Ronald Vaughn Colpitts
Obituary For Ronald Vaughn Colpitts
It is with much sorrow that we announce the death at 85 years young on May 26th of Ronald Vaughn COLPITTS. He was born in Moncton on June 10 1935, the son of Clifford William and Edna Rena Collier Colpitts. He was active in the United Church, particularly choirs, as well as Cubs and Scouts New Brunswick (Co-representative to the First Carribean Scout Jamboree 1951).
He was a Meteorologist with what is today Environment Canada, serving in Greenwood, Nova Scotia, Frobisher Bay (Iqaluit in Nunavut today) and RCAF Zweibrucken, West Germany.
He was Chief Meteorologist to Canadian Forces Europe, CFB Shilo, Manitoba, CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick and CFB Lahr West Germany(NATO duty).
Finally he worked at the Bedford Maritime Weather Centre, Nova Scotia, and National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa culminating more than 32 years of Canadian public service.
Ron was a driving force in the revival of the Canadian Volkssport Federation as well as the Food Bank at Stairs Memorial Church. Ron loved playing Bridge and, along with his partner Doug Mitchell, they were truly a force to be reckoned with.
He leaves to mourn his loving wife of more than 63 years Kathleen (nee Kitty Dolomont), sons Ron (Helen) and grandson Bruce of Ottawa, and Andrew and granddaughter Sylvie of Vancouver; sister Audrey PURDY and niece Dee Dee Ann, both of Moncton New Brunswick, as well as many cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating to the foodbank North Dartmouth Outreach Resource Center located at Stairs Memorial United Church 44 Hester Street in Dartmouth, NS B3A 1K2 902-466-4389 or a charity of your choice.
Given the pandemic, internment will take place after appropriate conditions are reached.
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