Ronald Richard Humphries
Feb. 26, 1935 – May 20, 2017
It is with heavy hearts we announce that Ronald Richard Humphries passed away suddenly at home on May 20, 2017. He was 82 years old.
Ron was predeceased by his parents George Richard Humphries, Edith Anne Humphries (Moore), brother Howard and niece Suzanne MacKenzie.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife Doreen (Eaton), his sisters; Joyce (Ian) MacKenzie and Donna (Ron) Dyer and his daughters; Rhonda (Russell) Neil, Karen (Norm) Stock and Candace Humphries (Kelvin Walker) and his son Pat (Colette) Vermette; cherished grandchildren; Stephanie Klemp, Richard (Anna) Laidlaw, Corey Laidlaw, Megan, Michael and Jocelyn Stock, Rheanna and Shelby Neil, Nicole and Jarett Vermette and 5 great grandchildren Landon and Rhett Klemp, Gracie, Sophia and Jack Laidlaw and many nieces and a nephew.
Born Feb 26, 1935 to George and Edith Humphries. Ron grew up the second of four children: Howard, Ron, Joyce and Donna. Ron was born in their brick house on Main Street in Carlyle. Ron started working young. He used his little wagon to help his Dad collect scrap iron. This earned him his nickname “Scrappy”. Carefree summers were spent at White Bear Lake at “The Alabama” cabin on Hotel Beach.
At the age of 16 he went into partnership with his father and brother Howard. Howard looked after the garage and Ron looked after the farm.
In 1957, Ron married Doreen Eaton. Three daughters were born; Rhonda, Karen and Candace. In 1981 Ron and Doreen took over Humphries Holdings. Ron reunited with his son Pat Vermette on Apr. 14, 1994.
Ron loved working being a business man, farming and operating equipment. He reluctantly retired in 2014 at the age of 79.
Ron enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren at his cabin at White Bear Lake.
Ron was always grateful for many clients and customers throughout the years. His employees were like family to him. Ron loved the town of Carlyle. He often said, “Carlyle was the best place in the world and why would I ever leave?”
He will be sadly missed!
On behalf of Doreen Humphries and family we would like to thank Jason, Kathy, Colleen, The RCMP and EMS who transferred Ron to Arcola Hospital, we greatly appreciate your efforts.
Words cannot express our appreciation to our many friends and relatives, all the prayers, cards, phone calls, visits, floral arrangements, charitable donations and gifts of food brought to our home.
Thank you to Orsted Funeral Home for the assistance you provided during this difficult time.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Carlyle United Church, to all the wonderful volunteers and to Lisa Eaton for her amazing musical contribution. To the many people who participated and attended Ron's Celebration of Life, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.