Ronald William Maddocks, 81, of Montreal, Quebec has passed away peacefully on September 4th, 2022, surrounded by family.
Ron had a successful career in the railroad industry with Ronsco Inc., though his true passion in life was sports. Throughout his youth Ron played several sports, such as basketball, baseball and hockey, but excelled at football and golf. He was a quarterback for the NDG Maple Leafs and the Montreal Alouettes, and a proud Alouette alumni. Ron went on to coach the NDG Maple Leafs and later became head coach of the Brantford Bison Juniors. Later in life, Ron was a member of the Montreal West Curling Club, where he made many good friends, and a former president and long-time member of the Summerlea Golf Club.
Ron loved his family and friends, and charmed everyone with his positive attitude and a great sense of humour. Ron is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Mary, his 3 children Ron, Doug, and Debbie (Dan). His 10 grandchildren, Ron (Sarah), Cameron (Brandi), Ryan (Stephanie), ( Sierra (Nick), Garth (Amanda), Emily (Kim), Foster (Andrei), Austen, Olivia (Andrew), Kenzie (Lucas) and 4 great grandchildren, Braxton, Harper, Ronald Joseph (RJ), Payton. His brother Norm (Kay) and 3 sisters, Marilyn (Gord), Carol (Peter) Barbara (Phil) as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 17th from 1-4 p.m., at Voluntas Funeral Home, 4695 St-Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9H 2A7.
Thank you to the staff of the MUHC Glen, Montreal General and Lakeshore hospitals for the care and kindness provided. The Family would like to Thank Dr. Tabah for his years of extraordinary care he provided Ron.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in Ron’s honour would be appreciated.
You will be missed Ron.
Sue & Arthur QuennevilleSeptember 7, 2022 at 7:12 am
Our deepest sympathy to Mary and her family .. may his memories be a blessing .
DebbieSeptember 8, 2022 at 7:26 pm
Thank you Sue and Art . My Dad had a lot of good times with his friends from the curling club .
Summerlea Golf & Country ClubSeptember 7, 2022 at 2:23 pm
Our deepest sympathies to Mary and to the family. He will be missed.
DebbieSeptember 8, 2022 at 7:32 pm
Thank you . My Dad was a proud member of Summerlea. He enjoyed his years of golf and special events with the good friends he made over the years at Summerlea.
Jack and Wendy TonkinSeptember 7, 2022 at 4:19 pm
Our sincerest condolences to Mary and family, our thoughts are with you all. We have shared so many great memories and laughs with Ron, on and off the golf course.
DebbieSeptember 8, 2022 at 7:50 pm
Thank you Jack and Wendy , my Dad spoke fondly of his friends and the times spent at Summerlea
George RichardSeptember 7, 2022 at 6:12 pm
I worked at CNR HQ Purchasing & Materials Management and recall seeing Ron’s smiling face each time he visited. Sincere condolences to Mary and family.
DebbieSeptember 8, 2022 at 8:07 pm
Hi George , nice to hear from one of my Dads former work colleagues . My mom really appreciates the kind words you expressed about my Dad
Shirley JonesSeptember 7, 2022 at 10:45 pm
Our sincere condolences, Mary. Thinking of you and all your family. Shirley and Jeffrey
DebbieSeptember 8, 2022 at 7:54 pm
Hi Shirley and Jeff, nice to hear from you and thank you .
Margaret Macquisten (Smythe)September 7, 2022 at 10:46 pm
Sending you condolences to Mary and family.
DebbieSeptember 8, 2022 at 7:45 pm
Thank you Margie , it means a lot to my mom hearing from the family .
Carol Jones-LeeSeptember 8, 2022 at 11:28 am
My sincere condolences to Mary and your beautiful family. So sorry for your loss. What a great man, father and grandfather he was.
DebbieSeptember 8, 2022 at 7:52 pm
Hi Carol, thank you for the kind words
Jim (and Stacey, Anna, Sydney, and Charles) SmytheSeptember 8, 2022 at 3:00 pm
My Uncle Ron and I shared in common a noticeable gap between our two upper front teeth. Ron claimed this was the mark of a great singer. Though, come to think of it, I never heard him sing…. Very sad to lose him. I won’t be able to make it to the Visitation, but know Mary that I’m thinking of you and your family and wishing you strength and peace over the coming weeks and months. And lots of love, always.
DebbieSeptember 8, 2022 at 7:40 pm
Thanks Jim, my mom had a good laugh reading your comment . Thanks for all the kind words
Stan SchreiberSeptember 8, 2022 at 4:38 pm
My sincere condolences to all the Maddocks family. Fond memories of Radcliffe Rd. days.
DebbieSeptember 8, 2022 at 7:43 pm
Hi Stan, you go way back with my Dad . Thanks for the kind words
Kerrie RochfordSeptember 9, 2022 at 1:51 pm
My deepest sympathies
I’ll miss seeing him enjoying himself at the restaurant
Allan SchreiberSeptember 9, 2022 at 3:54 pm
I have many good memories of Ron. I can still remember our first game against Rosemount , the defending Canadian Champs, in 1962 at Trenholme Park where Ron was compared to Sonny Jurgensen as he completed many passes. At least four were for TDs He was not only a great QB but also a great guy and neighbour . Ron and his kid brother Norm ,along with me and my kid brother Stan and many other nearby kids would play touch football in the hydro space between our houses and the railroad tracks.
My condolences to the Maddocks family.
Frank & Cathy BoisvertSeptember 9, 2022 at 7:27 pm
Dear Mary, Debbie, and the whole Maddocks family. Cathy and I would like to extend our deepest simpathies and condolences for your sudden loss. I first met Ron at Mtl. Curling Club and was impressed by his competitiveness. May he rest in peace.
Libby BroadySeptember 10, 2022 at 8:47 am
Dear Mary and family. My heartfelt condolences to you all. Ron was a very special man and was so good to my husband during his last years at Summerlea. Unfortunately I cannot attend the Visitation next week as I will be out of town. Libby
Don ReganSeptember 12, 2022 at 4:42 pm
On behalf of the management and employees of Ronsco we offer our deepest condolences to the Maddocks extended family. Ron was my partner for 20 years and to a large extent contributed to the success and stature the company enjoys today. His honesty, loyalty and above all sense of humor were a joy to behold by all of us. One can always remember when a “beau mot” or joke was coming – a sweeping right hand across the table, the joke or comment followed by an infectious laugh. That’s the Ron we’ll always remember.
He will be missed but never forgotten.
Terry and Heather SmithSeptember 13, 2022 at 3:39 pm
I remember my cousin Ron’s smile and laugh. They were one of a kind. Condolences to Mary and her family, and to Ron’s brother and sisters, with love from Terry and Heather Smith
James GinnSeptember 14, 2022 at 11:35 am
What I loved about Ron is that he had a great sense of humor. We would always exchange some banter back and forth usually at family gatherings. rest in peace Ron. It was a long haul.