January 4, 2022

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Ronald Hurtubise, on the afternoon of January 4, 2022, at the age of 74, following a yearlong courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving wife of 48 years, and his three daughters.

He will be missed tremendously by his wife, Mimi, daughters Sophy (Mike), Emily (Amir), and Tanya (Amine), as well as his precious grandchildren Parker, Karmela, Austin, and Estella, all of whom he loved dearly. He was adored by his mother-in-law Nanny (Suzanne Conquest). He will also be sadly missed by his brother-in-law Stan (Susan), his nephews and nieces Pamela (Phil), Julie (Stephane), Kevin (Aiyana), Ellie, and Anna.

Son of the late Florence and William Hurtubise, brother of the late Lawrence Hurtubise, Ron was born on February 28, 1947, in Montreal. He was a Master Electrician and worked at the City of Pointe-Claire as the Electrical Foreman for 35 years. He loved curling and was an avid traveller and cruiser. Ron took pride in his home, was the best sous-chef, an all-time football fan, and was impassioned with the history of WW1, WW2, and war aircraft. He was a well-loved Kirkland resident and well respected in the community. He was the president of Beaconsfield Heights Community Swimming Pool for many years, where he loved to take a dip on a hot summer day.

Ron was a true follower of the Lord and demonstrated so by his example of kindness, honesty, humbleness, and integrity with everyone he met and knew. We take comfort in knowing that he is now resting in the arms of our Lord.

Ron was known as Dear, Daddy, and Pappy. He was an amazingly loving husband and father, he cared for his family with all of his heart. Ron was passionate about life and always maintained a positive outlook no matter what the circumstance. Words cannot express how much he will be missed. We will cherish his beautiful smile, laugh, and energy. His memory will live in us forever.

On behalf of the family, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for the exceptional care we received from the Department of Oncology at the Jewish General Hospital, especially Drs. Kavan, Vanounou, Farzan, pivot nurse Stephanie, the West Island Palliative Care Team, and the NOVA West Island Team. A special thank you to Carol, Leslie, and Dr. Wong.

Due to current circumstances, there will be no service or visitation at this time.  Family and friends are invited to Ron’s celebration of life, tentatively planned for the spring of 2022. When available, event details will be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to NOVA West Island, Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence, or the Department of Oncology at the Jewish General Hospital, would be appreciated by the family.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas (

A gathering will be held in Spring 2022

Location to be confirmed

40 responses

  1. Anne-Marie Pitre

    January 7, 2022 at 12:21 pm

    What a beautiful testament to such a wonderful man. Ron will be dearly missed by so many. Thinking of you and offering my condolences. Xxx

  2. Phil

    January 7, 2022 at 12:26 pm

    My WHOLE family’s love and prayers go out to you all. What a pleasure to have known such an amazing man.

  3. Nancy & Aldo Mancini

    January 7, 2022 at 1:01 pm

    We are so saddened to hear of Ron’s passing, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Lana Major

    January 7, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s death. My heart goes out to the Hurtubise family knowing how much he loved you all . He was such a kind and thoughtful man

  5. Doug & Trudie Smith

    January 7, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    Dear Mimi and Family. So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Hoping knowing friends are thinking of you will give you strength. All our love. Doug,Trudie Smith and Family. X0

  6. Cat & Dave

    January 7, 2022 at 1:53 pm

    A thought of comfort and sincere condolences to the grieving family. Xoxo

  7. Beatrice Biha

    January 7, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    Mes Sinceres Condoléances a toute la famille.
    J ai eu la chance de le rencontrer, un homme réservé et digne. Qu il repose en paix.

  8. Erin O'Loughlin

    January 7, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    Ron was amazing guy and he will be missed. His legacy continues with kids children and grandchildren who are an amazing and loved family. We are so sorry for your loss and are devastated for you. Our deepest condolensces from the Lesieurs and O’loughlin.

