R. Ronald Hawthorne

It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ron Hawthorne, who slipped away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Centre on Saturday October 29, 2016.He will be forever remembered by his wife Donna, son Damian (Jo), daughter Lisa Da Silva, aunt Dorothea Overend, uncle Howard Overend. He will also be dearly missed by his extended family and many friends.

Ron was predeceased by his parents Ron and Margaret (nee Overend) Hawthorne.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday November 5, 2016 from 2:00 pm until 5:00pm at Country Hills Crematorium, 11995 – 16 Street N.E. Calgary, AB T3K 0S9.

Memorial Donations in Ron’s memory may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre: https://albertacancer.ca/donate/cancer-centres.

Ron’s family would like to thank the incredible staff of Unit 38 at the Peter Lougheed Centre for their attention to Ron’s needs during his three stays for treatment under their care.

His weary hours and days of pain,

His troubled nights are past.

And in our aching hearts we know

He has found sweet rest at last.


22 Obituaries

  1. Ivan Baharally

    Our Love & Prayers goes out to you and your entire family Donna. May you all find some Comfort and Peace in the support and love that others have for you. We continue to uphold all of you in our prayers. Much Love and Blessings. Cheryl & Ivan Baharally.

    • janette naraine

      Sharing my memories of Donna and Ron’s meeting and lives together, they danced and danced and danced their lives together in every way.
      Ron was a wonderful, caring and loving person. Loved him from the first time I met him. Donna, God will give you the strength to carry on. just
      BELIEVE……….and remember all the beautiful moments you shared. God Bless. RIP dear friend Ron.

      • Ishrani Annamunthodoo

        Donna, my sincerest condolences to you and all family at the passing of your dear husband, Ron. I know words cannot express how much pain there is for you at this moment but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this sorrowful time. He will always reside within you and memories will be forever. With much warmth, Ishrani.

        • Cynthia Seabra and Lee Huether

          Our sincere sympathy go out to Donna, Damian, Lisa and the rest of the family. Ron was such a quiet soft spoken man and always with a smile every time we were around him. He has gone on to the other side and is on Angels’ wings free of pain and in his heavenly place. He is gone but definitely not forgotten! May he Rest in Peace.

          • Patricia DaSilva

            Donna, Damiam,& Lisa my thoughts are with you at this time words cannot express my feelings for you.
            Love you all.

            • Lori and Dave McNabb

              Donna, Damian, Jo, Lisa

              We are so saddened by the loss of Ron. Words cannot express our sorrow. He was loved by so many people. Please know that we are here for you anytime, and that we are your strength and that you will never walk alone. Our love and condolences to all. Lori and Dave

              • Dell Stephens

                Donna: So sorry to hear. May the Lord envelope you and the family in His great love and give you comfort and peace.

                • Rasheeda Khan

                  My deepest sympathy to the Hawthorne family. Where there is faith and hope, there is spring!!

                  • Indra and Terry DeFreitas

                    Our deepest condolence. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ron is at rest now. May he rest in peace.

                    • Connie Trottier & Ed Boychuk

                      We are so sorry to learn of Ron’s passing .
                      He was very “lay-back” but always willing to join in an adventure.
                      He was a great “Cruiser” and liked our motto of “a beer in every port” during our South American cruise .
                      Truly a person and friend that will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

                      • Sabena Ali

                        Dear Donna,

                        I can’t imagine what you’re going through right now, and no amount of words of comfort will be enough to ease your pain. Nevertheless, words of comfort are exactly what I offer. Please know that both Zaman and I want to express our deep sympathies to you and your family and we offer prayers that you get through these very difficult times remembering the good things about Ron and why you loved him. God speed to him and our thoughts are with you.

                        • Sue Stephenson

                          In memory of a wonderful cousin and friend.

                          • Tom Overend

                            I will always remember Barney dancing with Donna at our family reunion talent night at Silver Star near Vernon. It seemed like such a neat talent to have and they looked so happy together.

                            • Dorothea Overend

                              Barney will be missed by all those he had contact with. A wonderful nephew, full of interest, care, and humour. Love to Donna,, Lisa and Damien

                              • Laura, Armin, Jennifer, Joanna, Katrina and Emma

                                We remember Barney for his amazing dancing talent! He and Donna put all of us Overends’ to shame at our annual gathering at Silver Star, Vernon. I also thank Barney for his periodic gift of a bottle of Scotch to my Dad, Howard Overend.
                                Rest in Peace, Barney.

                                • De Slinter

                                  Will miss you, Cuz.

                                  • Barb Voycey

                                    Our hearts are heavy with Barneys passing. He was a good loving man , we are lucky to have so many memories to carry with us.

                                    • Jon da Silva-Spence and Graham Pashak

                                      Hi Donna,
                                      We are so sorry for your loss. Ron was really a wonderful and quiet person, and a dedicated husband. Our love and best wishes are with you and the family. We all liked Ron very much especially watching him trying to keep up with you to get your picture while you were dancing!
                                      We know you will miss him dearly, but the one thing you have are great memories of you two being together.

                                      • Mike Asgar-Deen

                                        Donna, please accept my condolences on the passing of your beloved husband Ron. May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

                                        • Margaret Stewart

                                          So sorry to hear about Ron.Thinking about you at this sad time

                                          • Harry Shaw

                                            I had the pleasure of working with Ron in the Tax Department from early 1990 till his retirement. I found Ron very helpful in sharing ideas and jokes with. His computer skills were second to none. If you needed information Ron was always helpful in obtaining that information. Rest in peace amigo.

                                            • Maggie Jones and Ed Affolder

                                              Donna, no words can describe how sorry we are for your loss. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

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