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RONALD TOEWS (RON)

Born: May 21, 1948

Date of Passing: Nov 15, 2019

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RONALD TOEWS
May 21, 1948 - November 15, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Ronald Toews on November 15, 2019, at age 71.
Ron is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Anne (nee Wittig); and his daughters, Jennifer and Karen. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Mya, Myles, Greta, Violet and Tess; his sisters, Sharon and Lori (Jim); his brother Garry; and many nieces, nephews and in-laws.
He was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Margaret; and his brother-in-law Ed.
Ron was born in Steinbach on May 21, 1948. He spent his first years in Greenland, MB and then the family moved to Transcona when he was four. With the exception of a few years, he lived in the house he grew up in until his passing. As a young man, he was self-employed in construction. In 1981 he started working as a custodian for Transcona-Springfield School Division, finishing his career at Dugald School in 2003. He formed many lasting friendships during this time. In retirement he enjoyed wood carving, wine making and travelling with Anne in their Westfalia Van, covering Canada from coast to coast. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandkids.
Ron's family would like to thank the caring and compassionate staff at Health Sciences Centre ward GH4. A special thank you to Dr. Van Ameyde, Dr. Merkel and our favourite nurse, Elle.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Winnipeg Harvest, Siloam Mission or your preferred charity.
A memorial service will take place on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Green Acres Funeral Home, 1 Green Acres Lane, Winnipeg.

GREEN ACRES
Funeral Home and Cemetery
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Condolences may be sent to
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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 19, 2019

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • We knew Ronnie back in the day. We were a bunch of motorcycle guys. Ronnie had a Harley flathead 80. I helped him with the ignition timing. Quite the project. He was a very creative guy and we had great parties in his basement. I got to know and rent a room from his mom and so I got to know Gary and Lori. We were young in the early 70s. I went to his and Anne’s wedding. Some of our friends also lived with Ronnie’s mom on Lipton Street, Lee, Ian, Rick Wege, Rick Ashdown and Doug Wege. I rented twice. Once in 1970 and again in 1978-9. I would often see Ronnie when he dropped by but then time marches on and we all lost contact but not remembrance. Rest In Peace Ronnie, condolences and best wishes to Anne and all the family. - Posted by: Brian (Louie) Paterson (Old friend) on: Dec 03, 2019

  • I've know Ron since grade school when I was in the same class as his brother Gary. Ron was a cool "biker" guy. My friendship with Ron developed years later when we were both young adults. He was still a cool biker guy and we share several common friends. Besides his bikes he had a neat Toyota van and VW Westfalia. He was alway driving something cool. When I built my home in 1982 he helped me with the drywall ,taping and stippling with gold flecks. Yeah, I know but it WAS the eighty's. He even talked me into doing the same in my garage. Wish he was around to help me scrape it off. Lol. He helped my friend Ray with his renovation and I always recommended Ron as doing very good work, dependable and very reasonable. I know that his family and time spent with them was most important to him. They should always remember that and hold onto those memories and smile. That will always keep him close, Ron, you were a good man with a positive attitude, a good friend and fun to be with. I will miss you as many others will. Thank you for the memories. Rest in Peace buddy. - Posted by: Ron Lechman (friend) on: Nov 22, 2019

  • I've know Ron since grade school when I was in the same class as his brother Gary. Ron was a cool "biker" guy. My friendship with Ron developed years later when we were both young adults. He was still a cool biker guy and we share several common friends. Besides his bikes he had a neat Toyota van and VW Westfalia. He was alway driving something cool. When I built my home in 1982 he helped me with the drywall, taping and stippling with gold flecks. Yeah, I know but it WAS the eightys. He even talked me into doing the same in my garage. Wish he was around to help me scrape it off. Lol. He helped my friend Ray with his renovation and I always recommended Ron as doing very good work, dependable and very reasonable. I know that his family and time spent with them was most important to him. They should always remember that and hold onto those memories and smile. That will always keep him close, Ron, you were a good man with a positive attitude, a good friend and fun to be with. I will miss you as many others will. Thank you for the memories. Rest in Peace buddy. - Posted by: Ron Lechman (friend) on: Nov 22, 2019

  • My condolences to Anne, Karen and Jennifer, grandchildren, brothers and sisters and other family members. So many beautiful memories come to mind of our 30 plus years of friendship. Ron always smiling, always laughing, always playing practical jokes on me. He taught me the fine art of winemaking and I can taste the first batch of California Chardonnay we shared in his backyard under the tree in the corner. In winter he'd snowblow the sidewalks around my house; in summer he'd watch me mow the lawn and offer me a beer under that same tree "just cuz". You'll be in my thoughts always my friend, our friendship will never end. Love Lola. - Posted by: Lola Lewis (Friend/Neighbor) on: Nov 20, 2019

  • I'm so sad to hear of Ron's passing. I got to know him while working as a teacher at Dugald School. We had many great conversations and laughs together during recess and lunch breaks. When I think of my five years spent at Dugald, Ron immediately comes to mind. Rest in peace, Ron. My heartfelt condolences to the family. - Posted by: Roland Reid (Co-worker) on: Nov 20, 2019

  • Our sincere condolences to Anne and family. Bob and I enjoyed getting getting to know Ron through our visits at folklorama. - Posted by: Barb Bancken (Friend) on: Nov 19, 2019

  • I am so saddened by the passing of Ronnie, condolences to you Anne, Jennifer, Karen and grandchildren and Ronnie's sisters and brothers. It would take pages and pages to tell my story. I grew up with the Toews family as our neighbors. We, kids played together, had our disputes and life would go continue on, I think if our mothers had as many disputes as the 5 of us did no one would speak to each other. Ronnie always had a smile on his face, we remained friends till his passing. Ronnie married Anne once again was our neighbor, Ron worked with my Dad for a few years. It was the visiting over the fence that was really great, when Stan and I would come into the city to visit my folks. My Mom (Frances Rasmussen) is deeply saddened by Ronnie's passing, Ronnie and Anne visited my folks often after they moved. Ronnie and Anne are a very special couple to my Mom she sends warm hugs along with condolences. Ronnie was a kind, gentle sole, with a beautiful smile and laugh. We will miss him dearly. Love Stan and Dianne - Posted by: Dianne Kruk (The girl next door) on: Nov 19, 2019

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