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Ronald Henry Caudle Sr. 


Air Rigger, RCN


Chief Warrant Officer, C.A.F. (Air)


Born: 1935


Died: 28 Aug 2022, Truro, Nova Scotia


CAUDLE, Ronald Henry Sr. - 87, Truro, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 28, 2022, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, with his family by his side. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late George and Alice (McCallum) Caudle.


Ron began his 33-year career in the Canadian Navy in 1955, serving on several ships including HMCS BONAVENTURE, ATHABASKAN, IROQUOIS, and OTTAWA. Most of his time was served at CFB Shearwater with postings to Prince Edward Island and Alberta thrown in. He rose to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer before retiring in 1988.


In his early years, Ron was an active participant in many sports including basketball, football, rugby, and broomball just to name a few. He later turned his interest to golf and spent many a day on the fairways and greens. Ron was a member of the Enfield, Elmsdale and District Lions Club as well as the Elmsdale Legion, where he was always ready to offer up his time for any event.


Ron will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 66 years, Eileen (Henderson); sons, Ron Jr. (Sylvia), Kitchener, Ontario; Mike (Debbie), Wellington, Nova Scotia; Ted (Dana), St. Johnís, Newfoundland, loving grandchildren, Matthew (Shannon), Michelle, Monica, Kristen, Kori, Jordan (Amy), Gordon, Riley, Mark, Tim; great grandsons, Nathaniel, Brysin, Cole, Brody, Caidan; sister, Shirley MacPhee; brothers-in-law, Dave (Judy) Henderson, Fred (Lorraine) Henderson; many nieces and nephews.


Along with his parents, Ron was predeceased by his sisters, Maxine (Weatherbee), Pat (Burgess); brothers-in-law, Larry Burgess, Percy MacPhee, Leonard Weatherbee, Roy Henderson; nephews, Donald Henderson, Ricky McPhee.


Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Ronís family will receive friends from 2-4, 6-8 p.m., Thursday, September 1, 2022, and funeral service 2 p.m., Friday, September 2, 2022. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ronís memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation are welcomed. (Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home)


Ships served in:


HMCS ATHABASKAN - It is not known which ATHABASKAN he served in.

HMCS IROQUOIS - It is not known which IROQUOIS he served in




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