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SWAN, Ronald Edward

June 17, 1956 – Burnaby, BC
October 26, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Ronald Edward Swan of Calgary, AB, peacefully passed away on October 26, 2014 at the age of 58 years, after a brave fight with melanoma.

Ron will be remembered by his sharp wit, sense of humour, and zest for life. He was always a gentleman. His easy going, fun loving attitude touched everyone he met. He was a bright light in the world. Ron and Kim were everything to each other, which was affectionately expressed during their 31+ years of marriage. His other passions in life included golf, travel, reading, the BC Lions, and spending time with their friends. Ron excelled in everything he did, for those that knew “Swanny” “Ronnie”, he was larger than life.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend Kim, and her family, his brother Gordon and his family, and leaves behind many close friends.

A Celebration of Ron’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY Crowfoot (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.); on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Messages of Remembrance may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation in Ron’s memory. Many thanks go to the doctors, nurses and staff at Unit 47 at FMC. Thank you to Dr. M. Smylie and his team, as well as Dr. Monzon for their care. A very special thank you goes to Dr. Claire Temple-Oberle for her compassion and expertise that she provided to Ron.

In living memory of Ron Swan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Colleen Proctor :

    Dear Kim,

    Please accept my deepest and most sincere sympathy for your loss. I won’t be able to attend the service but will be there in spirit. Ron will be missed by all of us but I can only imagine how difficult this time is for you.

    I especially remember Dave and I going to Victoria with Larry, Carol, Ron and you. As usual, Ron made us all laugh and we had a great time.

    If there is anything that Dave and I can do, please let us know. If you ever feel like taking a trip to the Gulf Islands, our home is always open to you.

    With love and sadness, Colleen

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  2. I had the pleasure of knowing Ron through his employment at Wajax Equipment in Calgary, Alberta. His professionalism, knowledge and genuine good nature quickly became known company wide. I’m proud to have worked with him and to have known him personally. He was truly a terrific influence on his fellow employees as well as a good friend. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Ron will be greatly missed. Best wishes to Kim and all of Ron’s family and friends.

    Tom Plain

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  3. Dear Kim,
    Ron was through a long journey, with you at his side all the way. He is now at peace from pain and suffering. You are very lucky to have had 31 years together, wonderful history that will be with you always. It is those memories that will help you as you move ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Karen Jackson

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  4. John and Linda DeRinzy :

    So sorry to hear of your loss, Kim. We are friends of Charlotte’s and live around the corner from you.
    Saw Ron outside a lot and wished we’d stopped to say “How are you, Ron”.
    Treasure your memories and keep Ron in your heart.
    Much sympathy,
    John and Linda
    Valley Ridge

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  5. Mike Campbell :

    Kim, Family & Friends;
    The world lost a good man….I knew Ron professionally and personally…. and
    glad I had the opportunity to know him.
    Ron was full of love..and lived his life with passion…..What better traits can you have?

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  6. Ross Clarke-Davies :

    My warmest condolences, I will always remember the positive attitude and professionalism Ron brought to our Wajax Equipment Sales Team. I and others learned a great deal from Ron that will be carried on in his memory.
    God Speed Ron!
    Ross Clarke-Davies
    National Sales Manager
    Wajax Equipment

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  7. I cant believe my buddy Swanny is not with us, Ronnie and I met Sept 6 2006, the exact date I hired him to work with me, nor for me. You will be so missed buddy, not only around the office, but also on the golf course where we had numerous laughs. Rest well my friend I already miss your infectious laugh, and quick wit!!!

    Tony Hodgins

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  8. I worked with Ron over the years through his employment at Wajax. I changed jobs and it was so great to see Ron in my new place of business. “I got to work with him again”!! He was so funny, and friendly. I will miss our lunches and the stories of his travel with his wife whom he talked about often. He loved life and took pride in his work.
    He will be missed and I will always be grateful that I could call him my friend!
    My condolences Kim,
    Sincerely; Tonya Brazil

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  9. Anne and Ray Cyr :

    Dear Kim and Family, words can not express the sadness we feel for your loss Kim. May you have courage and strength in the days ahead.
    Anne and Ray Cyr

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  10. Jennifer (Semkew) Johnson :

    Kim, I’m so sad to hear such an overwhelming loss, my thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to you during this difficult time.

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