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Claxton, Ronald Ian


April 21, 1935- October 17, 2022

Ronald Ian Claxton was born in Wadena Saskatchewan to Joseph and Gladys Claxton. He is predeceased by his parents, older brothers George and Glen, brother in-law Ron Anderson, nephews Stuart and Don Anderson. Ron leaves behind his beloved companion Lynda. The two started their day with the New York crosswords and coffee. Both sharp as tacks!

He is survived by his sister, Margaret Anderson, his five children Kimmy, Ron, Don, Dana (Robert Watson), and Sheldene. Nieces Donna (Peter) and Valerie. And namesake, Ian, his great nephew, grandchildren (Ron and Berny) Megan, Mitchell, (Don) David, (Sheldene) Vincent and great grandchildren – (David and Bianca) Savannah, Kody, Brycen, Teagan, (Megan and Taylor) Tala James.  

In Ron’s early years he enjoyed playing hockey for the Wadena Juveniles in the 1950s and then the Wildcats, and later soft ball as a young adult in Moose Jaw. His dad, Joe, was the policeman and fire chief in Wadena and his mom sold license plates and later worked at the post office. As Ron matured, he entered the work force as a surveyor for Saskatchewan Department of highways. He took his surveying skills to Toronto and created his own company there. 

Ron’s success as a surveyor gave him the opportunity to become a snow bird! He spent every winter in Florida for 40 years! His family had many trips to Florida…the great escape from the cold Canadian winters! Ron’s love for golf enveloped his children and grandchildren, they lived to play golf. The Claxton’s blood is green! Ron was also a Marshall for the PGA Honda Classic in Florida for many years. 

Ron enjoyed every sport imaginable. And knew every player’s names, position and more. A true sports nut! 

Ron was a coin collector, great dancer, playful, intelligent and humble. He was social and had many friends in the Toronto area and Florida. He loved his family and childhood memories of Wadena and will be greatly missed by all.

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