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Ronald Basil James Brownley (Veteran, member RCL Br# 394) passed away suddenly at home, on Saturday, September 12th, 2020. Age 88 years.

Predeceased by his parents Esther and Jim Brownley. Beloved husband of Ruth for 64 years. Loving father of Ron Jr., and Donna Gillis (Ken). Cherished Grampa of Katie (Kyle), Kelly (Jason), and Meaghan (Trevor). Great Grampa of Emily, Sam, Lachlann, and Thorin. Dear brother of Patsy, and the late Marguerite, Wilfred, Rufus, Ernest, Carl, and Beatrice. Lovingly remembered by his nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Cremation has taken place. A private Family Service to take place at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Br# 394, or the Dunchurch Volunteer Fire Department (cheques payable to the Municipality of Whitestone) would be appreciated.


My deepest condolences to the family with the passing of Ron. He was a great help to me and my late sister, Sylvia Pillon, over the years when we had our summer homes on Whitestone Lake, Dunchurch.

-Gladys Lauzon

Ruth and family
I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He will certainly be missed by everyone at Holiday Point. We sure had some good chats and shared a lot of laughs together.

-Bob Blackstock

Ruth and family, we are so saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. He was a great man and was always up for a good chat. We will miss him. Sending much love to you all. xo

-Bonnie Blackstock and Scott Kelly

My sincere condolences to the family. I knew Basil as a young boy and lost contact for decades as we both went our separate ways. We renewed our friendship in later years. Rest in Peace Basil

-Clifford Beagan

My deepest condolences to all family and friends.
You knew when you hit the funny bone, what a laugh to remember!

-Kyle Moore

Dear Ruth & family, I’m so sorry to hear the news of Ron’s sudden passing. My condolences to you and your family. He certainly will be missed at HP Camp. The memories you must have through out your 64 yrs together, I’m sure are plentiful & I hope can give you some comfort in the coming days. Take care Ruth.

Anne Brandt


Ruth and family...there are no words to describe our shock and sadness at Ron's passing. As the boys said they thought he would live forever. Ron has been part of our family...and now there is a huge our family and yours. We are so sorry for your loss. ...and ours. Anne, Bryan and Dan Taylor

-Anne Taylor & Sons

Sending our condolences to Ruth and your family. Whenever we walk past your trailer site we will think of Ron tinkering away, always busy!! The golden wheelbarrow Ron gave us will be a great keepsake. Hugs

-Elgin and Sharon Adams

Ruthie and family.
Your deepest sympathy in the passing of Ron.
May you find peace going forward.
64 years together you must have many memories.
Lv jean & billy

-Jean & bill fraser

My sincere condolences Donna and Family on the passing of your Father. Peace be with you all.

-Amanda Woodward

Rest in Peace Basil!
Its been many years since Railway Avenue, You and your family left a lasting impression.

-Jim Hastings