Official Obituary of

Ronnie Hope

November 30, 1968 ~ March 4, 2024 (age 55) 55 Years Old
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Ronnie Hope Obituary

It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Ronnie Hope (Rock) on Mar 4, 2024 at the age of 55.

Ronnie is survived by his children Madison, Ronnie Jr (Emmy), Mandy (Jacob), Jordan (Christine), Dane (Tigerlily), and their loving mother Joan. Also, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Ronnie is survived by his siblings: Twin brother Rodney (Chas), Danny (Marian), Sisters Susan, Isabel, Mildred, and Pat. Sisters Hazel (Jake), Elsie, Phylis (Clarence), and Crystal. Brother in-law Chap, and Ruben. Sister in-laws Evelyn, Mel, and Darlene. Ron adopted Dave Hiebert as his dad a few years back during the weekend of family Bible camp. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunty Hilda (Alex), and friends.

Ronnie was predeceased by his father Alfred Williams Jr and mother Margaret Hope. Siblings Oscar, John, Herman, Kimbal, Rufus, Louie, and sister Diane. Brother in-laws Bryan and Buzzy and sister-in-law Joyce.

Ronnie was born on Nov 30, 1968 in Pine Falls, Manitoba and was eldest by one hour to his twin brother Rodney. Ronnie lived in Hollow Water First Nation, MB for most of his early life and later moved to Sagkeeng First Nation where he resided with his family. Ronnie grew up in Hollow Water and attended school in the community until he left school to work alongside his dad and family, mainly raising cattle. Ronnie was also an avid hunter which he did with his dad, brothers, uncles, and mishoom. He was skilled at skinning moose and did so precisely. Later, Ron worked as a carpenter in Lac du Bonnet, Mb then later at the mine in Bissett MB up until 2013 and left his workplace due to health-related issues. During his time working at the Mine in Bissett, Mb Ron made connections with coworkers who became his lifelong friends. Ronnie knew a lot of our traditional ways as he had a good recollection of being taught through our oral history. He was fluent in the Ojibwae language and when he was with family and friends who were fluent as well, he would converse in our native tongue.

Ronnie loved and cared for his family dearly and showed his affection to everyone. Ronnie loved his children and was especially proud of his grandchildren, with his limited mobility issues Ronnie did what he could to be there for his family. Ronnie was a good cook, an all-around home maker, and could change his own car parts when he was in better health. Ronnie liked it when there were family gatherings as he would try to attend the annual family gathering held in June each year on the homestead where he was raised. Ronnie later also enjoyed attending family Bible camp in the fall at the Manigotogan campground with family and lifelong missionary friends of the family. He will be sadly missed by friends, family and all that knew him.

Wake Service will be held in Winnipeg on Thursday March 21, 2024 from 7pm-10pm at the Watchman Church 758 Selkirk Avenue.  Wake Service will continue on Friday March 22, 2024 until Sunday March 24, 2024 at his sister Isabel’s house 60 Main Street Hollow Water First Nation.  Funeral Service will be held on Monday March 25, 2024 at 1pm at the Band Hall.  Rev Norman Meade officiating.  Interment at the Anglican Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Ron Jr, Keane, Peter, Symba, Landon, Stuart, Drew, and Borden

Honorary pallbearers are Jordan, Dane, Rodney, Danny, Quint, Bim, Edgar, Bernie, Buddy, Glenn Kennedy, and Kathy

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