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RONALD A.F. WIGGINS (published on October 01, 2011)



RONALD A.F. WIGGINS December 20, 1925 - September 27, 2011 Surrounded by loving family and friends, Ron passed away peacefully at home. Ron was born in Birkenhead, England on December 20, 1925. He was predeceased by his loving wife Freda in 1995, his mother Agnes and father William, his brother Reginald Kendall and most recently his baby sister Margaret MacKenzie (September 18, 2011). He is survived by his children; Heather Wiggins of Winnipeg, Dawn (Scott) Palmer of South Dakota, Bill (Sue) Wiggins of Winnipeg, Deirdre (Jim) Nickerson, Ronnie Wiggins (Lori Stetina) of Winnipeg, Ian (Mona) Wiggins of Winnipeg; his grandchildren Richard (Jodi) Pluchinski, Ronald (Ruth) Pluchinski, Steffan Jansson, Adam Jansson (Scott Armstrong), Dennis Main (Jess), Sweeney Main, Yolanda, Ashley, Patrick Wiggins, Ronnie Wiggins, Ryan Dunbar, Courtney Wiggins, Carley Wiggins; his great-grandchildren Ahna Pluchinski, Graham Pluchinski, Calvin Main, Vicky and Darren; his brother-in-law Wentzell (Win) MacKenzie of Nova Scotia, sister-in-law Mary Kendall of London, Ontario, his companion Margaret Sainsbury and her family, and his many nieces, nephews and friends. Ron enlisted with the KOSB (King's Own Scottish Borderers) from 1944-1952 and moved to Canada after his discharge. Ron and Freda were married in 1953 and lived in Sudbury until 1959, when they moved to Chalk River. Ron worked as a reactor operator for AECL in Deep River and later transferred to Pinawa where he remained until his retirement in 1985. After losing Freda, Ronnie moved to Winnipeg. Ron was a lifetime member of the Lac Du Bonnet/ Elmwood Legions where he had many loving and compassionate friends. The family would like to thank Ronnie and Lori for their loving care for Dad during the past year. Thanks are also extended to Dr. H. Da Silva and the Homecare and Palliative staff involved in Dad's care. A Memorial service will be held at the Elmwood Legion Branch #9, 920 Nairn Ave., Winnipeg on October 7, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. A private family internment will take place at a later date.


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