Ron DeCoste

Obituary of Ron DeCoste

Ronald DeCoste Glace Bay It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ronald ‘Ronnie’/ ‘Dad’/’Poppie’ Decoste on May 3rd 2021 at 86 years of age at the Glace Bay Hospital. Born in Glace Bay (New Aberdeen), he was the youngest son of the late Alexander DeCoste of Arichat and Jane (MacEachern) of Antigonish. He was a member of St. John’s Church and later St. Anne’s Parish. Dad worked for Maritime Tel & Tel for over 30 years – a job that took him all over Cape Breton Island. He was very active in sports. In his younger years, he played baseball at the Black Diamond Field (New Aberdeen) where he also learned to skate. Dad was a great goal tender and he played for many competitive hockey teams. His passion for the game made us all love the sport. Dad also enjoyed bowling and was in a few leagues. In 1985, at the age of 50, Dad was injured on the job and became a paraplegic which was a devastating blow. We were told that he might never walk again but against all odds, he prevailed and walked with braces. He did well for another 30 years. He and Mom enjoyed travelling to Ontario to visit their two sons and daughter. Dad will be sadly missed by Teresa (Forbes), his loving wife, of 60 years; his children: Kim (Charles) MacQueen, Michael (Paula), Forbes and Janet (the late Shawn) Brown, as well as, his six grandchildren: Garett, Brent, Kyle, Meghan, Margo, McKayla and his five great grandchildren, who were his pride and joy. Besides his parents, Dad was predeceased by brothers: John Alex, Willie, Duncan and Danny; sisters: Catherine and Rita; as well as a son-in-law, Shawn. A Celebration of Life for the late Ron DeCoste will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 2 p.m. with Fr. Duaine Devereaux presiding, at T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay. 902-849-4199. Burial will be held at St.cAnne's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society and/or the Glace Bay Food Bank. A special thank you to dad’s sister–in-law, Emeline Forbes, the staff at Glace Bay Hospital and Dr. Gordon Spencer for his many years of continued care. ‘Dad we love you and we will miss you. Stand tall until we meet again.’
Wednesday
15
September

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
T.J. Tracey Cremation & Burial Specialists - Glace Bay
370 Reserve St
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-849-4199
Celebration Of Life for the late Ron DeCoste.
Wednesday
15
September

Interment

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
St. Anne's Cemetery
Wallace Road
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Interment for the late Ron DeCoste.
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