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Born: Jul 12, 1951

Date of Passing: Feb 26, 2021

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July 12, 1951 - February 26, 2021

It is with great sadness in our hearts we wish to acknowledge the passing of Ron Ladobruk, beloved husband of 50 years to Linda; father to Jim (Kim) and Michael (Erika); and grandfather to grandsons, Ronnie (Erika) and Travis (Caitlin), and his precious granddaughter Shayla. Also left to cherish his memory is his family, Debbie (Dwayne) Thiessen; Mitch Whitney, Elaine (Ed) Marion, Theresa (Greg) Regier, Jeff Ladobruk, and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Elizabeth; siblings, Norman, Gerald, Phyllis Whitney.
"Captain Ron" retired from Gardewine in 2019 after 45 years as a leased operator due to health concerns, but his heart was still in trucking. He was "born to be a trucker". At a very young age, Ron could be found fixing lights or greasing his dad's old truck. Ron worked hard to give his family the home he thought we should have.
Ron often said he was born two pounds and fought to survive. He joked that he had it tough from the start.
Ron's love of trucks was only surpassed by his love of Ukrainian music. He would listen often to his hundreds and hundreds of CDs.
Ron was proud of his boys and the men they have become. His grandsons and the respect they had for their Papa, and of course his special granddaughter. Ron's honesty and integrity were traits that carried him through many life's friendships.
Ron developed many health problems over the years, and fought all of them with all he could. He told us on February 26, 2021 he was going "home, home". So we will miss him but let him go on to his next journey free of pain and suffering.
In accordance with Ron's wishes, a formal service will not be held at this time. A celebration will be held at a later date when family and friends can safely gather.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 06, 2021

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • Our deepest condolences to Linda and family on the passing of Ronnie💕...R.I.P. Aunty Tina and the Chubaty family - Posted by: Darlene Martens (Cousin) on: Mar 11, 2021

  • Our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences, to you Linda and family, on the passing of Ron. He was not only a brother-in-law, uncle, but a true friend. We pray for the mercy of God, the kingdom, of heaven, and the remission of his sins. We entreat of Christ, our king immortal and our God. "Eternal Memory" With love, Terry, Brenda, and family. - Posted by: Terry,Brenda,and family. (brother,inlaw,uncle.) on: Mar 08, 2021

  • My Sympathies to the Ladobruk family. The thoughts of Ron will always hold great memories .... he could make anyone chuckle.... His sense of humor was always welcoming ...especially in the early morning hours. Ron and I both had the early morning run to a company in Transcona... we were both driving for different companies... but we enjoyed breakfast at the companies cafeteria quite often... He loved talking about his family (and I loved hearing the excitement and stories he shared), we had lots of chats about old cars and trucking .... Ron could always been seen with a smile on his face.... He was a kind soul... Rest in Peace Ron... - Posted by: Diana Mucha (Friend) on: Mar 08, 2021

  • So, so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. I can still see that grin of his. My thoughts and prayers are with you Linda, your family and Ron’s family. Gail - Posted by: Gail Kotowich (Gonor neighbour ) on: Mar 07, 2021

  • Our condolences to Linda & family. - Posted by: John & Anne Stocki (friends) on: Mar 07, 2021

  • Linda and family, we are sorry to hear of Ron’s passing, our condolences to you. Mel and Pat - Posted by: Mel (Friend) on: Mar 07, 2021

  • Ron was a good man, husband, father, Grandfather & friend. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family Gone but never forgotten - Posted by: Susan & Rome Innes (Friend of the family ) on: Mar 06, 2021

  • Met Ron one day when he was ordering food from my restaurant. First time I met him I knew we would get along. Kinda dirty joke to start and the rest is history. Honoured to have visited him at his home when he was sick. Always talked so proudly of his family. Please accept our deepest condolences Linda and the rest of the family. Rest easy Ron! - Posted by: Jason Boyd (Friend) on: Mar 06, 2021

  • Our deepest condolences go out to Linda And Family on the loss of Ronald. I (Richard) remember many good memories with Ronald in our teenage years and just a few years ago Johanna & I met both Ron & Linda at Costco and also at a later time met at Tim Hortons for a coffee & snack. Had a wonderful time. Praying God's Peace and comfort upon Linda and family.💗🙏🙏 Richard & Johanna Klassen - Posted by: Richard & Johanna (Cousin and friend) on: Mar 06, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences to you & family for your loss, may Tom RIP. - Posted by: Bill & Donna Shklanka (Friends of Mike & Erika) on: Mar 06, 2021

  • I met Ron in 1979 through a friend when we were laying sod at my house in Lockport. He was a great person. Over the years I would meet him driving his truck and at different functions. Before covid would run into him early in the morning at Canadian Tire. He will be dearly missed. My condolences to his family. - Posted by: Brian Thompson (Friend) on: Mar 06, 2021

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