HOFSTETTER: Ronald Massey – passed away suddenly but peacefully with his wife Martha by his side on Thursday July 9, 2015 at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, Bracebridge, after spending an enjoyable week with his children and grandchildren.
Ron is survived by his wife Martha, by his daughter Kim Wiatr of Guelph, Lisa & husband Trevor Weigel of Plattsville, Kelly & husband Amin Khan of Kitchener, by his grandchildren Tyler (Jenna), Kailee (Brady), Troy (Kirsten), Kaitlyn, Josh, Ben, Kieran, Brendan and great -grandson Corbin. He is also survived by his brother Bob & wife Joan and brother-in-law Layton Hofstetter all of Plattsville and by many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents Percy & Alma Hofstetter, nephew Alan Hofstetter and step sister Helen Hofstetter and several sisters & brothers-in-law.
Many people may not know that Ron, while working with Dr. Barker and the University of Guelph was the first technician in Canada to artificially inseminate a sow. Ron also worked for 11 years for the Waterloo Cattle Breeding and then spent 37 years living his dream of owning and running a farm. Ron had a love of woodworking, antique oil lamps, toy tractors, his vegetable gardens and his many dogs, most recently Schwartz. Ron and Martha enjoyed traveling, especially their many trips across Canada. Ron also enjoyed his family time and was extremely proud of his grandchildren and great grandchild.
Relatives and friends may call at the Glendinning Funeral Home, 40 William St., Plattsville on Monday for 2-4 & 7-9pm., then again on Tuesday July 14, 2015 at Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church 57 Stirling Ave., N., Kitchener from 9:30am until 10:45am followed by the Funeral Service at 11:00am. Reception to follow. Interment will take place later in Chesterfield Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Stirling Avenue W.M.A (cheques accepted) would be appreciated by the family.