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Shihan Ronald Forrester
The Passing of a Canadian Martial Arts Legend
The members of the Canadian Jiu Jitsu Council are deeply saddened by the passing of our Headmaster, Shihan Ronald W. Forrester. Shihan Forrester was the Founder and Chief Instructor of both the Canadian Jiu Jitsu Association and the Canadian Jiu Jitsu Council. The martial arts community worldwide mourns his loss. He was a friend and mentor to all. We extend our sincerest sympathy to his family.
The funeral will be held on Monday, February 25 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 4072 New Street in Burlington, Ontario.
Shihan Ronald Forrester
1927 - 2013
We wish to thank all members of the Canadian Jiu Jitsu family for the
beautiful floral arrangements as well as the many expressions of sympathy
both in person and on line.
It was very heart warming to see so many of you at the memorial mass and
reception in celebration of his life. He would have been honoured.
Your kindness and support was much appreciated at this very sad time. He
will be greatly missed.
Thank you for all.
From the family
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