MAPLETON – With great gratitude in our hearts we celebrate the life of Ronnie Gamblin, who passed away Sept. 24, 2012. This “courer de bois” found peace in the woods and rooted his love of this earth at Sleepy Hollow, where he made his home. Together with his wife, Bernadette, he tended the land, raised a family, and created heaven on Earth. Together they nurtured one another and grew the garden of their spirits. The twinkle in Ronnie’s eyes touched the hearts of many in our community and his gifts of wisdom and service live on in those who remember his honesty and kindness.
Ronnie will be missed by many and remembered most by his beloved wife of 40 years, Bernadette; his children, Rhonda, Jimmy, Nicole, Joshua and Anthony; daughters-in-law, Donna and Katie; his brothers and sisters, Linda and Clay, Harriet, Billy and Dolores, Sheila, Jerry, Roger, and Brenda and Al, grandchildren, Leona, Francesca, Michael, Zoe and Phoebe, great-granddaughter, Mercedes; and his lifelong friend, Fernald Garland. Ronnie joins his son, Ron Jr., on the great journey of spirit. There are many not named here who hold a special place in our hearts for the loving kindness they have shown to our friend, our father Ronnie. May his spirit be free in God and full of love. We love you Dad and support your journey.
A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at St. Mary’s, Parish of the Precious Blood, Presque Isle. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at