July 31, 1926 - November 8, 2017
RONALD ERNEST MAY
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Ronald Ernest May, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Ron is survived by his wife and soul mate Margo (née van den Maagdenberg), his children Valerie (Marshal), David (Florence), Frank (Peggy), and Rhonda (John); his grandchildren Cory, Chody (Mike), Rufus and Christopher; his great-grandchildren Quinn and Cavanaugh, and his step family Audrey (Charlie), Joyce (Richard), Virginia; grandchildren Kyle, Janelle, Sarah, Shannon, Kara, Ethan, Jennifer, Megan, Joshua, and great-grandchildren Rowan, Remi and Noah; his brother Albert and sister Eleanor.
He is predeceased by his parents Ernest and Elizabeth May, his brother James and sisters Irene and Rose, and by his grandson Austin.
Ron joined the Canadian Pacific Railway Police in 1951, retiring as Staff Sergeant after 36 years. Ron’s love of the military began when he enlisted with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry in 1945. After serving several years, he resigned to be with his family. He later joined the Canadian Intelligence Corps militia unit, serving as a Military Intelligence Investigator, then later as Sergeant Major he became chief instructor. In 1967 he was awarded the Canadian Centennial Medal for his work with the Corps. Ron retired from the militia at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer after serving as Regimental Sergeant Major in the Service Battalion.
Ron had many interests throughout his life, but his focus in his later years was on his beloved Margo and on his family. He appreciated simple pleasures, including a good game of cribbage, bowling at Empress Lanes, the Blue Jays, old western movies and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:30 pm, Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Anavets Assiniboia Unit #283, 3584 Portage Avenue.
The family would like to thank the staff of 3 North in the Grace Hospital for their care and kindness.
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