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Ron Bildfell

Death Notice

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).

Visitation

Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Service

A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. A reception will follow at the Sarnia Yacht Club, 1220 Fort St., Point Edward.

Donations

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).

20 Condolences

  • Douglas Snider January 11, 2018 08:14am

    Although I had not seen Ron in years, I will always remember him as a thoughtful, friendly and gracious person and friend.

    My condolences to his family.

    Doug Snider

  • Cheryl Ann White January 11, 2018 07:58am

    My sincerest condolences to Ron's family and friends. I didn't know him well as he was my lawyer but he hired me to do some work at his home at a time when I was just getting on my feet after my divorce. I really appreciated that. So sorry for your loss.

  • Troy Loop January 11, 2018 04:26am

    I did not know Ron but did know the smile & joy that radiated with Goody whenever she spoke of her father. True love, admiration & JOY. Wishing you strength & peace during this time of great loss. Wishing you fortitude in holding on to his love & JOY he brought to your lives.

  • Jacqueline, Ron and Rachel Bunt January 10, 2018 09:32pm

    Louise, Victoria and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Ron was a wonderful man, father and husband. We know you have many happy memories which we hope will help you find healing and strength in the days to come. Please know you are all in our thoughts during this difficult time. All our love, the Bunts

  • Geoff Dale January 10, 2018 09:22pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this, Louise. I have an enormous amount of respect for Ron. The world lost an amazing man.

  • Paula de Bock January 10, 2018 08:59pm

    Louise and Family I am so sorry to hear of Rons passing .. sincere condolences to you ... please take care ... I am away and not able to come to the memorial but please know I am thinking of you

  • Norman Kondo January 10, 2018 07:09pm

    My deepest sympathy to Ron’s family. I met Ron in law school and then articled in Cambridge while he articled in Kitchener. I think he was the brightest of the students. I have fond memories of Ron from those days. Truly a sad day.

  • Sandy and Dino Tesolin January 10, 2018 06:58pm

    Dear Chris ,Gudrin, Anudeep and Mark,
    Dino and I are so sorry for the loss of your Father.
    May the good memories that you shared keep him in your hearts forever.
    With love and caring thoughts,
    Sandy & Dino

  • Michele Young (LeNeve) January 10, 2018 05:05pm

    Louise,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. xo

    Michele

  • Moreen and Robert Blair January 10, 2018 05:01pm

    Our deepest sympathy to the Bildfell family.

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