Ronald Grant Messenger
Ronald Grant Messenger, 86 years , of Riverview passed away at The Moncton Hospital on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Born in Middleton, NS., Ron was the only child of Ronald Grant Sr. and Reta Pearl (Marshall) Messenger. Ron's early years were spent on the family farm on the Messenger Road in Central Clarence, NS. He attended the Central Clarence country school and completed his High School at Bridgetown, NS. He then went on to Dalhousie University where he received a Diploma in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science Degree. He furthered his education at Nova Scotia Technical College where he received a Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree with Honours. While at Nova Scotia Technical College he played varsity basketball and volleyball and was awarded an athletic gold T for his play. In 1954 he joined the firm of Canadian National Railways in Halifax as Jr. Asst. Engineer in the Engineering Dept. In his 35 years with the CNR he served as a senior officer in 8 provinces and at all levels in the organization. His last position was as Corporate Vice-President at CNR Headquarters in Montreal, Que. Ron was always interested in the communities his family lived in as evidenced by his community activities as follows: Board Director Greater Moncton United Way; Board Director and Chair of the Greater Moncton YMCA; Board Director and Chair of the Community Foundation of Greater Moncton; President of the Southeastern Branch of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society; President of the Gyro Club of Moncton; President of the Fundy Stamp Collectors Club of Moncton; Member of the Rotary Club of Moncton; Member of the Probus Club of Moncton; Member of the Friendship Club of Moncton; Member of the Moncton Golf and Country Club.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years Marion Laurel (Smith) Messenger and son Robert Bruce and daughter-in-law Andrea Jean Raper of Ottawa.
By request of the family there will be no visitation. A private graveside service will be held.
In Ron's memory, donations made to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Riverview Funeral Home 214 Pine Glen Rd. Riverview, NB (506) 857-9544
Online condolences can be made at www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca