Ronald John Gotell, 74 of Edmonton, Alberta, passed away peacefully on May 17th, 2022.
He passed away following a brief and unexpected illness, surrounded by his family.
Ron was born in Georgetown, PEI to John Gotell and Marion Batchilder. Ron joined the Canadian Armed forces in 1965 and spent 14 years proudly serving his country. Following his honourable discharge, he worked in several fields, eventually landing at SPAR working as a Safety Systems Tech. In his retirement years, he renovated his home, manicured his lawn, and told stories of his adventures around the firepit. In 2016, he sold his property and spent his time living the RV life at Gallagher Lake, B.C., meeting new friends and enjoying life on his terms with his wife by his side.
In his early 20’s, he met Laura McAree. They married in 1970 in Griesbach, Alberta. Within 1 year they had started a family, complete with daughters Karrie, Ronda, and son John. As a family they moved often, following Ron’s military placements and finally settled in and around Edmonton, Alberta. Ron is remembered for his big personality, sense of fun, passionate interest in world history, and love of sharing stories and opinions.
In addition to his wife Laura and children Karrie Theroux (Pat), Ronda Frederiksen (David), and John Gotell (Jody), Ron is survived by his grandchildren Raeanne Gotell, Aidan Theroux, Eve Gotell, Kace Theroux, Alexis Theroux, and Isabella Frederiksen, sisters Joan Stanley and Betty Smith, and brothers Jerome Gotell and Ralph Gotell. He was preceded in passing by his parents John Gotell and Marion Gotell nee Batchilder, and brothers Fred Gotell, Steve Gotell, and Carl Gotell.
The funeral service will be held at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church 10004 – 101 Street, Fort Saskatchewan, AB on Wednesday May 25th, 2022, at 11:00 am. There will be a reception to follow. His family will be present to welcome loved ones.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to The Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca)
Serenity Funeral Service
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