Obituaries & Death Notices
Wilbur, Ronald G
Published:Jan 04, 2013
Event Date:Jan 03, 2013
Classified Type: Obituaries & Death Notices
Wilbur, Ronald G. June 22, 1924 - Dec 26, 2012 WWII Veteran Royal Canadian Navy 1943 to 1946 Instrumental in the building of St. Joseph's Separate School in Aurora, Ontario and served as Trustee and Chairman for many years. Died peacefully on December 26th in the care of the Cardiology Department of Southlake Regional Health Centre, in Newmarket, Ontario, with his devoted daughter and best buddy Jackie by his side. Beloved husband of the late Madeline (nee Lacroix) predeceased January 2008. Son of predeceased parents George Patrick and Cecilia Wilbur, of Toronto, Ontario. Ron was a loving and extremely proud father of six children, Michael (Sue MacArthur), Susan (Grant Hayes), Patricia, Robert (Linda Crossland), Marilyn (Tim Weiler) and Jacqueline. Ron was also blessed with ten grandchildren, Jeff (Arlene) Hayes, Dave (Helen) Hayes, Erin Wilbur, Robin (Chris) Cawkell, Christina (Telly) Kontogiannis, Teresa Wilbur, Lisa, Laura and Lesley Koenigsberger and predeceased by granddaughter Lyndsey Koenigsberger. Elated, Great Grandpa "Double G" to Victoria and Thomas Hayes and Peter Kontogiannis. Ron was a gentle, wonderful man that touched hearts with his genuine kindness and concern for the well being of others. He was thankful for all his days and enjoyed his family and a good laugh. He will be missed by all in the Wilbur clan, numerous nieces and nephews across the country and beyond. The home care Ron received was exceptional and we extend a special thank you to Kim, Lynda, Sowa, Stacey, Sara, Gail, Esther and wonderful Diane Himes and her family. You made him laugh, kept him young and on his toes. We are extremely grateful for your care, your professionalism and thoughtfulness. In addition sincere thanks to Paul Chianelli and his kind-hearted family who helped, in so many ways, over the past couple of years. As per our Father's wishes, no service will be held at this time, a family celebration of life will take place, at a later date, after cremation. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill, Ontario Condolences may be sent though Taylor Funeral Home - Newmarket Chapel www.taylorfuneralhomenewmarket.com No flowers please. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation on behalf of Ronald G. Wilbur would be greatly appreciated.