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RONALD HAWKSWORTH (RON)
Date of Passing: May 29, 2020Offer Condolences or Memory
Ron is survived by his son Daniel and wife Andrea Reid; his brother and sister-in-law Bob and Gloria; sister-in-law Donna Kolbuck-Street (Jerry); sister-in-law Arlene Phillips (Brian); and niece Shannon Owings (Steven).
He was predeceased by his wife Helene (2015); mother Lillian Sturgess (1993), and his father Eric Hawksworth (1952).
Ron was born in Winnipeg in August 1946 and was a lifetime resident of the city. He worked for many years at the City of Winnipeg in the Assessment Department before his retirement in 1998. He spent part of his retirement working for Wine Sense and for over a decade was an avid wine maker. Though his later years were met with challenges from Parkinson's disease, he faced it with quiet courage and dignity until the end.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Grace Hospital for the care, respect, and comfort he got in his final days and the staff at River Ridge I Retirement Residence.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to simply remember the good times and make a toast over a glass of wine or a cup of coffee in his memory.
Cremation has taken place and the family will be having a private interment at a future date and time.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 02, 2020
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
I am sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My condolences to you Dan and to your uncle Bob. As cousins we spent many Christmases with his parents, him and Bob at my parents house and many New Years with them on Union Ave. in Elmwood. We are close in age and sometimes his dad would get us mixed up and chastise one of us for something the other had done. Once I moved from Winnipeg we lost touch but the memories have stayed fresh. - Posted by: Ken Sargeant (cousin) on: Jun 23, 2020
I was truly sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. As you know, Dan, David and I were friends and next door neighbours of your Mom and Dad for many years and I have very many happy memories of that time. Please accept my sincere condolences and know that all my family are thinking of you. - Posted by: Judith Nelson (Friend and ex-neighbour) on: Jun 08, 2020
So sorry for your loss. There are no words. Hugs to you. A glass held high, to Ron. Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. Rumi - Posted by: Donna Reid (Andrea's sister) on: Jun 03, 2020
Met Ron at David Thompson/Elmwood High. One of the nice guys you meet and dont forget. Condolences to his family RIP good soul. - Posted by: Bruce Hilder (School ) on: Jun 03, 2020
Daniel - I went to school with your dad (George V & Elmwood High) ... Then met up with your dad again when we both started working for the Assessment Department....such a nice guy - and well regarded in the Department. He talked about you often - and was very proud of your accomplishments. My sincere condolences on his passing. - Posted by: Carol Lyons (Berringer) (co-worker) on: Jun 02, 2020
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