It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Ron Statham on Tuesday December 28th at the age of 86.
Loving husband of Betty for 59 years, beloved father of Michael, Marian, Laurie, and Mark, and proud grandfather of Andrew, Rachel, and Sarah, affectionately known as “Papa”. He is deeply loved and will be so missed by all.
Ron loved life, his family, and his generosity and kindness to others had no limits. He was an incredibly selfless and giving man who demonstrated strength of character and dedication in everything he did.
He took a job at a bank in his high school years to support his single mother Dorothy whom he loved dearly. He worked hard to put himself through night school to attain his CGA, following which he dedicated himself to a long career as an accountant. He cultivated a wonderful life and enjoyed many great years of retirement spending time both in Florida and at home in Ballantrae, enjoying golf, snooker, swimming, and sharing time with family and friends. He was an avid sports enthusiast, hallmarked by his passion for hockey and baseball. He would be quick to tell you that retirement was one of the best jobs of his life.
The way he carried out the last six weeks of his life following his diagnosis was exemplary of the man that he was. He faced his diagnosis head on with a strength and courage that was truly inspiring. He dedicated the time spending it with his loved ones, and true to the person he is, spent the time taking care of affairs and put an enormous amount of love and energy into giving to others.
He will be deeply missed and his inspiring ways will live on in our hearts forever.
Family and friends will be welcomed at the Dixon Garland Funeral Home (166 Main St. North, Markham, ON) Thursday January 6th 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral mass will be held at St. Mark’s Catholic Church (345 Glad Park Ave., Whitchurch, Stouffville, ON) Saturday January 8th at 11:30 am. Please click here to access the livestream.
Please note, as per the family's request all attendees need to show proof of double COVID-19 vaccination to attend the visitation. Please be advised that all attendees must wear a mask while inside the funeral home.