Ronald Noel McGee

December 25, 1931 - June 28, 2018


Ronald Noel McGee

Ron McGee passed away peacefully in Delta Hospital. In his final days he was surrounded by his family. He recounted many fond memories of his life and his beloved wife Betty (née Franklin) who predeceased him in 2010. Ron was also sadly predeceased by his granddaughter Karmen. Ron is survived by his sister Theresa (Roger) Delorme and his children; Keith (Marilyn née Hanson) Laura, Bruce, Glenn, and Trina, his grandchildren Natisa (Matthew), Kaitlyn, Laura, Aidan, Graham, Tess, Liam, Ricky, and Jacqueline, and by his great-grandchildren Henry and Theo. Ron was very proud of his 25-year career in the Canadian Forces as an engineer and his even longer career in the music business in the Ottawa Valley. As a bass player and fiddler, he performed on radio, TV, records, and hundreds of venues, including the Expo ’67 Canadian Bandshell. Ron had a sharp mind and easy wit to the end of his days, expressing to his nurse the day before he passed that “I can’t go yet, there are people here that I haven’t insulted yet!”. A funeral mass was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3900 Arthur Drive, Delta, BC at 11:00 am on July 12, 2018. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Delta Hospital Foundation are appreciated.

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