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Visitation: 5:00 - 8:00 pm

                       Friday, July 27, 2018

                       Garafraxa Hill Funeral Home

Visitation: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
                        Saturday, July 28, 2018
                        Garafraxa Hill Funeral Home

Funeral Service: 12:00 pm
                        Saturday, July 28, 2018
                        Garafraxa Hill Funeral Home

                        251 Garafraxa Street

                        Chatsworth ON

Ronald Daryl Mosier

September 2, 1949 – July 25, 2018

MOSIER- With broken hearts, we announce the death of Ron Mosier of Holland Centre, in his 69th year. Pancreatic cancer stole him away from us. Ron died at home as he wanted, in the arms of his wife and son on July 25, 2018. Cherished husband of Mary Mosier (nee King). Beloved father of Samuel Mosier at home, Kelly Mosier of Sturgeon Falls, and Tammy Mosier of Owen Sound.  Adored  grandpa to Sasha, Hunter, and Raine, and loved godfather of Franklin King. Survived by siblings Jo-Anne Sherdahl of Calgary AB, Lynn Tanner of Dundurn SK and Gerald Mosier of Broderick SK. Also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law: Ed King (Murielle), Tom King (Carla), Peter King (Caroline), Lawrence King (Gail), Kate Cormier, Essie King, Rob King (Kim) and Tina King, all of Grey and Bruce Counties. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Ryland DeWitt and Marjorie Mosier (nee Gibson), and in-laws Elgin King (Evelyn), Dean Cormier, Jim Harron, Arleita Harron, and nephew Rick Willock.

There are few remaining life stories that can be told like that of Ron Mosier's. As a young boy, he was raised in a small log cabin, not much larger than a shed, near Wetaskiwin Alberta, about 70 km south of Edmonton. The cabin was heated by wood, and had no indoor plumbing or electricity. His family raised cattle, chickens, and pigs and canned their garden goods to survive every winter. When Ron was seven years old, his mom had an opportunity to move herself and her children to a family farm she inherited in Saskatchewan. Ron spent his formative years there and the skills and life lessons he learned on the farm, would serve him well later on in life. With a natural aptitude for machinery, Ron eventually trained as a heavy equipment operator. This career led him to Ontario, where he first found work with Armbro Construction. This meant a lot of travelling, and being on the road. Soon after, he found work at Alan G. Cook Road Construction as this offered less travel, and allowed him to find the farm life again in Chatsworth; a  90 acre farm, where  two beautiful daughters were born, Kelly and Tammy. Together they raised beef cattle, goats, and chickens.  Later joining Hallman Lumber in Walters Falls, he spent the next 33 years there until the mills closure. Although that marriage would end, Ron would soon meet the love of his life, Mary. Ron's passion for baseball made it inevitable that their first date was to see a Blue Jays game. They would marry in 1998 and soon Ron became a proud father once again, welcoming their son Samuel to the family. That same year, Ron would get out of farming, but he still maintained his workaholic lifestyle; spending 8-10 hours at the mill, then perhaps 3 hours on the lawn, or in his wood-working shop turning out bowls or cutting boards, or maybe turning old equipment into new trailers or log-splitters.  Ron was always creating or fixing things, and his natural talent enabled him to cobble up just about anything. After the mill closed, Ron worked for Mac Taylor Corporation, and the good, kind people there, led Ron to claim that it took him 60 years of his life to get the best job he'd ever had. Ron truly had a heart of gold and was always generous with his time; never expecting anything in return. As almost every co-worker or friend would describe Ron, he was “ a heck of a nice guy.” His true love though was for his family, and there was never anything better than sitting on the back deck, looking out at the farm and thinking “how nice it is here”

Visitation will be held at the GARAFRAXA HILL FUNERAL HOME, Chatsworth, from  5:00 – 8:00 pm on Friday July 27, 2018. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home chapel on Saturday July 28, at 12:00 pm, with a visitation 1 hour prior; Pastor Charlie Young officiating. Luncheon and fellowship to follow at the funeral home reception area. If desired, donations to  Chapman House would be appreciated by the family. Please help those who cannot get home for palliative care. Condolences may be expressed online at www.garafraxahillfuneral.com 

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