PILGRIM, RONALD HAYWARD

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June 6, 1935 – August 30th, 2019

Ronald was born in Griquet to George & Mae Pilgrim on June 6, 1935. He married the love of his life Sylvia October 23, 1957 and together they raised ten children which includes Renee. It was on June 29, 1992, that he received a heart-breaking blow when his daughter Minnie passed away suddenly due to an automobile accident. Ron loved making a living on the water, he loved to build boats and wood working, loved to drive works and loved watching the boys sparring with boxing gloves. He loved to work with his hands and loved the harbour view from his kitchen window. No one loved chips, ice cream and candy like Ron did. He also loved his evening ritual of visiting Burden's store for his snack cravings and always did his best to provide for the family. His kids kept him in the taxi business throughout their teenage years but he loved it. He was never a big man but he could work with anyone and took pride in that. He was at times a private person and on early Friday morning in a private moment he slipped away without so much as a sigh. He was a greatly loved man who drank from the cup and saucer of life for 84 years. If love could have saved him, he never would have died. Ronald Leaves to Mourn his Wife, Sylvia; Sons, Floyd (Wanda), Winston (Lynn), Glen (Kerry), Kim; Daughters, Sandra (Jose), Linda (Danny), Tonya (Brad), Tracy (Jodie), Renee; Brothers, Valance, Ernest and Jim. Ronald will also be greatly missed by his 13 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and close friends. Ronald was Predeceased by his Parents, George & Mae; Daughter, Minnie; Son-in-law, Harvey Hedderson; Granddaughter, Charlie; Brother, Edward; and Sister, Christine. Visitation was held from the Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle in St. Lunaire-Griquet from where the funeral service was held on September 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Harnum officiating. Interment followed. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, Funeral Director.