After a courageous battle with cancer, Ron passed away at Southlake Regional Health Center, Newmarket, on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at the age of 62 years. Ron Downes of Sutton, formerly of Balsam Lake, Coboconk, beloved husband of Norma. Dear father of Mary Downes and Robert Downes and step father of Fiona Williamson (John) and step grandfather of Kaden and Shanay. Beloved son of Dorothy and the late Walter Downes. Dear brother of Heather Downes. A celebration of Ron's life will be held at a future date in the Sutton by the Lake Club House. Memorial donations to Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, Canada, 8 King Street, east, Suite 106, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1B5, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in care of the Forrest & Taylor Funeral Home, Sutton, 905-722-3274.