Ronald (Ron) Gilligan born April 2, 1938, passed peacefully with his family by his side at Royal Victoria Hospital on April 29, 2019. Ron was in his 81st year. He started with North York Fire on April 08, 1963 and retired on April 30, 1995 with 32 years of service.
Beloved husband of Sandy Gilligan (Oliver), father of Wendy and Wayne (Cathie), Poppa of Derek, Kassandra, Cole, Dana. Brother in law to Cheryl and Brian Sellwood, Bev and Jack House, Chuck and Hazel Oliver, Carol Gilligan. Uncle Ron to Ashley, Colin, Joanne, Brian, Bob, Bill, Jeff, Rick, Jason, Laura, Karen, Danny, Paul, Kelly, Laura, Jason and their families. A truly proud and brave gentleman whom will be truly missed by all his extended family who called him Uncle Ron, Poppa and Gilly. He was a true friend to many.
He will be reunited with his mother Alice, Brother Bob, Sister Vivian and his fur babies Smokey, Brandy, Milly.
Ron’s wishes were cremation and a celebration of his life.
Friends, Family and Fire Fighters will join together on Saturday May 4 at 1:00-4:00 at the Stroud Innisfil Recreation Centre (7883 Yonge St., Innisfil), with a Memorial Service starting at 1:30 p.m. This will be followed by an open forum for stories and memories. There will be an Honour Guard and the Bell Service will be done.
In honour of Ron’s memory, donation may be made to Sick Kids Hospital www.sickkids.ca