Ronald James Hepples

Ronald James Hepples

Passed on August 12, 2019

October 25th 1936- August 12th 2019    Surrounded by love, Ron Hepples passed away at the Stonewall Hospital, with family by his side. He is survived by his three children, 7 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his loving wife, Patricia Hepples in 2007. Ron was born and raised in the North End of Winnipeg where, at 13, he met the love of his life, Pat. They married in 1955 and settled in North Kildonan where they raised their 3 children: Cam, Donald and Janice. Fond memories were on Strood Avenue where they kept and rode horses. During the winter months, Dad made a skating rink in the yard which became a gathering place for kids in the neighbourhood. While on Strood, land was purchased in Teulon, MB in the 60’s. It was there where Ron built his lifetime dream, “The Ranch”, where many fun-filled weekends were shared with close family friends. Everyone enjoyed the pot luck suppers, Saturday night rummoli games, horseback riding, swimming, shooting, sporting games, snowmobiling and countless nights around the campfire. In the later 70’s Ron and Pat made “The Ranch” their permanent home by building a cedar log home. In 2001, they moved to Stonewall, where they resided till their passing. While there, Dad enjoyed spending his time at the Legion. He enjoyed morning coffee with the boys, and in the afternoons; solving world issues at the B.S. table over a beer. We would like to thank the staff at the Stonewall Hospital for their compassionate care during the last three months of Dad’s life where they helped him maintain his “97.5” life rating as best as they could. A special thanks to everyone who helped Ron though this difficult time. At Ron’s request, there will not be a service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Stonewall Palliative Care.


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