Ronald Edward Kerton
1951 - 2024
Ronald Edward Kerton
Visitation Information
May 2nd 2024
Visitation Time
Visitation Location
Bishop's Funeral Home & Crematorium 540 Woodstock Road
Requested Charity
Bishop’s Funeral Home to assist with the funeral expenses, or to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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It is with heavy hearts that the family of Ronald Edward Kerton ‘Ron" announce his passing at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on April 27th, 2024. Ron was born and lived his entire life in Fredericton. He was a son of the late Ben & Jean (Humble) Kerton. He was predeceased by his brother John & Sister Gloria Shipp

Ron worked for the City of Fredericton Public Works Department for 35 years before his retirement, and then he went to work at the Northside Walmart as a Greeter, a job he loved. He considered the employees there his extended family.

Ron is survived by his wife Marilyn, daughters Destiny Davidson, Rebecca Davidson, Rosemary Thompson (Calvin) and son Jason Davidson (Laurie) sisters Marie Kerton, Joan Saunders, Judy Banks (Irvine) and brother Richard. Grandchildren: Kyle Thompson (Paige) Courtney Thompson (Brayden) Cal Thompson, Mady Thompson, Ashley Davidson, Alex Davidson, Faith Harvey, Issac Davidson, Arianna Davidson, Kallum Davidson, Trystan Davidson, several nieces and nephews and his chosen daughter Elizabeth Carr (Adam) He will be missed by his fur babies’ "Boots" and "Trouble"

Ron was a gentle kind man who loved his family & friends deeply. He was a social butterfly who enjoyed meeting people and telling stories (or tall tales) Ron would drop whatever he was doing to lend a hand to someone in need, always putting others first.

He was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 4 and Barkers Point Lions Club Member. The only Remembrance Day service he missed was last November when he was hospitalized but was there in spirit, the service was recorded, and he watched it from his hospital bed. He could be found early each morning with his Northside Tim Horton’s Coffee Buddies. Ron loved country music, especially Johnny Cash, going for drives, animals, and children. He has numerous costumes that he wore to amuse children while working as a Walmart Greeter, Easter Bunny, Clown, Santa, Santa’s Elf and a Leprechaun to name a few. Ron enjoyed volunteering at the Veteran’s Hospital, Legion, Bingos, Tim Horton’s Camp Days, Fredericton Red Wings, Harvest Jazz & Blues, Legion Poppy Campaign and assisted in many other fundraisers. In his younger years he was a volunteer firefighter for the City of Fredericton. Ron was a Barker’s Point Block Parent, volunteered as a trail patrol member to help keep our walking trails safe & was often out walking on them meeting people as Ron loved to socialize everywhere he went. The word "NO" was not in Ron’s vocabulary as he tried to lend a hand whenever he was needed. He has left a huge void in the Fredericton Community.

His family would like to extend their deepest appreciation and gratitude to the Extra Mural Program, the staff & nurses of 4SE/3E the palliative care team & so many doctors over the past year as Ron underwent treatment for his cancer which was diagnosed as rare and aggressive. Dr. Hickey, Dr. Acker, Dr Stephen Pond, Dr. Ross Kenny, Dr. MacDonald, Dr Goodyear, Dr. Doyle, Dr. Anan, Dr. Chase, Dr. Marr, Dr. Collins, Dr. Rosa, Dr. Popelli, Dr. Myles, Dr. MacKenzie, Dr. Rideout, and all the other doctors in the ER which we visited frequently. These Doctors were all amazing, upfront & honest with their diagnosis & support. They went above & beyond to help Ron and to put up with Marilyn and her never ending questions, ideas, suggestions & comments such as" are you sure?" & "have you tried this?" She was often told to stay away from Drs. Internet & Google.

As per Ron’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. However, a celebration of Ron’s life will take place at Bishop’s Funeral Home & Crematorium 540 Woodstock Road on Thursday, May 2nd, 2024, from 1-4PM. In lieu of flowers remembrances can be made to Bishop’s Funeral Home to assist with the funeral expenses, or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Bishops Funeral Home & Crematorium 540 Woodstock Road have been entrusted with the arrangements. The Online condolences and sharing of memories may be made at
Ronald Edward Kerton