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Ronald Gruia Memorial Fund

$11,914 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 78 people in 18 months
Created October 24, 2017
BC
Brian Cotton
on behalf of Gubitsch, Maria Astrid
Our friend and colleague Ronald Gruia passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 in Toronto. He is survived by his loving wife and two sons.

Ronald was many things to many people.  He had a day job with Frost & Sullivan as an analyst and consultant.  Ronald had an uncanny ability to learn anything and produce deep insight into whatever he worked on. Ronald was among the very best analysts in Frost & Sullivan and was highly respected around the world among peers and clients.

Ronald was far more than this:  He was completely passionate about life. He would share his views and deep knowledge about sports, politics and current events. For any of us who were with him, Ronald could wear us down with his reasoning and facts, but he would always listen to other points of view and would smile and enjoy every bit of each interaction with us.

Ronald struggled with illness during the past few years, and fought for each moment of his life. Throughout this time, he continued to devote his energy to his wife and sons. As the incisive and relentless analyst matured into a loving, caring husband and father, the technical diagrams adorning his cubicle walls became covered with the multicoloured drawings and images his sons made for him.  And his wedding photo was always front and centre of it all. His family broadened his perspective, adding wisdom to his insight.

Ronald will be missed for so many things. For those of you who didn't know Ronald, reach out to someone who did. You'll gain something from hearing about him. For those of you who did know Ronald, please keep him in your thoughts.

We are establishing this campaign to memorialize Ronald and help support his wife and sons to cover the healthcare expenses Ronald incurred during his illness.  The proceeds from this campaign will go directly to his wife to help her in this time of her need.
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Thanks to all who've donated to Ronald's memorial fund. We're arranging for Astrid to be able to access the funds to help her and the boys during the upcoming holiday season.
Warmest regards to you all,
Brian
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Thank you very much to all who have contributed to Ronald's Memorial Fund so far. As of today, Thursday November 9, we've reached $3,240 in donations from 35 friends and colleagues.

The comments posted with some of the donations are amazing. They reflect the warmth that you keep in your lives through knowing Ronald. I'm struck by the memories you are sharing. Ronald lives on in all of us, thank you for helping keep this part of his legacy alive.

Warmest regards,
Brian Cotton
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$11,914 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 78 people in 18 months
Created October 24, 2017
BC
Brian Cotton
on behalf of Gubitsch, Maria Astrid
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