WEISS, Ronald John

Ron Weiss died peacefully at home on Sunday, September 13, 2020.  He was also known as Rockin’ Ron.  He was an Original; a talented Musician, Composer, Entertainer and fabulous Hairstylist.  He travelled the world on his residuals and left his imprint everywhere he went.  His Creativity knew no bounds.  He had a heart of gold and the best sense of humour which sustained him.  He was known for his kindness and generosity without prejudice.  He knew he was loved.  His parents, Lisa and John Weiss, are devastated.  He was very close to his sister Kathy.  They were soulmates.  His friends are in disbelief.  We truly lost a shining star.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to the McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).  A celebration of Ron’s life will be held at the Parkwood Estate in Oshawa on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Due to the pandemic a mask/facial covering is mandatory. Donations in memory of Ron to Pinewood Centre in Oshawa and or Ontario Shores in Whitby would be appreciated. 


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  • Sep 15, 2020

    Paul Affleck
    He was a one of a kind guy.  He had one heck of a nice piano when the family owned the building  I will miss seeing him around.
  • Sep 15, 2020

    My heart goes out to the family . Ron was full of energy , he loved life and people . I'm in complete shock , he will be greatly missed . God gained another angel .
  • Sep 15, 2020

    Alice Andersen
    I met Ronnie in the late 1970's at Dominos in Toronto, but like with many of our friends from that time, did not see each other for decades. Jimmy and I saw Ronnie a few times about 8 years ago at his parents house, and I spoke to him on the phone a few weeks ago. I am shocked. We never expect people to not be around again. We always think they are out there and will always be there. I really wish we met up again. 
    Ronnie was an incredibly talented musician. A prodigy on the piano and could play every instrument. And above all, he was a such a nice guy. Not a nasty bone in his body. He was flamboyant and bubbly and always fun to hang out with. So sorry for his family and friends. Jimmy and I send our deepest condolences to his parents and loved ones. RIP Ronnie. You will never be forgotten. 
    I'd like to do a memorial page on Facebook - if anyone is interested in providing photos and thoughts please send tohttps://www.facebook.com/alice.andersen.98
  • Sep 15, 2020

    Charles (chuck) Byers
    Ronnie was a dear friend of my wife Darlene, daughter Taryn and mine. We are going to miss his smiling inquiring face. Darlene wil especially miss him since she used to take great pleasure in "discovering" books on history, philosophy and politics to satiate his mine. 
    He was a talented person and will be missed by those who revelled in listening to his piano renditions. 
    Ron affected many people in his short but very full life and the world was a far better place with him in it!
    Rest In Peace my friend---you earned it!          
  • Sep 15, 2020

    Marlene Wolfman
    My sincere condolences to the Weiss family.  I met Ronnie in the late 70’s.  I’m so saddened to hear the terrible news of Ronnie’s passing!!!  He certainly lit the room when he walked in!  Ronnie was a kind gentle soul!  We had fun hanging out together on many occasions throughout the years.  He was an extremely talented musical.  He use to try and teach me to play my piano when I first got it!  He was a fun loving guy with a great sense of style and a great sense of humour!  He loved life and lived it to the fullest!!!  He touched many hearts and will be missed!!’  You were taken way too young!!!  Another star will be shining brightly above!!  RIP My dear friend!!!
    Marlene Wolfman 
  • Sep 15, 2020

    BettyAnn Rauchert
    My Sincere Condolences. Ron was a super guy .. talent unlimited. Such a Spark of Light in this world.. I will look to the stars tonight knowing you are at Peace and Free.. probably with Bowie ,,, 
  • Sep 15, 2020

    RIP. Condolences to his family 
  • Sep 16, 2020

    Margaret and Richard Rodgers
    We are deeply saddened by your loss. 
  • Sep 16, 2020

    Bill & Tina Flint & family
    Dear John and Lisa;
    Our deepest condolences for this tragic loss. We will always remember Ron’s wit, his sense of humour and friendliness. 
  • Sep 16, 2020

    Claudette Godin
    Dear John & Lisa
    My sincere condolences for this loss. I last saw Ron a few days before Christmas. It was like the old days.We reminisce about our younger days and 
    the Saturday morning gals and had a few laughs.Our prayers are with you. He will be missed.
  • Sep 16, 2020

