Ron Thompson died peacefully in Melbourne last Friday after a short bout of pneumonia.
At an auspicious 88, he had endured the passing of his wife Jenny in late 2018 and of his first wife Mary earlier this year.
He will be missed by a decent clan - 3 kids, 6 grand-children, 3 great grand-children, plus 2 step-kids adding another 3 grand-children.
In light of the current border, travel and gathering difficulties, there will be a private cremation.
Friends and relatives are invited to add thoughts and memories to this tribute page,
to help celebrate his discerning life and his cheeky optimism that extended especially to his life-long support of the mighty Hawks.
Thank you to the people at Emerald Hill in South Melbourne,
and especially to the nursing staff for their extraordinary care in this most difficult and trying time.