby (Pearl), Gerard (Josephine) and Jimmy (Rose); sisters, Joyce (Randy), Mary Agnes, Bessie (Jimmy); brother-in-law, Art (Deloris); sisters-in-law, Jocelyn, Sharon, Debbie and Linda. She leaves behind many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Ronnie was predeceased by her brother, Bert Barron; sister in infancy; niece Robin Nadine and former husband, Wayne MacLeod.
Visitation and funeral service to celebrate the life of Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Marion MacLeod-Woodburn will be held in Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Saturday, February 10, 2018. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 4 – 6 p.m. with service to follow at 6 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Light refreshments will be served in the reception area following the funeral service. Burial in St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery, Ingonish, at a later date.
Donations in memory of Ronnie, may be made to charity of one’s choice.
We would like to extend our appreciation to the kindness of the staff of An Cala Palliative Care Unit, Dr. Seliba and all the family and friends, especially her bestie, Carol and brother Jim and Rose, for going above and beyond with helping her. We would also like to thank Father Paul Murphy and a special thank you to the workers of City Homemakers for making Ronnie comfortable during her battle with cancer.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com.
2 Timothy 4:7 – I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept my faith.
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Condolences going out to all of Ronnie's Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
From: Mary, Blair and Mark Phillips
Dear Jackie and family. I was sorry to learn of your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time. God bless all of you and let Marion Rest in peace!
From: Michael Keylor
sending my deepest condolances to you and your dad and brother .may she rest easy and hope you find peace in your heart as you all heal your broken heart
From: Theresa Gwinn
Sincere condolences to Veronica's family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Billie, Emerson, Evelyn, Alice, Francis, Mickey, Agnes, Isadore, Gordon, Barbara and Kathleen Barron, Ronnie 's Ingonish cousins. RIP
From: Barb Donovan
Jackie and family sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you
From: Ralph Mozvik