SIMPSON. Ronald Arthur (Ron) Passed away peacefully on June 12, 2014 aged 75 years.
Dearly loved husband of Karen. Loving Dad of Glen, Mark, Lana and Luke.
Always in our hearts.
hubby, born Ronald Arthur Simpson at Flemington on the 10th October, 1938
not sure how old he was in this photo but it's pretty cute.
4 years old
to R - Ron, cousin Marjie, brother Doug
to R - Doug, Ron, and their Mum and Dad
to R - Ron Stow, Laurie Stow, and
my Ron around 1976
has been a musician all his life, playing the piano, organ (and the fool!) and
also has a great singing voice. He's also been on radio and TV. In approximately
1972 Ron met Ron and Laurie Stow at Footscray and they formed "The Melody
Men". (Ron and Laurie Stow are Karen's mother's cousins and it's through
this connection that Ron and Karen met in 1977.) The Melody Men enjoyed approximately
15 years playing at many weddings, dances, and RSL and lodge functions. Ron Stow
and his wife now live in Shepparton and sadly Laurie passed away a few years ago.
is a Moonee Ponds boy, having lived in Normanby Street until he was 21. He attended
the Moonee Ponds West State School and then Footscray Tech for 3 years. In 1963
he married his first wife Val and they had 2 boys, Glen (born 1963) and Mark (born
1966). They started off married life renting a bungalow in Strathmore but due
to the construction of the Tullamarine Freeway they had to leave there and bought
a house in East Keilor. After East Keilor they built a house in Avondale Heights
where they stayed for approximately 5 years, after which they built a home in
was whilst playing with the Melody
Men at a hotel in Caulfield in December
1977 that I met Ron. At the time,
Laurie's daughter Carole, and I were
sharing a house in Wantirna. Carole
was going with her dad to the hotel
that night and asked me to go as well.
What can I say...our eyes met and
locked! One thing led to another and
on 15th September 1979, we were married.
We have had two children, Lana Karen
born in 1981, and Luke Ronald born
aged 66, taken at my 50th birthday...
still a handsome man!
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