Ronald Pope

Obituary of Ronald "Ron" Pope

April 28, 1935 – January 19, 2022

Ron passed peacefully on the evening of January 19th at 86 years young. He was preceded by his wife Barbara (2006).

Born in Shillingstone England, Ron came to Canada at just 19 years old. Armed with his Agricultural Degree and determination, he was ready to bring about the next ear of farming. However, over the next few years, he would discover a passion for insurance brokerage. Over time he came to own the very company he started with; Protectors Insurance Brokerage. He and his partner Gail did well, and served the Waterloo Business Community for many years.

Ron and Barbara were active members in their communities, serving on boards, editing newsletters, fundraising and so much more. They were also highly active within their church’s community as well, attending St. Andrews Anglican every Sunday.

As a couple they enjoyed entertaining, throwing parties for friends and family. Music, food and drink were enjoyed well into the evenings as cards were shuffled and dealt again.

In the mornings, Ron would wake before the sun and tend to his gardens. After, he would feed the ducks, of which there were many. Ron always took special care of them, sharing the joy with his many grandchildren over the years.

Ron was always a giving man, so when he discovered that his blood carried life saving antibodies, he didn’t hesitate. Ron donated blood and plasma as often as he was able, saving countless lives over his many years.

Ron was a true gentleman, full of love and warmth, wit and wisdom. His kindness touched the hearts of many, and collectively we mourn his absence from this world.

At this time, the family has chosen to postpone any memorial gatherings. Come the time, Ron will be laid to rest alongside Barbara at Parkview Cemetery. If you wish to make a donation in his name, we ask that you choose one close to your heart, and continue to support our local communities. Condolences for the family may be sent to Erb & Good Family Funeral Home in Waterloo.

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