Ronald Gordon Spalding

Nov 22, 1941 - Sep 27, 2022

 

It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of Ronald Gordon Spalding at the age of 80, of Ottawa formerly of Sarnia-Lambton. He passed away peacefully at his residence of Ogilvie Villa surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. The broken hearts he leaves behind belong to his children, David Spalding (Melissa Coleman) of Mount Brydges, Crystal (Bart) Baker of Mooretown, Debra (David Wu) Spalding of Ottawa; his treasured grandchildren, Marissa and Mckenna. Ron was the loving brother of Carol (Ron) Chalk, Lynn (Bill) Deane. Ron will be deeply missed by his niece and nephews, Heather, Paul, Ryan and Brett. He will be reunited with his parents Gord and Doris Spalding and by his wife Nora (Gay) Spalding. He will be missed by many wonderful special friends.

Ron retired from Polysar Rubber Corporation, a factory established in Sarnia, Ontario, after 25 years of service. He was a kindhearted man, an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed boating, hunting, and especially his favourite fishing which led him to become a lifetime member of the Bluewater Anglers and hatchery volunteer. He was an accomplished pilot and in his earlier years, he would always enjoy the flights he took with his father around Lambton County. You certainly will be missed, Dad! No matter how much pain, we kept reminiscing about wonderful memories which always brought a smile to his face. He taught us to love the outdoors and to be kind and respectful to others.

He was a well liked and respected man. He loved to dance and listen to music. He was everyone’s dancing buddy at the Ogilvie Villa. The residents and staff will certainly miss Ron’s caring and kind spirit as well as his politeness, even when he was in major pain he still said, “I’m not too bad, how are you? “.

You battled with Parkinson’s disease that attacked your whole body. May you now Rest In Peace where you are out of pain and can enjoy dancing, fishing, hunting and flying again. In our hearts forever, until we meet again!

Cremation has already taken place and a graveside service will be held at Alvinston Cemetery, 2879 Cameron Rd, Alvinston on Sat. Oct 15 at 2:00 pm and a gathering following at Riverstone Restaurant, Alvinston for close friends and family.

As expressions of sympathy friends who wish may send donations to Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario @ https://psso.ca/how-to-help/other-ways-to-give/
or Parkinson Canada @ https://www.parkinson.ca/getinvolved/waystogive/

Online condolences may be shared at www.firstmemorialfairview.com

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  1. Stef October 21, 2022 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    Saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. My deepest condolences to the Spalding Family. May he Rest In Peace.

  2. Christina Nickles Hyatt October 13, 2022 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Debra, Crystal ,Dave and families:
    So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I remember his kindness well when we were children.
    My thoughts are with you.
    Christina

  3. Dave Spalding October 6, 2022 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    From our early days together sitting in a duck blind to later getting on the water in the early morning cold to fish for a derby winner you taught me many thinks about hunting and fishing and nature. I will forever miss those times we had together. Thanks for all you taught me over the years.
    May you rest peacefully now without the pain you had to endure at the end.
    Love you Dad

    Dave

  4. Dave October 6, 2022 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    Thanks for all your guidance over the years. We always enjoyed our time together on the water. I will miss those cold mornings trying to land a derby winner with you Dad. RIP hope you have found peace now that the pain is over.
    Until we meet again.

    Love
    Dave

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Stef

Saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. My deepest condolences to the Spalding Family. May he Rest In Peace.

Christina Nickles Hyatt

Debra, Crystal ,Dave and families: So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I remember his kindness well when we were children. My thoughts are with you. Christina

Dave Spalding

From our early days together sitting in a duck blind to later getting on the water in the early morning cold to fish for a derby winner you taught me many thinks about hunting and fishing and nature. I will forever miss those times we had together. Thanks for all you taught me over the years. May you rest peacefully now without the pain you had to endure at the end. Love you Dad Dave

Dave

Thanks for all your guidance over the years. We always enjoyed our time together on the water. I will miss those cold mornings trying to land a derby winner with you Dad. RIP hope you have found peace now that the pain is over. Until we meet again. Love Dave

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