May 3, 1954 – September 25, 2021
It is with broken hearts we announce that Ron slipped away peacefully at home, in the arms of his adoring wife, Catherine and surrounded by his stepdaughter, Lorra and one of his incredible home care nurses. Ron fought valiantly against a recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with courage and unending humour and always with true concern for everyone he interacted with. Ron is survived by the love of his life, Catherine Howard and is the forever loving father and stepfather to Steve Dykeman (Kashena), Lorra Arruda (Pat), Staci Ure (Jamie) and the proud Poppa of his beloved grandson, Jacob Ure and his beautiful new granddaughter, Mabel Catherine Dykeman. Also survived by his sister, Pat Janse. We are profoundly grateful to the L & A Hospital staff, every single one of them, Ron’s amazing Home and Palliative Care Teams and to the L & A Community Paramedics, Paul, Darren and Laura who Ron and Catherine felt truly became friends and who went way beyond the call of duty supporting Ron on his final journey. Anyone who met Ron used the same words to describe him, “kind, loving, sweet, humble, funny, generous and always supportive”. Ron Pawlinski was a good man. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron’s name to the Lennox and Addington Community Paramedic Program or to the Lennox and Addington County Hospital would be appreciated by the family. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Kingston and a Celebration of Life, times and dates to be announced. Arrangements in the care of Wartman Funeral Home Napanee.
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