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Date of Passing: Mar 18, 2023

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Peacefully with family by his side, Ron passed away at Grace Hospice on March 18, 2023 at the age of 69 years.
Ron will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Diane, children Cole (Allyssa) and Paul (Lynnsey); grandchildren River, Atticus and Sven. Also mourning is his mother Marie Anne Britton, sister Claudette St. Pierre, brother Robert (Annette), sisters-in-law Bev Reiss (Peter) and Lori Orford Maksymyk (Gary), brother-in-law Ken Orford (Sigrid) and his nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his mother and father-in-law, Eleanor and Carl Orford and stepfather, Gene Britton.
The family would like to extend thanks to the physicians of CancerCare Manitoba and the Palliative Care Program who cared for Ron from his cancer diagnosis. Sincere gratitude is extended to Brian and Karen of Home Care who, with appreciated smiles and good humour, cared for Ron at home daily until admission to hospital. There are many health care angels who worked with such kindness to make as best possible Ron's final days.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on May 6, 2023 at Friends Funeral Service, 2146 Main St., Winnipeg.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 25, 2023

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • I was so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Ron was my go to buddy at work about alot of things. We also enjoyed our laughs about football. I know Ron will be missed by all who knew him. Ron was an awesome guy. Diane, you and your family are going to miss him so much just like i do and several others. Gone too soon but will never be forgotten..💙💙 - Posted by: Linda Kozak (Work friend ) on: May 06, 2023

  • Jim and I are so sorry for the loss of your wonderful husband and Father. He was such a lovely, kind man and we’re honoured to have known him. Sending are love to you Dianne and the kids. Big hugs. Jim and Sandra - Posted by: Sandra and Jim Olynyk (Friend) on: Apr 29, 2023

  • Diane, I have known you (and all of the family) since you were a young child and love you all. Times like this happen, unfortunately but are never enjoyed by any of us. I am so sorry that I just found out about this after Ron’s passing. Your family and friends are certain to help you through all this I love you and want you to stay well. - Posted by: Rory Landa (Longtime family friend) on: Apr 17, 2023

  • Diane - Sorry to hear of your loss. Ron was a kind man and I had enjoyed talking to him whenever we met. My prayers are with you. - Posted by: Janice Jones (Friend) on: Apr 14, 2023

  • Sincere condolences to Ron's family. Having worked with Ron early in my career, I always admired his soft spoken nature and very knowledgeable problem solving ability. He was someone I learned from and was very well respected in the Customs Brokerage industry. - Posted by: Graham MacLachlan (Co-worker ) on: Apr 11, 2023

  • My sincere condolences to you Diane and your family. I was very saddened by the news of Ron's passing. We sat across from each other in one of our many offices and was a complete delight to have him as my work friend...If anyone wanted to know about anything, it was Ron that they went to see. He was missed when he retired and will be missed now. RIP Ron Linda Dureault - Posted by: Linda Dureault (co worker) on: Mar 29, 2023

  • Diane and Family, So sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Our most sincere condolences to you all. Ron was a great guy and mentor in the office and I will always remember how he loved to have his ten minute lunch hour nap in the lunch room while everyone bustled around him! Take care of yourselves and each other and cherish the many fond and loving memories you all share of him! Rest in peace Ron... Susan & Perry Sawka - Posted by: Susan & Perry Sawka (Co-worker) on: Mar 27, 2023

  • Rest in peace my long time friend. - Posted by: Andy (Friend) on: Mar 26, 2023

  • We were saddened to hear of Ron's passing. I remember serving with Ron on the board of the North Winnipeg Nomads at the time that we took over the building at the Old Ex grounds. As a volunteer, I remember that Ron was very generous with his time. He was willing and able and would participate and carry out any tasks needed to keep the club running. Ron was very personable and had a great sense of humor. We put in a lot of hours and had lots of good times at the club in those days. I know that he remained active on the board for many years after I left the club. To Diane and the family, We would like to express our sincere condolences at this time of your loss. Hold on to your memories of the good times and to each other. Rest in Peace Ron. - Posted by: Aubrey and Moira Settee (friends) on: Mar 25, 2023

  • Diane, I am so sorry to learn about Ron's passing. He was so young and had so much more to live for. Please accept my deepest and heartfelt sympathy. - Posted by: Dianne Kennedy (friend) on: Mar 25, 2023

  • My condolences to you all. He was a gentle, kind man. - Posted by: Paula Kraemer (Friend) on: Mar 25, 2023

  • Ron was a huge volunteer for the Nomads beginning from the time his 2 sons started playing football. He continued on after his sons outgrew the Nomads, he, because of his passion to the Nomads became the face of the Nomads up until the time of his illness. Thanks Ron you will be greatly missed. - Posted by: blaine kashmark (coached his sons in football) on: Mar 25, 2023

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