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Ron MacIntosh

October 6, 1948 — June 7, 2024

A true warrior: he fought his battle with cancer to the very end.  A loving son to the late Beatrice and Kendrick MacIntosh, Ron was born in South Harbour, Cape Breton Island, and is a proud east coaster through and through.  A loving husband and best friend to Carol MacIntosh (Dolan), they spent 53 beautiful years together in marriage.  The best dad in the world to Christine and Joanne and a proud papa to Marina, Taylor, Jordan and Spencer.  His brothers Keith (Lori), Chris (Mel), Derek (Karen) and sister Linda (Gib), all love him dearly, as do nieces and nephews and all members of his extended family. He was a wonderful brother-in-law to Lyle (late Dorothy), the late Bryce and Lorne, Bonnie (late Ken) and Sheila (late Bob). His friends are too many to mention (we would need multiple pages to list!), which is a true testament to how he lived his life. Through sports, cards, hunt camp and work he had lifelong companions who meant the world to him and he to them.  Ron retired from the Royal Canadian Mint after 35 years of service, just one example of his deep loyalty in life. A model of true selfless character, he is best known for his unwavering commitment to helping his friends, family and neighbours. Not a day went by that he wasn’t here or there, doing something for someone, without ever expecting anything in return.  He is the true expression of all that is important in life, loving deeply, living fully, and giving selflessly.  Whether at home in Ottawa or through his frequent visits to his birthplace in South Harbour Cape Breton, he made lasting impacts on everyone who met him. Dad: our hiking days are not over yet; you’ll be with me on every adventure.  A Celebration of Life will be organized later this summer, details to follow.  Donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society are welcome.  

‘Sturdy as an Oak, our love stands, rooted in life’s sands.

Through storms and sun, it grows tall, a testament to love’s eternal call.’

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