Obituary of Ronald Bertrand
BERTRAND: Ronald Graydon Bertrand passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, in Brandon at the age of 91.
Ron was born on October 31, 1931, in Arcola SK, to Victor and Lydia Bertrand. He was the eldest of three boys and had many stories involving his brothers, Norman and Garth, while growing up in Dauphin.
He moved to Wynyard, SK, to work for his Uncle where he met the love of his life, Mary Doidge, marrying her in 1954. As newlyweds, they went to Alberta where Ron worked on the oil rigs but farming was in his blood so they moved back to Manitoba eventually buying their farm in the Forrest district. Ron also worked at Metal Industries and then as an Operator at Simplot Chemicals.
Ron’s first love was Mary who he shared numerous adventures with during their 65 years of marriage. He also loved his farm and spent many enjoyable hours on the tractor.
Ron is predeceased by his wife, Mary, his parents and two brothers. He is survived by his children: Murray (Kathy), David (Loris), Brenda (Rob) Smith, Bruce (Shelley), Kurt (Sherry), 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and sister-in-law, Joyce Bertrand.
Special thanks to Gail at Daughter On Call and all the staff at the Kirbyson House who made sure Dad was taken care of and had all his favourites.
A private graveside service and Celebration of Life is planned for a later date.
“I’m just a farmer, plain and simple.
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