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Date of Passing: Dec 15, 2001

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RONALD M. VACCHER Ronald M. Vaccher, beloved husband of Elinor L. Vaccher (nee Hansen) of High River, AB, passed away suddenly at the Rockyview Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Calgary, Alberta on Saturday, December 15, 2001 at the age of 73 years. Ron is survived by his daughters, Jan of Calgary, and Joanne Currie (Charles Porter) of St. Albert; son Stephen of Blackfalds; grandchildren, Lee, Eric, Darren, Tyler and Kyle. Ron was born and raised in Winnipeg. He played football at St. Pauls College and in 1947 began his career with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, retiring from the game in 1954. Ron joined the Winnipeg branch of the Canada Life Assurance Company in 1954. His success in personal production led to his appointment as Supervisor in 1959, and to Assistant to the Manager in 1960. Later that year he moved to Home Office in Toronto where his executive abilities saw him promoted through the positions of Agency Assistant, Agency Supervisor, Assistant Supervisor of Agencies and in 1966, Superintendent of Agencies. Ron became an officer of the company in 1963. In 1968 he returned to Winnipeg as Manager of the Winnipeg branch. He served on the Canadian Advisory Council and in 1980 was appointed Manager of the Winnipeg Brokerage Services, retiring in June 1988. In accordance with Rons wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held. If friends so desire, donations in Rons memory may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 2nd Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB, T2G 1A2. HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel" Telephone (403) 299-0111

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 18, 2001

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