is with great sorrow that the family of Ronald (Ron) Bennett announces his
passing on August 4, 2020 at the Meno Ya Win Health Centre, Sioux Lookout,
Ron leaves to mourn his wife Lorraine of 53 years, son Dwayne
(Michelle) Bennett and Deanne (David) Kulchyski. Grandpa also leaves to mourn
his grandchildren, Kyla and Joel Kulchyski, and Lauren, Isabelle and Rebecca
Bennett. Ron's devotion to his family will always be remembered. Ron also leaves
to mourn his sister Marilyn Forsyth, of Abbotsford, BC as well as niece Carrie
and nephew Clarke Forsyth.
Ron was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, lived in Magrath, Alberta
and later with his family moved to Vancouver, BC where he completed his high
school education. Ron went on to Air Services School,
Telecommunications and Electronics to become a Radio Operator for Transport
Canada. His first posting was in Saskatoon, SK. He then transferred to Coral
Harbour, NWT for two years, then to Winnipeg, MB, Thunder Bay, ON, Churchill, MB
and back to Thunder Bay. In 1973 he promoted to the position of Flight Services
Manager in Sioux Lookout, ON where he retired in 1995.
Ron was a "Mr. Fix-It"; he was able to fix anything, most
everything. He built two houses, a log cabin, and renovated two houses. He also
did electrical, plumbing, and woodworking. Ron was an avid snowmobiler. He
volunteered endless hours to the Ojibway Power Toboggan Club, Sioux Lookout and
was recognized by the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs as a Volunteer of
the Year. He was a leader on most trips that were made to different communities
in the area.
Ron was predeceased by his parents, Delores and Elmer Bennett,
his in-laws, Norman and Nell Apshkrum, his grandson Blake Ronald Bennett, and
his brother-in-law Daniel Forsyth.
As per Ron's wishes, there will be no funeral service. A
Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Jon Morgan, for his years keeping
Ron in good health and the nursing staff at the Meno Ya Win Health Centre, in
particular Drew, Kate and Alyssa. Your kindness during Ron's short stay in the
hospital was very much appreciated.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke
Foundation or the Alzheimer Society through the Sioux Lookout Funeral Home, Box
1449, Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B9.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 08, 2020