WATKINS, Ronald Gwyn - (October 26, 1928 – September 6, 2016) - Ron Watkins passed away peacefully at Hospice Wellington after battling cancer for the past year.
He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 68 years, Lois.
He is also survived by two daughters, Linda (Ken) Coultes of Elmira and Debora (Paul) Bruder of Kitchener. He was predeceased by his daughter, Dianne in 1985.
Loving grandpa to Darrell and Leigh, Adam and Heather, Trevor and Maggie, Amanda and Jason, Laura and Christopher. Great-grandpa of 10.
He is also survived by his brother, David (Barbara) Watkins of Elora, his sisters, Gwyneth Watkins (Robert Lyon) of Guelph, and Dorothy Ruppel of Wingham. Ron was the eldest son of Ernest and Grace Watkins.
Ron was the co-owner of Watkins & Chatterson Mechanical Contractors Ltd., a mechanical contracting company specializing in industrial piping for most of his working career. Boy Scout Leader - Elora, Ontario - 1950s. Past Chief Commander of Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons, 1989 - 1991. Past National Chairman of Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada, 1987. Ron enjoyed RVing, boating, wood carving, good food and wine and special family dinners.
Cremation has taken place. Internment, Elora Cemetery, Elora. Immediate family. Arrangements out of Kitchener.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to Hospice Wellington or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family and may be made through the Walser Funeral Home.