Ron Widgett Funeral Notice

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Captain Ron Widgett – 04 Apr 1935 ~ 13 Nov 2023

WIDGETT, RONALD ALMER 1935 – 2023 – Ronald Almer Widgett died peacefully, on November 13, 2023, after a long battle with congestive heart failure and kidney disease. He is survived by Margaret, his wife of 70 years; his sons, Brian (Elaine) and Steven; his grandchildren, Ian (Amy), Keith, Samantha (Ryan), Conor, and Catherine; and 3 great-grandsons, Ciaran, Theo, and Emmet. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. He also has a dear and special aunt, Alice Bolton of Bruce Mines. Ron was predeceased by his mother, Jennie May (Bolton); father, Almer Allison Widgett; and brother, Albert Widgett.

Ron was born on April 4, 1935, and grew up in the City of Toronto. He met Margaret in 1950, at age 15, through his best friend, Bill Gilmour (Margaret’s older brother). By 1952, they were engaged and married on July 4, 1953.

Ron joined the Toronto Fire Department in August of 1957 and was promoted to Captain, retiring in 1993 after a long and rewarding career of 36 years. Ron and Margaret enjoyed travelling and were able to visit many places but enjoyed their winters in Florida the most. Their cottage on Eel’s Lake was always a special place. After retiring, Ron and Margaret moved to Port Perry and enjoyed 20 wonderful years with many friends and family at Canterbury Commons before moving to a retirement home in Whitby.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Kidney Foundation, or any other charity of your choice will be appreciated by the family.

Ron began his career with the Toronto Fire Department on the 9th of August 1957, he was promoted to Captain on the 4th of May 1979 and retired on the 4th of October 1993 after 36 Years of service. Ron had an active career, had many station assignments the longest of which was at Yorkville on B1 (312 D), and included a temporary assignment training recruits in 1985. Ron was also a member of the Toronto Fire Fighters’ War Veterans Association, he will be missed at the monthly meetings.

There are no Service Details Available, Any updates will be posted.

Sincerest Condolences from all our Retiree Groups go out to his Family and Friends.

In Solidarity,

Retired Toronto Fire Fighters Association I.A.F.F. Local 3888