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Ronald Hetherington

HETHERINGTON, Ronald - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ronald Hetherington in his 83rd year on Tuesday April 9, 2019, at North Bay Regional Health Centre. Ron was the beloved husband of Betty of 61 years, and the loving father to his two sons Bernie & John (Donna). Ron was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario on May 21st, 1935 to John and Rose Hetherington. As a young boy Ron was fascinated with anything technical. He built his own radio and later became a (HAM radio) operator. In his teens he was a member of 288 air cadet squadron and worked part-time as a technician at CJKL radio in Kirkland Lake. In 1953 Ron graduated from KLCVI in the technical program and went to work for Ontario Northland. In 1957 he married Betty Gambles and soon he was transferred to North Bay where they raised their two sons. In 1994 he retired after 41 years as an assistant engineer with ONTC. Ron was always on the go doing something with his family or helping others. He taught night school electronics to adults, public speaking, served as President for a term with the North Bay Kiwanis and a term as trustee with the Nipissing school board. He taught himself how to work a computer and for 15 years designed software packages and taught computer literacy to dozens of different companies and organizations around the province. During retirement he also enjoyed travelling with his wife Betty and spending time with his 2 boys. A private service will be held for family members at a later date. Cards and letters would be welcomed by Betty Hetherington. Arrangements entrusted to MARTYN FUNERAL HOME with online condolences at
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Condolences to Betty and family
Posted by Jacqueline Liukko (Cousins) On Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Been many years since we have seen Ron. Very saddened to hear of his passing. We have very fond memories of Ronnie as he was such a pleasant and gentle person. Paul and Lucy's children. Pauline,Jackie,Josie,Marilyne and Paul Clement.
Wonderful man
Posted by Gary Clayton (co-worker) On Thursday, April 18, 2019
I had the pleasure of working with Ron. He taught me a lot of computer skills I needed for my job. He was kind, understanding and always willing to help at any time. He was one of my favourite people in my working career. His son Bernie displays all the same outstanding qualities. My wife and I both extend our sympathies to the family.
A truly remarkable man.
Posted by Elizabeth Timpano (friend) On Sunday, April 14, 2019
Our family will always remember Ron as some-one very special, one who was humble, caring, and thoughtful. He was amazing in that he could do just about anything, no task was too daunting. Our lives are all much richer for having known him. Sincere condolences to his family. The Timpano family.
With great sorrow
Posted by Gary Boomhour (Co worker) On Saturday, April 13, 2019
It was with great sadness that I have learned of Ron's passing. I had the pleasure of working with Ron at the ONTC for more than 20 years. It was easy to see that Ron enjoyed not only his work but life as well. He was always willing to help no matter how busy he was. I regarded him not only as a coworker but as a mentor and friend.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Betty, Bernie and John for this great loss.

With deepest sympathy.

The Boomhour family.

a kind and gentle soul
Posted by garth goodhew (friend) On Friday, April 12, 2019
I was saddened to read of Ron's passing. I met Ron many years ago while I was at West Ferris S.S.Ron would faithfully attend every parents'night and I always looked forward to seeing him.We had many world problem solving conversations.Ron was a kind and gentle soul and a true gentleman.Please accept my sincere condolences. Garth Goodhew

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