Ronald Franko

After a brief illness, Ronald Alexander Franko, passed peacefully with his daughter by his side on Wednesday July 22, 2020 at 74 years of age. Son of the late Alexander and Ann(Nee Andrusiak) Franko. Ron was born on March 14, 1946 and lived in Chatham his entire life.  He loved to travel and was blessed to have seen so many beautiful parts of the world.  Ron is survived by his daughter Jennifer and her husband Trevor Reneau, his grandchildren Dylan (Beaulieu), Gwendelyn and Corbin. Also survived by his siblings Larry Franko (Lorna), MaryAnn (Arthur Kyryllo) and Gaylord Franko (Jenn). Ron enjoyed over 40 as a Chatham Kent Realtor. He was a key player with the 1970 Kent Concretes which were inducted into the Chatham Kent Sports Hall of Fame for Baseball in 2016.  Ron will be deeply missed and forever remembered. A Celebration of Ron’s life will be announced at a later date.

31 Comments on “Ronald Franko”

  1. Sister MaryAnn, Art, Danica and Justin remember the good times we’ve had together because of your kind heart and generosity, Ron. Will miss your positive attitude and helping hand throughout all our life challenges. A life passed on too soon but full nonetheless. Hope we meet again.

  2. Ron was a great guy. I did many real estate deals with him over the years. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ron’s daughter and extended family. Ron and I took the real estate course together many years ago and it was great to have him as a co-realtor friend in our office.

  4. Sending sincere condolences to Ron’s family at this difficult time.
    RIP in Ron, we will certainly miss you.

  5. Ron will be missed a lot. I owe him a lot he gave me the strength to run in the Provincial election in 1990 because he himself put his name on the ballot for federal and Provincial election under the NDP. Ron was a person who work endlessly for Chatham kent and never took the spotlight for his hard work. The community has lost a good man and will be missed. The Hope Family extends it’s deepest sympathy to the Family

  6. Ron was a great guy I worked with him many times he cared a great deal about the community he will missed my sympathies to his family

  7. Ron was a great guy
    I worked with Ron in the electrical trade way back in the late 60s and early 70s. RIP Ron.

    1. R.I.P. Ron……my heartfelt condolences to all family and friends, I am so sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Gloria xox.

  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.Wayne and I often sat with Ron at company gatherings and enjoyed his company and his quick mind.Penny and Wayne Liddy

  9. I worked with Ron on many election campaigns and will always remember him for his commitment to improving the lives of working people. I’m sure he is in the middle of discussions with the great NDP leaders who have passed on before. Rest in peace Ron

  10. So sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. Remembered he did some wiring for an old AC unit on a Ursuline Ave apartment. We worked together in real estate, a few different companies at that time. I have a lot of respect for him, our thoughts are with the families at this difficult time, Tim Baxter & family.

  11. My heartfelt condolences to all the family. His phone calls to me always started with “Marusa”.

  12. So sad to hear about Ron’s passing. Sending you our condolences, Iris & Bob, Shannon & Rick.

  13. Sorry to hear about Ron’s passing, worked with him on elections campaigns and sending my condolences to Jennifer and family. Connie George

  14. Sorry to hear about Ron’s passing, worked with him on elections campaigns and sending my condolences to Jennifer and family. Connie George

  15. I just read about Ron’s passing. I remember many a pool party when I was younger with my parents. Ron displayed a lot of faith in me when I was a teenager giving me some important positions on his campaign team along with my father Joe Bachewsky. I am sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

  16. Jennifer and family

    Our deepest condolences for your loss you are in out thoughts and prayers.
    R.I.P. Ron

  17. Ron Franko was an excellent Real Estate Agent with Royal LePage Peifer Realty but more important he was a kind man who accepted what life presented him with grace,
    You will be sadly missed.
    Rest and Peace and to his family I wish them wonderful memories of a life well lived.

  18. Jennifer – my condolences about your dad. We sat together on the Chatham Kent Big Brother’s Board of Directors. Ron was always informative and helpful in our mandate. I saw him not too long ago at the grocery store – he looked well and we had a nice chat. So sorry. May he Rest In Peace.

  19. Our hearts are with the family during this most difficult time. Ron was our neighbour when I was just starting my teenage years and he became a good friend as time went by, sold us the house we live in now, a fine gentleman who will be missed

  20. Gaylord, Jenn and family, deepest, sincerest and most heartfelt condolences on beloved Ron’s passing. Enjoyed Ron’s world view over the years. Had the delightful occasion of listening to Ron about a year and a half ago at a local retail establishment. It was great to talk with him. Many blessings to all.- Walter Wolański

  21. My condolences & prayers go out to the family of Ron. Sorry to hear of the passing of Ron, as we go back to the 60’s & will miss his smiles & jokes. Rest in peace Ron, as our loss is God’s gain. May God grant the family the strength they need in their time of pain & sorrow for their loss, of Ron.

  22. Prayers from your cousins. This is such sad news and a shock to us all. Norrie Adrian Paula. Hugs

  23. We are shocked and saddened to hear of our cousin Ron’s passing. Our sympathies to Jennifer and family and MaryAnn, Lawrence and Gaylord.
    Terry, Paul, Jim, Gary and Maureen Franko

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