Ron Slater passed away at Lakeland Long Term Care on April 6th, 2022, aged 97.

Ron moved to Parry Sound with his wife, Joan, and 3 small children in 1958 after being offered the position of CEO at Parry Sound General Hospital. He was 33 years old.

Believing that it was important to take an active role in the community, he was involved in many local clubs and associations and he developed many life-long friendships. Both he and Joan enjoyed playing tennis with the club in town for many years. He especially loved boating on Georgian Bay with family and friends. They attended Trinity Anglican Church and were supporters of the Festival of the Sound from its very beginning. They enjoyed travelling, but Ron reported that he never found anywhere in the world as beautiful as their hometown.

After Joan passed away suddenly in 2018, Ron moved to Lakeland. He received excellent care there. Thank you to all the staff from the Slater family.


Denise and Greg would like to send our deepest sympathies to all the family. We were good friends to Ron and Joan at Beacon View Condos RIP

-Denise Godin Laferriere and Greg

Sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Slater. He was a kind man and a gentleman. His greetings were always with a big smile and a hearty handshake. My condolences to the family.

-Delcoe Jeffrey

Dear Judith, Rosalyn and Nick - Sorry to hear of the passing of "Uncle Ron" - Hazel and Steve Smith

-Hazel Smith

He had a very rewarding life. My Dad met him on the plane as they both came to Canada to seek a new life. They remained friends to the end as Ron taught my Dad so much. I remember them having a Molson Golden in the evening discussing so many things while Joan and my mom provided the snacks. I remember the Queens visit when we all stood outside, flags in hand waving. I remember visits to Oastler Park where Rosalyn and Judith and I learned to swim., while young Nick had to watch. So many good memories of the families activities. Rest In Peace our good friend. I am sure my parents will be visiting you and Joan in heaven.. Nancy and Michael Paylor

-Michael Paylor