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HAYDON, Ronald William (Ron)

November 12, 1944 – October 22, 2009

Ron, beloved husband of Chris Haydon of Calgary and father of Cathy (Dave) Miedema and Darlene (Mark) Riley, both of Ottawa, passed away at the Agapé Hospice.

He was Grampa to four young grandchildren, Trent and Avery Miedema and Curtis and Nathan Riley. He is survived by his sister Carolyn of Calgary; and aunts, Gladys New, Elsie, Fran and Olive Calder and their families. He will be greatly missed by mother-in-law Rosella Hubka, and Chris’ sisters and their families, Pat (Norm Canuel) and Colleen (Rick Penner), all of Claresholm and brother-in-law Joe Izsak of Lethbridge (Erika Izsak of Kelowna). He was predeceased by his parents Wilf (2001) and Helen Haydon (1997); father-in-law Bob Hubka (July 17, 2009); and nephew Michael Izsak (1993).

Ron was born and raised in Edmonton. Upon completing Instrumentation at NAIT in June of 1966 Ron was hired by Pan American Petroleum, later Amoco Canada, to work at Whitecourt. In October of 1968 he transferred to Calgary working at the new Crossfield plant and in the field. In 1992-1993 he worked at Kirby Leasemire (Ft. McMurray), returned to Crossfield and retired in 1995 after twenty-nine and a half years.

Ron cherished family and friends. Ron and Chris celebrated their thirty-ninth wedding anniversary with a cruise to Alaska in August. He enjoyed camping, the outdoors, woodworking and golf. Upon retiring he passionately took up golf (Collicutt Siding), curling (Northhill) and darts (Legion # 284). He fought with profound determination a two year battle that was not to be won. The support and care provided by Doctors Rosen and D. Johnson, the Tom Baker Center, Home Care and Agapé Hospice was invaluable.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca or to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588.

In living memory of Ronald Haydon, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park, Airdrie by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Darrel MacDonald :

    Chris & Haydon Family

    Although no words of sympathy or condolences can ease the loss you bear, still may you find some comfort in that others care.

    I am not sure Chris, if you remember me (Darrel) and my Dad (Mel) both of us were long time Amoco employees. While neither of us worked directly with Ron, we meet you folks during the good old days of the Amoco Alumni Golf Tournament. Dad and I knew each year that we could always count on Haydons to play in the tournament. In fact the last year the tournament was played you were on my team and we won.

    Over the next few days and weeks, I am sure you and your family will have many fond memories of times with Ron. Take care, my thoughts are with you.

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  2. Chris and family,
    My sincerest condolences to you all.
    I know this will be a very hard time so look to each other, your friends and your memories for comfort.

    Gay Stafford

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  3. Linda O'Brien :

    Chris, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Deepest condolenses.

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  4. Chris, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I have very fond memories of our friendship together with our young families. With my deepest condolences, Myra

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  5. Phil Boettcher :

    I wish to offer our condolences to Ron’s family.
    I worked with Ron on numerous occassions and always appreciated his attitude toward the job and his concern for everyone involved. I know he will be missed by all who knew him.

    With Regards;
    Phil Boettcher, Airdrie,Alberta

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  6. Thinking of the family at this sad time.
    Rob & Pat.

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  7. Cal and Heather Christianson :

    Chris – we were so sorry to learn of Ron’s passing – we have lots of memories of curling with you both and are so glad we got to renew our acquaintance last winter. Our thoughts are with you!
    Cal and Heather Christianson

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  8. Debbie Roulston :

    Chris,
    I was sorry to hear that Ron passed away in October. This note sends my deepest condolences and my thoughts. Wishing you comfort in the wonderful memories you have of him, as well as with your family and many friends who share your loss.
    Sincerely,
    Debbie Roulston

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