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Date of Passing: Aug 29, 2022Offer Condolences or Memory
It is with heartbreaking sorrow that we announce the passing of Ron, beloved husband, father, 'Gigi' and uncle, on Monday, August 29, 2022 at St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 82.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife Bernice, and his children, Brian (Krista) and Charlene (John). He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Robert and Jessica. He will also be lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, and extended family. Ron was predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Eleanor; brother and sister-in-law, Ted and Helen, as well as Ron and Bernice's angel twins, Avery and Brighton.
According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 250 Jefferson Avenue with private family interment to follow at Glen Eden Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron's memory may be made to Holy Family Nursing Home.
His family sincerely thanks Dr. Smith, Dr. Goulet, the nursing staff and healthcare workers at St. Boniface General Hospital, both Emergency and Unit 6E, the staff at Holy Family Nursing Home on the St. Basil's Unit, and Dr. Robert Johnson at Concordia Health Associates. The care and compassion you provided to Ron will always be remembered.
Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St., Winnipeg, MB (204) 586-8044.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 01, 2022
Condolences & Memories (11 entries)
I was saddened to hear today that Ron had passed. Our families hadn't been close through our whole lives but the few times we did cross passes I always wished we got to know each better. I know Ron and his brother Ted had built a very successful music studio and training centre. One of his students was Randy Bachman from Bachman Turner Overdrive. In fact Randy started out in piano and it was Ron who got him on the guitar and we all know the rest. It's also saddened to just find this out today and oh how we've all missed. I have no one to blame but ourselves for this. I can only hope for best wishes for all of his family who ever they are and maybe on day we will all learn from this! We won't forget you Ron! - Posted by: Randy Komar (Cousin) on: Nov 08, 2023
I’m saddened to hear of Mr. Komar’s passing. I was a student of his back in the 80’s and 90’s. Incredible musician and an exceptional human being. - Posted by: Tony (Student ) on: Jan 25, 2023
Dear Bernice; I was very sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. He was an exceptional guy and musician. It was a privilege to hear him play and on occasion, to play along with him. I have nothing but fond memories of you, Ron, Richard Snezyk (my teacher) and the rest of the gang at Aberdeen and Arlington. Road trips on the Accordion Symphony into Saskatchewan are also well remembered. My deepest condolences. - Posted by: Adrian Strutinsky (Friend) on: Sep 05, 2022
Bernice, sorry to hear of your loss. Bob and Diane - Posted by: Diane (Friend) on: Sep 05, 2022
I knew Ron many years ago. Time passes but i still have good memories of him. Sincere condolences to Bernice and the family. - Posted by: Gloria hradowy render (Old friend) on: Sep 03, 2022
I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. My condolences to Bernice and family. - Posted by: Karen Komar (Cousin) on: Sep 03, 2022
Going back to my early years in the north end, I remember Ron as the type of person who no matter where you met him, on the street, at a family gathering or in the Tower theatre he had a friendly positive manner that made you feel comfortable being with. Ron is someone well worth remembering. Our condolences to Bernice and the rest of the family. Ray and Jane - Posted by: Ray Kostyra (Friend and Cousin) on: Sep 01, 2022
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Komar's passing. I have such fond memories of the Komar School of Music, where I was lucky enough to have him as a teacher and then as an employer when he hired me to give guitar lessons. That was my first "real" job and a true gift. I can honestly say I wouldn't be the person I am now without all of those hours spent at the studio. Deepest condolences to Mrs. Komar and to the family. May his memory be a blessing. - Posted by: Susan Dixon (Former student & teacher) on: Sep 01, 2022
I am very saddened to learn of Ron's passing. I remember with much fondness both Ron and Bernice from the time I spent countless hours in the studio for lessons, band practice, preparing for concerts, recitals and competitions. Ron was an exceptional musician and teacher who took great pride in his students as we progressed and flourished under his tutelage. Sincere condolences to Bernice and all Ron's loved ones. - Posted by: Joanne Martin (Bollenback) (former student) on: Sep 01, 2022
Oh my goodness! I have such feelings of sadness. Each time I volunteer at Holy Family Home, I have the pleasure of speaking with Bernice. My sincerest condolences. - Posted by: Debra Winterburn (Holy Family Home Volunteer) on: Sep 01, 2022
My sincere heartfelt condolences to Bernice and family. Ron was a kind hearted man and very musical. I loved going out to Belair to take music lessons and then had a brief visit . - Posted by: Judy Shkolny (Friend) on: Sep 01, 2022
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