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December 4, 1937 - November 8, 2012
With much love and a deep sense of loss, we announce that Ron passed away on November 8, 2012. He will be missed by his loving family: wife Margaret, children Janet (Chuck), Susan (Ted), Michael (Kelly), grandchildren Aanen, Hana, Rachel, and Gavin, and other family members Barb Currie and Allan and Karen Johnson. Ron was predeceased by his parents, Lin and Lena Currie and his sister Doreen. Ron spent most of his childhood - and life - in and around the Nipawin community. His childhood was filled with newspaper routes, baseball, and other sporting activities in the summer, and hockey throughout the winter.
Ron excelled at hockey, both as a player and a coach. He coached all levels of hockey, including the Nipawin Junior B Hawks, and even Girls Hockey in the community. His involvement in hockey also included several years on the board of the Saskatchewan Amateur Hockey Association (SAHA). Ron married his soul mate and best friend, Margaret Johnson, in 1962 and moved shortly thereafter to their farm south of Codette, where they lived and raised their family. Ron was a busy grain farmer, as well as an electrician in the family businesses, "Currie's Electric", and Ron Currie Signs. In spite of his busy schedule he always found time to spend weekends and days at Candle Lake, where he and Marg have had a "cabin" for over 45 years.
There was nothing more important to Ron than being with his family and friends. To that end, Ron spent countless days, nights, and weekends attending, supporting, or coaching, whether it was piano recitals, fastball, hockey, golf, cross-country skiing or curling. Despite these activities, he still always made time for his friends and for volunteering in the community. Many lifelong friendships were formed during his years as a Kinsmen. It might have been flipping pancakes, helping organize multiple Nipawin Reunions, going boating, or just enjoying a good steak barbeque or fish fry.
When Ron and Marg retired, they were able to enjoy each other, their friends, nature, golf, and travel even more. The numerous winters in Las Vegas with their kids and old – and new - friends were very special times. Ron was a kind, generous man, known for his patience in his home, work, sporting, and social life. He was a loyal and dedicated husband, father and friend: nothing was too big or too small for him to do for the people in his life.
Ron was also known for his sense of fairness and in his ability to make everyone feel like they belonged. He was also a wonderful storyteller, and had a great sense of humor, of which no one was exempt, including himself. Ron embraced and enjoyed every part of his life, and always was able to see the best in everything and everyone. He will be missed and we will all remember that mischievous twinkle in his eye. A Celebration of Ron's Life will take place at Candle Lake in July 2013. Donations in Ron's Memory may be made to: Camp Tapawingo, Box 194, Prince Albert, SK, S6V 5R5 or Nipawin Kidsport, Box 2134, Nipawin, SK, S0E 1E0.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.coventryfuneralservices.ca. The family placed their trust with Coventry Funeral Services of Nipawin (306) 862-4233.
Coventry Funeral Service
220 Nipawin Road East
Nipawin, SK S0E 1E0
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Nov. 23, 2012