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Born: Jan 28, 1931

Date of Passing: Jan 29, 2020

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January 28, 1931 – January 29, 2020

Ronald Warren Shephard, 89, passed away on January 29, 2020.
Ron is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Brigitte.
Dad is lovingly remembered by his children, Brian, Tracy (Ben) and Cassandra. Opi will always have a special place in the hearts of his grandchildren, Nadine, Ariana, Courtney, Breque, Brittania, Brayden, Riley, Julian, Chloe, Claire, Dexter and Danyka.
Ron was a proud member of the 2nd Battalion PPCLI for 27 years. He continued his career with the Federal Government as a guard at Stony Mountain Penitentiary for 17 years.
Ron's favourite pastime was spending time with family and friends, telling stories and making everyone laugh. He was an active member of the New Apostolic Church and considered the members as part of his extended family.
A special thank you to all the doctors, nurses and staff at the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre for the amazing care they provided to Ron.
The Celebration of Life will be held at New Apostolic Church, 1755 Taylor Avenue, Winnipeg on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in Ron's memory may be made to : PPCLI Foundation at

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 08, 2020

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Ron was my uncle, my father was (John Shephard - Ron's brother) I wish that I had know him. From what I recall as a very young girl he was a fine man and one I always looked forward to seeing. Unfortunately I haven't seen him since. My condolences go out to all of his family and sending you prayers throughout your period of grief. Susan Shephard - Posted by: Susan Shephard (Niece) on: Apr 22, 2020

  • I offer my condolences to his wife Brigitte and family. Ron was a good man. I was married to his brother John. I did get to meet Ron when he would come to Windsor, ON to visit. At the time he had his son Brian, who was the same age as my son Brian. I just found out about Ron's passing. My son Ron was going through the obituaries today and happened to come across the announcement. My son Ron was named after Ron. His name is also Ronald Warren Shephard. - Posted by: Mary Jane Bratt (Shephard) (Sister-in-law) on: Apr 21, 2020

  • My condolences to Ron's family. He never missed an opportunity to talk his family. I recently found out about his passing. He will be missed. Chris - Posted by: Chris Enns (friend) on: Apr 20, 2020

  • Ron and I worked on the same squad together, he was a real practical joker and it was loved by all. He was a great man. RIP brother. - Posted by: Doug (Friend/co-worker) on: Feb 14, 2020

  • My deepest condolences. Ron’s Service and sacrifice is greatly appreciated. - Posted by: John Allard (PPCLI) on: Feb 12, 2020

  • Ron and I both served with 2 PPCLI at the Battle of Kapyong in late April, 1951. He was a Bren light machine gunner with Baker Company, about 200 yards from me. I was with the 81 mm Mortar Platoon and about 30 comrades when we were attacked by about 500 Chinese. Our 81 mm mortars and 50 cal machine guns wiped out our attackers. Hundreds of Chinese bodies littered the ground in front of us. Yes, it was tragic, but they were the attackers and we were the defenders. We did not invite them. We had no choice. In the meantime, as I learned later, Ron was wounded while he was manning his Bren. Ron was evacuated to a military hospital in Japan. I got to know Ron well because we roomed together in Seoul, Korea for a week during the 60th anniversary of the Battle of a Kapyong in 2011. I recruited Ron and Doug Jones, another Kapyong veteran, to go on this visit. Ron told me about his life, and about how fortunate he was to meet his wife Brigette while he was stationed in Germany. We kept in touch, and I had lunch with Ron a while ago. My condolences to Brigette and the other members of his family. Once a Patricia, always a Patricia. VP! - Posted by: Michael "Mike Czuboka (Battle of Kapyong comrade, the place where Ron and I served in April, 1951.cmrate) on: Feb 11, 2020

  • I have often worked the Korean Veterans in the Manitoba Civil Service and I was awed by their services e.g. sitting on hill with a machine gun and having to kill so many Chinese troops many who had no guns or boots but relied on the soldiers falling dead in front of them!! While undermanned the Canadians held back the Chinese and North Koreans far longer than expected!! - Posted by: Terrence Hryniuk (A Canadian citizen!!) on: Feb 11, 2020

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