    Barb Weiss
    Dear Uncle John and Aunt Lisa - I am so saddened by the news. I am grateful for having stopped in last winter in Oshawa for an impromptu visit at the salon. I was welcomed with open arms during a busy salon day and we had a chance to catch up for a quick visit at the house.  Ron was a kind and gentle soul and I enjoyed talking with him about his interest in natural health and travels. Much love to you both.  
  • Sep 16, 2020

    Sharon Bradley
    My sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you. 
  • Sep 16, 2020

    Pat Aasen
    Lisa & John, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your son Ronnie, I am thinking of you both at this sad time.  
  • Sep 16, 2020

    Nancy Cavanagh
    John, Lisa and Kathy
    So sorry to hear of Ron's passing.
  • Sep 16, 2020

    Nancy & Philip Pick
    Will think of you and miss you forever, so thankful for all the love and memories we shared. Rest in peace my beautiful friend.
  • Sep 16, 2020

    Carol Hunter
    Dear John, Lisa and Kathy,
    Ronnie was a mezmerising and creative genius. Unfortunately I lost touch with him when I moved to Vancouver.
    His music and memories live on.
    God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, to change the things iI can and the wisdom to know the difference.
  • Sep 16, 2020

    Neil Linda & Family
    oh so sorry to hear about Ron...we think of you often 
  • Sep 16, 2020

    Sam & Anita
    Ronnie. Thanks for all the fun hunour and friendship and kindness you showed us. And all the hair makeovers you gave us. Godspeed. Keep Rocking. 
  • Sep 16, 2020

    Marie and Mike Goleski
    Ronnie was such a creative spirit and we always enjoyed our conversations with him. Condolences to the Weiss family.
  • Sep 16, 2020

    Alma-Jane MacLean
    John and Lisa, I am so so sorry for your loss. Ron was so ebullient and creative, he brightened up a room when he walked in. My thoughts are with you. 
  • Sep 17, 2020

    Avril Fernley
    Dear Lisa and John,
    I want to offer my sincere sympathy on the passing of Ron.  He was always so friendly.  I didn't know him well but I do know your loss will be profound as I imagine he lit up any room he entered.  I will be thinking of you often in the coming days and weeks.  I'm so sorry.  Thank goodness for memories and photos.
  • Sep 17, 2020

    Linda Barrett
    John & Lisa, I am so very saddened to hear about Ron. I haven't seen him since you moved, but thought of you all often. Ron always was so welcoming, with his great sense of humour and so talented in so many ways. You both must be so proud to have such a special son. I wish you both comfort in knowing how Ronnie was loved by so many. xxoo
  • Sep 17, 2020

    Susan Medd
    John and Lisa,  
    Warren and I would like to offer our sincere condolences on the loss of you son, Ron.  We fondly remember the days when the three of you were working in the salon with your good natured bantering and obvious love for one another.  
    Warren and Susan Medd
  • Sep 18, 2020

    Lina Zatzman
    We are thinking of you at this sad time and sending you our sincere condolences. When I think of Ron I remember a sweet young man who offered to help me carry my groceries to the house and handed out Hallowe'en candies to our young daughter with that winning smile.
  • Sep 18, 2020

    Lynne Kerr
    John and Lisa...My heart aches for you at this time.I did not know Ron well but I know enough to appreciate his many talents and his kindness.My thoughts and prayers are with you and Kathy at this time.May good memories sustain you in the days to come.
  • Sep 18, 2020

    Christina Flint
    I am so sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. Uncle John and Aunt Lisa I cant imagine how you must feel right now. Sending you all my deepest condolences.
    Love Christina
  • Sep 18, 2020

    Jackie Adams
    Dearest John, Lisa, and Kathy....I am so very sorry for your loss.  …..my heart is heavy.  Ron brought laughter wherever he went, had a smile for everyone, and had a way of making you feel special.  He was a great conversationalist...never at a loss for words or things to talk about.  He was truly a very kind and caring person.  I pray all your wonderful memories give you peace and comfort, and that time will allow you to smile and laugh when you think of all the memories you created together.  I know there are many.....  
  • Sep 18, 2020

    Catherine McLewin
    Dear Lisa, John and Kathy,   While paths do inevitably diverge, there are indelible marks for having shared uplifting experiences along that trek in our lifetimes. Ron was a beacon of light along that journey. He made people better for having known him, myself included. My deepest condolences.
  • Sep 19, 2020

