Dec 1, 2017
MACHAN, Ronald Raymond
May 8, 1937 – Dec. 1, 2017
Ron was born in Lanark County, Ontario on May 8, 1937, and passed away on December 1, 2017 in the Sylvan Lake Bethany after an eight-year courageous battle with Lewy Body Dementia.
Ron hitchhiked to Red Deer, AB from Ontario at the age of 15 to be with his two brothers, Arnold and Vern. There, he met the love of his life, Carol, and they married December 29, 1962. They moved to Calgary and went on to have four children. Ron started his successful dry-cleaning business ‘Hi Neighbour Cleaners’ in 1968. He was a hardworking business man and a very dedicated, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Ron is survived by a very loving family: his loving wife of 54 years, Carol; his four children, Debbie (Rick), Laura-Lee (Michael), Ron Jr. (Sandra) and Rhonda (Todd); nine grandchildren, Randi, Kelli, Karissa, Lee, Aaron, Nicole, Waverly, Emily and Callum; and his precious great-grandchild, Robyn. Ron is also survived by his siblings: Arnold, Vern (Gail), Rhoda (his twin sister), Beverly, Marlene, Joyce, Joanne (Harold), and numerous nieces and nephews. Ron was predeceased by his sister Marguerite in 2003.
The family would like to thank the Sylvan Lake Bethany for their care of Ron over the last three years, and would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the caregivers during his palliative care. A special thank-you to his family doctor of 21 years, Dr. Myburg.
A celebration of Ron’s life will be held at the Sylvan Lake Legion on Thursday, December 14th 1:00-3:00pm. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that a donation be made to the Canadian Alzheimer’s Society.