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PICKLES, Ronald James Richard

January 16, 1933 – Edmonton, AB
April 2, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Ron Pickles, beloved husband of Stella, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the age of 81.

Ron was born on January 16th, 1933 in Edmonton. He graduated from Scona High School and served as a pageboy for the Alberta legislature during the Manning years. Ron and Stella were married on August 17, 1957. Together they raised their family while experiencing life in many provinces during his career with Customs and Excise. They settled in Ottawa for 20 years where he eventually retired. Ron took a part time job as a school bus driver getting a fair bit of golf in between shifts before moving back to Alberta to reunite with his immediate family. Ron travelled extensively with Stella and friends and loved camping in their Eurovan until his eyesight prevented further adventures. Ron was a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. Family always came first for Ron, especially his kids and grandkids.

Ron will be remembered and missed by Stella, his son Kevin (Eliza), and daughter Karen, six exceptional grandchildren (Tina, Austin, Robyn, James, Michelle and Angelina), and his sister, Marj (Peggy) Schurman and her children Jim, Ken, Debbie. He was predeceased by his mom and dad, Vera and James Pickles.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Thomas United Church (100 Hawkwood Blvd. N.W.), on Tuesday, April, 8 2014 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the charity of your choice.

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  1. Thinking of all of you during this most difficult time. Uncle Ronnie will forever be in all of our hearts.
    Love to all,
    Terri

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  2. Marjorie & Leo Aucoin :

    Dear Stella:
    To you and your family, our very deepest condolences and prayers. We will stand by you through all the coming days, weeks and months. Lean on us whenever you need to, ok.
    Warmly,
    St. Thomas Pastoral Care

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  3. Sally Barrido :

    Our condolences to the Pickles’ family.

    Mads & Sally

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  4. Shaliza and Bryan Small :

    Our deepest condolences to the Pickles Family.
    God Bless !!!!!!

    From the SMALL FAMILY……

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  5. Brenda Mason :

    My love and condolences to all of you. Ron has left a beautiful legacy in his family. To me, the mark of a fine life, well-lived is that people are sad when you’re gone. I know you’ll miss him and that he will live forever in your love.

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  6. Zane Thirlwall :

    Condolences to all.

    My family and I meet Ron once in Saudi Arabia when visiting Kevin and family a few years back and a pleasure it was. RIP

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  7. Dana Jan Mraz and family :

    Dear Stella, Kevin (Eliza), Karen, Robin, Austin, Tina, James, Michelle and Angelina

    With deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with You and Roni at this times.
    Roni will be greatly missed by all of us.
    Auntie Stanislawa,
    Dana and Jan, Michael, MaryAnn and Michael, Marek and Ewa, Grzesiek and Monika, Karolina, Mateusz, Agnieszka and Grzesiek.

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  8. Tracie_ Ann Lafleur, Mrs. :

    Sorry for your loss and our prayers and condolences to the whole Pickles family. Mr. Pickles was a great man and will be missed for his kindness and his amazing sense of humour. Love from the Miller and Lafleur family.

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  9. Rhonda Miller :

    Karen and Family, I want to express my deepest sympathies!!! Your Father is in a better place and with no pain. Remember those we love don’t go away they walk beside us every day.
    God Bless!!

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  10. Julie Henson :

    Remembering Mr. Pickles, KP’s beloved Dad, and sending my deepest sympathies to the entire family. Hugs from Ottawa.

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  11. Justin & Robin Oluk :

    Stella, Kevin, Karen & families
    Our deepest sympathies are with all of you at this time. Uncle Ron will be in our memories often.
    Love Justin & Robin

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  12. Agnieszka&Grzegorz from Poland :

    Dear Stella, we would like to express our sincere condolences on the death of Ron.
    Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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  13. Ewa & Marek Prucnal :

    We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of Ron.
    Please accept our sincere condolences.

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  14. The Lesicks :

    Dear Stella, Karen, Austin, Robyn, Kevin, Eliza, Tina, James, Michele, Angie,
    Our deepest sympathy to the family. You’ve lost a great soulmate, father, grandfather, but Ron has left many sweet memories for you to remember and cherish. His service was wonderful, so personal! Thanks to all of you for making it so! Love the Lesicks

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  15. Karen And Wally Lesick :

    Stella and family

    Thinking of you and want to express our deepest sympathy
    on the passing of Ron.

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