Ronald John Breedon, 56, of Flin Flon, MB passed away unexpectedly on March 12th, 2021. He grew up on a farm near Gladstone, MB, and moved to Winnipeg for a couple years before moving to Snow Lake, MB where he began his mining career with Hud Bay and met his wife Gwen. In 1993 Ron, Gwen and their family moved to Flin Flon, MB where they resided until his passing. Throughout his life he was an avid sportsman which consisted of track and field, badminton, ball, hockey, curling and his favorite of all – golf. His other interests included carpentry, pool league and poker nights with the guys. He made friends everywhere he went and had the most personable charisma you could ever hope to find in a person.
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They say if you love your job you never work a day in your life, and we can all say with confidence he loved mining. His mining career allowed him to travel to Ireland for four months in 2000 to train new miners. He had a variety of skills working underground, from jacklegging to jumbo drilling and most recently longholing. He loved the men he worked with; they weren’t only his coworkers, they were his friends. When asked what he would do if he could do it all again he said he wouldn’t change a single thing.
He was a kind, loving husband and loved his children dearly but had a special place in his heart for his grandchildren; they were his pride and joy. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him. He is survived by his wife and love of his life Gwen; son Michael (Alison) Desjarlais, Mia and Colt; daughters Coralie (Thomas) Jays, Emmett, Savanna and her son Beckham; Samantha (Dan) Cabat, Madison and Mackenzie; & Nicole Breedon; mother Janet Breedon; sisters Elaine (Doug), Catherine (Donnie), Joanne (Lloyd), Leah (Bob); as well as numerous neices, nephews and countless friends
Ron is predeceased by his father John "Jack" Breedon.
The family held and online Celebration of Life on March 17th, 2021 and ask that any donations in Ron’s honor go towards the Flin Flon Junior Bombers.