In Memory of Ron Lovett
Ronald Clive Lovett was born at Twickenham, Middlesex, England, on October 24, 1931. As a young man, Ron became a draftsman, and designed aircraft. In June of 1953, Ron married Irela Haddon. A year into their journey as man and wife, Ron was introduced to the person of Jesus Christ. From that time forward, Ron lived for his Lord. Daily Bible reading and prayer was his normal habit and he became an active part of his church, seeking to honor Jesus in everything he did. Ron wanted a better future for himself and for his family. Trusting God, Ron took a job offer from Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg, and transplanted his family on March 28th, 1966. After working for three years in Winnipeg, Ron followed the Lord’s prompting and attended Briercrest Bible Institute completing a three year diploma in two years. God led Ron to Peace River Bible Institute, Sexsmith, Alberta, where he served as teacher and Dean of Men for four years (1971-1973 and 1975-1977). His love for teaching young people never left him, and he kept in touch with many of his former students. During the 1980s, Ron returned to his first vocation, that of drafting. Although not involved in full-time Christian service, Ron continued to preach and teach. Ron’s senior years were just around the corner when the Lord led him to Grace Bible Fellowship as senior pastor, where he faithfully served for five years. After retiring, he spent time with his hobbies, camping with family, and providing support to his children and grandchildren. He regularly led Bible studies. Ron was diagnosed with untreatable cancer several years ago. Without complaining, and with dignity, Ron faced his last days, turning to his Lord for guidance and comfort. Psalm 46: 10 - Be still and know that I am God. I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth. Ron went to his heavenly reward on June 22, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Irela, his three children: Anita (Ed) Paras, Hilary (Tracy) Newton, and Paul (Donna), ten grandchildren: Scott (Barb), Jordan and Jill Paras, Tyler (Erin), Dustin, Spencer and Kaylee Newton, Ruth, Aaron (Nicole) Lovett, and Jakob Clark, and three great grandchildren: Jordan Lovett, Claire and Lindsey Paras. He also is survived by one brother, two sisters, their spouses and children, all of whom live in England.