Ronald Douglas Perry

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Ronald Douglas Perry

May 23, 1941 - July 30, 2020

Peacefully at Peterborough Extendicare on Thursday, July 30th, 2020 at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Marie (nee Robins) for 55 years. Loving father of Mark (Debra) Perry and Liza Perry. Proud grandfather of Josh and Jake Perry. Dear brother to Lee (Paulina) Perry and Sharon (Tom) Kaye. Predeceased by his parents, Tom and Blanche Perry.

Ron was a public school principal and teacher for 34 years and was so proud of each child who grew within the school system. The family is holding a private graveside service. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society or Grace United Church (Peterborough). The family would like to thank Extendicare for their care and compassion.

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Anne & Andre Reyns - August 11, 2020

Marie, Mark and Liza; Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad and difficult time !

Jim & Sherry Blackwell - August 9, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Grace United Church

Margaret Lee Tolland - August 7, 2020

Mr. Perry was my favourite elementary school teacher. He taught our grade five class at Burnham School in Cobourg his first year of teaching and definitely had his hands full. Remember still his Music lessons and the way we learned to memorize the timetables. He made school fun and interesting. He inspired me to become a teacher and remember applying for a job after completing Teacher's College at his school. He did not have a position open but wrote a personal note to me in his letter of response. Guess one always remembers their first students.

Hazel Madill - August 7, 2020

Sorry to read of Ron’s death. Sincere condolences to you, Marie, Liza, Mark and family. Treasure your memories. John and Hazel Madill

Peter van Katwijk - August 6, 2020

Hi Marie and family My sincerest condolence with your sad loss of a husband, father and grand father. Ron made my four years at Coronation a wonderful time. As it closed we did not walk away but Ron made it a time of celebration for the school's journey that far. May you relish the memories that will live on. Peter

Lois Baker (former St.Germain) - August 6, 2020

So sorry to read of Ron's death. I was a teacher on staff when he was principal at Coldsprings Public School. May he rest in peace.

Cathy Vink - August 5, 2020

Hello Liza and Marie. Hans and I want to send our condolences with the passing of your father/husband. We know this was a hard time for you and the family and we were praying for peace for you all. May you find comfort in knowing that others care. Hans and Cathy

Marion Skiffington - August 5, 2020

To Liza and family; I am so sorry for your loss. I never knew Ron but, my mother suffered from Alzheimer's for the last 5 years of her life, so I know something of what you have gone through. May God's peace be with you.

Sandra Lockwood - August 5, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society

Sandra Lockwood - August 5, 2020

Marie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking about you at this difficult time.

Steve & Megan Blackwell - August 5, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Grace United Church

Grace United Church Choir(Ann Marie Entwistle ) - August 5, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Grace United Church

Gary & Ferne Earle - August 5, 2020

We are so very sorry for your loss Marie & family. You have been through so much in recent years. We hope that as you share memories of Ron with family & friends may you experience peace within you including calming to help you slow down, let go & discover your inner joy. And Marie, will talk soon & get together for a visit & more pie.

Wayne & Lynn Hickman - August 5, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society

Carol Patterson-Leclerc - August 4, 2020

It was a privilege to have known your dad/husband as a principal in my very first year of teaching and to have connected with his daughter in my last years. The man I knew was kind and interested in maintaining the feeling of family and caring for others in that country school. He has passed many good things on to his children and wife who are now Ron’s voice and hands, in his passing. May God bless those of you who are left behind as you grieve, and know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that God loves you, as much as Ron, and rejoices in the possibility of joining you all together again some day.

Tom Davis and Marcee - August 4, 2020

Marcee, my wee Chihuahua, and I are saddened to see that Ron has passed. Ron and Marcee had a neat relationship and loved seeing each other whenever we went to Extendicare. I knew Ron in his working life. He had a well earned reputation within the old PCBE family as being a terrific educator and principal. His sparkling personality was his trademark throughout his life. He exemplified the joy of learning which all educators should aspire to doing. Well done Ron on a terrific trip through life.

Sun Life - ISS / SLFD Team - August 4, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society

Juliet and Steve McPhee - August 4, 2020

Our supportive thoughts and prayers are with you and you family as you grieve the passing of your Dad, Liza. Psalm 34:18.

Robin Maughan - August 4, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Alzheimer Society

Robin Maughan - August 4, 2020

Your family are in our prayers

Sharon (Mosley)Robins - August 3, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Ron. Our thought and prayers are with you and Mark and Liza and the rest of the family. I know how hard this time will be. But remember he will be with you always watching over alk of you. Take care Sharon, Brandon and Steanna Robins

Shirley Lorentz - August 3, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Grace United Church

Shawn and Jenny Brix - August 3, 2020

Remembering you in your time of loss.... May you know God's love, care, and presence as you walk through this season of loss. Shawn and Jenny

Gail Nicholson - August 2, 2020

May you each find peace and comfort in family, friends, and our God as you are faced with the loss of your dad, husband, and brother and deal with the challenges his loss brings to each of you.

Donna & Donald Robins - August 2, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Grace United Church

Judi Broersma - August 2, 2020

We are praying for you, Liza and your family. May you always remember the good times with your dad and find times to laugh about things he did. As you grieve remember you are in God's grip and He will walk you through.

Christy Stover - August 2, 2020

We are sorry for your loss! Praying that you will feel God’s presence and peace during this time of grieving.

Arthur and Velma Joynt - August 2, 2020

Thinking of you at this sad time.

Patricia Murphy - August 2, 2020

Marie and family: So sorry for your loss of a dear husband, father, and grandfather. Ron was a dedicated educator. I remember you, Marie and Ron, both as colleagues at Burnham Public School. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jim Thomas - August 2, 2020

I am truly sorry to read of Ron's passing. I used to drive to Peterborough every Friday after high school in the early '60s to chauffeur my sister, Heather Thomas, Ron and 2 others back to Cobourg after each week of Teachers' College. I still have fond memories of those four young teachers and those days driving with them down highway 28 every Friday after school.

Steve Cole - August 1, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Ron. I knew him from the Petes games. We had many talks about school and the Petes. Take care of yourselves!!!

Dixie and John Winkworth - August 1, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ron was a thoughtful and caring educator. I always enjoyed working with him as a colleague.