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Born: May 24, 1956

Date of Passing: Jan 06, 2021

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May 24, 1956 – January 6, 2021

With heavy hearts we announce that Ron, aged 64, passed away at home on January 6, 2021.
Ron was born in Winnipeg, MB on May 24, 1956. He grew up in North Kildonan attending River East Collegiate where he found his passion for fixing vehicles. Ron's career began with The City of Winnipeg where he was a lifeguard. In 1975, he joined The Winnipeg Fire Department where he served 39 years to the City of Winnipeg, retiring as a Captain at #27 Station in January 2014.
Ron enjoyed many summers at the family cottage in Falcon Lake, and winter vacations to Cuba. Ron found great joy in helping others regardless if the job was big or small.
Ron is survived by his wife Yvonne, daughter Brooke, son Bryce (Alexus), mother Ethel, brother David (Alice), mother-in-law Pat, brother-in-law Perry, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Ron is predeceased by his father Roy, father-in-law William, and brother-in-law Neil. Ron will be missed by the family dog Portia, whom he took everywhere.
Cremation has taken place. Following the COVID Restrictions a service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba or The Manitoba Firefighters Burn Fund if so desired.

Condolences may be left on Ron's memory Page at

Arrangements entrusted to
Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 09, 2021

Condolences & Memories (14 entries)

  • Dad, I would do anything to have one more conversation/see you for one more time. You’ve been such a role model to shape me into the person I am today. I promise to carry on your sarcasm and stubborn attitude. You were taken away from us far too soon and you fought one hell of a battle. I’ll always love you and you’re constantly in my thoughts. I love you dad and I’ll always be your little girl! - Posted by: Brooke (Daughter) on: Jan 19, 2021

  • My heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your precious husband, father. Jody and I were privileged to meet and visit with Ron and Yvonne at Bryce's graduation from Criti-care as a paramedic. Ron was so proud of his son. Ron also shared pictures of their beautiful cottage he and Bryce worked on. Ron's smile was so genuine and welcoming. I hope your treasured memories, family and friends, help your through this difficult time . With caring thoughts and prayers, Jody and Penny Williams - Posted by: Penny Williams (friends of Bryce) on: Jan 18, 2021

  • Ron was my friendly neighbour, always ready to help! - Posted by: MARTIN SUDFELD (Neighbour) on: Jan 15, 2021

  • I am blown away in finding this on the Union site today. I talked to Ron at falcon last winter/spring regarding his new place at falcon. Just shocked to read this. I always enjoyed working with him and hearing of his projects way back to dormers on a house in EK. I think on Roberta. Always something on the go. Blessings to your family Yvonne. Mike Robson - Posted by: Mike Robson (firefighter) on: Jan 14, 2021

  • I am so very sorry to hear of Ron's passing a week ago, only heard today. Ron and I met in Grade 10 science class, we shared a desk. Ron was comical and pardon my expression, but a great shit disturber. I accompanied him to the principal's office on an occassion where I quietly felt guilty by association, and Ron pointed it out. A few years after school I joined the fire department, and who should be one of my classmates again but Ron. Actulally there were four of us alumni, and I'm sure the others will be as shocked and saddened as I at his loss. Ron ended up at station #1 and I at station #5 , so we crossed paths at many fires in our early years. We would drift apart with transfers and eventually promotions,but would always catch up and share laughs whenever we met up again. Ron never lost that shit disturbing ability, and he was very strong on his principles. He had a great sense of humour. Again, I'm very sorry to all over Ron's passing. - Posted by: Ian Campbell (Friend, schoolmate, coworker) on: Jan 13, 2021

  • I met Ron in the 80's and became friends with him. Our paths crossed many times over the years. Ron was always enthusiastic and could find humour in any situation. I would run into him once or twice a year after retirement and get to hear about his latest projects. One thing for sure he always spoke proudly of his family. My sincere condolences to the Ellie family . - Posted by: Grant Hemmerling (Friend) on: Jan 11, 2021

  • Dear Yvonne, Brooke, Bryce and family, Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy in your loss. Keep strong with your love and memories of Ron! Sincerely, Greg, Maureen, Lucas (Breanne) and Cassandra - Posted by: Maureen Szczepanski (Friend) on: Jan 10, 2021

  • Heartfelt condolences to Yvonne, Brook, and Bryce in the loss of their husband and father. It was comforting for me to have such friendly neighbours through the years when Ron and his family lived on North Hill Drive. If Ron was home, he was always willing to give my car battery a boost, open a garage door that was stuck, or get my snowblower going in the winter. It was nice to chat when we were out doing yard work. In this time of sadness and grieving, I know the family will find comfort in the many stories and memories over the years ahead. Thinking of you in sympathy. Shirley Augustine - Posted by: Shirley Augustine (Former neighbour East St Paul) on: Jan 09, 2021

  • Ron chose to do and be many things in his lifetime. For us, he chose to be a fantastic neighbour. He will be missed. - Posted by: brian michaluk (friend and neighbour) on: Jan 09, 2021

  • So sad to hear of Ron’s passing!! Condolences to Ron’s family! Ron & I went to school together. Our families enjoyed many summers together out at Falcon Lake. So many great memories! Rest In Peace my friend! - Posted by: Lois Reid (Childhood friend ) on: Jan 09, 2021

  • So sad to hear of Ron’s passing!! Condolences to Ron’s family! Ron & I went to school together. Our families enjoyed many summers together out at Falcon Lake. So many great memories! Rest In Peace my friend! - Posted by: Lois Reid (Childhood friend ) on: Jan 09, 2021

  • Wow I am in shock I didn't know Ron was sick. Ron was so full of life. I worked a lot of years with Ron he was my Lieutenant at 2 station when I was Captain there. He always had something going on whether it was selling Cottages or fixing cars. Yvonne and Family I'm so very sorry for your loss. One of my favorite verses in the Bible is "to be absent from the Body is to be with the Lord" I hope this brings you comfort. Ron's in good hands now, God Bless. - Posted by: Ken Barnett (Friend abd Brother Firefighter) on: Jan 09, 2021

  • Hi there big guy - You are now reunited with your dad and perhaps you can drop in on my folks also, all the better to reminisce about our cottages and the fun times spent during hot, sunny days at the lake. Maybe our dads can talk about their days at Shell? Thank you always, for being very supportive when you heard mom passed away this past July. Surely, this was the most horrible year in our lives. You are now all together in a place of pure, joyous energy. RIP bud Barbara xo - Posted by: Barbara Jane Sowak (old friend ) on: Jan 09, 2021

  • To Yvonne, Brooke, Bryce and family: Please accept my sincere condolences. Ron was a true friend and I have many great memories of him out at Falcon Lake, having barbeques at his home and helping him work on his many Toyota Corollas or on some project he was always willing to take on. I am going to miss hearing his many stories he loved to tell. It was an honor knowing Ron for the last 7 years and to be able to call him my friend. Ron was always willing to help someone whenever he could. I will always be here for all of you as I promised Ron. - Posted by: Chris Wiggins (Family Friend) on: Jan 09, 2021

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