Ronald Daye

Daye– Peacefully surrounded by his loving family listening to Blue Rodeo’s “Lost Together” at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Friday, December 2, 2022.  Ronald John Daye, age 63 years of Corunna. Loving soul mate of 42 years to Wendy. Dear father of Matt Daye (Nadine) of Bright’s Grove and Josh Daye (Jessica) of Corunna. Cherished grandfather of Cameron, Jenna, Brayden, Adelynn and Sawyer. Much loved brother of Russell Daye (Julie) of Sarnia, Kevin Daye (Dianne) of Sarnia, Donald Daye (Kim) of Corunna and Deb Ferguson of Sarnia. Brother-in-law of Faith Park of Corunna. Ron will be fondly remembered by the Mercer family. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Predeceased by; his parents, Doug and Marjorie Daye and by his brother, Doug Daye. Ron retired from Shell in 2016 after 38 years of service and spent many years as a referee and supervisor in the P.W.H.L. and O.M.H.A. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the doctors, nurses and personal support workers in the CCCOG unit at Bluewater Health for the compassionate care given to Ron during his stay there. In keeping with his wishes cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at the Corunna Legion on Thursday December 8, 2022 from 3-6 p.m. with remembrances being offered at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or to the Brain Injury Association of Sarnia-Lambton. Arrangements entrusted to the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online at Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information


Alzheimer Society Brain Injury Association of Sarnia-Lambton

Funeral Date

A celebration of life will be held at the Corunna Legion on Thursday December 8, 2022 from 3-6 p.m.

85 thoughts on “Ronald Daye”

  1. Wendy & Family
    I am so saddened for you all for your loss of Ronald. We all grew up knowing each other whether from school, work, church, our community neighbourhood, ball parks or arena. The Daye’s were like our small town family. My sincere condolences go out to you all. Ron will surely be missed. Hugs!❤️

    1. Rob & Debra Taylor

      We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Ron. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Wendy and your family throughout this difficult time.

      Rob & Deb Taylor

  2. Wendy and family…I am so sorry for this huge loss! Know that I will be praying for you during this time of grieving.

  3. I will be happily reminded of you every time the Duc sails past with a band/drummer playing

    Many a time I sat on my deck while you played floating past

    Rock on my friend ❤️

  4. Wendy and family, sending our deepest condolences to you and your family. So very sorry for your loss 🙏💗

    1. Dave, Carol & Christie Daye

      So very sorry the loss of Ron another Daye taken way too soon, sending lots of extra hugs to all & may you rest in peace Ron

  5. Wendy and family,
    I am speechless learning this news of Ronnie’s passing! You are all in my thoughts and prayers! My sincere condolences to you all! Ron with be sadly missed! Big Hugz

    Neil. 💔

  6. Wendy and family, very sorry to learn of Ron’s passing. Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out you and entire Daye family on this sad occasion.

    1. Wendy and family, so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. My condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you ❤️

      1. Wendy & Family,
        We are very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing.
        I enjoyed his humour and was fortunate to play music with Ron. He will be missed.

        Steve & Kelly Hilton

  7. We are so sorry to hear of Rons passing. We are thinking of you and your family Wendy during this difficult time.
    Bill and Tammy Warner

  8. Bonnie Humble and Peter

    Wendy and family we are so saddened by the news of Ron’s passing. Sending our prayers and thoughts to you

  9. Matt and family,

    So sorry for your loss. I met Ron years ago as a teen playing crew hockey with the Shell guys. He was always a character in the room and had a great sense of humour. Saw him lots as a referee and then as a supervisor in local rinks.
    Ron was a great person, respected and liked by many and I hope those fond memories help you during this tough time. Condolences to you and your family.

  10. to the daye families. so sorry to hear about ron. he was a corunna boy thru and thru. ron was way too young to be taken from us with that illness. we will all miss ronnie….my condolences…..percy p. parker

  11. Douglas Zonneville

    Wendy and entire Daye family….
    Wendy and I were heartbroken to hear about Ronnie. Our sincerest condolences to all of you on your loss. His memory will always be a treasure to us.

  12. Rest in peace brother Ron.
    We’ve known each other since our early teens in old Corunna town.
    Always a gentle conversation whether on the streets, backyard fences, or even on the job.
    Our families are intertwined in a unique way.
    Condolences to Wendy and family as l have only known you two to be together.
    Also to the Daye family.
    Thinking if you all.

  13. Dave and Flo Zink

    Oh Wendy, Matt and Josh, it breaks my heart that Ron has passed !! Sending you all prayers and hugs! He will be reunited with his bro Doug… Our condolences to the entire Daye family.

  14. Gary and Sharon Smith are saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. Ron was like the rest of the Daye’s fun, loving and smiling. Our love and prayers are with all of you. Cannot wait to see you and hug you all

  15. Wendy and family, so very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    John and Senga

  16. Patricia Ann McGee

    Dear Wendy & Entire Daye Family:
    Very sincere condolences to you all.
    Ronnie was indeed a special guy to all of us.
    Just know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Aunt Patti & Uncle Gary

  17. Wendy, my deepest condolences to you and all your family. Ron was my first mentor at Shell back in 1978 when I first started. I have so many fond memories of Ron, not only at work but outside of work. I will keep you and all your family in my thoughts and prayers ❤️🙏

  18. Wendy, Matt and Josh. I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. May memories of happier days help you through these difficult times. Take care of each other. ♥️

  19. We are very sorry for your loss, Wendy and family
    I worked with Ron for over 30 years at Shell . He was a good guy . R.I.P.

    Larry & Sue McLean

  20. Jeff and Sue Agar

    Wendy and family: keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Sending our sympathies. Ron surely will be missed.

  21. Ron and I never really worked together but our jobs would often overlap in the 35 plus years we we together at Shell …he would be my “go to guy” if I needed anything answered about the Old Steam Plant. Always a great person to work with and an even greater person away from the plant. . RIP my friend…til we meet again.

  22. John & Janice Knight

    Wendy, Matt & Josh, we send our sincere condolences to you and your families at this sad time, may the good memories overshadow the last few difficult years of Ron’s life.

  23. Dear Wendy & family , Donny & Kim and the entire Daye family … saddened to hear of Ronnie’s passing , sending our extreme love and caring thoughts to you all at this time .
    Deb & Steve Hicken

  24. Ken & Kathy McLachlin

    I always looked forward to seeing Ron. As kids growing up in Corunna to later playing music at St. Andrews. Ron will be missed.
    Our sympathy, thoughts and prayers to Wendy and Ron’s family.

  25. Sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. We knew each other from high school and later met up again at Shell. Gone too soon. RIP.
    Keith and Leesa Anderson

  26. Wendy and the entire Daye families,

    So sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing … far too young, I can only imagine the trouble he and Doug are going get into. May your memories be strong enough to help you through these difficult times

  27. Wendy, Matt, Josh and the rest of the Daye Family, it was very sad hearing about Ronny passing away. He will be missed
    Rick and Carol

  28. Pauline and Hope Ostachuk

    Wendy and Daye Family
    So sorry to hear on Ron’s passing. We send our sincere heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. Cherish your memories and keep them close to your heart.

  29. Sincere sympathies to Daye & Mercer families. Our parents were good friends of Ron’s parents. I was the family babysitter when they were little guys. So have many fond memories.
    Hugs to all.

  30. I’m so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. I enjoyed working and refereeing and playing crew hockey with Ron. My condolences to Wendy and the family.
    Mike Edgar

  31. My deepest condolences and sympathy Wendy and to all your family. I have so many fond memories of Ron at work and away from work. I will keep you all in my prayers 🙏

  32. So very sorry to hear about Ron. I did not work directly with Ron, but he was always a great support with all our students during their induction. Taken way too young. My condolences Wendy to you and Family…Mary Bishop