  9. Ian Smith (Pointe-Claire, QC)

    January 7, 2022 at 2:09 pm

    Dear Family of Ron … I am so sorry for your loss. I first met Ron after he retired and became a part of the Tim Hortons “gang” I was with. We lost touch after Covid began but I always thought of him fondly as a person of warmth, caring and humour. He will be missed. May he rest in peace, and may your precious memories of him sustain you over the days, weeks and months ahead .

  10. City of Pointe-Claire

    January 7, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    Ron was always an inspiration to us. Working with Ron was a blessing. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. We wanted to extend our sympathies to the entire family for this loss.

  11. Debbie johnson

    January 7, 2022 at 2:57 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Ron at the curling club with his smile, his laugh and his good nature and positive attitude. He will be missed!

  12. Joseph

    January 7, 2022 at 3:06 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Ron was a past work collegue, and always made me laugh when we worked together on projects. Working with someone liked Ron was a pleasure and he will be missed.

  13. MIKAEL

    January 7, 2022 at 3:07 pm

    Condolences to the family. It had been with pleasures to work with Ronald. He was so humble and jovial. God blesses your family. RIP in His love.

  14. Marc

    January 7, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    My sincere condolences to the whole family. Working with Ron throughout the years was always a pleasure.
    He was always there to help and always did it with a smile and a few laughs along the way. He will be missed.

  15. Tom and Karen Kattas

    January 7, 2022 at 3:24 pm

    Ron was an amazing man and I got to know him, Mimi and the family at the church we attended and when we worked together for the dramas at Trinity. He was encouraging, kind , supportive always willing to help and go the extra mile. May God bless the family and comfort them through this sad time. Our condolences, our heart and prayers are with you all. With Love, Tom and Karen Kattas

  16. Mike Antonecchia

    January 7, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    I have very fond memories of Ron keeping the pumps and heater of Heights pool running for all its members and it’s grateful staff. My deepest condolences to the Hurtubise family.

  17. David Robinson

    January 7, 2022 at 4:21 pm

    Dear Mimi and family,
    What a blessing it was to have knownRon. His smile and laughter always brightened up the room. He was a wonderful man who cared for and loved his family deeply. We are richer for having known Ron over the many years.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with and your family. Our deepest sympathy.
    David and Monique Robinson

  18. Penny Bellm

    January 7, 2022 at 5:08 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. We so enjoyed him whenever a party or occasion came up with the Conquest’s. He was a terrific guy and someone to look up to. What a huge loss for all of you. You are in my thoughts Mimi and your lovely family.

  19. Ashley-Ann Gordon

    January 7, 2022 at 5:46 pm

    Mimi I am so sorry to hear this about Ron my dear! My deepest condolences to you, your kids and Suzanne Ron was a good man and will never be forgotten! There is no one ever that can replace the love you two shared and I will keep you and your family in my prayers I am here to help in any way that I can. He was always so positive and a kind hearted person! I learned so much about him and what a lovely picture chosen

  20. Mireille Ricard McIntosh

    January 7, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Mimi and Family : may you be immersed in sweet memories of him. Bon courage

  21. Christopher and Kirsten McIntosh

    January 7, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    We’re so sad to hear of Ron’s passing. Our deepest condolences to the entire family.

  22. Denys Williamson

    January 7, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Mimi, I am so sad about reading about Ron passing. He was a very nice man and it was good he could be with you at Christmas.

  23. Sean

    January 7, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    My deepest condolences to your family. I had the pleasure of working with Ron when I started at the city. He would never hesitate to go the extra mile to help even the new guy. He always had a positive attitude and it was always nice running in to him during his retirement tour Tim Hortons.

  24. Manuela and Greg Lacroix

    January 8, 2022 at 6:38 am

    Dear Mimi and family! We are very sorry to hear about John’s passing. Our sincere condolences. May you all be blessed with strength and courage during this challenging time. May all the beautiful memories bring you comfort. His smile was truly contagious. Manuela and Greg

    • Manuela and Greg Lacroix

      January 8, 2022 at 6:46 am

      Dear Mimi! Sorry about the auto spelling correct. It should read Ron.

