It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ronald “Ron” Reed, age 95, formerly of Lacadena, SK and late of Swift Current, SK on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at Winter Green Estates, Regina, SK.
Ronald Joseph Reed was born June 29, 1926 in Calgary, AB to Jesse & Myrtle Reed. The family moved to the farm in Lacadena when he was a young boy. Ron loved the farm and took over farming from his Grandpa Joe when he was 16.
In 1950, Ron married Helga Kornsee and this began what would become 71 years of marriage. They had four daughters — Debbie, Dawna, Penny, and Pat — and he began his life as the lone man in a house full of women.
Ron & Helga spent many winters in Arizona and enjoyed escaping the Saskatchewan cold. They remained on the farm until 1995, when they moved to Swift Current. Ron quickly transferred his farming expertise to keeping a beautiful yard and garden at their new home.
Ron is survived by his wife, Helga Reed; his daughters, Debbie (Hugh) Hunt, Dawna (Doug) Allinson, Penny (Darcy) Barr, and Pat (Jim) Greig; his seven grandchildren, Erin (Gareth) Jones, Amanda (Chad) Reich, Kristi (Nathan) Kunec, Jared (Tristen) Hunt, Reed Allinson, Clark Barr (Jonathan Odumeru), and Ryan Allinson (Kinsey Weber); and by his ten great-grandchildren, Linden, Quinn, Zachary, Lauren, Rex, Thora, Iris, Vera, Bo, and Howie.
The Funeral Service for Ronald Reed was held on Friday, March 11, 2022 at 2:00 pm from the Lacadena Community Centre, Lacadena, SK with Brian Wilson officiating. “Amazing Grace” and “In the Bulb There is a Flower” were sung by the congregation, with Bev Dick serving as pianist. The eulogy was given by Ron’s children and a photo tribute was given by Ron’s grandchildren.
The Private Interment Service was held following the Funeral Service from the Lacadena Cemetery, Lacadena, SK with Erin Hunt, Amanda Reich, Kristi Kunec, Reed Allinson, Jared Hunt, Clark Barr, Ryan Allinson, Darcy Barr, Jim Greig, and Chad Reich serving as Pallbearers.
In memory of Ronald Reed and for those wishing to do so, donations made to the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
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