Dr. Ronald Kenneth Pickerill
It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. Ronald Pickerill announces his death at Saint John Regional Hospital on Thursday, April 5th, 2018 at the age of 70. Ron passed peacefully with his three sons by his side. Born in Stoke-on-Trent, England, on October 30th, 1947, he was the son of the late Ronald and Josephine (Green) Pickerill.
Ronald leaves behind his sons, Geoffrey (Jaclyn Goddard), Nolan (Victoria) and Ryan (Kelsey) Pickerill; grandchildren, Kaya, Nola, Elly, and Georgie; siblings, Derek Pickerill (Julie) and Karen Crichton; as well as his nieces and nephews.
After receiving his PhD at Liverpool, he immigrated to Canada to pursue his teaching career at the University of New Brunswick, where he worked in Earth Sciences for over 40 years. He was an accomplished researcher with numerous publications, leaving a valuable mark in his field; many of his fossil discoveries are on display at the New Brunswick Museum.
Ronnie was known for his love of football (soccer), both on the field with the Old Boys or cheering on Liverpool and Stoke during weekend matches from home. Ronnie had a knack for crossword puzzles, loved to socialize at the pub and would never miss his daily episode of Coronation Street. Most of all he adored his time with his three sons and four granddaughters.
Visitation will be held at McAdam’s Funeral Home, 160 York St., on Monday, April 9th, 2018 from 4-7 pm. A funeral service will be held from the J.A. McAdam Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, April 10th, at 2 pm with Rev. Lori Beth Sheffield-Bowles officiating. For those wish, donations in Ronald’s memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.