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Ronald Montgomery Pollock

December 28, 1944October 4, 2020

Ronald Pollock December 28, 1944 – October 4, 2020

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ronald Montgomery Pollock of Saskatoon, SK on October 4, 2020 at the age of 75 years. Ron passed peacefully surrounded by his loving wife Shannon, his son Michael (Robyn), daughter Michelle (Ernie) Steadman and his loving grandchildren Darian and Christian Pollock, Eric and Katelyn Maxin and Tevanio and Mikayla Steadman. Ron was predeceased by his parents James and Dorothy, his sister Doreen Ozen and his brother Robert Pollock. He is also survived by his sister Deanna Krislock. Ron worked as a Program Consultant for the Provincial Government from 1972 to 2004. After retirement, Ron worked for the Saskatoon Tribal Council until May 2017, as well as operating his own private training and consulting business until 2018. Ron enjoyed spending time out on numerous golf courses around Saskatoon and area with close friends and colleagues. He loved cooking meals for family get-togethers, holidays and other activities. Ron expressed the joy and pride he felt for his adult children and grandchildren, he was so proud of their accomplishments and the caring people they had become. Ron was a kind, loving person and enjoyed engaging with people of all ages. One of his favorite pastimes was stopping in at Lawson Heights Starbucks for a latte and a visit with his adopted Starbucks family.

Due to Covid restrictions, a private family service will be held. Condolences and messages can be posted here on the Acadia-McKague’s Website. Arrangements in care of Jennifer Wildeman of Acadia-McKague’s Funeral Centre 306-955-1600.

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Robb Watts

October 21, 2020

I am very sorry for the family's loss. I had the privilege of working with Ron for many years and countless hours as we ventured out into the Saskatoon community. He truly cared for and was committed to building the capacity and enhancing the well being of community groups and the people they served. I will forever remember a kind, thoughtful, generous and respectful man who always seemed to have everyones best interests at heart.
I fondly remember with a smile, Ron's sense of humour, and the laugh, chuckles and giggles that were heard frequently by all that knew him. He will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Norm Vetter

October 19, 2020

So sorry to hear of Ron's passing.  Ron was the Regional Director in Prince Albert when I worked there.  He truly was a good man and well respected within the organization and by the staff. He was known for being fair and considerate in any decisions he made. It felt good to be in his presence. I also remember his infectious laugh, or giggle, whatever, often at my expense on the golf course.  Many fond memories. So, not only a great boss but a good friend and I am fortunate to have known him. Our condolences to Shannon and the family. We have you in our thoughts. 

Glenda Hanson

October 18, 2020

Ron hired me for my first social worker position with DNS in Uranium City. He was the best ‘first boss‘ I had. Very supportive and a bit of a trickster! I worked with him throughout our careers. Blessed be his spirit! My condolences to Shannon and family.

John Nicholson

October 18, 2020

My sincerest condolences to Shannon and family on Ron's passing. I worked with Ron for many years at Social Services in Saskatoon. He was the Regional Director, and my immediate boss as I worked as the manager at Income Security until we both retired. He was competent, caring, compassionate, and able to work in a bureaucratic system keeping a balance between client needs and the needs of the organization, which were sometimes at odds. He was able to get along with those he worked with both in the political system and the civil service, and was a rare individual. He will be missed.

Conrad Lange

October 18, 2020

Ron was Regional Director when I worked at the Department of Social Services. He did a good job in this role. My condolences to the the family.

Joni Sereda

October 18, 2020

Fond memories of Ron as my mentor as a young social worker in Uranium City in the late 70's. Wonderful, supportive and kind man.....he will be missed. Sincere condolences to your family.

Sheila Gagne

October 16, 2020

My sincere condolences to family.

David Wilson

October 9, 2020

Ron hired Kevin 1999 to work in the Saskatoon Office. I left the Alberta Government after 17 years to move to Saskatoon. When he interviewed me I knew I wanted to work for him. I learned so many things from him. He was patient, kind, caring, great at engaging all kinds of people. He had an amazing sense of humour and an infectious laugh. He knew our business well and was the consumant profession public servant. He was a mentor and a friend. I will always remember him with fondness. My condolences to his family and friends. I know he will be sorely missed.

Ron Lewis

October 7, 2020

Sonny was my best friend growing up on the farm outside Shackleton. We were 'good trouble'. Friends don't let friends do stupid things....alone!

In 2012 we renewed our friendship in Arizona and have been able to spend a number of times together ever since. We will miss him.

Ron and Betty

Rosanne Chelack

October 6, 2020

Dear Shannon and family,
Our deepest sympathy on the death of Ron. He was a kind , caring, friendly neighbor.
Cherish the memories.
Brian, Rosanne and Shannon

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