1952 - 2020
It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Ronald Wayne Ficek in Taber on Monday, December 28, 2020 at the age of 68 years.
As a result of the restrictions regarding Covid-19 and the government recommendations, Ron was privately remembered by his family at Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 1:00 P.M.
Ron is survived by his daughter Michelle (Doug) Cranston and their children Jaiden, Taryn and Jaxson. He is also survived by his son’s children Chancelor, Kaya, Brooke and Chase Ficek; brothers Jason Ficek, Jamie Delaney and D’Arcy Delaney; stepmother Carla (Herb) Mason as well as his lifelong friend Syl Carlin and numerous nieces and nephews in Ontario.
Ron was predeceased by his beloved wife Marie Ficek (nee Turk), son Raymond Ficek, father Frank Ficek and auntie Helen Murray.
Ron was born in Kenora, Ontario on February 7, 1952. He was the eldest of three brothers. It was there that he met Marie who quickly became the love of his life. They moved to Vancouver and started their lives together. Ron found work as a house mover and began establishing lifelong friendships. Ron and Marie eventually moved to Taber where they married on February 11, 1976.
Ron found work on the rigs which led them to calling Taber their home. Soon after their arrival there, they started their family.
Ron’s family was his pride and joy. He enjoyed traveling to hockey, volleyball and basketball games where he offset his cheering wife with his quiet demeanor. He was a proud dad and a proud papa. Jaxson called him Papa Roni. Ron cherished spending time with his grandchildren and oftentimes took them to lunch.
He enjoyed camping in the mountains, fishing, watching UFC, playing crib and spending time with his dogs. Ron also enjoyed going to rock and gem shows and had an extensive collection to prove it. His door was always open to show them off and discuss them over coffee. Ron was a gentle soul and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
If so desire, memorial tributes in Ron’s name may be made directly to a charity of one’s choice.