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Ronald John Hay
July 16, 1948 - October 31, 2016
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<div itemprop="description"><br><br>After a courageous fight with cancer and with family by his side, Ron Hay passed away at the hospital in Napanee on Monday, October 31st. Ron is survived by his wife Adell, sons Graeme, Andrew (Tanya) and Alan, brother William of Vancouver, cousin Ruth MacMillan, sister-in-law Karen Erin (Morrie), nephew Daniel and niece Meghan. Born in Toronto, Ron's family moved to Winnipeg where he grew up and attended Vincent Massey Collegiate and the University of Manitoba. He completed his MBA and Canadian Securities certification while living in Winnipeg.<br> A career Civil Servant with the Federal Government, he worked in Regina and Winnipeg before moving to Ottawa as an adjudicator with the Hazardous Information Review Commission. In retirement, Ron focused on caring for his elderly father, exploring the globe, hosting friends and most recently, sailing with his brother. He loved to spend time with his family as he and Adell settled into their new home on Hay Bay in Napanee.<br>Among family and friends, Ron was known for his optimism and light hearted sense of humour. His love of nature was evident in his avid photography, travel agendas, and cycling and kayaking adventures. He had diverse interests including gardening, marine aquariums, conducting bird counts, playing guitar and theatre. Ron remained active by playing badminton, soccer and curling in his senior years. He will be remembered for his special ability to make others feel good about themselves, and will be sadly missed by those who knew him.<br>The family is grateful to the staff of the Kingston Cancer Centre, and to the palliative team at the Lennox and Addington Hospital in Napanee for their care.<br>On Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. a celebration of Ron's life will be held at <br>Kelly Funeral Home, Kanata Chapel<br>580 Eagleson Road, Kanata, ON K2M 1H4<br>613-591-6580<br>In memoriam donations to Pancreatic Cancer Canada are appreciated. Condolences and Sharing Memories at <br></div>