“Tired and weary you made no fuss, but tried so hard to stay with us”
Peacfully on Sunday 27th May in Leighton Hospital, Ron aged 74 years.
The beloved partner of Paula a much loved dad of Julie, Nicholas, Melanie, Blake and Jack, a cherished grandad of Lorrinda, Ashley, Bethany, Lacy, keira, Kennan, Maisey, Alfie and Leo and treasured great grandad of Jade, Kane and Teddie.
Ron was born on Wednesday 26th April 1944 to his proud parents Violet and Terry, both have now passed away, Ron was one of three with Terrance and Kim. When he was born he weighted 13lb 3oz, a fact he was very proud of!
It was a happy home in Ramsbottom Street, Crewe. Ron went to West Street boys and Ludford Street, he was clever and artistic and could have gone to art college. He loved time with his family and his cousins Johnny, Peter, Barry, Ronnie and Jimmy Appleyard.
Those were the days when your door was always unlocked and neighbours were good friends.
Ron always liked bikes but wasn’t popular taking them apart in the kitchen.
Ron was great fun to be with and a loyal friend.
He was young when he left school and took care of his mother who was ill.
He had many jobs, Railway, Fireman, Brickmaker at Trufly and owning his own taxi firm, C&N Taxis. He employed a lot of full time and part time people and worked incredibly hard himself along with friends Pete and Norman in 1983 to make it succesful.
He loved antiques having a little pitch at Dagfields. He enjoyed fishing both at home and abroad.
He had a passion for Karate and had his own clubs in Lostock, Alsager and Crewe. Kath and Fred Harrison who were former students of Ron’s still run a club to this day of which he’d be very proud.
Ron loved all nature, being at his best and most relaxed when looking after his plants.
He liked a wide variety of TV shows including the darts and Storage Hunters.
He was married to the late Margaret Harris (RIP) in 1965, they had three children, Julie, Nicholas and Melanie. Later on he met his partner Paula in 1995 and went on to have Blake and Jack.
Ron had a full life and his varied interests made life busy and enjoyable.
At 58 years of age Ron suffered a severe stroke that changed his life and those around him. Those who knew him will know that he said things as they were. He was a lot of fun to be with and was a caring, kind man who was brave enough to deal with the Stroke. His partner, his family and friends have been dedicated to him.
At his funeral we will play his favourite peices of music including Eye of the Tiger, Day Dream Beleiver, and the thanksgiving service for Ron will end with Frank Sinatra singing….what else???? I did it My Way.
Redream as he would say.
Ron’s funeral will take place at Crewe Crematorium Chapel on Friday 8th June at 2.40pm. Any donations in Ron’s memory are for the valuable work of the Stroke Association.
Further information please contact our funeral.