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Ronald Herman Singbeil

Posted By Sobering Funeral Chapel On April 11, 2020 @ 5:13 pm In Obituaries | 30 Comments

May 25, 1944 – April 9, 2020

It is with much sorrow and heartbreak that we announce the passing of Ron at the age of 75.  Ron peacefully passed away with his wife Sharon, his beloved wife of 53 years, and his family by his side.

Ron’s memory and legacy will be with his wife, Sharon, his daughter, Wendy (Rob); children Jessica (Victor), Amanda (Anthony), Kurtis (Georgia); and their father Russ Van Loon; his son Darren (Paula); children Brooke and Travis.

Ron was predeceased by his father, Herman and mother Lena; and niece Lisa Baker. 

Ron was born in Golden Bay, Manitoba and was raised by his grandfather and grandmother, Roy and Helena Singbeil, along with his big sister Rosie on the family farm in Golden Bay.

He met the love of his life, Sharon, at the age of 21.  They married in 1966 and bought their first home in Beausejour and started their family shortly after.  Their daughter, Wendy arrived in 1967 and son Darren, arrived in 1969. 

Ron went to work in Winnipeg at a construction company called Jenkins at the age of 16 but soon realized he wanted to work in the bush.  At age 17, he started to work in Pine Falls in Camp 27, and cut wood and quickly learned that this was his passion in life.  His next step in life was to stucco.  He worked with Eric’s Plastering for over 40 years and with his trade skills he had brought beauty to many homes.   In 2007, for six years, he was a maintenance worker at the Beausejour Hospital and East Gate Lodge.  He also did maintenance work for his son’s business from 2001 until his passing.  Ron took pride in his work and it showed in every job that he had.

In 1974, Ron had a dream to build his family home in Golden Bay, in which he resided in until his passing.    It was here that he taught his daughter to drive “three on the tree” in the open field and his son to hunt and trap.  He had many farm animals over the years, from chickens and cows to horses.  He had a garden that he took pride in and his yard was a picture perfect park setting.  He had many loves, that being riding around on his garden tractor, his wood stove, big tv, and in his earlier days checking his trap lines and snowmobiling.  He was most happy being home and puttering around his yard in an unbuttoned shirt, ripped jeans/shorts and high socks with shoes.  He loved his cap and hat collection.  You would always find him wearing a different one when you would stop by.  Ron was one of the handiest people you would ever meet. He always knew how to fix something, find a part or item that you needed (usually hidden on his property) or knew someone who could help you out.  Until his passing, he cut his own grass and planted many trees to keep it immaculate. 

Ron always had an open door to many friends and family over the years.  Many would stop by for a visit and always had a story to share.  Ron would welcome anyone at anytime.  He was the life of a party and always a good friend.  He would offer a helping hand and be there when you needed him. He had a memorable ‘smirk’ when he was happy or cracking a joke, this made everyone smile.

During the years when his grandchildren were small, he enjoyed camping with them and teaching them the values of country living.  He created special memories with them that they will share with their grandchildren.  He always had time for each grandchild and was proud of their accomplishments until his passing.  He attended every birthday and important life event they had.  He always wanted to know what they were up to and wanted to make sure they were okay. 

It is with heart filled thanks that the family wants to thank the staff at the Cardiac Center of Excellence-Asper Institute for their compassion and professionalism during this difficult time. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron’s name can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.   

Due to COVID-19, a small memorial family gathering will take place.

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Condolence from Wally & Marlene Cyncora on April 11th, 2020 6:59 pm

Sharon & family,
We are very saddened to hear of Ron’s passing.. Deepest sympathy & hugs to all.

Wally & Marlene Cyncora

Condolence from Ken Small on April 11th, 2020 7:07 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. Ron’s passing will be felt by all who knew him.

Condolence from Ray and Audrey Singbeil on April 12th, 2020 12:59 pm

Our deepest sympathy to you, Sharon, and your family.

Condolence from Gerald & Lori Obie on April 12th, 2020 7:16 pm

Sharon, Wendy, Darren and families,
We were sadden to hear of Ronnie’s sudden passing and our hearts go out to you all during this difficult time. He was a great friend and will be truly missed.

Condolence from Lyla Ancel on April 12th, 2020 10:51 pm

Sharon and family
Sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. No matter how old they are it is always to young. I understand deeply what you are feeling and I trust you will draw strength from the One who gives life . Take care!
Love ,
Lyla (Toody) Bill and family

Condolence from Cheryl Shaw on April 13th, 2020 9:35 am

To Sharon and family,
I worked with Ron at the hospital when he was with the maintenance department. You could always count him to come help with whatever was needed to be repaired on the ward and he always did it with a smile. He was a very nice man and I was privileged to have work with him. Deepest sympathies for your loss.
Sincerely,
Cheryl Shaw

Condolence from John and Cathy VanLoon on April 13th, 2020 9:58 am

To Sharon and Family We are so sorry to hear Ronny passed away. He was such a special man, who no person ever will forget. His memories will always be there

Condolence from Leona Weidman & family on April 13th, 2020 10:38 am

So very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. My sympathies to you all. God be with you and give you His Comfort and Strength.