  25. Linda de la Bastide

    January 8, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    Mimi and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of all the Conquest gatherings over the years and I recall that Ron was such a delightfully jovial man, always smiling and joking. Sometimes there are no words… Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  26. Krystina Antonecchia

    January 8, 2022 at 2:54 pm

    As written above, a man of ‘honesty, humbleness, and integrity with everyone he met and knew.’ I couldn’t agree more. He was always so pleasant at the pool whenever he came by, whether it was for a swim or to help with the maintenance. I’m grateful to have had the honour to know Ron. Sending my thoughts and love to the whole family. Xo

  27. Lynne Goguen

    January 8, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    Please accept my deepest condolences. May your family find peace, strength and comfort through these most difficult times. ❤️

  28. Amanda Claridge

    January 8, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    Sending all my condolences to Mimi and the whole family. I have many fond memories of Ron, always ready with a joke and a smile. Thinking of all of you often.

  29. Diane Cronk

    January 8, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to you Mimi and your family..we just heard this sad news..,,we remember Ron fondly from our high schools years and re-connecting at Baie D’urfe curling sad to lose a kind fun spirited guy, husband, father and grandfather..our thoughts are with you at this sad time.. Hugs Diane & Geoff Cronk ❤️

  30. Reinhard and Josephine

    January 9, 2022 at 11:20 am

    For those that knew Ron , he was a good man, there should be more like him in this world.

  31. Dean & Anne Williamson

    January 9, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    Mimi and family,
    Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. We have such fond memories of Ron..Dean was always happy to get tips from Ron on how to have the best lawn. He will be missed.

  32. Farnaz & Ali

    January 9, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    Dear Mimi and family: our deepest condolences for the loss of a great man. We will miss Mr. Ron so much and all we remember from him is his kindness and his beautiful smile.

  33. Diane Cronk

    January 9, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to you Mimi, and your family..we just heard this sad news..we remember Ron fondly from our high school years in Chateauguay and re-connecting at Baie D’Urfe curling sad to lose a kind fun spirited guy, husband, father and grandfather…our thoughts are with you this sad time, on the loss of your soul mate..Hugs Diane & Geoff Cronk ❤️

  34. Madeleine Bordeleau

    January 10, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    It is with great sadness and emotion that I learned of Ron’s death. My sincere condolences Mimi and to your family. Mémories of summer at Height Pool.
    Jacques , Madeleine Bordeleau et famille

  35. Barbara and Mark Uchwat

    January 13, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    Mimi, our sincere condolences to you and the girls. Ron was always ready to give a helping hand to all . He made it possible, during the terrible ice storm in 98, for my daughter, who was very ill at the time to be warm and safe in the house. He was a wonderful “gentle man”.

  36. Jill Rothberg

    January 28, 2022 at 8:40 am

    To Emily and her family, my sincere condolences on your loss.

  37. Marguerite Vincent

    February 14, 2022 at 8:35 am

    C’est avec beaucoup de tristesse et d’émotion que j’ai appris le décès de Ron
    Je garde d’excellents souvenirs de vous deux
    Sincères condoléances à toute la famille

  38. Mikael

    June 2, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    My prayers and condolences.

  39. Yannick

    June 28, 2022 at 3:07 pm

    My condolences to the family. Ron Hurtubise was one the greatest friend and colleague you could asked for. He never missed a chance to make comment or joke to make us smile and laugh. And when you heard his very distinct laugh in the distance, you knew Ron isn’t far. Just that was enough to put a smirk on anyone face. Everybody enjoyed and loved his classic food that he would bring at every Christmas party, a huge bucket of KFC chicken. He never got to bring some back after the party!
    You will be missed Ron!


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