Ronald Monture

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Ronald Clayton Monture
February 4, 1935 – November 29, 2022

It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of our greatly beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin Ron, now reunited with his love Belva and his twin brother Don. He leaves behind his children Terri, Ron and Teresa, and Dawn and Shawn; his adored grandchildren Raven (Chelsey), Clayton (Kenna), Kristen (Donovan), Carole, Lilly and Kat, and his beautiful great-grandchildren Bellva, Dahlia, Rylan and Kinsley, and his special buddies Wesley and Calvin. Ron was the son of Claybran and Edith Monture, and was predeceased by his brothers Bud and Gilbert. He was the son-in-law of the late Russell and Luella (Honey) Garlow. He is remembered with love by his big sister Helen Moses, and sisters-in-law Lorraine Garlow, Marion Macdonald, and Elvera Garlow. He was uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews, and many cousins in the Monture, Anderson and Garlow families, and leaves behind his favourite kitty girl Molly.

Ron worked for 43 years at the Canadian Gypsum Company and was an avid amateur historian, his encyclopedic knowledge of our people and our trek to the Grand River Territory being his favourite subject. He enjoyed trips to the Mohawk Valley and had many friends there who were involved in understanding the incredible legacy of our people. He spent countless hours recreating Haudenosaunee pottery and along with his twin constructing replicas of colonial furniture. He served the Six Nations community by being an elected councillor in 1970-72, was a founding board member of the Woodland Cultural Centre, and the Six Nations Arena Board, and served as a board member of the Chiefswood National Historic Site. He was a member of the Six Nations Public Library Board as well as the Six Nations Genealogy and History Circles, and along with his brother Don was a warden for St John’s Anglican Church and a member of Hiram Lodge #319 AF&AM. He read voraciously and leaves behind a library of books about our people and our material and historical culture as well as many artifacts collected during his visits to the Mohawk Valley. Ron cheered for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Blue Jays, the Hamilton Ti-Cats and the Buffalo Bills.  

The family thanks Six Nations Home and Community Care and Brenda Moodie, Six Nations Palliative Care team and Dr. Amy Montour, and Iroquois Lodge for the fantastic care Ron received during the last two years.

Ron will be remembered for his enthusiasm and delight in science, technology, history and pondering the universe, and his great love for our people and our history. He adored his grandkids and great-grandkids, and the feeling was mutual. We are forever grateful to the legacy he leaves us at the 4th Line Monture Homestead, and will miss and remember him always.

Public visitation will be held at Styres Funeral Home, 1798 4th Line, Ohsweken on Thursday December 1 from 7 to 9pm. The funeral service will be at Styres on Friday December 2, 2022 at 11am, with graveside service at St. John’s Anglican church to follow. Donations in Ron’s name can be made to the Six Nations Public Library.


Posted by Claudine VanEvery-Albert on
Dear Families of Ron:
Six Nations certainly has lost one of 'our best' with the passing of Ron. My condolences to all.
I worked with Ron in various capacities over the years and always found him to be a great thinker and worker; an easy person to get along with! My Mom, Mary "Penny VanEvery" Bloomfield often spoke very highly of Ron especially in his time at Six Nations Elected Council when she was Council Secretary.
Ron certainly gave so much of his time to our community and had some amusing stories about our history. I was pleased to see Ron at the re-naming of the Grand Erie school to Edith Monture School. Ron and family were very pleased and proud.
I, along with many at Six Nations, appreciate his work and dedication on the many boards where he was a member.
He will be missed.
Posted by Jim moses on
Uncle Ron

R.I.P Ron…many fond childhood memories from climbing the trees out front to horsing around in the barn to vacations in South Carolina.

Jim and Pat Moses
Posted by Anne Scott on
My deepest condolences to Ron's family
Posted by Zig Misiak on
On behalf of the entire Misiak family we express our sadness hearing of the passing of a friend and cherished elder Ron Monture. We pray for Ron, his family and his friends. I had the distinct pleasure and honour knowing both the twins. I referred to them as 'Grandfather'. They were my teachers and mentors around out mutual collective histories. I am so pleased that I saw Ron at the unveiling of Edith Monture School not to long ago. Ron was not just a 'human being' but a 'human doing' and his giving of himself in countless ways over many decades has an impact.
Posted by John Moses on
Memories of Uncle Ron and Aunt Bel, Uncle Don and Aunt Carole and cousins Terri, Ron jr, Dawn and Rick and all the many Monture cousins are my most cherished childhood memories. So sad.
Posted by Terry L General on
My family and I send our sincere condolences to the Monture, Garlow, Anderson and Moses families for the loss of their patriarch, Ron. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Connie Jamieson on
Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ron he was such a knowledgeable and dedicated member of the community who will be missed.
Posted by Cindy Anderson on
Please accept my sincere condolences being extended to Ron's most cherished family and friends. May your immense sadness be eased with the comfort of the bountiful memories created throughout your lives.
Posted by Steve Williams on
Sincere condolences to the family of Ron Monture. I will miss Ron I have a lot of respect for him and all the work he did in the community. He took me and wife to the Mohawk valley, we had a great time with Ron and Belva
You will be missed my friend.
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