A memorial service for Ronald Worsfold has been organized for Sunday afternoon. The St. Albert man was found dead in a rural area near Stony Plain last weekend after going missing under suspicious circumstances. The 75-year-old was much loved in the community where he led a very active life as an apartment building manager, gas station worker, usher at both Rexall and Rogers Place and as a volunteer.
Daughter Sandy Worsfold said that with so many people from the community offering their sympathies to the family, they knew that they had to have a public celebration of his life.
“We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support. We are looking to give people some condolence and a place to get together and share our memories,” she said.
The event will be held at the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park, which she said, “suits him perfectly.”
The venue is the view that Ron saw everyday right across the street from the Mission Avenue apartment building where he was the caretaker. Sandy Worsfold offered her great thanks to the staff of the MusÄ‚Â©e HÄ‚Â©ritage Museum, which manages the site, for being so accommodating to the request.
“We appreciate without a doubt the community and the people for recognizing him and appreciating him.”
The celebration of life runs from 3 to 5 p.m. on July 16. The park is located at 4 Meadowview Dr. Attendees are invited to wear blue – Oilers blue, in support of the hockey team that Ron Worsfold cheered for – and to share their memories. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked people to make donations to the Grain Elevator Park.