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Date of Passing: Jul 05, 2005

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RONALD (RON) JOSEPH LONG Peacefully, on Tuesday, July 5, 2005, with his family by his side, our dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Ron passed away after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 74 years. Ron will be deeply missed by his loving wife Lillian, of 54 years of marriage; children, Valerie Killen (Gerry), Richard Long (Pam), Susan Lamb, Cynthia Burton (Luc) and Gregory Long; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; as well as numerous relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents; his twin brother Don; daughter Janice; and granddaughter Bobby-Lee. Not only was Ron a devoted family man but he also was a friend, colleague and mentor to many in the hospitality industry. Ron's achievements were numerous and he had celebrated many personal and professional victories such as, Manitoba Chef of the Year 1983, Canadian Chef of the Year in 1990 and Manitoba Chef of the Year for the second time in 2002. He was known best for his stories and he will be deeply missed. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 8 at 10:30 a.m. in Blessed John XXIII Roman Catholic Church (Assiniboia Christian Centre), 3390 Portage Ave. at Rouge Road, with Rev. Msgr. Maurice Comeault, P.H. presiding. For those who wish, viewing will take place prior to Mass. Donations in Ron's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division, 193 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B7. WOJCIK'S ALL BELIEFS FAITHS FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM 897 - 4665

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 08, 2005

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • We would always prank people together. he was my best friend and still will be forever and always - Posted by: Haley (Great grand-daughter) on: Dec 24, 2013

  • To Mrs. Long, Cindy and famlies. My condolences. I was very sadden to hear of the news. Take care. - Posted by: Barb Doyle (nee Neillings) (Acquaintance) on: Aug 02, 2005

  • I would like to extend our heartfelt sorrow at the loss of one of Winnipeg's finest gentlemen. And I do mean gentle man, for that's what he was. My condolences to the entire family. - Posted by: Barb & Al Carmichael (Acquaintance) on: Jul 24, 2005

  • To my Best Friend, You were my Mentor and Friend. I will always remember you, as a Chef that stood for Honor in our Profession. Rest in Peace my Friend. You will always be in my Heart. Robert - Posted by: Robert Duehmig (Friend) on: Jul 24, 2005

  • Dearest Lillian, Virginia, Lukas and myself regret that we could not make it to Ron's funeral. We want to let you know that we will miss Ron very much and that you both mean a lot to us. Lots of Love Larry, Virginia and Lukas - Posted by: Larry de Vries (Friend) on: Jul 08, 2005

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