Ron Hurst

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Hurst, Ron – Peacefully at home in Blenheim on Friday June 26, 2020 at the age of 85. Loving husband of Doreen, father to Cathy (Al), Cindy, Caryn (Evan), Cheryl (Jim), and Christine (Ron). Grandfather to Christopher (Aman), Leah (Curtis), Kelli (John), Caitlin (Matt), Laura, Michael (Mary), Nicole (Mitch), Victoria (Jake), Justin, Jade (Charlene), Chad (Sarah), Sadie, and great-grandfather to Silas and BJ. Uncle to Rob, Debbie (Rob) and Donna (Ken) and brother-in-law to Judy (Chuck). Pre-deceased by his brother Bob (Gladys). Ron served with the Royal Canadian Navy (1954-59), was a proud veteran and member of the Royal Canadian Legion and winner of the Legion Provincial and Dominion Curling Championships. He had a long and rewarding career with Honeywell Controls (1959-65) and Honeywell Computer Division (1965-1991). Well-known at the golf course, Legion, and curling rink, Ron always loved to share a joke and a beer with friends. Above all, his enormous love for his family fills our hearts and our memories. A private family service will be held on Tuesday, June 30th at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home with a celebration of life to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 185 Veterans’ Memorial Garden Project or the Blenheim Freedom Library and Military Museum.

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Am just finding out, was really saddened to hear this. I'll remember Ron as a great curling skipper and teammate. Taught me a lot about the sport, and was lucky enough to win a men's league championship with Ron at the helm. I'll also remember Ron for his involvement at the Legion and from summers at the golf club. My condolences, and we'll miss ya Ronny.

Cathy Al and family are thoughts and prayers for your loss at this time. May God give you comfort and peace. Karen and Francis Sterling and family

From our family to yours - our deepest condolences on the passing of Ron. He was such a larger than life presence in my childhood. Always laughing and had the best Dad jokes. When our parents got together for cards or anything I just remember them laughing all the time. Such a great way to go through life. He was the MC at our wedding and it looked like he did it for a living he was that great. He was wonderful, funny and he loved his family so much. I know what a immense loss this is for your family and we are sending you all of our love at this really difficult time.

My deepest sympathy for the loss of Ron. Please be strong and remember Ron as the Loving Man that he was and will continue to be in his new path. Ron will always live on in every ones memories. Condolences and Love Dave

My condolences to the family. I surely enjoyed curling with and against Ron. Our winning the provincial championship and going to the Dominions in Ottawa were the high points of my curlimg career. No matter how poorly we played in front of him the "skipper" always had a smile on his face and encouraging words: "we"ll get"em next end!". He was one of the good guys.

Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Another angel got his wings may you Rest In Peace. Much love Steve and Esther xo

Ron was a wonderful neighbour when we were growing up. He always had a warm welcome for all the kids/teens who visited his home on Essa over the years. He usually had a corny joke to share followed with a smile, Good memories. My thoughts, prayers and hugs go out to all of you.

So sorry to hear of your dads passing Cathy. Lots of fond memories with him at the Legion. Hugs to all of you. Patty

Christy and family: Words can not describe what you must be going through. My thoughts are with you all. I have such fond memories of spending time at your house on Essa and how welcoming your parents were, especially your dad. Cherish all of the beautiful memories and may they give you comfort. XO

Thinking of you and your family today Caryn.

Sorry to hear of Ron's passing. He will be missed. Sincere condolences to the entire Hurst family. Heather & Bob

Cathy and family. So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad, he was such a nice man! Thinking of you!

Sorry for your loss. We will miss his banter as we stood at the Legion bar. Rest in Peace Ron.

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart

Our sincere condolences on the loss of Ron. Such a wonderful man who will be dearly missed by you all. Cindy's friends - Jenny, Toni and Susan

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hurst and Lanman family.

Thinking of all of you at this time. Will miss our chats at the Legion with Ron.

Sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Sure enjoyed playing with SKIP for a number of years. He always had a smile on his face and always asked how the family was doing. Some team in Heaven just got a great player and a great man.

sending thoughts, prayers and hugs to the Hurst family... He was such a kind and loving man.. always had time to stop for a conversation.... Let your memories help you thru this difficult time....

Very sorry to hear of this. Prayers to the family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your families at this difficult time. I always enjoyed chatting with Ron when he would stop into the Legion when I was there. Joyce and I are thinking of the family at this time.

Our heart goes out to all. Ron was a wonderful man & was devoted to his family.... Everytime I seen him, he always had a smile on his face... Biggest hugs to the family. RIP Ron

Sorry for your loss.....

So very sorry for your loss

Don and I were so terribly sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Sincere condolences to the family!

To the Hurst family ...our heart goes out to all..he was a wonderful man and devoted to his family....he always had a smile on his face....and willing to help...I am sure you all have such great memories..that you will reminisce for years to come...prayers, thoughts and hugs

So sorry to hear. His jovial and warm attitude will be missed.

We are so sorry for your loss,our deepest sympathies to all of the family!

Sadden at the loss of Ron. Always a pleasure to be present in his company.