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Born: Aug 12, 1947
Date of Passing: Nov 16, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
He is survived by his partner Sharon; children, Todd (Julie) and Nicole (Manny); grandchildren, Alexander, Emma, Isabelle and Jonah; as well as his two adoring sisters, Julie and Del; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ron was predeceased by his loving wife Feme; his parents, Marie and Alexandre; his brothers, Leonard, Conrad, Peter; and his sisters, Flora, Georgette, Evelyn and Claudette.
Ron was born in the Metis community of St. Laurent, Manitoba on August 12, 1947 and moved to Winnipeg at the age of 12. He met his wife Feme (nee Irvine) in 1972 and they were married shortly after and shared 37 lovely years together. After Feme's passing in 2009, Ron met Sharon Monkman and they shared lives, love and laughter until his last day. The Monkman family brought so much joy to his life.
Ron was always selflessly involved in his community. From coaching and convening sports teams to his political leadership with the Metis Nation. He had a special gift with people and touched many lives. It would be fair to say that anywhere you went with Ron, someone would know him, and he would greet them with his infamous smile and a "hello young fella/lady!".
National Championship coach, mentor, lover of music and teller of bad jokes, he will be dearly missed.
At his request, cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will occur when we can all safely gather.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre in his memory.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 21, 2020
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
Ron was my hockey coach when I was 15. We were the A2 Central Community Centre Braves. Without a doubt, it was my favourite year of hockey, and a life changing experience for me. There were many stories from that year, some that I still tell 25 years later. Ron was a good coach, but more importantly now looking back, he was funny, easy going, and kind. Condolences to his family. Rest In Peace Ron - Posted by: Mike Edwards (Coach ) on: Nov 21, 2020
Sharon, sorry for you loss. My thoughts are with you. - Posted by: Terry Foster (Friend) on: Nov 21, 2020
My deepest condolences to Ron's family and to all of his many friends who are saddened with the news of his passing. He was a wonderful man who always put the needs of others first. He always made time for everyone, to lend a helping hand, offer his wisdom and knowledge, always with a cheerful attitude. He will be greatly missed and may we all be comforted knowing that Ron is at peace now with our Lord and Creator. I will always remember his beautiful smile and his love of playing guitar 🎸 and singing. He was a dear friend of my late husband Len and myself for over fifty years. Rest in peace dear Ron. - Posted by: Joey LaVallee (Friend) on: Nov 21, 2020
So sad to hear of Ron's passing. He was a great guy, always laughing and smiling. Ron was my baseball coach for a number of years and all of us who played for Ron really enjoyed having him as our coach. A real community volunteer at Morse place, he coached baseball, hockey and pretty sure ringette along with being a convenor for sports. Condolences to Ron's family & friends. RIP coach/friend - Posted by: Kelly Young (Friend/one of his players ) on: Nov 21, 2020
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