Monday, November 11, 2013

McDONELL, Ronald Alexander 1966 - 2013


  • "My deepest sympathy to Ron and his family and friends. You..."
    - Bill Langdon

McDONELL, Ronald Alexander
After a brave battle with malignant melanoma, Ronnie McDonell left the world peacefully, on Friday, November 1, holding his wife Leanne's hand. A devoted husband, father, son, brother, friend and police officer, Ronnie packed more into his short 47 years than many do in an entire lifetime. Predeceased by his parents John and Shirley McDonell, he leaves behind his devoted wife Leanne (Berard), a beautiful two year old daughter Cameron and three brothers who were his best friends – Ian (Michelle), Glenn (Susannah), Scott (Eryn). He will be missed by father-in-law Leo Berard, mother-in-law Judy Berard and three sisters-in-law – Lisa (Jason Kilger), Erin (Chad Malette) and Jennifer (Richard Brunet), all from Cornwall, Ontario, along with countless cousins, uncles, aunts and friends. Uncle Ronnie will also watch over his 12 special nieces and nephews who he endlessly entertained with his love of life, fun and adventure. Born on August 27, 1966, Ronnie's easy smile and charisma won him many friends during his years growing up in Nepean, many that he has kept and cherished for over four decades. He followed his dream of becoming a police officer, changing careers at the age of 39 and loving every moment of his service to the community. He forged many special friendships during his eight years with the Ottawa Police Force and felt a deep sense of pride each time he put on his uniform. Ronnie's family is extremely grateful for the compassionate care he received during the final days of his life in the Intensive Care Unit at the Ottawa General Hospital, especially from the nursing staff and Dr. Andrew Seely. His passion for his family, friends, helping others, serving the community and living life to its fullest will live forever in his daughter Cameron who was his miracle and brought him incredible joy. Friends may pay respects at the 
Kelly Funeral Home – Carling Chapel
2313 Carling Ave. Ottawa, Ontario, 
K2B 7G3 613-828-2313
Monday, November 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, November 5 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday, November 6 to St. Maurice Church (Perry at Meadowlands) for Mass of Christian Funeral at 11 a.m. Interment St. Catherine of Siena Cemetery, Greenfield. In memoriam donations to C.H.E.O. or the Canadian Cancer Society appreciated.
"Think where man's glory most begins
and ends, and say my glory was
I had such friends." William Butler Yeats
Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Nov. 4 to Nov. 5, 2013
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Take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser
Courtenay, BC

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