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RONALD RAE SHURVELL (published on March 31, 2010)



RONALD RAE SHURVELL On Saturday, March 20, 2010, Ronald Ron Rae Shurvell passed away peacefully at the age of 68 years with his wife, Helen, at his side in Irvine, AB. Ron was born in Estevan, SK on August 21, 1941. He was predeceased by his father Wesley James Shurvell, mother Merle and sister Sandra. Ron is survived by his loving wife Helen, sons Todd (Donna) and Scott (Cheryl-Ann), grandson Carter, his brothers Jim (Vivian) and Kelvin (Debbie) and families as well as numerous uncles and aunts. Ron is also mourned by his extended family, mother Norma Shurvell, brothers and sisters-in-law Stan Bryant (Bonnie), Sheila Lockhart (Art) and Judy Campbell (Colin), Anna Fischer, Adolf Roth (Margaret), Gottlieb Roth (Violet), Hilda Mueller (Walter), Kay Kroll (Helmuth), Norm Frank (Sharon) and families. Ron began his career working for Canada Post in the Winnipeg Post Office. Ron married Helen in 1967. In 1973, Ron and Helen decided to work in the floral business and opened Charleswood Florists in Winnipeg. They ran the business for 22 years. In 1995, Ron and Helen moved to Winnipeg Beach and started Ronny Rae Restaurant on the Winnipeg Beach Boardwalk. They served great food including the Ronny Rae Special to beachgoers for almost 10 years. In 2004, they decided to move to Irvine, AB where they ran the Prairie Kettle Restaurant, including a fuel service station. They ran the business for two years before deciding to retire in Irvine. While living in Winnipeg, Ron made many great friends. He spent the summer months camping, golfing, playing slo-pitch and fishing. In the winter months, he enjoyed curling at the Charleswood Curling Club. Ron enjoyed vacationing with friends and family in Mexico, Columbia and the US. Ron was always inquisitive and always interested in people. He had the kindest heart, the quickest smile, and the funniest wit. Everybody was Ron's friend. Ron enjoyed his retirement years in Irvine where he also made many great friends. Ron will be sadly missed by his family and friends. At Ron's request, there will be no funeral service. In remembrance of Ron, give someone you love a hug. The Shurvell family would like to thank the nursing staff at the Medicine Hat and Calgary Hospitals for their kindness and special care given to Ron during his stay there.


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