Theophilus Ronald Poots

April 25, 2019 10 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Ron Poots of Edmonton passed away peacefully on April 23, 2019 with his wife and children by his side.

He was born in Belfast to Ernie and Renee and emigrated to Canada in 1969, where he met and married Jean.

Initially a teacher at Eastwood and Wagner, Ron became Assistant Principal at Avonmore, then the last Principal at McKay Avenue followed by Sherbrooke, Riverbend, Ellerslie and Dan Knott.

He loved life in Canada, raising his family on an acreage, hunting and fishing with long-time friends, entertaining as a folk singer and creating art such as paintings and crafts. He and Jean also enjoyed traveling far and wide. A full life.

Mourned by his wife Jean, children Trina (Eric), Tara Harrington (Dwayne), and Stephen (Janna) as well as grandchildren Makenzie, Jake, Georgia, Katie and Elliott. He also leaves his brothers Vaughan, Alan and Medwin and families in the UK and Jean’s brothers Cliff (Diane) and Bob (Shelley) Andres of Flin Flon, and sisters Joan Kabitz (Gerry) of Edmonton, and Joyce Kotz (Dave) of Yorkton.

Memorial Service
11:00AM Tuesday April 30, 2019
Glory Lutheran Church
22577 Highway 16, Sherwood Park, AB

Memorial Donations
Glory Lutheran Church or the Cross Cancer Institute

  1. Trevor and I are extending our condolences to the family and will dearly miss Ron very much.

  2. Many of my fond memories as a young man were because of Ron. His camp cooking, his crazy poker luck, or just the way he told a story always meant a good time was had in hunting camp. I love you like a brother Ron, my heart goes out to The Poots

  3. We have fond memories of Ronnie and he will be sorely missed. Thoughts are with all of the family.
    Gordon Nixon Snr and Wendy x

    • Jean and family
      So sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. My thoughts are with you and all your family. Love Pauline and Alfie in Belfast God bless xx

  4. Our condolences to Jean and all family members. Ron you are now at peace. No more suffering..
    Will always remember the fun times we had in Arizona- darts, painting, sing alongs and yard sales. Great times and lots of laughs.

  5. We enjoyed seeing Ron at our social gatherings and will miss him

  6. To Jean and family
    With deepest sympathy to all the family and with fondest and lasting memories of a dear cousin.

    Renee and Bob McRoberts
    Northern Ireland

  7. Jean – Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. May your memories of happy times with Ron carry you through.

    • I’m very sorry for your loss. Mr. Poots taught me at Avonmore in the 70’s. Fabulous in so many ways, I can recall p/t interviews he would pull out a can from his top drawer and make with my mom in the classroom 🙂
      A great influence for me in my life I found his number in mid 2000’s and took the chance to call and tell him. He answered and remembered me! What a great man.

  8. The Poots Family
    Sorry for the loss of Mr Poots, I had him as a teacher, he was an amazing teacher, May he rest in peace.

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