Winchester Press – obit – Ronald Spong
Ronald Edwin Spong, a lifelong resident ofMountain, passed away peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital GeneralCampus, on Jan. 3, 2007. He was 81.
He was born on Sept. 20, 1925 in Mountain to Walter and Evelyn(nee Brown) Spong. He is survived by his loving wife Pearl (neeBerry) whom he married on April 20, 1945 at the Hallville UnitedChurch. He is also survived by son Bruce and daughter-in-law Suzanne(nee Regan) of Mountain, sister Janice MacDonald, niece NancySpong (Tapping), and nephew Paul Spong. He is predeceased by hisparents, brothers Lorne and James Spong, and nephew Randy MacDonald.Lastly, Ronnie will be remembered by Dorothy, Gloria, and Janetfrom the Children’s Aid Society.
He attended the Hallville Continuation School. He worked as afarmer, mechanic, and was a general handyman at Rideau Hill Camp.Among his many interests, he enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, andgoing for walks.
Visitation was held at Grant Brown Funeral Home Rolston Chapelin Kemptville on Jan. 5. The funeral followed in the chapel ofthe funeral home with Rev. Blair Paterson officiating. NoreenHall was the organist, and an inspiring eulogy was provided bydaughter-in-law Sue. The family enjoyed fellowship at the HallvilleUnited Church with food prepared by the UCW. A spring intermentwill be held at South Gower Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefullyacknowledged.