Obituary of Ronald Spencer Cairns Coulthard
Ronald Spencer Cairns Coulthard, born in Blanshard Township, Ontario died on April 12, 2022 at St. Marys Memorial Hospital. Ron is survived his beloved wife, Ann (nee Harvey), his much loved daughter, Coralee Foster (Dale) and by his two special grandsons Darwin (Jenna) and Alex. Ron was predeceased by his parents, Nelson Cairns Coulthard in 1977 and Olive Esther Coulthard (nee Brooks) in 1985.
Ron was devoted to his daughter and two grandsons, enjoying time spent with them and proud of their accomplishments.
Music was very important to Ron, who had a long and successful musical career, beginning with playing with his Mom and Dad at local dances; Ron on guitar, his mother on piano and his father on violin. From age 15, Ron played with various country groups, beginning with Clarence Petrie and the Night Hawks and other local groups, notably the Country Cousins, as well as his own band the Wildwoods and most recently the Half-Tones. From 1967 to 1977 Ron was part of the weekly Wingham CKNX TV show “Circle 8”. He was a long-time executive member of the Stratford Musicians Associations and secretary of the Barn Dance Historical Society. Ron has been involved in music all of his life.
Ron enjoyed travelling, for many years to conventions in the USA and also family trips to many US destinations, Britain and across Canada, especially summer holidays at Sauble Beach and more recently with Coralee and family at Berford Lake.
Visitation will be held at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. S., St. Marys, on Friday, April 15, from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the St. James Anglican Church, 65 Church St. S. St. Marys, on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 2 p.m. with Rev Jenny Sharp officiating. All those in attendance of the visitation and funeral will be asked to wear a mask.
Interment in St. Marys Cemetery.
St. James Anglican Church
65 Church St. S. St. Marys, ON N4X 1B8
To honour the memory of Ron, please be good to one another, hug your loved ones often and remember “Live Music is Best.”