    Marylou Amos
    Dear John and Lisa,
    I was shocked and saddened to read of Ron’s passing in Thursday’s Toronto Star. He was certainly a talented individual and one of a kind. I remember seeing his creative hair styles. Mom spoke of him often and had a real soft spot in her heart for him. He always made her laugh. Please accept my condolences. 
    Mom passed in Orillia, where I live, sleeping away peacefully, I hope, in her bed. She was just 4 months shy of her 100 Th birthday. I could not visit her because she was in a retirement residence and locked down. A very lonely way to die. She will be put to rest w my Dad and her parents in Mount Lawn
    She loved you two and always spoke very affectionately about you. You kept her beautiful for many years and for that I thank you. 
    Thinking of u both and sharing your tears
    Mary Lou Famme
  • Sep 19, 2020

    Jeanne and Carl Searle
    Dear Lisa and John, we were shocked and saddened to learn of Ron's death. Our hearts go out to you in your time of grief. May he rest in peace. 
  • Sep 19, 2020

    Dawn Neale-Seiffert
    I was deeply saddened to hear of Ronnie’s passing. I hadn’t seen him for many years since we were all much younger and hanging out at Dominos. I will always remember him and his cheeky smile which will always stay with me as a reminder of those wonderful days. My sincerest condolences to Ronnie’s family. RIP Rockin’ Ron.
  • Sep 19, 2020

    Albert Valks
    I was in Calgary only to find out of this sad news about Ron…I have very fond memories including some experiences with Ron who was the most gracious and non-judgmental human being I have every met.  To describe him as unique is only one description for his character and talent abound made him great fun and a true character.  A Free spirit and love for life makes these days and events even more tragic.  Most certainly gone to soon but I know he is in a better place…  Rest In Peace Ron now go make some music with the angels.
  • Sep 19, 2020

    John, Lisa and family
    Absolutely unimaginable hearing about the passing of Ron.  After years of looking for someone who understood what I wanted in a hair cut, Ron did it better than I hoped and made me look years younger.  A master at his craft of doing hair but also understanding the need of a mature female who was still competing in life to be their best.  Thank you Ron, I will never forget your entertaining meetings at your artist's chair.
    Every client should feel blessed to have sat in that magical chair. RIP you are a superior craftman.  I will miss you.
  • Sep 21, 2020

    I could not believe someone so full of love and life had passed so soon. He will be missed. His energy surpassed those of half his age. His talent was superior. He was kind, fair and the best hairdresser in the world. My soul will miss him 
  • Sep 21, 2020

    Daye Simpson
    Dearest John, Lisa, and Kathy,
    I am terribly shocked and deeply saddened to have learned of the recent passing of Ronnie whom I met over thirty years ago.  What I remember best was Ronnie's genuine warmth, worldly charm, his quick-witted humor, flair for fashion and bigger than life personality.  Through-out the years, we often ran into one another at social gatherings, music hotspots or sometimes at the local Toronto Film Festival, but I didn’t really get to know Ronnie until the late 1990’s and that was when I had the privilege of meeting his incredible family who were creative and talented in their own right.  We lost touch after I relocated to NYC in 2001, but one day, while visiting friends in Toronto, I ran into Ronnie and we shared many stories and laughs.  Ronnie’s incredible creativity, talent and artistic ability knew no bounds and in my mind, he was truly one of a kind – unique, open-hearted, inspiring and loving. A beautiful Soul who touched the hearts of many – a bright Light who left an indelible mark upon my heart and who will be sincerely missed.  Please accept my condolences and know that Ronnie’s memory will live on forever in our hearts and minds.
  • Sep 21, 2020

    Nicolina Cutruzzola Brown
    I want to give my deepest condolences to Ronnie's family and friends. Ronnie was always full of energy, with broad smiles he would tell great stories. When he heard I was learning to play the guitar he didnt hesitate to share his tips and I listened intently because he was such a master musician. He was also very talented with hair and to this day the best style I ever had was with Ronnie's masterful hands.je will be missed but never forgotten. May the memories sustain his family through this difficult time.
  • Sep 23, 2020

    Janet Wales-Gerace
    As a past client of both Ron and John, I want to express my condolences to both John and Lisa  In the passing of your beloved son.
  • Sep 23, 2020

