Obituary of Ronnie Langille
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LANGILLE, Ronald Ian River John July 25th, 1946 - May 27th, 2021 It is with great sadness that we share, Dad finally lost his long, hard-fought battle, and is now resting in peace. He was the most kind-hearted person, and the outpouring of support that we have received since his passing is a testament to how well-loved he was. Dad will always be remembered for his sense of humor, easy going nature, and loyalty to others. He took over the family farm, where he grew up, and raised beef cattle for many years. He was a fisherman for over 58 years, and loved every minute of his time on the boat. Dad was a simple man. He loved his family, friends, fishing, food, and his beloved Leafs and Jays. It was well known Dad didn’t like to travel, but in 2017 we were able to make some lasting memories with a couple of road trips to Toronto and Montreal. He was able to watch the Jays win back-to-back games, visit the Hockey Hall of Fame, and have an incredible experience at the CN Tower 360 Restaurant. The road trip to Montreal for a Leafs-Habs game was probably one of the most memorable experiences for all of us, when Toronto crushed the Habs in a 6-0 blowout. These are memories we will cherish forever. Over the years, Dad was an active member of many organizations and groups, including the IOOF Lodge, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Skinners Cove Harbour Authority, and Salem United Church. He played hockey with the River John Trail Blazers and coached minor hockey in Tatamagouche. Any time a group or community organization needed his support, he was always there to give his time. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 54 years, Greta (Sillers), and children, Kim (John), Trent (Sara), and Dawn (Eric). He was the best ‘Gramp’ to Allyson (Jordan), Luc (Danielle), Ryan, Marc, Ronni and Nolan; and great-grandchildren, Nash, Weston, and Brynn. He will also be missed by his brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Sharon; sisters-in-law, Betty, Sheila, Linda, and Helen; brother-in-law, Doug; his Aunt Helen; cousins, Alice, Vernon, and Evan; many nieces, nephews, and many, many close friends. Dad always looked forward to his nightly calls from Aubrey, his walks and visits with Earl, and his many laughs with Josh, who was like another grandson. He was predeceased by his daughter, Shelley; parents, Elmer and Mabel; son-in-law, Darryl; sister, Elaine; brothers, Donald, Everett and Robert; brothers-in-law, Bill, Ian and nephew, Trevor. If you wish to, donations in his memory may be made to The Lodge that Gives, an organization near and dear to his heart, as he spent time there during some of his treatments. Donations in his memory to the Pictou County VON or Aberdeen Palliative Care Society would also be appreciated. VON nursing and home care provided amazing care and support over the past several months that will never be forgotten, and enabled dad to stay at home with family until he passed. We want to thank Dr. Rob Bush, Dr. Robin MacFarlane and all the other numerous doctors, nurses, and support staff who helped him throughout his long battle. Special thanks to chemo nurses, Cassidy and Chelsea, who always brought a smile to his face and made it a more positive experience. Dad encouraged us to live our best lives; to be kind, give to others, and be forgiving, yet he also loved to laugh, tease, and enjoy life with all those around him. He fought his battle for almost 12 years, because he wanted to live to create more memories. He was tough, strong and determined; we will continue to do our best to continue his legacy. He was the rock of our family, and will never be forgotten. A public graveside service will be held at 2PM on Sunday September 26th in the Hamilton Cemetery, River John with Rev. Connie McNamara officiating.