Spr Ronald Durfy (Ret'd)

    • Spr Ronald Durfy's Gravestone, Riverview Cemetery in Wallaceburg, ON
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    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper Ronald Durfy of Wallaceburg, ON on 3 June 2000 at the age of 79 years. Ronald was a veteran of the Second World War and served in the Royal Canadian Engineers.

    After the war, Ronald operated Durfy’s Bakery in Wallaceburg in the 1950s and gained some fame. He had hired a Dutch immigrant to work in the bakery and it was during this time that the original square, raisin-filled donut called the “Dutchie” was created.  Ronald is also credited with having invented the "Long John" donut. 

    Ronald was a Life Member and Past President of the Wallaceburg Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. He is buried in Riverview Cemetery in Wallaceburg. ​{dcMay19gd} [zsd, zcc, zpp]