    Yvette Bourque
    My sympathy goes out to you Uncle John and Lisa. This was quite a surprise and a tragedy. Our family will be thinking of you in the days ahead as you grieve and prepare for Ron's celebration of life.
    Every death reminds me that we are not here for a long time and how precious life is. 
    Yvette (cousin of Ron's) 
  • Sep 23, 2020

    Rose and Cory
    Dearest Lisa and John,
    Needless to say we are heartbroken, but we have such great memories of Ronny.  One of our fondest memory of him, is the time at our Christmas Party he hijacked the piano and produced one of the most unusual and innovative type of music. To say the least, at the end of the evening, our guest where very inquisitive who the musical genius was and that sums up Ronny.
    With all our Love Rose and Cory 
  • Sep 23, 2020

    Kristina Harris
    This news is heartbreaking for everyone who knew Ron. A wonderful friend for many years, who's passion for creativity was unprecedented. Lisa, John and Kathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.....
  • Sep 24, 2020

    Christine Hughes
    so sorry for your loss 
  • Sep 24, 2020

    Bev Tindall
    John and Lisa,
    My deepest sympathy on your loss of Ron. I remember Ron as being full of fun and great stories in your salon.  You are in my thoughts at this sad time.
  • Sep 24, 2020

    Darlene Boyd jjlocksmith
    John and Lisa  sorry to see the notice of your son's death, thoughts and prays during this time 
  • Sep 24, 2020

    Linda MacDonald
    Dearest John, Lisa
    and family. Heartbroken 
    to hear of your loss.
    So many wonderful
    things to say about
    Ron. He was golden.and is
    with angels by his side 
    God bless.
  • Sep 24, 2020

    Annette Donovan Panchaud
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss! I have often thought of Ron over the years. I remember his wit and charm so well (even decades later). He certainly brought joy to my teenage years - and no one has ever cut my hair as well. May he rest in peace, and may you know consolation in your grief. Peace.
  • Sep 25, 2020

    Karen Allin
    John & Lisa:  So sorry for your loss.  Enjoyed seeing him work on makeovers while John cut my hair.  He was always laughing, talking and enjoying himself.  I loved his style in cloths.  He had lots of charm and the women loved it.  Life is short.
  • Sep 25, 2020

    Kim Molino
    Dear John & Lisa,
    Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of you amazing son.  My heart is in shock and filled with such sadness, he always held a special place in my heart.  He was  such a joy to be with.  It didn’t matter if you were having a bad day, Ron could turn it around with a smile and a laugh.  I will miss that.  I always thought that our relationship was special.  However as I read the thoughts of other people, I see that we all felt very lucky to have had him in our lives.  Not only was he an accomplished artist, he was  truly a kind and loving soul, and that would be because of you, John & Lisa.  I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t even imagine how devastated you must be.  He touched the lives of so many and he will never be forgotten. 
    I will always miss you Ron,  R.I.P. my friend.
    Kim Molino
  • Sep 25, 2020

    Marino Osso
    Dear John and Lisa,
    We would like to extend our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences for the sudden loss of your beloved son.
    Marino, JR, Angela, and the staff at Osso City Lighting
  • Sep 26, 2020

    Mary Korbak
    I didn't know Ron or even meet him, but I was in your salon, once, years ago, for a haircut with John when Ron was present. John & Lisa, you both were so welcoming, so kind & loving toward me, a stranger. From what I observed, your interactions with Ron that day were often & always pleasant. From my short time with you all, I got the distinct impression that you were exceptionally loving parents and he an exceptionally loving son. 
    Please accept my sincere condolences;I am so very sorry for your loss.
  • Sep 29, 2020

    Lois Heaton
    Dear Lisa & John
    My heartfelt condolences on the passing of Ron.  He was one of a kind. Always cheerful and kind to everyone in the salon.  He was a very talented musician.  He will be missed.
  • Oct 6, 2020

    Elliott and Cathy
    Dear Lisa and John
    We were deeply saddened to learn of Ron’s death and we offer you our sincere sympathy. 
    Ron’s vivacious welcome and enthusiastic joking and storytelling always brightened our visits.
    We wish you the very best health.
    Elliott and Cath
  • Oct 29, 2020

    Sandra Jin
    My condolences to the family.  May the good times help lessen the sorrow.  My thoughts are with you.  

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