Obituary of Ron Roy
It is with deep sadness and broken hearts that we announce the tragic and sudden passing of Ron Roy on Monday, January 8th, 2024, at 58 years of age.
Ron was born on June 13th, 1965 in St. Pierre Jolys, MB. He was the second youngest of eight children. Ron was a kind-hearted, sensitive, charitable man. Some of that sensitivity came from being raised amongst his five sisters.
Ron had a huge personality, he loved telling jokes and making people laugh. Despite all the struggles he was facing, he never once complained and always had a smile on his face. He always wore his heart on his sleeve and never refused to help anyone in need, whether it be his family, his friends, or even strangers. Family and friends were very important to Ron, there's nothing he wouldn't do for them. He always made the time to get together with his cousins and long time friends to catch up. His family, his siblings, his nieces, nephews, and friends were his pride and joy.
Ron was athletic growing up, he loved to play sports such as football, baseball, curling, and many more. He thoroughly enjoyed attending Bomber and Jets games, as well as watching these events on television with his family and friends. More importantly, his greatest joy was getting to witness some of his nieces, nephews, and family friends play the sports he once loved playing. Fishing and camping were some of his favourite pastimes. He enjoyed these as a child and looked forward to continuing the tradition when he was raising his own family. He would often take his children fishing along the Red River, near Ste. Agathe. He also spent many summers at his seasonal campsite in Richer with his children, nieces, and nephews.
Ron was a big kid at heart, kids and animals were always drawn to him as he had a very kind and playful nature. He could spend hours entertaining all the kids, young and old. He was the cool and fun uncle that we were all fortunate to have in our lives. Everyone loved his big bear hugs and his contagious smile.
Ron had an incredible work ethic. He worked for Nu-West Construction Products for over 13 years. Having worked for the same company for so long allowed him to form numerous friendships, and he was highly respected not only by his co-workers but also by his customers. The work environment will not be the same without Ron, he will be greatly missed.
Ron was taken far too young, he still had so much life to live and love to give. He will guide all his family members through life. May you fly high with the angels. We love you so much, may you rest in paradise.
This hard-working and loving man leaves behind his daughters Kalie and Misgana. He also leaves behind his father Rosaire Roy, his siblings Denis (Joy), Mariette, Nicole, Claire (Daniel), Suzanne (Gilles), Joanne, as well as many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and a great-great niece.
Ron was predeceased by his mother Alice Roy, his brother Maurice, his brother-in-law Luc Tessier, and his paternal and maternal grandparents.
A celebration of life will be held on Monday, January 22, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB. To join the family via livestream, please click HERE shortly before the service.
We would like to thank all of our extended family, friends, colleagues, and communities for their continued love and support as we move through this emotionally difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Ron to the Ronald McDonald House Charities Manitoba.