On July 13th 2015, at 300am at Victoria Hospice, I lost my best friend and soul mate of 27 years to cancer.
Ron fought long and hard but at the end the cancer won.
Ron McBride was born on Jan 26th 1940 in Belleville, ON to Mary and Clinton McBride, both deceased. He is survived by his two Sons, Jay Edwin McBride(Annemarie) their two children Jylz and Jet, Marty Joseph McBride(Erica) and daughter Stella, his wife Natalie, her two daughters Brigitte and Christina.
Ron graduated from Queens University (BA, BPHE) and from Niagara University , (MSc.) He was an Educator, Hospital Director and Business Owner in Ontario.
His great passion was sailing, tennis and hiking and being outdoors in nature. His greatest joy was visiting his grand children in Ontario.
In 2006 Ron and Natalie retired to the West Coast to a slower paced life, lived on Salt Spring Island for six years and then moved to Chemainus on Vancouver Island. These were happy times for both of them. They made long lasting friends both on Salt Spring Island and in Chemainus. He will be sorely missed.
A private ceremony will be held in Belleville, Ontario for Ron’s interment.
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the ripple on the ocean
I am the sunlight on a beautiful day
I am the gentle autumn rain
I am the soft star that shines at night
I am not there….I did not die