We are saddened to announce the loss of our Dad, Ronald (Ron) Joseph Foley on February 20, 2018. Dad passed away peacefully in St Martha’s Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness at the age of 92. Dad was born in Antigonish, the eldest son of the late Mary Ann MacDonald and Michael Joseph Foley.
Dad worked his early years with Western Union, Nova Scotia Power and the Town of Antigonish. He had a passion for organizing labour unions. Dad finished his working life self-employed with Canada Post.
Dad loved his family, grandchildren and his great-grandchildren. He was a devoted Catholic and lifetime member of St. Ninian’s Parish. He was passionate about his politics, as a life-long Liberal. He was a dedicated volunteer on the local, provincial and federal level. He was an honourary member of the Antigonish Town Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary (Farrell), children Emily, St. Andrews, Theresa (Gordon), Heatherton, RJ (Theresa), Halifax, Michael (Patricia), Athabasca AB, Patrick (Joyce) Dartmouth, Jane (Gerry) Dartmouth, Carol Ann (Kerase), Fairmont, Jackie (David), Antigonish, Clare (Colin), Halifax, Pierre, Paul, both of Edmonton, sisters Imelda, Data, Dr. Loretta, brother Gerald; grandchildren Sean, Marc and Michelle Worth, David, Allie, and Susanne Cameron, Andrew and Kortney Foley, Melissa, Melanie and Colin Foley, Christopher Foley, Megan and Morgan Cameron, Jocelyn, Alexander Jacques, Lucas and Ananda Touchie, Jacob Van denHeuvel, great-grandchildren Nathen, Torilyn, Drewin and Jerron Worth, Cohen, Lexi and Kylie Perrarsoff, Easton and Ivy Cameron.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by son Chuck, son-in-law Leslie, sisters Emily, Clare and nephew Peter Foley.
Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 pm Sunday, February 25, 2018 in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Funeral Mass 10:00am Monday, February 26 in St. Ninian’s Cathedral, Rev. Andrew Boyd presiding. Burial in St. Ninian’s cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Say not in grief he is no more-
But live in thankfulness that he was