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BROWNELL, Ronald Norman Brownell   -  Ronald  transitioned peacefully on Wednesday, September 14th, surrounded by his loving family.

Ron was born in Newington, Ontario on July 7, 1944, to parents Keith and Freda (nee Zummach) Brownell.

A retired GM Auto Worker, Ron’s career in manufacturing began with the former Houdaille Industries in Oshawa until the plant closure.

He then joined General Motors where he worked in the Paint shop until his retirement in 2007.

Ron’s many skills were an asset to Feed the Need, a local Food Bank serving the Durham Region, where Ron and Linda both volunteered.

Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife of 56 years, Linda (née Swerdfeger) of Osnabruck Centre. He was a devoted father to daughters, Kelly Zovak (John), and Karen Knight (Brad).

He was a loving grandfather to his grandchildren, Nicole, Zachary, Michael, Mackenzie, and Andrew. Ron is survived by his sisters Joan and Gail, and his brother Don.

In his final days, Ron received excellent care from the staff on Lavender Lane at Hillsdale Estates.

Services will be held at Mount Lawn Funeral Home, Whitby on Friday, September 23rd with visitation from 10:00 am - 11:00 am followed by the service at 11:00 am. Interment to follow. Friends and family are invited to join us for refreshments after the interment.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or the CHARITY of your choice.