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Born: Dec 26, 1933

Date of Passing: Aug 03, 2013

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RON HECTOR MEADMORE Surrounded by family, Ron Hector Meadmore passed away on August 3, 2013. Ron was most well-known for his outstanding athletic career with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers but he always made his family his first priority. His life was devoted to his three sons; Glen, Neil (Kelleanne) and James (Monica). Extended family of Neil and Kelleanne in Michigan were valued and he looked forward to visits from his grandchildren, Koty, Kayla and Connor. Ron was always very interested and supportive of his wife Marion's work with her First Nations people. Ron was Marion's best friend and she will miss her "rock"! Ron was born December 26, 1933 in Culross, MB and shared a wonderful childhood with siblings Louise (Elio) Biasi of Kamloops, Digby (Carol) Meadmore of Winnipeg, and Dorothy (Dick) Winters of Oak Lake, MB. Ron attended Webster country school near Fannystelle, MB for grades 1-8 before graduating from Kelvin High School and going on to achieve an Agriculture Diploma from the University of Manitoba in 1954. Along the way, he met Marion Ironquill, they fell in love and were married; a wonderful union of almost 60 years together. Ron played 10 seasons in the CFL; seven for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and three with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Ron was a member of three Grey Cup teams in 1958, 1959 and 1961. Ron was a farmer who worked the fields of southern Manitoba until he retired in 1999. Ron was named to the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2004 as a member of the Blue Bomber 1958 Grey Cup Championship team. Ron enjoyed weekly gatherings with former Bomber teammates and twice yearly get-togethers with his farm friends. A service to celebrate the life of Ron Meadmore has already been held and the family would like to thank everyone for attending to honour and pay their respects. The family would also like to thank the doctors, nurses and medical staff at the Victoria General Hospital for their compassion and respectful end of life care that they provided to Ron, in offering comfort and pain relief during his final days. Ron's lasting legacy as a husband, father, grandfather, athlete, citizen and friend will not be forgotten and he will be deeply missed.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 17, 2013

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • I remember visiting "Uncle" Ron and Aunty Marion when we lived in Winnipeg on "civvy" street when Dad - Ray Anderson was serving in the Canadian Armed Forces and Mom - Milli Stonechild was busy raising four (4) of us. It was lots of fun to play with the boys while our parents visited. I was 9/10 during our time living in Winnipeg when we lived on Young Street then moved to Lorette; my late brother William was 6/7 and my little sisters Debbie 4/5 and Janice 3/4 y.o. The Meadmore family home was always a special place to go! My memories of those times and of "Uncle" Ron will always be with me. My deepest sympathies to the Meadmore family. - Posted by: Sharon Anderson (traditional neice through Stonechild family) on: Mar 20, 2015

  • I will always remember Ron for his genuine kindness and his friendship with my late brother Chuck. He was always interested in our well-being; he will be missed. My condolences to Marion and sons and grandchildren. - Posted by: Frances Harrison (Friend) on: Aug 30, 2013

  • Ron and his family were neighbours when we were starting out as a young family. He was always so friendly and kind. Even though we were only neighbours for four years, he would always stop for a chat when we met him at Grant Park and would ask about the kids. Our sincere sympathy to all of his family. He will be fondly remembered. - Posted by: Scott & Laurie McPherson and family (former neighbours) on: Aug 25, 2013

  • Being active in the Winnipeg sports community in the 1950's I fondly remember Ron and brother Digby as fierce competitors on the gridiron and as gentle giants away from the game...friendly and genuine! My condolences to Digby and all the Meadmore family. - Posted by: John Rendall (Friend) on: Aug 17, 2013

  • My wife Anne (Kroeker) and I extend our condolences and sympathy on the loss of your husband, father, brother, grandfather. May God bless you as you grieve and recall memories of your time with him. I remember Ron from Webster School The Meadmore family was well respected in the community. I also took piano lessons one winter from his mother. Rode horseback to their place in the winter to do that. - Posted by: Abe Enns (school friend) on: Aug 17, 2013

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