Ron Rader

On April 29, 2018, surrounded by the love of his family at the Chatham Kent Hospice, Ron Rader journeyed to his heavenly home. Born in Lewiston , N.Y., on September 28, 1953, to the late Robert and Marjorie Rader. Ron will be sorely missed by his loving wife Sandra (Gilbert), he was also loved dearly by his daughter Nicole Danielle Maynard (Jordan) and his son Jarrod Murray (Kayla) as well as his mother in law Shirley Gilbert. Proud grandfather of Jackson Ronald and Brielle Sandra Maynard. Brother of Vickie (Fred) and brother in law of Jim (Lisa) Gilbert. Brian (Wanda) Gilbert and Susan (Randy) McIntyre as well as several nieces and nephews. Ron’s memory will also be cherished by dear friends Heather Adams and Georgie and Les Waters. Thanks go to the many loving hands at the Chatham Kent Hospice and the Chatham Kent Health Alliance with a special thanks to Dr. Donna Watterud. Visitation for Ron Rader will be at Living Faith Community Church (530 Victoria Ave. ) Chatham on Tuesday May 1, 2018 from 7-9 pm and Wednesday May 2, 2018 from 9-11 am with a funeral service to follow at 11:00am. Donations to the Chatham Kent Hospice or the Chatham Kent Health Alliance are respectfully encouraged. Online condolences are welcome at

20 Comments on “Ron Rader”

  1. Sandy, Nicole and Jarrod and family. Please accept our condolences on the death of Ron. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Janis and Greg Taylor

  2. So sorry for your loss. Your devotion to Ron was an example to us all. Praying for comfort and strength in the time ahead.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Thinking of the many conversations we shared in the neighbourhood on Westgate Walk!

  4. My sincere condolences to Sandy & family. Another angel has been welcomed to the heaven’s above. Ron certainly transitioned to his end of life with grace & dignity. He was never alone for long periods of time. His family supported him 24/7. Is such a blessing he is no longer struggling & family can now be at peace. Thinking of all of you.

  5. To Sandy, Jarrod, Nicole and to Ron’s friends and family. You are such a loving, supportive family. I send you my love and condolences.

  6. Sandy, Nicole and Jarrod, my sincere condolences for your loss. I pray for your strength and comfort at this difficult time

  7. Sandy, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Marsha Thorpe

  8. Our deepest condolences as this most difficult time Sandy, Jarrod, Nicole and families. Heaven has sure gained a special angel but do know that you will one day meet again. It is not forever but til we meet again. Carry and treasure the special memories of Ron/your dad in your heart. Thinking of you all Shirley & John Konecny

  9. My condolences to you and your family, Mrs. Rader. Thinking of you, Nicole, Jarrod and the rest of your family during this difficult time.

  10. Sandy, Nicole and Jarrod. So sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. Met him several years ago when he worked at the Kent County Building as always remember his smile and great conversations. Thinking of your family at this time.

  11. Sandy, Nicole and Jerrod,
    The long journey for Ron has ended but his memories will live on. You are truly in our thoughts and hope you find strength in each other to get through this difficult time.
    Take care,
    Denis and Ursula Cochrane

  12. Sandy, Nicole, Jarrod and extended family, Peter and I are saddened to read about Ron’s passing. He will be sorely missed. We knew him to be a cordial and caring, thoughtful man. We will be thinking of all of you and praying for your comfort.

  13. Sandy, Nicole, Jarrod & family. Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow. It was with sadness to hear of Ron’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. May peace and comfort be with everyone during this difficult time. Norm & I ( Westgate Walk neighbours) are thinking of everyone and sending our love during these hard times.

  14. Dear Sandy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will be thinking of you and praying for you and your family.

  15. Sandy and family,
    We are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Dick and Lenore Houston

  16. Thank you everybody for your kind words of understanding and compassion during this difficult time. My family and I sincerely appreciate all the support and love that has been brought forth over these last few days and we couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to celebrate the life of my father with! My thoughts and thanks are with all of you!

  17. I know we saw each other many times over the past several months, and there is not much left to be said. But you all need to know, Sandy, Nicole, Jarrod (and Kayla) and Jackson and Brielle, that you did a wonderful job of making your husband’s, Dad’s and Grandpa’s journey through his illness as pleasant and love-filled as humanly possible. He left this earth at peace and knows that so many wonderful memories have been made. He clearly has made his mark in this world. It was an honour and a pleasure to have been involved in his care.

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