Ronald Ivan Jaremy
Passed on September 9, 2023
July 10, 1941 – September 9, 2023 We are sad to announce the passing of Ron Jaremy on the evening of Saturday, September 9 at the Deer Lodge Centre with his wife Donna and daughter Shannon at his side.
Ron was born in Vita, MB but most of his youth was spent in Chatfield, MB where his parents owned and operated the Chatfield Creamery. He attended Spruce View School then boarded at the United Church Boy’s Home in Teulon where he completed high school. He received a diploma in dairying from the University of Manitoba, then returned to work in the family business, earning provincial and national awards for his butter.
Ron and Donna were married on July 30, 1966, in Dauphin, MB. They made Chatfield their home and in the following years Shannon and Kelly were born.
In 1976 Ron began working for Macleod’s in Teulon so the family moved house and contents to their new hometown. Approximately nine years later he began working at Charison’s Turkey Hatchery in Gunton.
In 1995 a major heart attack and the onset of diabetes resulted in his decision to semi-retire. They moved to Ochre River, then Ste. Rose and finally to his “happy Place” the cottage at Christensen Beach. He suffered increasing medical issues so they moved to an apartment in Winnipeg in November of 2020 during COVID where he could be closer to the medical services he needed. He greatly missed being able to watch the birds and animals from the deck at the cabin.
Ron had many interests. He read the daily paper and kept a good supply of books, especially those by Louis Lamour and John Grisham. He enjoyed gardening and yard work, as well as fishing and hunting. There was nothing he liked better than having friends visit and play cards. A lot of trips were made with family and friends across Canada, the U.S.A. and Europe where at the end of each day the men would have “coffee” and they all would play cards.
Following full retirement Ron & Donna travelled more often. At least two weeks were set aside in the coldest part of winter to go with Shannon & Mel to some of their favorite hot spots in Mexico or the Caribbean. They travelled throughout Southern Germany and Austria with the Jeske’s. They also took bus tours of Great Britain and China. To celebrate their 50th anniversary they cruised the Mediterranean Sea.
Ron began playing tournament baseball with the senior men by the age of 15. For many years he played short stop and was a relief pitcher but later on he mainly played right field. Throughout his career he was a strong hitter. He was a member of the Chatfield Cardinal team 1952-1959 inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003. He played for the Balmoral Orioles, Teulon Whips (Senior B Champs 1974) and Teulon Cardinals (Senior A Western Canadian Champs 1975).
In the 1980’s Ron began umping all ages, levels and different types of ball throughout the province; this included umping a Winnipeg Goldeyes game.
Ron will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Donna, his daughter Shannon and her husband, Mel Harder, as well as Mel’s sons Nick (wife Kat and son Darwin) and Josh.
Also cherishing the many memories of Ron at family gatherings and celebrations are: His brother Taras(Ingun) Jaremy, father-in-law Donald McKinnon, Aunt Eileen Probizanski, sister-in-law Doreen Swift, brother-in-law Karl(Dianne) McKinnon, niece Karmel(Johannes) Olafson, nephew Reid Jaremy, nephew Max Jaremy(partner Carrie and her daughter Isabella), nephew Andrei Jaremy(Jamee and sons Alexander, Harmon & Shepherd), nephew Ian McKinnon(Carrie and sons Lochlyn and Rhys), nephew Kris McKinnon(Sarah, son Kole and daughter Jordyn),niece Leigh McKinnon, as well as all the Probizanski, Zuk and Tretiak cousins.
Ron had countless friends who stayed in touch and visited him over most of his lifetime. We wish all of them to consider themselves honorary pall bearers. You have always provided tremendous support to the family.
Ron was predeceased by his beloved daughter Kelly, his parents John and Dorothy (Probizanski) Jaremy, his brothers Ted and Dan Jaremy, his niece Heidi Jaremy and his mother-in-law Virginia (Christensen) McKinnon.
The family wishes to express its gratitude to the many people who supported Ron. A special thank you to Dr. Kerr Graham who was Ron’s primary care doctor for almost 30 years.
Our appreciation goes out to the many doctors, nurses and health care workers throughout Manitoba who made it possible for him to remain at home for as long as he did.
Our thanks to the home care nurses and aides who assisted him. Your unwavering support during COVID will never be forgotten.
We will be forever grateful to the wonderful staff at Deer Lodge Centre for their support, patience and excellent care.
The graveside service for Ronald Jaremy will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 12:00 in the Windsor Cemetery.
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Donna, I'm So So sorry to hear the sad news. My Warnest & Deepest Sympathy to you & your family. May your precious memories comfort you all. I hope the love & comfort sent to you today will bring you brighter days because I truly care! May Ron rest in peace. Love, Millie Kosowan
My sympathy Donna and family. May the wonderful memories be some comfort during this difficult time. Sorry couldn't attend the funeral as I had a family function with my son and Granddaughters in the wedding party. May Ron Rest In Peace and be your Angel to look after you all here on Earth. Donna Seredycz (Pawlychyn)
Our heartfelt condolences to you Donna, Shannon and Mel on Ron’s passing. Prayers of peace and comfort to you all at this sad time.
Kathy, Jeff & Jordyn Wiebe
Our sincere condolences Donna and family on Ron’s passing. May he RIP.
Bob and Linda Gilroy
Very sorry to hear of this sad news. My condolences to you Donna and your family. Rina Ferris Nowazek
Rina Ferris Nowazek
My sincere condolences to you all on the loss of a great man.
My sincere condolences to all of you on the loss of Ron.He will always be my pops!!!
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