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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Joy Elves

November 26, 2020

Shannon, we would love to keep in touch. Sadly, we don’t have your number. Please call (306) 587-2930 or text us (306) 587-7490. We look forward to talking to you.
- Garry and Joy Elves

Alice Olson

November 22, 2020

I just received a phone call today from Joy Elves (Hoogeveen) that Sonny Pollock had passed away in Saskatoon on October 4! I am so sorry for your loss!
As young children in Shackleton, Sk we played together along with all the other kids in town! He was my next door neighbour and was a good friend!
I left home to go to high school and lost track of Ronald! My brother Art Olson told me several years ago that Sonny was in Prince Albert. I had no idea he was in Saskatoon!
Joy would really like to talk to Shanna but has been unable to reach her!
Hi to Deanna!
God bless always! Alice Olson

Warren Morrey

November 18, 2020

'Sonny" was five years younger but I remember him as a child who was fun to be with. In the winter he lived on skates and was such a skater that he was always my first choice as a teammate when we played team games on ice.
Silly memory, but I remember Gus Alstad , the school janitor meeting his friend Sonny in the morning and saying "we were both on the radio again today. They said Gusty today and Sunny tomorrow"
Sonny was always upbeat and fun to be with. He will be missed so much!

John Anderson

November 1, 2020

I was shocked and saddened to receive word that Ron had passed. My condolences to Shannon and the Family. Ron and I spent many hours talking through many of the issues confronting us in our professional lives during our many years in “Social Services”. Ron was client centered, policy wise, so personable and caring , a team player and humorous! He will always be in my memories....such a good person!

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.