Walter Ronald Drynan (Ron)

January 14, 1932

September 7, 2023

With deep sadness, we announce the passing of our dear father on September 7, 2023, at the age of 91. Ron was a devoted father to Teresa Crease (Gary), Lauri Balson, Jacqui Drynan, Dani Hennin (Brian), Mari Wright (Ori), and Ron Jr. (Lisa). He was a proud grandpa to Ashley, Lindsay (TC), Aaron (Jennifer), Cameron (Emily), Charlotte (Jake), Terin (Mike), and Trevan (Stephanie). Furthermore, he took great joy in being a great-grandfather to Carey, Elodie, and Mia. Faye Hord (Hugh), his loving sister, survives him. Ron was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jane Drynan (nee Rigney), whom he shared 37 beautiful years with, as well as his parents Walter and Elaine (nee Robinson), and his siblings, Tom Drynan (Marju), Renee Fenske (Eric), Joy Scott, and Bill Drynan (Kathy).

Ron dedicated his professional life to Civil Engineering. He commenced his career as a faculty member in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 1961. Subsequently, he served as a Senior Engineer in the International Joint Commission, Great Lakes Region. Ron also made significant contributions at the City of Windsor Lou Romano Water Reclamation Plant and the Little River Pollution Control Plant. Additionally, he held the rank of Flying Officer in the RCAF Reserve.

Beyond his professional achievements, Ron had a passion for sailing, golfing, curling, and crossword puzzles. He was one of the co-founders of the Bogey Golf Tour. We would like to extend our gratitude to the medical professionals who cared for Ron, especially the compassionate nurses and PSWs at the Richmond Terrace Long Term Care Home in Amherstburg. We are also grateful to his dear friend Wayne and PSW Carinne in LaSalle. In accordance with Ron’s wishes, he has been cremated, and a private interment will take place at a later date. For a more detailed account of Ron’s life, please visit You may also share a photo or leave a condolence on the website.

We mourn the loss of a remarkable father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and sibling. Ron’s memory will forever be treasured by all those whose lives he touched. May he rest in peace.

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