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Ronald Arbuthnot

Ronald James Arbuthnot

Sunday, August 26th, 1934 - Friday, March 22nd, 2019
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In Loving Memory of Ronald James Arbuthnot.

Passed away suddenly at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Peterborough, Ontario on Friday March 22nd, 2019, at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of Eleanor (nee McCracken). Dear father of Bob and Kathy (deceased) of Williamsville, NY, Karen and Kim Colliss of Fenelon Falls, ON, David of Minden, ON. Loving Gramp of Kristen (Shane), Stephen (Corey), Jamie (Kelsei), Maureen (Jed). Special Great Grandfather to Nathan, Kate, Huxlee, Jackson, Wren, Dylan, Luke and Tyke. Survived by his sister Laureen and her husband Eldon McCracken, Phyllis and her husband Dusty Sutherland, Ruth (deceased) and her husband Lloyd Harrison, Allan Arbuthnot and his wife Yvonne. Ron will be fondly remembered by is many nieces and nephews. As well as many amazing friends.

Friends are invited to visit the family at the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., 127 Bobcaygeon Rd., P.O. Box 427 Minden, Ontario K0m 2K0 on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 12:00 o'clock noon until the time of the Memorial Service to celebrate of Ron's Life at 1:00 pm. Reception will follow in the Monk-Cray Reception Centre at the Funeral Home. Cremation has taken place.

Memorial Donations to the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation (HHHSF) would be appreciated by the family.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 19th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Friday, July 19th, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd.
    127 Bobcaygeon Road
    Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Cremation has taken place at Highland Park Crematorium.
    2510 Bensfort Road
    Peterborough, Ontario
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  • Reception

    Friday, July 19th, 2019 |
    Friday, July 19th, 2019
    Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd.
    127 Bobcaygeon Road
    Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Will be held in the Monk-Cray Reception Centre in the Funeral Home




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Bev Robinson

Posted at 09:13pm
I have just found a family connection through Geo. V. Arbuthnot's mother Mary Gregory. My great grandfather was a brother to Mary. I send my condolences to Ronald's family. Beverley (Gregory) Robinson

Judy hardy

Posted at 10:16am
Dear Eleanor and to you all. We were so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. He has been our customer for many years and will be greatly missed. Ron will now be united with his dear sister Ruth. May the memories you hug close in your heart help you through this difficult and sad time. Your Bluewave Energy Family, Minden Branch

Larry McKnight

Posted at 04:22pm
I will always have great memories of working with Ron and was always amazed at both his mechanical abilities and creative talent. If we could not get a part or a tool to make a repair then Ron would build/make it. While we stood looking at the problem Ron would formulate the solution and solve the problem, he was a mechanical genius. I learned a lot from him.

Larry McKnight

Anne Marie Griffiths

Posted at 11:10am
During the five years I had the pleasure of having Ron, Eleanor and David as super neighbors I enjoyed seeing Ron ride over to our yard on his 4 wheeler and listening to him tell stories of life and goings on around town over the years, which I could have listened to for hours. Not to forget how I also enjoyed the cold beer he pulled out of his carry on case for me!

I count myself lucky to have known you Ron! Rest in Peace.

My sincere sympathy to Eleanor, David and relatives.

Anne Marie

Ray YC MIller Posted at 10:54am

I remember Ron's mechanical skills. I was working my tandem for John AC on the road north of Minden. My truck began to flood horribly. I went to Jack Austin's. When I drove in Bill saw to smoke and came out and told me to take in to McKnight's, Ron Will know what to do. I drove in and Ron came out with a handful of tools and said, "475 right?t"?. He went right to the problem and soon fixed it. He also cursed that engine. It was always a pleasure to be around him. Ray YC Miller

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