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RONALD KENNING MACINNES (published on September 13, 2008)

RONALD KENNING MACINNES January 6, 1916 - September 9, 2008 Peacefully, at the age of 92, Ronald Kenning MacInnes passed away at the Golden Door Geriatric Centre. Survived by son Campbell (Lila) and daughter Margot (Larry); grand-children, Kelsey and Reid; brother Wallace (Margery); sisters, Eleanor (Andrew), Margaret and Hazel. He was predeceased by wife Hildur and brothers Edward and Campbell. Ron lived all his life in Winnipeg, most of the early years in Fort Rouge. Hildur and Ron married in 1945 and lived in Riverview until 1955, including experiencing one flood that rose to the top of the windows. After that, Fort Garry became a drier permanent home until his passing. Later employed by Great West Life, North American Lumber, Bernhard Lumber, and Crown Trust, he retired in 1981, at which point he was able to spend much of the year at Winnipeg Beach, feeding the chipmunks and chickadees, and waiting under the trees for the next unwelcome twig to fall on his lawn. Handy with hammer and saw, and uninterested in power tools, he turned the place from airy shell into cosy summer home. Ron never met a dog he did not like, and the reverse is also true. Most notably, there was Teddy, who got lots of cheese, since Ron wanted nothing to do with the stuff. It is amazing to think of how his world changed during his long life. At the time of presenting himself for his driver's test, he was asked if he could drive the car around the block in downtown Winnipeg, and he said he could. It is unclear whether he actually had to demonstrate the afore-mentioned skill. He was always the responsible designated driver, but one time he left his cap hanging on the trunk handle of the 49 Austin. He remained blissfully unaware until his arrival at his destination, when he recovered his hat intact. Once, when travelling with his dad and mom, the rear wheel came off and passed them. There also was a time during his life when the roads through the mountains were somewhat more rugged than today, and it is told that it became necessary to go in reverse gear up one hill. An accountant by trade, he was not often, if ever, seen using a calculator, or his fingers and toes, proving that the world may change, but you don't have to. And, to his last day, he retained his quick wit and sense of humour, much to the amusement of family and caregivers. Further, he accepted everything that came at him in the last few years with his signature grace and dignity. He will be sadly missed. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Golden Door for their caring and support. In Ron's memory, if you wish, a donation may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, CancerCare Manitoba or to a charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 15, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Thomson In The Park Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. with interment at Elmwood Cemetery to follow. THOMSON IN THE PARK 925-1120 Send expressions of sympathy to

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