May 21, 1932 – November 26, 2019
at the age of 87 years
Prayers: 7:00 pm, Tuesday, December 3, 2019, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Salmon Arm
Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2019, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Ron graduated school and worked as a lineman for the Manitoba power commission until joining the RCMP. Upon completing basic training in 1952, he was posted to Montague, PEI. While working there he met Anna Prosper and fell in love. They married in 1956. Between 1956 and 1987, Ron worked and advanced through his career with postings in Montague, Summerside and Alberton in PEI, Lower Sackville, New Glasgow, and Sydney in Nova Scotia. He received a Queens Commission, was promoted to Inspector and transferred to Whitehorse, Yukon in 1975. He remained in the Yukon until being posted to Winnipeg in 1980. In 1985 he was promoted to Superintendent in charge of Prince Rupert Subdivision where he remained until his retirement and subsequent move to Salmon Arm in1988. During his tenure in the force he received a number of awards and commendations, including the RCMP Meritorious Service Medal.
Ron was very active in his church as a member of the Knights of Columbus and as a singer in St. Joseph’s choir. Ron was a sportsman and an outdoorsman, who loved fishing and hunting. He also was an avid curler a member of the Salmon Arm Golf club. Ron was also a member of the RCMP Veteran’s Association, notably assisting in the evacuation and movement of persons affected by the Salmon Arm forest fires in the 90’s. He and mom stayed very active well into retirement and spent much of their time travelling but kept permanent residence in Salmon Arm until his passing.
Ron is preceded by his daughter Coleen. He is survived by his wife Anna, sons Gregg, Kerry, Darrin, and Shawn, 11 grand children and one great grandchild.
The Pettitt family want to thank the staff at Mt. Ida Mews for the care they provided prior to Ron’s passing.
Gregg Sorry to hear of the passing of your father
Sincere and heartfelt sympathy to all the Pettitt family. We are shocked and saddened by Ron’s departure. A real gentleman, husband, father, and we’re pleased to say, friend. ““Preston and Lil ““`
God so sorry to hear of Ron’s Passing. I only new you guys a short time but my thoughts & love for you & Family. God Bless Sheila & Alf Thompson.
We were so saddened to hear of Uncle Ron’s passing. We are heartbroken for you all. He certianly will be missed. That being said he will live on in all of you. Will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers as you say your goodbyes today. Love Bryan, Judy and family
Like a stone dropped into a pond, the ripples of Ron’s life spread on and an to touch the lives of soooo MANY…. We will remember him always. Anna and family…. Ron is yours still , to love, and cherish and hold in your heart – for neither time, nor distance, nor death itself can touch a love that endures forever. Our condolences…. Love n’ Hugs… Vickie and Jerry
Dear Pettit Family
I have not seen Ron & Anna in many many years. But their are some people you keep close to your heart and in your memory. Will never forget Ron. You are all in my thoughts And prayers. Especially Anna
Thoughts and prayers to the entire family. Wish we could be there to pass condolences in person.
My most heartfelt condolences to Anna, Gregg, Kerry, Darrin and Shawn. I remember Ron as being kind, gentle and the first to bring out the guitar and break out in song. He will not be forgotten. Rest In Peace, Ron.
Our sincere love and deepest sympathy to Aunt Anna,Gregg,Darrin,Shawn,Kerry and families.Uncle Ron was truly a wonderful person and he will be greatly missed by many.R.I.P.Uncle Ron.Love Greg,Paula,Courtney and Nick.
Dear Anna and Family, Just learned today of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love and hugs, Sharon
Darrin, may you find comfort in the loss of your Dad knowing that he is no longer in discomfort but rejoicing in the love Our Lord. Our thoughts and prayers are with you .
Sincere condolences Darrin to you, your mom and all the family. Sending much love over the miles from PEI.
Our deepest sympathy to Anna and family on your loss
My Deepest Condolences to you Aunt Anna, cousins Gregg, Kerry, Darrin and Shawn and all family members. May you all find strength in this time and cherish all the fond memories and stories of Uncle Ron. Love; Judy, Allan, Jacqui and Greg.
Sending my deepest condolences and prayers to all family members at this very sad time. You will never be forgotten. God bless you Ron.
Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to all the Pettitt family. Ron touched many people’s lives with his kindness and may I add fun loving manner. Even though we didn’t see him on a regular basis we always loved it when Uncle Ron and Aunt Anna and their family came home to the Maritime’s for their summer visits. Rest in Peace Uncle Ron. You are loved. Love from Jocelyn & David Altass and family.
My prayers and condolences go out to the whole Pettitt family during this time. Uncle Ron was always a pillar of the family and a man I have always loved and respected in the way he treated everyone he came in touch with. I remember the years that the family lived in Winnipeg, not far from where I lived at the time in Charleswood, and was glad to be able to spend more time with everyone back then. There were many times that Uncle Ron lead everyone in a sing-song, either around an open campfire or in the comfort of the family home, and the music that was shared by all, gave life to each of our souls. I will always carry my memories of Uncle Ron in my heart and know that now he is playing his guitar, singing his heart out and leading the Angels in Heaven.
An R.C.M.P. reunion will be had whenmy Dad and Yours find each other. The Macara/Pettitt connection runs deep. Our sincere condolences to all of the family