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Date of Passing: Mar 01, 2019

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PERCY (RONALD) FRICK "The Travelling Salesman" Ron sadly passed away, at his home, on March 1, 2019. Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife Lisa, and their sons, Ryan and Adam, his daughter Gina, his grandson Thomas, his brother Ralph (Charlene), nephew Daniel, niece Sabrina; sister-in-law Lee-Ann Case, nephews, Tristan, Taylor and Jaden; brother-in-law Hal Jensen (Crystal), nephews Andrew, Anthony and Ian; cousins, Erik Frick (Rebecca) and Lisa Frick Smith (Bill). Ron was predeceased by his mother Margit in 2006 and his father Percy in 1992. He was also predeceased by his brother Garnet in 1982, as well as his Uncle Helmut and Aunt Helen. Ron was born in Winnipeg and grew up in North Kildonan. He graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor's degree in Education, before taking on a career in playing racketball. He travelled to every province and throughout the United States. While in university he was able to play on the University soccer team as well as many other soccer teams. While attending university he played on the Major Junior Hockey team. After graduating from university, he realized teaching was not his thing. His true calling was selling to the lodges and resorts. He had the respect from all the Canadian lodges and resorts. They looked forward to him coming to see them every year. He took time to get to know his clients - not only in a professional capacity but established long lasting friendships along the way. He had the knack of knowing exactly what the client was looking for, and was able to assist with suggesting other ideas that may help them. Ron had been with Kayjet Promotions for over 40 years. His true calling was selling clothing and promotional products. Ron enjoyed travelling to different exotic locations, and one of his favourites was Hawaii. He enjoyed spending time at Lee River; swimming, fishing and just sitting on the deck enjoying the quiet. He was an avid follower of the Montreal Canadiens, Green Bay Packers and the Royal 12A2 White. Viewing will take place at Korban Chapel on Sunday, March 10 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served and there will be time to reflect on Ron's life. Funeral services will be at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 Kimberly Avenue at 11:00 a.m., Monday March 11, 2019. Interment will follow at the Transcona Cemetery. Korban Funeral Chapel (204) 956-2193

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 09, 2019

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • We just learned of Ron’s passing and are offering our most sincere condolences to his family & friends. We met the travelling salesman in 1992 when when he stopped by camp and wanted to sell us his product line, for the next 20 years we remained friends and loyal customers. He was a great guy and will be missed by all those that knew him. RIP Ron. - Posted by: Bill & Maureen Pryndik. (Previous owners of Golden Hook Camp. ) on: Apr 02, 2019

  • So sorry to hear of Ron's passing. We worked together for many years. He was always smiling and had a great sense of humor. The specialty advertising world in Winnipeg will not be the same. My deepest condolences to Lisa and all of his family and friends. RIP - Posted by: Liane Croisetiere (Friend/co-worker) on: Mar 18, 2019

  • Very sad to hear of Ron's passing. My deepest sympathy goes out to all the family. Ron provided clothing for our Resort in Minaki along with Minaki Marina and he always convinced us to buy too much. It all sold so no big deal. Good for him. It has been 13 years since we have talked with him but he will always be remembered. - Posted by: Wendy Reid (Friend and past customer) on: Mar 12, 2019

  • I met Ron in 1989 at the Chicagoland sport show. Over the past 30 years we became good friends, and maintained regular business with him every year. We also enjoyed travels to Florida and on cruise ships during that time as well. Ron was always a lot of fun and enjoyed a good time. His love for a cold drink and cigar was larger than life. Lisa, Ryan and Adam, we are saddened and deeply sorry for your loss!! We regretfully couldn't make the funeral. RIP in peace Ronaldo!! You will be missed!! Your friends Kevin and Lizzy - Posted by: kevin walsten (friend) on: Mar 11, 2019

  • Ron was a good friend of our family and was one of my brother's best friends. The jokes, laughter and commadre that he always brought with him will be missed! Ron was one of a kind (and over the years I forgave him for his choice in hockey teams!) Condolences to the family from Leslie Mehner - Posted by: Leslie Mehner ( on: Mar 09, 2019

  • So sorry for your loss Lisa, it seems once I moved to Calgary I lost touch with all the old boys. I have so many memories of Ron which still make me laugh out loud..he was a very unique, caring individual... I will certainly try to make the service but not sure, as I am in Kauai right now. Take care... - Posted by: Lorri McInnes (Business/old friend) on: Mar 09, 2019

  • Sorry about the loss to your family. Knowing the family from when they were all kids makes us pass these condolences with sincere sorrow and our prayers to the remaining family. May he rest in PEACE - Posted by: Terry & Adele Kolisnyk (Neighbor) on: Mar 09, 2019

  • Hi Lisa and Gina, very sorry to hear about Ron. He and I go back a long way. When he was doing sport shows he was alway looking for the best resturant to go to after the show. He was a great salesmen. We had are ups and downs with delivery times, but in the end he always came through. In last few years he and I were talking lots on the phone. Yes he even answered my calls and responded to texts. He kept me abreast of what was going on. We are going to miss him and the industry is going to miss him. Craig and Roseanne, Red Lake - Posted by: Craig and Roseanne (Friend and customer) on: Mar 09, 2019

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