Ronald William Mihalus

25 July, 19467 September, 2020

Born in Welland, Ontario on July 25, 1946. Ron was raised and educated in Port Arthur, Ontario, as a much loved member of a large family.

He married and raised his family in Thunder Bay. Ron chose Ironworking as a career, which took him to many worksites and large construction projects. A career change led him to Winnipeg, to pursue employment in Maintenance and Property Management.

Ron enjoyed and was very dedicated to his work, always going above and beyond no matter the task. Maintenance and repairs were a big part of spare time activity to assist family and friends, be it near or far.

In his leisure time, Ron enjoyed fishing in Ontario with the Fish Club Members and spending time with family at Shebandowan Lake. Ron also enjoyed watching Winnipeg Jets hockey games.

Not one to sit around for any length of time, Ron and Cheryl enjoyed the love of dance. Spending 14 years Ballroom Dancing at Ted Motika’s Dance Studio in Winnipeg, where they met alot of fellow dancers. Ron was a handsome man, who looked especially dapper in his white tie and tails.

Ron and Cheryl enjoyed travel to warm climates for relaxation, good food and entertainment, Las Vegas was a favourite destination for entertainment and dancing.

Ron was a man of principle and courage, who faced big challenges throughout his life, with integrity and grace.

He passed away peacefully, after a long and courageous battle against brain cancer.

Ron will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Cheryl, son Ron Jr. (Susan), granddaughter Kayla (Phil), great-grandchildren Weston and Halle, and grandson Brandon. Daughter Shannon (Brian), grandsons Caden and Christian. The mother of his children, Jeanette. Stepsons Shane (Tanya) grandchildren Atley and Gage, Justin (Krista) and Christopher (Sara); Siblings, Gerry, Peter (Rosemary), Michael (Helen), Howard (Joanne) and Doreen; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Ron was predeceased by his father Peter, his mother Mary Godick, stepmother Dorothy; siblings, John, Vernon and Veronica; nephew Christopher and uncle Bill Godick.

The family appreciates and acknowledges CancerCare MB and the WRHA for their care and support. A special thank you to the staff of Grace Hospice, for the care and attention provided during the final chapter of Ron’s life. We also wish to thank family and friends for their compassion and support.

A private family Memorial Service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba.


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  • A private family memorial service will be held.


Ronald William Mihalus

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Valerie Mihalus

September 11, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family. Ron was a very caring and wonderful person. Always had a smile and was generous and caring towards family. Will always remember our visits when passing thru Winnipeg. You are now at peace and will always be in my heart.

Mary Anne Menic (Nee) Butschler

September 10, 2020

My sincere condolence to all family members. Ron had a wonderfully dry sense of humour, a beautiful welcoming smile, and a gentle soul. The few times spent in his company have always been treasured memories

john and roberta and family kavalchuk

September 10, 2020

Cheryl and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Treasure your memories. John and Roberta Kavalchuk and family

Kayla Escher

September 9, 2020

We have a very special angel watching over us now, we love you (great) papa and we will carry you in our hearts forever.
Love Kayla (Phil) Weston and Halle

Peter & Rosemary Mihalus

September 8, 2020

Heaven just got a very special angel, you are not suffering anymore will miss you so very much love you to the moon and back
Love brother Peter & Rosemary

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