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Acadia McKague's Funeral Centre

915 Acadia Drive, Saskatoon, SK

OBITUARY

Ron Halabura

March 25, 1944May 28, 2020

Ronald Carl Halabura

Ron passed away Thursday, May 28, 2020 at St. Paul’s Hospital, with his wife Judy by his side. Ron was born March 25, 1944 in Saskatoon to Jesse and Dmytro Halabura. He grew up on the farm in the Laniwci district west of Alvena. The farm was on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, so Ron had many fond memories of exploring the land and the riverbanks, searching for historical artifacts and enjoying nature. He often spoke of the gathering of family and friends at their home, hanging out with cousins and local friends. This was an opportunity he also gave his sons by setting up weekend retreat on the farm. After graduating from high school he began working for SaskPower, gaining his Journeyman Pipefitter Certificate in 1968. After our marriage in August of that year, we made our home in Saskatoon, where our son Kelly was born in 1970. Shortly after, Ron joined Honeywell International in Toronto, Ontario. After making homes in Ontario and Manitoba, where our second son Curtis was born in 1973, Ron was transferred back to Saskatoon in 1978. In 1988 he joined the Saskatchewan Health Region in the Energy Department at St. Paul’s Hospital, later joining the team at Saskatoon City Hospital as Controls Technician and retired in 2009, a retirement well-earned after 47 years. As an accomplished tradesman he had sought to learn everything he could about the trades, a useful tool which he used throughout his life, as well as after retirement. He was known for his extensive knowledge and his ability to use that knowledge in all that he did. His memory extended to every joke that he had heard or read and relayed those jokes to any receptive audience. His surrogate grandchildren quickly learned to have a joke ready to share with him. Ron was predeceased by his sons, Kelly and Curtis, his parents, his in-laws Elvis and Folke Strinholm, nephew Joshua Paskiw, brother-in-law Gerald Strinholm and special friend Dennis Schow. He will be dearly missed by his wife Judy, his brothers and sisters-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews and their children, whom he loved and cherished. He will also be missed by his extended family, his former colleagues at City Hospital, all his childhood friends and a host of friends across Canada, the USA and Australia. Ron’s favourite answer was “I’ll get to that next week”, so go to YouTube, find the song “In a Week or Two” by Diamond Rio (one of our favourite songs) and while listening, raise a glass in his memory. For those who wish to make a donation in Ron’s memory, please consider any of the Saskatoon Hospital Foundations or a charity of your choice. Judy would like to thank everyone who has reached out with love and support during this difficult time.

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Dale Malmgren

June 22, 2020

Judy, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Sincere sympathy and love from Judith and Dale.

MAUREEN ROBERTSON

June 13, 2020

RON, WE WILL MISS YOU SO MUCH. OUR FAMILY HAVE ENJOYED SUCH WONDERFUL TIMES WITH YOU OVER THE YEARS. YOUR FINE HOSPITALITY, YOUR GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR (LIKE NO OTHER). I ASKED RYAN IF HE HAD ANYTHING TO ADD TO THIS TRIBUTE. HE SAID HE CALLED IN TO VISIT YOU WHEN HE WAS LAST IN CANADA. "TOP BLOKE, TRIED TO KNOCK ME OFF WITH AN OVER-SIZED GRAPPA!"
DEAR FRIEND, REST QUIETLY NOW AND BE AT PEACE.
JUDE, OUR LOVING THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL FAMILY. WITH LOVE AND FOND MEMORIES OF A SPECIAL MAN.
MAUREEN & RYAN
PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Dwayne Strinholm

June 8, 2020

Uncle Ron's jokes and stories, two things that will forever be missed at any future family reunions. Although I never had the opportunity to live closer than a province away, I always looked forward to hearing them. I am grateful I got to know him a little better during two different trips to Saskatoon and still have vivid memories of both of those visits to this day. I can now picture him giving Kelly ad Curtis the biggest hugs ever. Say hi to them and Dad for me :)

Rest in peace Uncle Ron.

Karen Johnson

June 8, 2020

Judy - there are no words left to say to you as you face another loss. Ron was an awesome guy. I always enjoyed our visits. I love you Cousin! hugs and Much Love Karen

Julie McEachern

June 8, 2020

Judy I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear husband. Sending hugs and prayers you at this sad time..Julie

Carolyn Hoffert

June 8, 2020

Judy, I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. ♥️

Rita Boychuk

June 8, 2020

Judy, I am so Sorry for your loss

Don Woychyshyn

June 8, 2020

Jun 02, 2020

You are in our thoughts and prayers.
With sympathy and love,
Janice and Don

Troy Leedahl

June 4, 2020

Very sorry to hear of Ron's passing Judy. My thoughts are with you. Ron was an awesome guy. Ron was my mentor when I worked with him at City Hospital. I loved hearing his stories. He was the king of one liners! It was never a dull day working with him. He will be surely missed. Love ya man!!

colleen hamm

June 2, 2020

Judy, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Take care.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY