Ronald Joseph Bourassa

May 26, 1947 - July 10, 2023
July 13, 2023 14 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Ronald Joseph Bourassa passed away peacefully in Sherwood Park at the age of 76 on July 10, 2023.

He is survived by his wife Carlene, his children Ronalee (Dan), Danielle (Lyle), Jeffrey and Kristina, and grandchildren Klara, Thomas, Morgan, Sarah, Ally and Joseph. In addition to his siblings Eugene, Helen, and Laurette he is also survived by his mother, Anna, of Edmonton.

After spending his childhood in Radville, Saskatchewan and attending Notre Dame High School in Wilcox, Saskatchewan, Ron went to DeVry Tech in Toronto. He worked as an Operator on Ellesmere Island in northern Canada before enjoying a long career at Syncrude Research Center in Edmonton. To continue his education and stay current in his field, Ron obtained his Instrumentation Engineering Technology Diploma from NAIT in 1999.

In addition to a busy life raising their 4 children, Ron and Carlene fostered over 30 children and donated much of their spare time to volunteering for the Church, Special Olympics and the Robin Hood Association.

In retirement, Ron enjoyed extensive travel throughout Europe and model railroading, as well as spending time with his grandchildren. He will be remembered by many.

There will be a celebration of Ron’s life held for close family and friends on Wednesday, July 19 at 2:00 at the Trinity Funeral Home 10530 116 Street, Edmonton AB.

In lieu of flowers please donate in Ron Bourassa’s name to the Robin Hood Association (

  1. Carlene and family our sincerest condolences. Ron lived a very fulfilling life. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you as he is laid in his final resting place. Marie and John.

  2. Carlene and family thinking of you all and know that your favorite memories will always be treasured. On behalf of the Doyle family please accept our sympathies. Deborah Doyle

  3. So sorry for your loss.

  4. Ron was always such a happy and welcoming guy. Our sincerest condolences to all the family.

  5. Our most sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Carlene and family. We remember Ronald mostly when he was at DeVry Tech in Toronto. He was always welcome at our house when he got homesick. Rest in Peace, Ronald!

  6. Dear Carlene and family!
    Please accept our most sincere condolences on Ron’s passing!
    May the precious memories you all shared with Ron be of comfort
    at this time! Take time to reflect and just be together.
    Sending much Love,Hugs and Blessings!
    Pat Berlinguette and family

  7. My most sincere condolences to Carlene and Ron’s children and family. Not only was Ron the best man at our wedding but he continued to be the best man for his children, many foster children and his family. Everyone who knew him will have many memories of such a great guy. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

  8. I have only had the pleasure of knowing Ron for the past 12 years and it is truly with fond memories. We have shared birthdays, enjoyed parties, talked about farm life, laughed, played cards and in general have had fun. I have even thrown snowballs at his window while he was in the Care Center. Ron, you were a man of morals, integrity and compassion. You will be missed.

  9. Darby and I send you and your family our deepest condolences. Ron was such a good man and we remember him fondly. We wish you and your family the best in these difficult times.

  10. We are very saddened to hear the news of Ron’s passing and send our deepest condolences to Carleen and the family. Ron was a dear friend with my father and will always be in our memories for that friendship. His ongoing love of learning and his wonder of the world was shared with our children as we recall him telling stories, imparting his knowledge and expanding their world, and for that they will always remember him dearly. As time passes so must we all pass with it, but the lives we touch along the way is our legacy, and Ron touched many lives in his journey.

    Kevin, Jennifer, Rachel and Ryan Buerfeind

  11. Oh Carleen, we are so very sorry to hear about Ron. He was such a nice person and stood up for us when we got married. Seems we lost touch over the years, sadly enough.
    Unfortunately we cannot attend Ron’s fu real service but do know we are sending love and warm hugs.
    With love, Florent and Gail💜 Gilmore

  12. To Carlene and family as well as Aunty Anna and family my sincere condolences. It was sad to hear of the passing of Ron. My thoughts will be with you all tomorrow and you will all be in my prayers. Sending hugs and love to all

  13. I’m so sorry for your, and your daughters’, loss Ronalee. Your dad was kind to me, especially when my kids were young. He would come up to me in church and ask how we were, comment on how much my kids were growing. I’d also sometimes see him helping at the Knights end of year bbq at the church, even though he wasn’t a Knight. That’s what I’ll always remember about him – his kindness. – Dayna McBride (nee Park)

  14. Our condolences to the Bourassa family.

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