Born Ronald Walter Bildfell, 1950-2018
After a lengthy, dignified fight with Pancreatic Cancer, surrounded by his loved ones, Ron Bildfell passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Beloved husband of Louise Bildfell. Loving father of Chris Bildfell (Anudeep Kanwar) and Gudrin Beggs (Mark Beggs), and stepfather of Victoria Economou. Cherished Papa Ron of Henry Beggs and Lucie Beggs, and grandpa of Isla Bildfell. Dear brother of Rob Bildfell (Rosalind Blair). Predeceased by his parents Torfi Bildfell and Muriel Bildfell and by his sister Laurie Bildfell (Brendan Murphy).
Ron attended the University of Windsor law school and was called to the bar in 1977. He began his successful legal career in Kitchener. Thereafter in 1982 he joined the law firm of McEachran and Associates in Sarnia. In 1994 he established his own firm, practicing civil litigation and commercial law until his retirement in November of 2017. He was well respected by his fellow bar members and clients for his knowledge and advice.
Captain Ron enjoyed spending time outdoors, and loved to sail his boat Wicked R. He was a member of the Sarnia Yacht Club, the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club, and the Sarnia Ski Club. Ron was also an experienced fisherman, carpenter, and camper. Ron explored all corners of the globe and was constantly seeking his next adventure. He lived ten lives in one, and will be deeply missed by all of his family and friends.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 2:30 p.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior. A reception will follow at the Sarnia Yacht Club, 1220 Fort St., Point Edward. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Breast Cancer Society of Canada or Pancreatic Cancer Canada (cheques only at the funeral home please).