It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Richard James La Ronde on the 14th of November 2019 at the age of 81 after a short illness. His viewing will be held at the Belvedere funeral home (22025 Rte Trans-Canadienne, Senneville, Qc) on Thursday, November 21st from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. His funeral service will be held at Saint Thomas Aquinas Church (413 Main Rd, Hudson, Qc) on Friday November 22nd at 2pm.
Richard was born on August 19th, 1938
to Naureen and Herbert La Ronde. Raised in Val d'Or, Quebec Richard was the youngest of four children. He is predeceased by his brother Don, and sisters Mary and Ann.
Having been predeceased by his first wife Andrée Trudel in 1982, Richard leaves behind his wife of 34 wonderful years Carol McGarry, daughters Debbie (Henry Glavic), Joanne (Marc Bourque), his son Darcy and daughter-in-law Sonia, grandchildren Philip, Michelle,
Sarah, Emilie and Alec, niece Mary-Jo, nephew Robb, and many other family members and dear friends.
Dick will be forever remembered for his goodnaturedness, kind heartedness and witty sense of humour. After working for Canadian Timken for 32 years, Dick started his own business Rocnor Percussion in 1993 which he proudly and successfully ran until his final days on earth. His slogan was: "If you don't know Rocnor, you don't know Dick".
Dick's laughter and sense of humour brought light and smiles to those he knew. His hobbies included golf & curling at Whitlock GCC, boating at the Hudson Yacht Club, travelling, good food and drink. He selflessly gave of his time to elderly loved ones in their final
years. Dick lived life with joy, compassion and integrity. He will be dearly missed.