In Memory of our friend Ron Hewitt

posted Dec 7, 2012, 8:52 AM by Pratima Bhatt   [ updated Jul 30, 2013, 7:10 PM by Special Olympics West Niagara ]
It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our friend and tireless volunteer Ron Hewitt who passed away on July 11, 2013.

Ron left us peacefully at his home at the age of 67 with his sweetheart and soul mate Nancy Taylor at his side. Ron is the cherished father of Chris Hewitt (Lori) and Robbin Cooper (Mat). Ron was a second dad to Sean Taylor (Kristen). He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren.

Ron worked tirelessly for many years with the Beamsville Hockey Association, softball, and figure skating. He received the citizen's Award from the town of Lincoln in 1987. He retired from Dofasco with more than 25 years of service. After retirement  he kept busy with many things: Tai Chi, Special Olympics Grimsby-Lincoln, the Fall Prevention Network Committee, the JAAC, and facilitator for Grimsby Multiple Sclerosis Support Group.

Ron was an active member of our local Special Olympics Community Council whose knowledge, attention to detail, and commitment to build a phenomenal coaching group will be sadly missed.  We are indebted to Ron's desire to enhance our group to be the best we can be.