In Memory of Ronald Kevin McHugh
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ronald Kevin McHugh. A fighter, devoted Dad, husband, brother and friend. After persevering many challenges and fighting with a positive attitude Ron passed peacefully in his sleep on Friday August 27 2021 after battling Cancer for 9 years.
He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Carla and daughter Sarah, sister, Debbie, brother, Sydney (Gail) niece Kelly, Father in-law Doug, Mother in-law Helena ,sister in-law Wendy and many friends including his best bud Mark. Predeceased by his parents Sandra and Ron and brother Chris.
Known as “Nice guy Ron” by most! Ron always made goals and his most precious goal was to see his daughter Sarah graduate, he fought to see her graduate both high school and University. He took so much pride in Sarah’s many accomplishments such as skating and was not above bribing her. A gold medal always got her a meal at The Keg.
Reaching a milestone of 31 years marriage comes with many ups and downs, happily more ups than downs. We enjoyed travelling around visiting family, whale watching, many road trip, attending car shows and watching NASCAR on weekends.
He loved muscle cars and if you argued with him it would always be Mopar or no car! He loved his 1970 Challenger! He always knew where and when there was a Car Show that showcased the old muscle cars. He showed off his car and helped raise money for CHEO by participating in the Capital Cruise for Kids Car Show.
Ron loved his spreadsheets from budgets to blood pressure and everything in-between! If you needed to know the weather he would let you know from the latest radar report to the 14 day forecast.
Ron learned to fly and was a bush pilot in his early years and then tried his hand at photography. He became a mechanic and then ended his many careers in IT. He loved knowledge, and always won Trivia pursuit! No matter how he felt that day he would always make time and go out with his friends in the “Chicken Wing Club” they would talk politics and everyday life never holding back their opinions on anything!
A heart felt thank you to Dr Yonkers and the team of oncologists, the nurses and volunteers at the General Cancer centre and the Civic neurology nurses for their kindness and care. You make such a difference in the lives of those in your care and their families.
Due to Covid a private by invitation only celebration of his life will be held at Heritage Funeral Home in Orleans. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation www.ottawacancer.ca/donation. Online condolences may be offered at: www.heritagefh.ca.