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Ron Roberts

ROBERTS, Ron - Former Cornwall resident, broadcaster Ron Roberts, self-dubbed "The Rotund One", passed away in Halifax following a short illness. Ron began his radio career in Cornwall at CJSS in the late '40s, hired by then-manager Harrison Flint. Further career stops included CFRA Ottawa where he worked for Frank Ryan and with Fred Davis. Next came Chatham, Ont, Massena and Syracuse NY, and CJAD Montreal, then settling in Halifax radio in the early '70s. Ron was an ardent Frank Sinatra fan and treasured an autographed photo received from his idol. He is survived by his sister Eleanor Reid of Almonte, Ont; nieces Lynn Upson of Brantford, Ont., Robyn Johnson of Kingston, Ont. and Jocelyn McPhail of Almonte, Ont; nephews Jack Roberts of London, Ont., Jeff Evason of Maryland, USA and cousin Joan Evason of Cornwall Ont. Ron was predeceased by his parents, Lambert and Kathleen Roberts, and older brother Maurice. A memorial service has been planned for mid-June in Halifax. He will be missed.12931348
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Posted by christopher dymond (friend) On Thursday, May 21, 2015
since i was 13 ronny was always there for me to help solve problems or to teach me -mostly about music and religion. he is a friend in the true meaning of friendship. he has a wonderful wisdom and knowledge of eclectic subjects. our almost weekly calls brought me up to date on common friends and how halifax has been changing etc.

i will miss you on this earth ronny -

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Posted by christopher dymond (friend) On Thursday, May 21, 2015
ron has been a friend in the true definition of a friend. i am honoured to have him in my life since i was 13. ron had a unique wisdom spiritually and historical. my life is richer because of you.i will miss our almost weekly calls. i will miss you ronny
To the Family of Ron Roberts:
Posted by John Cunningham (Friend) On Tuesday, May 19, 2015
My deepest sympathy on the passing of Ron. He was always cheerful and a delight to chat with. Our friendship goes back almost 60-years when we worked together at CJCH. Later we were colleagues at CFDR. We maintained our friendship throughout those years and had many long telephone chats and get togethers for lunch from time to time. Ron was a dear friend and will be in my thoughts and prayers, at this time.

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