June 6, 1947 – June 16, 2019
Ron’s life adventure began June 6, 1947 in Birmingham, Sask. and ended peacefully on Sunday, June 16, 2019 in Parksville, B.C.
Ron was the youngest of six children born to the union of Mike and Anastasia Halyk. He had fond memories of growing up and working on the family farm. There were many good stories of homemade sausages, cream, perogies, pranks and jokes along with experiences with beloved friends and family in rural Saskatchewan.
With a strong mechanical awareness and love for building and engines, he was skillful in many trades. Ron was the youngest to drive the school bus in the area. He worked in the freight sheds of Melville, and went on to become a locomotive mechanic in Winnipeg. After completion of school, he married and moved to Regina where his two daughters were born. Ron worked with CN rail as a mechanic while pursuing many other endeavors.
In 1980, Ron and his family moved to the Nimpkish Valley, Vancouver Island. He continued to work on locomotive engines for several years, then making the Oceanside area his home. Incorporating his love for the outdoors, horticulture design and coffee breaks, he established a successful business that operated in the Oceanside area for 34 years.
You would often find Ron tinkering in the garage, he enjoyed sharing his skills with his girls and grandchildren. Always one for a good joke, Ron loved to laugh, be it out on the water, or in the forest. He was a master of gardening, and enjoyed tending to his fruit trees, roses and rhododendron’s. His wonderful spirit, joy and talents will be missed.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his sister, Irene; and daughters, Marni (Tyler) and Tawni (Jonathan) and his beloved Bree. Also, his loving grandchildren, Zane, Skyler, Paige, Ronin and Corbin; his nephews and nieces and a host of relatives and friends.
Please join us for a gathering on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Peanut Hall (197 Manitoba Street), Melville, Sask. Internment to follow at Birmingham Cemetery.