Condolence from Virginia Kubish on April 13th, 2020 2:33 pm

My deepest condolences to you, Sharon, and your family, at this most difficult time , Rons’ passing was a real shock and just know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he Rest In Peace.

Condolence from Chris and Ardith on April 13th, 2020 6:37 pm

So sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. Deepest sympathy to you and your family Sharon.
R.I.P. Ron
Chris and Ardith Tomasson

Condolence from Ken Kilbrei on April 13th, 2020 7:24 pm

Just heard of Ronnie’s passing and pass my most sincere condolences to the family. Being neighbours as kids, I was fortunate to see Ronnie again after 63 years and treasured those few moments we were able to connect again last spring.
Rest In Peace Ronnie.
Ken Kilbrei

Condolence from Laurie Cork on April 13th, 2020 8:23 pm

He was the best kind of neighbor anyone could wish for…generous and helpful. He and Rod had many talks in the back yard usually about yards and gardens. Ronny will be missed.

Condolence from Cindy Betker on April 13th, 2020 9:41 pm

Such a shock when I heard this. Will miss seeing him puttering around the outside of Darren’s office. No job seemed to big!Condolences to Sharon, Darren, Wendy and their families.

Condolence from Rod Cork on April 13th, 2020 10:09 pm

So sorry to hear this.
Deepest condolences to Sharon and family.
Ronnie was a great neighbor and a great human being.
I am going to miss seeing him on the lawn tractor and his visits over to the yard in the summer.
He was always willing to lend a hand and always smiling and laughing.

Condolence from Gail and Donald Bell on April 14th, 2020 9:25 am

Our condolences to you Sharon, Wendy, Darren and families. He will be missed by many. Take care and God Bless

Condolence from Len & Lynda Wilke on April 14th, 2020 10:12 am

We were so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Ron was one of those kind of buddies you don’t forget and was always nice to meet any time.

Condolence from Robert Modjeski on April 14th, 2020 3:33 pm

Sorry for your loss Sharon and Family.
Worked with Ron at Eric’s Plastering.
Great Guy.
Lots of fun to work with.

Condolence from Larry & Donna Lashek on April 14th, 2020 5:34 pm

Larry & Donna Lashek

Sorry to hear of Ron’s passing, Sharon, and family. He was a great person, and we are thinking of you. Take care and God Bless.

Condolence from Bruce Rosentreter & Michelle Stobart on April 14th, 2020 8:11 pm

Condolences to Sharon, Darren, Wendy and their families.

Condolence from Ann & Gerald Graves on April 15th, 2020 9:02 am

Sharon and family; Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Ron. He was one of my first customers when I went into the insurance business, about 1966, it’s been a long time. Ann and Gerry Graves.

Condolence from Art & Karen Berry on April 15th, 2020 3:14 pm

Our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sharron and family

Condolence from Lorraine Drewlo on April 16th, 2020 9:24 am

Welcome to the World of ‘Widows,’ Sharon. Many beautiful memories were created over the years as
Neighbours & Families. Sincere Sympathy to You, Wendy, Darren and family. Stay strong, love you!

Condolence from Anne Juenke on April 16th, 2020 7:29 pm

Sharon and family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Hugs to you all.

Dennis & Anne Juenke

Condolence from Anne Juenke on April 16th, 2020 7:35 pm

Sharon & family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Hugs to you all.

Dennis & Anne Juenke

Condolence from Michelle Germain Rosentreter on April 16th, 2020 8:01 pm

Dear Sharon, Wendy, and Darren and families
Thinking of you all during this very difficult time. I was so saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. I will always remember his smile and his patience during Wendy and Michelle’s early teen sleepovers. Sending strength and hugs during this difficult time.

Michelle & Tim Rosentreter

Condolence from Heather Otto Worona on April 17th, 2020 7:01 am

Sharon, Wendy, Darren and family.
My dearest condolences on the loss of your husband, dad and grandfather. My thoughts are with you all.

Condolence from Elaine and Ray Kaatz on April 17th, 2020 9:51 am

Sharon and family. Our deepest sympathy in your loss. Ron and I walked many miles to and from Golden Bay school together .
All the best to your family.

Condolence from Trevor Krawchuk on April 18th, 2020 7:58 am

For Darren and Family;
Although it’s been many years, I remember Ron as a very nice man and quick to smile. I also saw this in Darren during high school. Kindness is a wonderful thing to instill in your family. So sorry for your loss.

Trevor Krawchuk

Condolence from Ken and Marilyn Henschel on April 18th, 2020 12:36 pm

So very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. It was great to visit with him not long before this virus stuff got in the way. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

Condolence from Cathy and Byron Sault on May 3rd, 2020 7:55 am

So sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. Our deepest sympathies Sharon to you and your family.

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