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Ronald Ousey

Ronald Ousey was born in Rochdale England on March 6, 1928. His parents were William and Florence (Farden) Ousey. He was predeceased by three brothers Joseph, Ernest and Albert. In 1957, wishing for a better life with more opportunity, Ron brought his wife Beryl and two daughters to Windsor, Ontario Canada. He was creative and a fine chef so they opened a restaurant bordering the Detroit River. In 1964, deciding that his family needed sunnier weather they moved their now four children to Santa Barbara CA in order to manage the Santa Barbara Yacht Club. In 1968 they opened the Encina Restaurant across from Cottage Hospital. While operating the Encina, he also won several prestigious culinary awards and catered many glamorous local events and weddings. Ron taught a a popular Continental Seafood cooking class through Santa Barbara Adult Education for many years and was an instructor in the Culinary Arts program at Santa Barbara City College. He was a member of the Magnolia Lodge, the Shrine, the Pacific Coast Chefs Association and was a Paul Harris Rotarian Fellow. Ron loved sailing !!! and all things nautical perhaps as a result of as a young man seeing the world while serving in the British Merchant Marines. He is survived by his former wife, Beryl...daughters Janet Boyle (Patrick) ..Debbie Ousey, Valerie Baldwin and son Roger Ousey (Cheryl). Our father was happy dreamer...he will be missed !!! Please honor him by donating to Hospice.

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