Ronald Leo George Heino

October 16, 2017 24 Condolences Print Obituary

It is with sad hearts that we announce the death of Ronald. Ron passed away on October 13, 2017 at Sturgeon Community Hospital in St. Albert Alberta, peacefully with family by his side.

Ronald was born in Kenora Ontario on May 18, 1940 where he grew up with his seven siblings. Ron met Barbara McIntyre and they were married on December 1,1962 and began their family. Ron and Barbara travelled extensively with his job working on hydro throughout Manitoba and British Columbia for many years until he went to University of Manitoba to obtain a degree in Civil Engineering. Upon receiving his degree, he began a career with the City of Edmonton as Director and Chief Water Engineer.

Ron had many interests and hobbies; he enjoyed hunting, skiing of all kinds, hiking and climbing and spent as much time as he could with Barb and his family in the back country of Alberta and British Columbia doing this. He had a great love and respect for the outdoors, nature and wildlife, and was a member in many clubs and organizations that supported these interests.

In 1994 Ron had a stroke and was no longer able to work or participate in some of the things he enjoyed. However, with the help of his wife and son Kevin he was still able to go along on some travel trips and camping. The highlight for Ron would be to tag along on hunting trips with Barb, Kevin and his brother in law Wilfred.

Barb worked very carefully with Ron to help him rehabilitate so that he could continue to live at home after his stroke. When the time came that Ron had to go into long term care he resided at The Citadel Long Term Care Home where he continued to be involved in various committees and activities, making many friends along the way.

Ron was predeceased by his parents Evert Heino and Solange Leivo and step father George Leivo, his brother Paul Heino, sister Marie Hancock, sisters in law Linda Heino and Joan Heino, brothers in law Jeff Hancock and Bob Selway , his father and mother in law John and Daisy McIntyre and brother in law Wilfred McIntyre.

Ron leaves behind; his wife of 53 years Barbara, daughter Valerie Canfield (former son in law Dave Canfield), daughter Sherry (Ken) Lund and son Kevin, his grandchildren; Nancy (Peterjohn) Estabrooks, John (Karen) Canfield, Barbara (Greg) Mitchell, his great grandchildren; Rebecca, Julian and Christian Estabrooks, Liam Mitchell and one grandchild (John and Karen) due to arrive, his siblings; Edward (Tillie) Heino, Clifford Heino and Susan, Patsy Selway, Gerald Heino, Diane (Ed) Pereux, sisters and brothers inlaw; Roy (Dallas) McIntyre, Aline Wilcott McIntyre, Marybelle (Rick) Haney, as well as many nieces and nephews.

On Ron’s behalf, family would like to thank everyone at The Citadel for the exemplary care that Ron received while living there. Also many thanks to Dr John Clark and Dr. Cadili for the wonderful care of Ron.

Ron loved animals and always had cats and dogs for pets. His cats Oscar and Rusty will really miss him. Donations made in Ron’s memory can be made to your local SPCA www.edmontonhumanesociety.com or to “The Kenora Cat Shelter” www.thekenoracatshelter.com or Kenora’s “It’s A Dog’s Life Fostering Network” www.adogslife.cc

Cremation has taken place, and as per Ron’s wishes no formal service will take place.

Trinity Central Memorial Chapel, Edmonton Alberta in care of arrangements.

  1. so sorri for your loss Valerie Canfield and family. May his memories remain in your heart and be with you during the sad times. Sincere condolences….

  2. So sorry to hear your loss! Barb.
    Ron, RIP

  3. Knowing Val so many years from Christian chat rooms, I realize fro reading about her dad’s life what a beloved testament he was. And, your family was so well knit, making love and quality life priority even post-stroke with physical limitations. God Bless You All

    • I am leaving you a thank-you for your condolense to my Father Ronald Heino, I am his only daughter Sherry who you may not know, Val Canfield was his stepdaughter, I was very close to my father for 46 years i miss him dearly and i thank-you from myself for your thoughts, Sherrylynn Lund Heino

  4. Barbara n family
    My prayers n thoughts are with you in this time of grief!
    Lynn McIntyre

  5. Barb, very sorry to learn of Ron’s passing, but under the circumstances, perhaps a blessing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Kim and Charlene Israel

  6. My condolences Barb to you and your family…I remember Ron way back when he worked at the City.
    He will be missed. My thoughts are with you and your family.
    Julie Haley

  7. Sorry to hear of your loss Valerie.

  8. Barb, Val, Kevin and family
    We would like to offer our condolences to you and yours in the passing of Ron. We did not know Ron personally, but through our friend Val, and know he will be greatly missed by all his loved ones. God Bless

    • Neil and Barb
      I am taking the time to say thankyou for your condolence to my dear Father Ronald Heino, I am his daughter Sherry who cared for him many times when he stayed here with myself in kenora for weeks at a time and i loved him dearly and i know he is with me, Thank-you Sherry Lund( HEINO)

  9. Barb and family, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family at this time. While I never had the pleasure of meeting Ron, I recall your wonderful stories and I hope you will remember and cherish all that he was and will continue to be in your hearts. The love you shared will never pass. God Bless.

  10. Your father will be with you Sherrylynn ,the cherished memories of him will always be with you and the love you and he shared will forever be remember.

  11. Pat, girls and family, so sorry for your lost. Prayer to all of you.

  12. Heartfelt best wishes and support .

  13. So very sorry for your loss Sherry. May your memories of your dad bring you comfort. If i can help you in any way please let me know.My heart hurts for you right now.

    • Brenda
      So Kind of you to think of me, I am so lost now without my father, and be it known Val was his stepaughter not his daughter she kept him away from me till his last day, but I know he asked for me before his passing, the Heino family has been very good to me with love and care.I loved my father more than anyone will know

  14. Sheri, when I first met your Father approximately 10 years ago I was struck by the love that he had for you. During our visit he spoke only of you and how much he loved you, and about all the great things that you did for him, you were the Apple of his Eye. I know he would have asked for you during his stay at the Nursing home, and would have been in his thoughts in his last moments, you were so good to him. If you need anything just let me know. Remember what goes around comes around, Karma. Love Kathleen Deschene

  15. Sherry….may you find comfort that you meant everything to your dad who.loved you very much, peace and condolences during this difficult time

    • Dear Janet
      Sorry to take so long to reply, I thank you for your caring thoughts, I wish i could have said good bye, my uncle gerald said my dad asked for me all the time,i know he is watching over me, Val canfield had her own dad mr Klimack, i really do not understand why they think my father was her father, Also my dad and mom were married 54 years not 53.

  16. Thank you Kim and Charlene for thinking of me at this difficult time. Yes Ron is in a better place.

  17. thank you Sui for thinking of me. See you soon at work!

  18. Thank you Julie for thing of Ron and I.

  19. Thank you Tamara.

  20. Thank you Jim and Margaret.

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