Ronald Stephen Pyke

November 13, 2018 5 Condolences Print Obituary

Ronald Stephen Pyke, age 62, of Innisfree, AB passed away peacefully on Saturday November 10, 2018 surrounded by family at Sturgeon Hospital following a long struggle with alcohol addiction.

He was born on May 9, 1956 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia to Archibald and Edna Lu Pyke. Growing up, Ron’s family moved a lot with the Canadian Armed Forces. At a young age, Ron moved to Alberta to run his own welding business. Later he found employment as a Journeyman Welder with the Local 720 Ironworker’s Union. He took immense pride in his work and was recognized for his many years of service.

It’s difficult to summarize a man who battled with alcohol addiction for the better part of his life in an obituary. Many just saw him as “good-time Ronny”.  But to others, he was a brother, a dad, a husband, and a loyal friend. Ron made many attempts to get sober over the years with close friends and family as his biggest supporters cheering him on, helping him at his worst and holding out hope that he would overcome his disease. But his addiction won time and time again.

Through it all, Ron will be remembered for his sense of humour, his contagious laugh, and his gift for storytelling—he was a real “joker”. He liked fast cars, beautiful women and rock and roll.  Not necessarily in that order.

Ron is survived by his six kids, Ronald Stephen Pyke Jr., Bradley Pyke, Christopher Pyke, William Pyke, Samantha Dunn, and Benjamin Pyke; his grandkid’s Carter, Taylor and Andrea; his brother Stanley Pyke; his sister Arlene Momborquette; his sister Rhonda Hachey; his brother Archibald Pyke Jr.; his sister Jennifer Pyke; and many other nieces, nephews and other family members. He is predeceased by his parents, Archibald and Edna Lu Pyke and sister Patrice Pyke.

Close friends and family are invited to celebrate Ron’s life Saturday November 17, between 2 and 4 pm at Trinity Funeral Home 10530 116 St NW, Edmonton, AB. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to addiction services or to a mental health initiative.

  1. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Uncle David and Aunt Audrey.

  2. Sam, so sorry to hear that your dad has lost his battle. I know the hope you had for his recovery and the support you provided him. It was not to be. You are in my thoughts.

  3. Samantha, My condolences to you and Morgan and your entire family. He was a lucky man to have loving family and support such as yourself. May your memories of him during the good times you shared bring you comfort and peace. You have written a very touching tribute to him. Take care!

    Judy Jackiw❤️

  4. Dear Sam, Morgan and sweet baby Andrea, you are in our sincere thoughts and prayers ?

  5. Sam,so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Lisa and Doug

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