Ronald Albert Tidgwell, 81 beloved son of Harold Way Tidgwell and Alice Maude Tidgwell (nee Buffett) passed away at home on the morning of February 4th 2021 with his loving family by his side.
Ron was born to Alice and Harold in Halifax, Nova Scotia on November, 23 1939. He went to school in Sackville. He met and married his adoring wife of 57 years, Judith Ann Tidgwell (nee Brigley) in Sackville NS. They had three children, Kim Dorey (nee Tidgwell), Dawn Tidgwell, and Ronald Tidgwell Jr.
Ron Sr. Had many roles and interests. He was husband, father, papa, author of children's books and poems. He believed reading was the way to learning new things. He was a self taught computer programmer, built scaled model planes and cars. He later became quite skilled at photography. He also enjoyed visiting historical sites.
Ron deeply valued his roots, and his family. He had a true ability to foster relationships and had many neices and nephews that were proud to call him uncle.
Ron is survived by his beautiful wife Judith, his children Kim, Dawn and Ronald Jr. He is survived by his cherished grandchildren Catlan Dorey, Peter Dorey, Audrey Gapus and Lennox Tidgwell. Also survived by his siblings Elsie Thomas (nee Tidgwell) and husband Ray, Donna Wisen (nee Tidgwell) and husband Charles, and Elizabeth McPhee (nee Tidgwell.
He is predeceased by his parents Harold and Alice Tigwell, his siblings James William Tidgwell and Lillian Joan Tidgwell
Dad we miss you desperately, and I am profoundly honored to forever be your children.
My Mother's Unconditional Love
I am very proud to have witnessed the highest form of love these past 4 months watching my mother care for my father. During my father's illness my mother held everything together. She was dad's patient advocate, she managed his medicine, she talked him through hard times, she kept her children informed on all medical decisions. Dad very rarely had to ask for anything because she could tell what he needed before he asked for it. When times got tough and they did...she spent long days in the hospital by his side. She was fully devoted to him, and near the end, late in the night as she sat up with him, mustering his last strength, he reached for her. I have been truly blessed to have such wonderful devoted parents.
- Lennox Tidgwell and Paige Thompson
What is the meaning of life? What is the point of doing anything? These are the types of questions I always seem to ponder over. It was not until recently did I learn that the answer to these questions. What drives people to push their limits, to find who they are and what their meaning is. Whether is stems from photography, or running a sub shop, to writing, the question of the meaning of life evokes one to search for their deeper purpose. I’ve never seen a better example of a person who has found meaning in life than my grandfather; Ronald Albert Tidgwell. He found what he liked to do, what he was good at and seamlessly did both to the best of his abilities. He accomplished a lot in his time and was someone who lived his life how he wanted. The type of passion my grandfather had toward life is what I admire, and I truly aspire to be just like him. Rest in peace Papa, Love you.
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