MARCHUK, Ronnie William

July 24, 1952 – March 7, 2017

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Ronnie on March 7, 2017 at the age of 64.

Ronnie will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Norma; his daughter Rebecca; his son Ben (Melanie); his grandsons Cody, William, and Sam; his brothers Dave and Rob (Monica); his sister Melanie (Mike); his aunt Irene; and many other friends and family.

Ronnie was born and raised in Calgary and worked in the tire business since he was 18 years old. He was passionate about cars and loved spending his spare time working on car restorations and attending car shows and swap meets.

A Celebration of Ronnie’s Life will take place at Falconridge Family Church (155 Falconridge Crescent N.E.Calgary, AB) on March 13th, 2017 at 2:00 pm.

Floral arrangements should be brought or delivered to the family home or to the church at the above location, between 12:30 and 2:00 pm on the day of the service.

 

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  1. On 10/03/2017 at 8:17 am Greg & Maureen Ramage Said:

    Dear Norma and families
    We are so shocked and sad to hear of Ron’s sudden passing. Ron was Greg’s lifetime friend and He always enjoyed their visits togteher over the last 55 years. So many memories, so many laughs(e.g. Backing the family car into the lake) family
    camping trips, our Parents were life time friends too.
    We send you all our deepest sympathy and prayers that many Earth Angels surround you all to hold you up as you grieve this huge loss. We are out of the country so can’t attend His Life Celebration but know he will be well honoured. Such a kind, honest, gentleman. He will miss Him so much!
    Deepest Sympathy to you all.

  2. On 10/03/2017 at 9:46 am Kevin lunan Said:

    Our sincere condolences go out to the family.
    Ron and his father we our loyalist customers we always enjoyed hearing what he was working on.
    Our sympathies to all who knew him
    Kevin and family @ Calgary Radiator service.

  3. On 10/03/2017 at 10:05 am Luigi Torriero Said:

    Our most sincere condolences to the entire family.
    Our family had the pleasure of dealing with Ron over the past 30years. Always took care of us with a big smile and great attitude. He will be missed.

    Paul, Lina, Luigi and Franca Torriero

  4. On 10/03/2017 at 8:30 pm Dale Lee Said:

    My condolences,
    I was shocked to hear the news of Ron’s passing. I just saw him recently as he was purchasing a part for a project he was working on. I enjoyed visiting with him at various car shows over the years. He will be greatly missed! My heart goes out to the family

  5. On 11/03/2017 at 6:01 pm Kevin Sorley Said:

    Norma and family.I have had the pleasure in knowing Ron over twenty years. May the the love of friends and family help you through this difficult time.

  6. On 12/03/2017 at 5:11 pm Larry Lee Said:

    Our thoughts are with the family .
    A great supporter of the car community will be missed .

    Our sympathy

    Bruce Christie , Dale Lee , Larry & Gladys Lee
    H&H Auto Service

  7. On 12/03/2017 at 9:06 pm John and Sherry Bicknell Said:

    Dear Norma,
    We know God’s love is with you and bearing the weight of your sadness, and that Ron is happy puttering around with all the vehicles he ever wanted to lay his hands on. God bless both of you now and always.
    With love, your friends, John and Sherry Bicknell

  8. On 13/03/2017 at 6:17 am Carl and Myrna Belyea Said:

    Dave, Rob, Melanie and Irene – we send our love and hugs to you with the sudden passing of Ron. We were just discussing the other day about the great family that we shared a driveway and friendship with for so many years. Ron had a life well lived – he will always be remembered.
    Carl and Myrna Belyea

  9. On 13/03/2017 at 6:21 am Craig & Terry Dunbar Said:

    Our sincere condolences to the Marchuk family. Growing up across the street, going to the same schools, always knew where we’d get tires, always a great time chatting at car shows or anywhere with Ronnie. Rest in peace, man! The Dunbar’s.

  10. On 13/03/2017 at 10:23 am Don & Carole Said:

    To the Marchuk family – we are so very sorry for your loss. During his many years at Mister Tire – he was like a son to us and we share in your grief at the sudden passing of a husband, father, grandfather and friend. May he rest in peace.
    Don & Carole Litzenberger & Family.

  11. On 14/03/2017 at 4:10 am Jessica Nawrot Said:

    To the Marchuck Family- my deepest condolences to you as you greve threw a hard time. I know from experience it is ruff, but it does get better. Ron was a very intelegent and very paitent with anything, every time I saw him busying tires it was always off something old he took his time and he did it, no matter what.
    Rons inpired me, learning the story about the orange from the boss.. I know he always gave his fruit away but I think he was looking for another minion to teach. He was a good friend, he helped me- along with a couple colleagues- with my relationship. Told me about his and Norma all the time, she was a very important lady to him and boy did he ever cherish her. He mention her every chance he got. We had. Good time the short time I knew him!

    Goodbye good friend, we will see you again soo,
    And thankyou again for all you done to help me, its was appreciated, More so now.

  12. On 14/03/2017 at 10:57 am Danielle Pelletier Said:

    Ron was a staple and part of the family at Fountain Tire Northland while I was growing up and I will miss him immensely. Old school, calm and cool – his ability to connect with people of all ages from all different walks of life was a rare & special gift. I’ve never met anyone with such passion and dedication, of course for the cars he loved so much, but mostly for the people whose lives he touched. Ron’s (usually unsolicited) relationship advice was more important to me than I think he knew. I remember thinking so often (every time he would talk about her, which was every chance he got!) that the love, adoration and respect Ron had for Norma was aspirational.

    Thank you Ronnie for all that you taught me. I will miss your encouraging patient smile the most.

    My deepest condolences to Norma and the rest of Ron’s family – he will be greatly missed by many.
    My thoughts & love are with you during this difficult time.
    Danielle Pelletier

  13. On 21/03/2017 at 7:27 pm Melanie Taylor (Johnson) Said:

    I was so sad to hear of Ron’s passing. He was a dear friend of my fathers, and I will never forget when he spoke my fathers funeral – he made me smile and laugh on one of the worst days of my life. That was Ron, always so kind, sweet, and genuine. I have fond child hood memories of Ron taking us out for rides in the cool cars he restored and from our camping trips (he taught us what “roughing it” really meant! haha. I hope you and my dad are driving around in those beautiful cars sharing the good ol’ times. I never got to meet Norma, or his children, but I know how much he loved you all – he spoke so highly of you all. I know how much pain you must be in (I remember those times); be kind to yourself and to one another and try to remember the best of times with him. I know I will. Sending you love and condolences.
    – Melanie Taylor (Johnson)

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