It is with profound sadness the family announces the passing of Ronald Warren Smyth, beloved husband of Janice (Egers) Smyth, on April 21, 2023. Ron passed away peacefully at his home in Salisbury, NB. He was born in Gaspereau Forks, NB. He was the son of the late Warren and Margaret (Fulton) Smyth.
Ron was a very hardworking man. He started his career as a Millwright at CN and then worked for Potash Corp for over 30 years until his retirement in 2010. Ronald also served his community for over 25 years as a volunteer firefighter with the Salisbury Fire Department leaving at the rank of Captain. Ron was a jack of all trades. He was affectionately known as "Ron Danger" by some, due to his affinity for getting himself into some sticky situations. Nonetheless, he could always be relied upon to fix or build anything.
Ron and Janice spent much time at their cottage in Gaspereau Forks both before and after retirement. They would often stay for weeks at a time. Ron and Janice loved to canoe down the Salmon and Gaspereau Rivers in the spring. Ron loved to hunt, fish and ride his four-wheeler or side by side in the woods or down to the river.
He will live on in the hearts of his wife, Janice (Egers) Smyth of 50 years; sons Ian (Hetty) and Ryan (Monique). He was tremendously proud of his grandchildren, Isaline, Ellie, Zoë, Owen, Brody, Sophia and Alexander. He is also survived by his siblings: Dianne (Chase) Smyth of Chipman, NB; Linda (Robert) Duffy of Puslinch, ON; Wanda Smyth of Moncton, NB; Brian Smyth of Georgetown, ON; and Robert (Paulette) Smyth of Stroud, ON. He will also be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; as well as his close friends and former co-workers at Potashcorp. Along with his parents, Ron was predeceased by his brother-in-law Ray Chase.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Salisbury Funeral Home, 506-372-4800 from where visitation will be held on Thursday, April 27th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm & 6:00pm – 8:00pm. A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 28th at 11:00am with reception to follow. Interment will take place on Monday, May 1st at 11:30am at the Redbank Cemetery, Chipman.
If desired, donations made to the Canadian Institute for the Blind or donor’s choice would be appreciated by family.
Online condolences and donations may be made at www.keirsteads.ca
Please click here to view celebration of life service livestream on Friday, April 28 at 11 am.