Veteran of Second World War. Ronnie passed away at the Garden Home, Charlottetown, on Saturday, March 15, 2014.
He was born in St. Peter’s Bay on November 4, 1918, and his family moved to Morell around the time of the Second World War. He enlisted in the army when war was declared and was a member of tP.E.I. Highlanders Black Watch Regiment. During the war he was stationed all across the country from B.C. to Newfoundland.
Ronnie was a gentle, quiet, hard-working family man who never wanted to be the centre of attention. But all that changed when he stepped on a rink, where he was a fierce competitor and one of the most talented amateur hockey players of his era. Many people felt he could have played in the NHL had he wanted to; which might be true because while playing with the Canadian Army team during the Second World War he played on a line with two NHL players.
Ronnie’s talent and artistry were not limited to the ice. During his 40 years as a welder with Proud and Moreside he designed and built numerous intricate ornamental iron installations all over the Island.
We are filled with gratitude to have been so fortunate to have had Ronnie as our father, grandfather, father-in-law, brother, uncle, and friend.
Dear father of Beverly Mednick (Leo) and Kenneth McInnis. Loving grandfather of Sean and Jessica McInnis. Brother of Mae Grant (Eric, deceased) and Lyman McInnis (Anne). Lovingly remembered by his special nieces, Clara Lawton and Cookie McDonald.
Predeceased by his loving wife, Lila (McGrath); by his parents, Joseph and Katie (MacDonald) McInnis; by his siblings, Art (Betty), Ethel MacDonald (Barney), Edith MacEwen (Doug) and Joseph (Joan).
Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X Church on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment later in St. Theresa of the Little Flower Church Cemetery, Morell. To respect Ronald’s wishes there will be no visitation.