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STERNE, Harry (Ron) Ronald

May 29, 1946 – Toronto, Ontario
December 26, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Ron unexpectedly left us at Foothills Medical Centre the evening of Wednesday, December 26, 2018 after a ten year battle with Prostate Cancer that he appeared to be winning.

Ron’s presence and personality commanded energy in any room, which certainly could not be ignored. Being an English major, he was always at ease expressing himself with intelligence, wit and charm. Ron was passionate in all his interests, his family, as CEO of Labrador Technologies, the camaraderie of his great friends and golf, whether it was with his Snips group at Redwood Meadows or the TDI family.

Muskoka and in particular Beaumaris was very dear to his heart as well as his beloved Tree House.

Ron was an extraordinary brother to John (Carole Lynn), Sandy (Pat Smerek) and Bob (Sandy); a loving uncle to Sarah (Iain), Stephanie, Johnny (Becky), J. D., Tye, Chris (Hannah), Maddie and Alex and caring great uncle to Keely, Camden, Bella, Tenleigh and Georgia.

He was predeceased by his parents Harry and Barbara Sterne.

Celebration of Ron’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Foothills Medical Centre for the special care they gave Ron in his final days.

In lieu of flowers, if desired, a donation may be made to your favourite charity in his name.

In living memory of Ron Sterne, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Tim Stanfield :

    Ron was truly a character who was larger than life. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed.

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  2. My heartfelt condolences to Ron’s family and friends…. he certainly had a zest for life and accomplished many things in his charming ways. He will always be remembered.

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  3. Roberta Wallace Lanthier :

    So sorry to hear about your brother Ron. I remember meeting him years ago at your home when I think he had just settled out in Bragg Creek. My condolences to you and all of your family at this time.

    Fond regards and warm thoughts,

    Roberta Wallace Lanthier

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  4. From an employee of his at Sterne Stackhouse oh so many years ago, my condolences to family and friends. I learned some key lessons from Ron in those years that have stayed with me through my career. I was shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. RIP Ron.

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  5. Ron was my very first client when I went on my own back in 1984. I literally worked for him full time. These were the Sterne Software days. After moving from Calgary in 1986, we lost touch with one another, which has always been one of my regrets. Sometimes you don’t learn that lesson in life until you are much, much older.
    I will always remember Ron as one of the smartest businessmen I have ever known, and with the ability to persevere through any crisis. He taught me a lot.
    Durell Wiley

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