Ron Wonnacott

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Died: January 29, 2018
Place: University Hospital, London

Doug and Nancy Buchan
(Thursday, February 1, 2018)

Doug and Nancy Buchan has made a donation to Breathe- the Lung Association on behalf of Ron Wonnacott.


Francine Granger
(Friday, February 2, 2018)

Francine Granger has made a donation to Breathe- the Lung Association on behalf of Ron Wonnacott.


Richard Low
(Saturday, February 3, 2018)

Richard Low has made a donation to Breathe- the Lung Association on behalf of Ron Wonnacott.


Richard Low
(Saturday, February 3, 2018)

Richard Low has made a donation to Breathe- the Lung Association on behalf of Ron Wonnacott.


Richard&Dorothy Low
(Saturday, February 3, 2018)

Richard&Dorothy Low has made a donation to Breathe- the Lung Association on behalf of Ron Wonnacott.


Rev. Pieter Schinkelshoek
(Saturday, February 3, 2018)

Dear Eloise, Jeanette and I learned this morning via L.F.P. that your husband Ron passed. We are hereby sending our condolences to you and your family. We will miss him and his gentle manner at our Sunday Bridge. God bless you and your family in this time of grief.


Bruce Lambert
(Saturday, February 3, 2018)

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Ron. He will be missed at the Men's Club here at Windermere on the Mount. He contributed a great deal. I send my most sincere condolences.
Bruce Lambert


JoAnn Knight
(Sunday, February 4, 2018)

I’m sorry of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
JoAnn And Tony Knight and family
Virginia


Jan McMurd and Les Forster
(Sunday, February 4, 2018)

Rob and family,
Please accept our sincere sympathies on the loss of your father. He was an amazing man and we’re sure you have many wonderful memories of him.


John and margi
(Tuesday, February 6, 2018)

Eloise and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you...and our wonderful memories are flooding to the forefront. Loved our time together!


Jack&Sandy snelgrove
(Tuesday, February 6, 2018)

Jack&Sandy snelgrove has made a donation to Breathe- the Lung Association on behalf of Ron Wonnacott.


Jack&Sandy snelgrove
(Tuesday, February 6, 2018)

Eloise & family,
Thinking of you.
Will certainly miss the "old boy"!!


Paul Jenkins
(Wednesday, February 7, 2018)

My sincere condolences to the Wonnacott family. I owe a great deal to Professor Wonnacott. He was one of my first Professors, instilling in me a love of economics and public policy that helped spur my career at the Bank of Canada. As well, he was an exceptional individual who treated people with respect and dignity. He was a very deserving recipient of the Order of Canada. I will always have fond memories of time spent with him during the Economics Department's 50th Anniversary celebrations.
Sincerely,
Paul Jenkins


Lynne Livingstone
(Wednesday, February 7, 2018)

Lynne Livingstone has made a donation to Breathe- the Lung Association on behalf of Ron Wonnacott.


Lynne livingstone
(Thursday, February 8, 2018)

Eloise and Family,
For many many years you were
great nieghbours.We are so soory
for your loss.
Bob and Lynne Livingstone


John Gonder
(Thursday, February 8, 2018)

Eloise
Please accept our sincere condolences. We will miss Ron’s visits with you to the office. He was a very influential and respected professor.
Sincerely.
John Gonder


Andrew S Nevin
(Friday, February 9, 2018)

I am deeply saddened to hear of Ron's passing. Tom and Ron had an enormous impact on the trajectory of my life, with Tom supporting me in the Statistics department and then arranging with Ron for me to move over to do the MA in Economics with Ron. This has been the foundation of my professional life since 1980 and I will never forget the support of the Wonnacotts.


Vicki & Jim Parrish
(Friday, February 9, 2018)

Dear Tom & all the Wonnacott family.
Our sincere condolences on the loss of your brother, husband, father, uncle and friend. Most sincerely, the Parrish Family


Sue Venn
(Friday, February 9, 2018)

I am so sorry!! This is weird but I had a hard time getting to sleep last night - kept thinking about him. Just remembering when we were young and at their house. I was always so in awe of him. These last few years must have been so difficult for him ??


Doug Mohr
(Friday, February 9, 2018)

He led one of the great Canadian lives.
Such is the cycle, people like Ron come along every once in a while, and manage to find their way.


Tom Mohr
(Friday, February 9, 2018)

I have fond memories of Ron Wonnacott. The thing that strikes me most is that he carried himself with this awesome mix of dignity, intellectual luminosity, humility and benevolence. It was fun to watch Dad and Ron banter. They were two spark plugs together, igniting back and forth debates on business and economy like the pistons and rods in a Porsche engine.

Ron took real interest in me. He led me into spirited debates on the merits (de-merits) of economic socialism and my left-leaning liberal point of view. With a warm smile completely lacking in condescension, he would engage me in a clear, succinct, authoritative defense of capitalism, pointing gaping holes in the socialist worldview. Obviously, he won me over! :)

In the years after graduating from college, my path took me far from my Canadian roots-- to Florida, California, Minnesota and Nashville. Off and on over the years, when visiting friends near and far, I would stumble upon a book in their book case-- "Econometrics: Wonnacott and Wonnacott". This would lead me into a proud rendition of "I know Ron Wonnacott".

It is no surprise at all to me that NAFTA exists today in no small part because of Ron Wonnacott. I just hope our joke of a president here in America doesn't tear his great work to shreds.

Ron had such a strong dedication to his family. You could instantly see the pride he had in Doug, Rob and Cathy-- and of course for the love of his life, Eloise.

So let me join the many thousands who will tip their hats to Ron Wonnacott today. A great Canadian, a wonderful husband and father, and an inspiration and mentor to many, including me.


The Russels (Claire/Sean & family)
(Friday, February 9, 2018)

All the Russels are thinking of you guys today and sending our love out to you. I remember swimming at Ron and Eloise's pool in the summer time when we all lived in London. Those were great days and he was always so nice to me. Im so sorry for your loss. Lots of love.


Doug Crocker
(Friday, February 9, 2018)

I am awfully sorry to have heard that your Dad passed away last night. He was a great man and from the interactions I witnessed, it was easy to see the influence he had on you and the pride he held for you and vice versa. Consequently, I know you will miss him but your strong memories will be a good thing to hold onto.


John C Tonetti
(Friday, February 9, 2018)

Dear Deb and Doug - I am so sorry about the loss of your dad. Ron lived an extraordinary life impacting Canadian free trade, imparting his extensive knowledge through his books and teaching, as well as mentoring thousands of Econ students across Canada and around the world. He was also a very nice man and a wonderful family man. Thinking of you and your family with lots of love.


Alma & Peter Scovil
(Monday, February 12, 2018)

Alma & Peter Scovil has made a donation to Breathe- the Lung Association on behalf of Ron Wonnacott.