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Jul 13, 1935 - Jan 31, 2024
Sunday, February 11, 2024
Eckville Friendship Centre, (across from the Curling Rink), Eckville
1935 – 2024
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ron on January 31, 2024, at the age of 88. Born July 13, 1935, to Walter and Sophie Reid of the Hoadley Area, Ron was a farm kid. After graduation, he excelled at the Vermillion School of Agriculture.
In 1956, Ron married Edith and they raised four kids. After buying land north of Eckville, they started raising Quarter Horses. Ron commuted daily to Red Deer to manage the Co-op Feed Mill. He was involved with 4-H and team roped with his son Doug. In Ron’s retirement, they bought a motorhome and were annual visitors to the Ponoka Stampede, followed by the pony chuckwagon circuit and Spruce Meadows show jumping. He always found time to camp and play cards, especially crib. Ron also took up leather work and sold beautiful, handcrafted items.
Ron will be greatly missed by his wife Edith; children Greg, Heather (Myles), Wes (Sandy), and Doug; grandchildren Jamie, Chelsea, Becky (Adam) and Jordan (Caley); great grandchildren Leah and Emily; siblings Maridell (John) and Sharron; and nieces Cheryl and Tracy.
A Celebration of Ron’s Life will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2024, from 2-4 pm at the Eckville Friendship Centre, (across from the curling rink), Eckville.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
So very sorry for your loss.
Valerie & John Battrum:
Dear Aunt Edith, Greg, Heather, Wes and Doug and families....
We are sorry to learn of Uncle Ronnie's passing. We regret not being able to join you today to hear how much he meant to so many. One of my earliest memories is of coming to your house when you lived in St. Albert, many, many years ago. We hope the family legends and remembering will bring comfort and smiles as you miss him. Take care, Val & John
Dear Edith and family I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Ron as a much loved cousin at all our family reunions. Come rain, shine or in some years snow and icy rain we could always count on Ron to be there. He will be missed.
Edith and family I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you, may all the memories you've made together help you through this difficult time. Hugs
Mitch Hettler :
My condolences to Edith and family on the passing of Ron . I remember to his place and watching team roped . It didn't matter where you say Ron always had a hand shake and had time for visit. RIP buddy
May he rest in peace.
Randy and Susan Norberg :
Sending our very sincere sympathies to Edith and family
Carolyn Bernes :
Dear Edith and family
So sorry for your loss. Ron is fondly remembered as a warm and welcoming cousin at our family reunions. I have one of his handcrafted leather wallets that is testament to his talent.
We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Carolyn Bernes and Mark Publicover
Ian Anderson :
My condolences to the various family members for your loss. Sending strength, positive energy, and healing hugs at this difficult time.
Danny & Donna Desrosiers:
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
I will always remember how good Ron was at motivating us young bucks when he had a trailer full of hay bales to go up in the barn loft.
I appreciated the way I was welcomed into your home as a young man.
May he Rest In Peace.
Ken Josie Frid:
So sorry for the family’s loss
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