Ron McCartney was getting into an ambulance for the last time. This ride would take the Gold Coast resident into palliative care after a years-long struggle with cancer. But his paramedics found out he had a final request – so they took a detour to make it happen.
According to McCartney’s daughter, Danielle Smith, her father was “generous” and “an absolute blast,” as she described him on Facebook. “You were so funny. We were always laughing,” she wrote. He had a soft spot for all his family, and especially for his wife, Sharon.
“You had a way with the ladies, but always had mum at heart,” Smith wrote. She even shared photos of her parents on May 13, 2018, the date on which her father asked her mother to renew their wedding vows – Smith described it as “the MOST beautiful thing.”