In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
PROBETTS, Ronald Edward - Peacefully on February 6, 2022, at the age of 90, Ron Probetts peacefully passed away with his son Bruce and daughter Tannis by his side at Bethania Personal Care Home.
Ron was predeceased by his parents, Edgar and Hazel Probetts and his wife Irene Probetts on December 20, 2014. Ron is survived and will dearly missed by his son Bruce Probetts (Linda) and daughter Tannis Probetts (Lee); sister Barbara Probetts; grandchildren, Samantha Probetts, Cara (Steve) Coulombe, Cal Probetts (Grace), Aaron (Amy) Anderson, Meghan Wade (Val), Dale Williamson, Nebrazka (Dustin) Martins and 13 great-grandchildren. Ron was predeceased by his sister-in-law Shirley Wood; nephews, Garry, Randy and Ron Wood along with grandson Jessie Wade.
Ron joined the Navy and was stationed in Comox, BC and went into the Korean War and was on the destroyer CAYUGA 1953 to 1954. Over the years, dad developed a passion for travel, which led him to a career in the travel business and owning Atlas Lance Travel which consisted of five offices.
Ron also had a passion for sports and was a member of Canada's National Hockey team under Father David Bower and was the official travel agent for the Winnipeg Jets. He was a scout for Canada's National Hockey team and was a coach for the Winakwa Community Club Hockey and Baseball and St. Boniface Saints.
Later in life, Ron taught travel at Robertson Career College and was a Commissionaire at the Winnipeg International Airport, followed by a Commissionaire at Canada Revenue Agency.
The family would like to thank certain special nurses, aides, recreational staff of Bethania Personal Care Home who took special care of our fatherů.you know who you all are.
As per dad's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family celebration of dad's life will happen later in the summer.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association or a local dog rescue of your choice.
OUR FAMILY URGES EVERYONE WHO HAS A LOVED ONE IN A PERSONAL CARE HOME TO BE AN ADVOCATE FOR THEM AND VISIT OFTEN. OUR PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT AND HEALTH AUTHORITIES NEED TO ADDRESS THE UNDERSTAFFING CRISIS IN HOME CARES AND PROVIDE IMMEDIATE SUPPORT TO NURSES AND HEALTH CARE AIDES. (Winnipeg Free Press 12 Feb 2022)
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HMCS CAYUGA - Served in CAYUGA