November 25, 2011

RONALD EDWARD SARGINSON May 26, 1925 – November 25, 2011 After a lengthy illness, Ron passed away peacefully on Friday, November 25, 2011. Left to mourn are Gwen, his loving wife of almost 65 years; son Rob (Laurel); daughters Diane (Perry), Deborah (Alain), and Gwen (Réal); grandchildren Patrick (Jordana), Claire, Jesse (Jackie), Stacey (Steve), Kellen, Brendan, Denis (Bonnie), Daniel (Charmaine); great-grandchildren Sierra, Tyler, Ari, Evander, and Kaylee; brothers-in-law and their spouses; as well as many nieces; nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his brothers Frank, Bill, and sister Isa. Born and raised in Elmwood, Ron joined the army at age 17 and served with the Governor General’s Foot Guards. He saw action in France, the Netherlands and Germany. While still in uniform, he courted Gwen. They married in 1947. On July 1, 1949, Ron joined the City of Winnipeg Fire Department. He was a proud Firefighter who often put his life at risk to save others. He retired as a Captain of Station #1, in 1984. As a leader, he was respected for being honest, quick-witted, and good-humoured. His grandchildren were amazed when Ron appeared in uniform on an episode of Sesame Street , reminding viewers to Buckle up! ! Ron loved curling, golf, cards and especially fishing with his grandsons. He was a skilled builder who built his own home with help from his fire hall friends. He was an expert who helped family and friends with their construction projects. Ron’s memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, December 5, 2011 at Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel, 1020 Main Street at Manitoba. The family would like to thank the staff at Concordia Hospital and Deer Lodge Centre for the care Ron received there. Ron will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron’s memory may be sent to the Firefighters’ Burn Fund 303 – 83 Garry Street, Winnipeg MB R3C 4J9.RONALD EDWARD SARGINSON Ron’s memorial service was held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, December 5, 2011 at Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel, 1020 Main Street at Manitoba.   As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on December 03, 2011