Obituary of Ronald J. "Ron" Spearman
Of St. Thomas, age 68, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Parkwood Institute, London, on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.
Ron leaves behind his best friend and the love of his life Kim Spearman (née Levitzky), and his children, Joel and Joshua, Evie, and granddaughter, Hayley. Brother of Douglas Spearman (Marlene). Son-in-law of Zenon and Sheila Levitzky, and brother-in-law of Mark Levitzky (Nikki), Lisa Currell (Brian), and Heidi Levitzky (Frank). Ron is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Born in Belleville, ON, May 7, 1955, he was a son of the late Ira and Helen (née Holmes) Spearman.
Ron lived life to the fullest, he loved camping and cooking, and singing; whenever anyone came to visit, they were guaranteed to be wined and dined. Nobody ever left hungry after visiting him.
He was a genuine caring person, who was always there to help anyone out when needed, including 4-legged friends and animals of all sorts. Over the years he has often been affectionately referred to as the animal whisperer because he had a way of making a special connection with all living creatures.
Ron was an avid tennis player and instructor throughout the years, and a volunteer coach with the St. Thomas Accessibility Tennis Program.
In his earlier years, he was a bass singer with several different groups including The Proverbs, Cedar Creek, The Nations Quartet, Royal City Quartet, Sonshine City Quartet, and Promise. Ron’s vocals were also featured on several radio jingles, and he was a backing vocalist on a number of album projects recorded in studio.
In keeping with Ron’s wishes, by invitation a private service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). A public celebration of Ron’s life will be announced at a future date. Flowers are respectfully declined. If so desired, please consider a memorial donation to the Wee Braveheart Foundation, the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Foundation (re: Big Bend Conservation Area), or Animal Aide.