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Ronald Roger Gravelle

1943 - 2021


Peacefully passed away surrounded by the love of his family at the North Bay Regional Health Centre on Tuesday June 22, 2021 at the age of 78 years.  Ronald was the beloved husband of 52 years to Linda Gravelle (nee Passmore) and the loving father to Ron Jr Gravelle (Tammy), Glen Gravelle (Cindy) and Mindy Lynn-Whitehead (Mitch Boire). Cherished grandfather to Tieler Gravelle (Jill), Riley Gravelle, Tori Gravelle, Brodie Whitehead, Blake Whitehead, Nate Gravelle, Kobe Gravelle, and Abriele Boire and great-grandfather to Grayson Gravelle with a new great-grandson on the way. Dear brother of Paulette Davis (Dan) and predeceased by his siblings Maurice Gravelle, Alma LeBoeuf, Annette Windsor, Mary-Jane Martin, Leonel Gravelle, Hector Gravelle and Raymond Gravelle. Ronald will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews as well by his brothers and sisters-in-laws Ted Passmore, Joanne Passmore, Jim Passmore and Judy Passmore.  Ronald is predeceased by his parents Arthur Gravelle and Elzire Gravelle (nee Corbeil). Ronald retired from a long career at Boart Long Year. During his younger days, Ron was recognized for his skills on the ice and football field, playing for the Ti-Cats Football Club. He also had a love for dancing and had all the right moves. He enjoyed many days at rinks, fields or gyms cheering on his grandchildren. Through his life, he enjoyed the outdoors where is love of fishing and hunting was passed down to his family. The family of Ronald would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Vigars and his staff as well all the Nurses and staff on C1 and D1 at the North Bay Regional Health Centre for their care and compassion over the years. As per Ronald’s wishes, cremation has taken place at Whispering Pines Funeral Home. If desired, Donations to the War Amps would be gratefully acknowledged by his family.  Online condolences can be made at   

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Brent & Debbie Loomis-LaBrosse

June 28, 2021 2:05 PM

Mrs. Gravelle, Ron Jr/Tammy, Glen/Cindy, Mindy/Mitch and families. So sorry to hear of Ron Sr's passing.  A superb athlete, great father and great grandfather who I have known my entire life.  So many stories of Ron Sr. and my Dad when they played football together for the Ticats and in the hockey rink with hockey growing up!  Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.  Remember all the great things you did and the great experiences you had with Ron and the smiles will help through this grieving process!   God Bless!  Brent and Debbie

Rita (Lucenti) Ott

June 27, 2021 1:20 PM

Glen and family
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. He sounds like a wonderful man. 
My heart goes out to you at this difficult time.
Rita (Lucenti) Ott 

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June 27, 2021 9:49 AM

Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Ron.

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Bill Alkins

June 27, 2021 9:32 AM

Our sincere condolences to Linda and family and Paulette . I've known Ron my whole life. 

Toivo and Rae Saari

June 26, 2021 3:44 PM

     To Linda and family we express our MOST SINCERE  expressions of sympathy.
We have many great memories of the chats, the jokes and the laughter that we shared with Ron.  I (Toivo) have many great memories of the years of competitive hockey games against Ron, especially that dreaded slapshot I tried to stop as a goaltender.  The social gatherings were also enjoyable.  We will not forget these times spent together.
   Linda, we are here to give you support at this difficult time.           - Toivo and Rae

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