  33. Bernie Baillargeon

    Wendy & the entire Daye family….so sorry to hear of my old Pal’s passing….Ron and I started working at Shell on the same day Jan 30,1978 when it was about -35 F below outside….he kept our hiring group of 10 pretty loose in Guy Mott’s College for 4 weeks as i was getting to know him and we had some laughs together…..After that we were both assigned to Shift work in Process on the FCCU-#1 Crude Complex…..Ron was very ambitious and eager to learn as i was but he had one special quality,he was fearless of the volatility,heat,flow and pressure inside the pipelines….what a character he was!…He bought a brand new 1978 Mustang Car even before our 6 months of probation was over and we were under alot of stress to progress….so many employees had been let go before we came along but Ron said there was NO WAY he was going to be one of them!…he had plenty of confidence but at some point as did all of us did,he got the “Process scare” and applied for an opening in the Utilities Dept(the Main Steam Plant) after about 18 months to be a Stationary Engineer…I went to the Lab about 2.5 yrs later so we were neighbours once again(Lab and Steam Plant were right beside one another)Ron worked at the Shell Refinery 6 yrs. longer than i did and i was recommending to him to retire as a friend because the equipment was getting old and things within the Company were getting bad but he was a go-getter and wanted to keep going as he had so much energy and i admired him for that quality that he had….he wasn’t afraid to make mistakes or fail at anything and for that i will always remember him…my deepest sincere condolences to everyone whoever knew him or worked with him……smart as a whip with his quick wit!……R.I.P. Ronnie

  34. So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. I got to know Ron thru Shell crew hockey and had lots of interplant work connections too. He was always a fun and classy guy. Deepest condolences to the family.

  35. Wendy I’m so sorry to hear about Ron we had lots of laughs over years at work a great guy hard worker and a drummer !
    You and the family have our deepest condolences.

    Chris tomkins

  36. My condolences to Wendy and also to Ron’s brothers and sister. I met the Daye family when Ron was in his mid teens. Our sons played together on Corunna sport teams. I would see Ron at various Shell functions. RIP Ron.

  37. Wendy, Matt, Josh and family,
    I am sorry to hear that Ron has passed.
    I will remember his visits to the store with Wendy, and the laughs.
    Condolences to you and your family.

  38. To all the Daye family, we are very sorry to hear of Ron’ s passing. We will keep you in our thoughts at this difficult time. R.I.P Ron
    Mike& MJ Franchuk

  39. Tom and Joyce McLaughlin

    Wendy, Matt, Josh and Family
    So very sorry to hear that Ron has passed away. He was a great coach and a great coworker. May your memories of the good times help you through this sad and difficult time.
    Tom and Joyce

  40. Wendy and family. We are sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. Ron was always fun to work with and he always had that smile. Our condolences and prayers are with you at this time.

    Pam & Walter Fell

  41. Ron was always a high energy guy with a great attitude. I met Ron and Don long before my Shell years as a young boy, our dad’s worked together and introduced us at the Daye home in Corunna, great memories. My deepest condolences to Josh, Wendy and the Daye family. May you rest in peace Ron.

  42. Kevin and Daye Family, I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time. RIP Ron💐

  43. To the whole Daye family….
    I am so sorry to hear of Ronnie s passing… condolences to all of you
    .you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  44. Mark and Debbie Elliott

    To the entire Daye family: We are so very sorry to hear of Ron’ s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  45. Wendy and Family. I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family. I have very fond memories of Ron during our hockey endeavours. I had the pleasure of working beside Ron, on and off the ice
    Rest in Peace my friend!

    Debbie Hands

  46. Lonnie& Colleen Goodhand

    To the Daye Family we are so sorry to hear Ron passed he was one hell of a guy worked with him many times and knew him and family many years he will be missed.

  47. Bob and Darlene Ellenor

    Wendy, Matt & Josh, we wish you and your family peace, comfort and courage at this time of sorrow. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family at this difficult time. May you find comfort in all the special memories you shared.

  48. Wendy, Matt, Josh and the Daye family, our hearts break for you during this tough time.. We wish to extend our deepest condolences to each one of you as you mourn the loss of a great guy. Please be sure to cherish all your fond memories that you have been blessed with over the years. It is those memories that will keep Ronnie close to your heart as he watches over and guides you all from the Heavenly sky above. May you all find comfort within one another and always lean on those who are offering their support when you need it most. Sorry we will miss you all at the celebration of life, however we want you to know we are all thinking about you and sending warm hugs and prayers. Maggie McGee and family.

  49. Lynn and Rick Kloss

    Wendy, Matt and Josh, we are devastated for you all. May your beautiful memories of Ron bring you strength as you move forward without him. He will be missed by so many and forgotten by none.

  50. So sorry to hear about Ron’s death, he was a great man , many years as a fellow Shell employee, condolences to all the Daye families
    RIP Ron

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