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In Loving Memory of

Ronald Villeneuve


Obituary of Ronald Villeneuve

We are sad to announce the passing of Ronald Villeneuve, much loved husband of Eleanor, father of Francine and grandfather of Aaron. Ron died peacefully on Monday, August 3, 2020, at Gilmore Lodge, where he spent the last two and half years of his life in the loving care of their dedicated staff. Ron will be deeply missed by his six sisters; Jeannine, Louise, Anne-Marie, Diane, Yvonne and Carole, and his sisters-in-law Elizabeth, Jane and Michele, all of whom loved him very much. He was predeceased by his sister Denise and his brother Claude.

After a career at The Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa, Ron and his wife moved to Niagara to enjoy country life and to indulge his love of horses and to cheer on Francine, in her long and successful racing career. Arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). Due to restrictions imposed by Covid, a small private memorial service will be held. In Ron’s memory, donations to Gilmore Lodge Auxiliary will be gratefully accepted. Online condolences may be shared on Ronald's tribute page found at

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Wilma (Melenhorst) and Dwayne Fawcett
2 years ago

Francine & Family
Our hearts go out to you and your family during this very difficult time.

David Waghorn
3 years ago

I worked with Ron at the mint in the late 70s and early 80s. He was such a pleasant person.

Richard Villeneuve
3 years ago

Looking for family on Google and came across this obituary.
So sorry to see this Eleanor. My condolences. Trying to reach family but don’t seem to have any contact info

The Plazewski family
3 years ago

Francine, Aaron and Eleanor:
We only saw that Ron had passed today. Please accept our belated sympathy, love and prayers. May he rest in peace.
-Cassandra, Will, Philip and Bern

Last edited 3 years ago by The Plazewski family
Marilyn Closson
3 years ago

Carole and Anne-Marie,

We pray that you find peace during this difficult period. Please accept our deepest condolences for your brother. Our sympathies to the family as well.
Steven & Marilyn Closson

Ed & Lucy Strohak.
3 years ago

Dear Eleanor,, Francine & Aaron. Our heartfelt sympathy on Ronnie’s passing. He is now at peace.

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Samantha Brown
3 years ago

My dear friend Eleanor, I am so sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. I have such fond memories from years ago in Brampton, and that fun night at the racetrack! Thinking of you and Francine and Aaron during this sad time. Love, Sam

Anne Marie Lodomez-Miller
3 years ago

I met Ron shortly after arriving in Niagara in unusual circumstances and immediately loved his sense of humor and kind heart. My condolences to the entire family. He will be missed and fondly remembered.

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Catherine and Kevin McLoughlin
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Kevin and i send our love and condolences.

John and Maureen Wood
3 years ago

Thinking of you Eleanor and sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing…may your memories be a blessing


The family of Ronald Villeneuve would like you to consider placing a donation to one of the following charities:

Gilmore Lodge Auxiliary; Please call Essentials Cremation and Burial Services; 102A-4300 Drummond Road, Niagara Falls, L2E 6C3 - 905-354-2133 (Cash or Cheque)
Gilmore Lodge Auxiliary; Directly through Gilmore Lodge, 50 Gilmore Rd., Fort Erie: 905-871-6160 (Cash or Cheque)

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