Obituary of Rejean Ronal Blouin
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Rejean Ronal at the Sault Area Hospital, on Friday May 27, 2022, at the age of 82. Cherished husband of Doris LeBlanc for 7 years and the late Lise Pelletier for 53 years. Survived by his children: Sylvie (Claude Bondu) of Hearst, Yves (Geeta Narine) of Porcupine, Alain (Lise L. Carrier) of Val-Cote and Chantal s.r.c. of Lac-au-Saumon Qc.; his step-daughters Carolle Robinson (Mike) and Line Thorburn (Don), 13 grand-children and 14 great-grand-children and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Rejean Ronal will also be missed by his brother Donald and his sister Louise (Adrien Veilleux); and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents Honorius Blouin and Regina (Boulanger), brothers Jocelyn, Rene and Andre, sisters Mariette, and Carmelle.
He was a wonderful dad and happy grand-pa. Everyone loved to spend time with him. He had a jolly personality with a definite smile to a laugh, always ready to help, giving, understanding, caring and attentive. He loved much and was loved much.
At the age of 17 Ron took over his father’s cobbler shop and operated it for 13 years. During those years, upholstery became the main source of revenue. From 1970 he worked as an Attendance Counsellor for the Hearst Board of Education. Went back to school and got certification from the Ontario Ministry of Education. Served the Hearst Board of Education for 17 years as an Attendance Counsellor while maintaining industrial upholstery as a side line. Resigned from the Hearst Board of Education in September 1987. Moved to St. Catherine ON to join his Brother Rene as a General Insurance Broker. In 1988, he applied for an Attendance Counsellor’s position that was advertised by the Sault-Ste-Marie Board of Education, got hired and worked for the Board until retirement in July of 2000. Retirement was filled with building wood projects and doing repairs and upholstery. He was a passionate sports fan, especially hockey, biking, skiing, and dancing. He loved gardening, reading and walking.
Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service at the Moose Lodge (543 Trunk Road) on Friday, June 3, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. A celebration of life reception will follow. Interment will take place at 2:00 p.m. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. The service can be viewed live via Zoom at. The celebration will start at 11:00 a.m. but the meeting will be opened ahead of this time for joining. When joining you will be in a waiting room and will be let in by the meeting administrator.
Meeting ID: 823 4868 6235
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or ARCH would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Road, 705-945-7758).