Ron was born in Unity Saskatchewan on June 28th, 1941 to Lyle and Dorothy Orr. He grew up on the farm with his 4 siblings. Farm life was rigorous and often called him out of school. As a result he began working fulltime after completing Grade 11.
Ron moved with his wife Elaine (Johnson) to Cranbrook, BC in 1962. There he pursued his career in Autobody repair and his daughter, Leslie, was born. In 1963 they relocated to Invermere, BC where both his sons, Curtis & Derek were born. Ron and family lived in the Windermere Valley until the kids were done school. During that time he owned and Operated Ron’s AutoBody. First at the bridge in Athalmer until it flooded out and then up near the crossroads. After the nest emptied, Ron followed career opportunities to Calgary as H&H Care Vehicle Adaptation Foreman transforming vans for the handicap. To Westlock as Dawson Ford Body Shop Manager, to Red Deer as Southside Plymouth Chrysler Body Shop Manager & Red Deer Forklift Paint Specialist, and finally to Veteran where he retired, but continued working for Big Country Waste Management Commission as transfer station operator in Veteran and Esther.
Ron is survived by his 3 children Leslie Howard of Alberta, Curtis Orr (& Debra) of Arizona and Derek Orr (& Lori Forget) of Ontario. Also, by his 5 grandchildren Jamie & Cameron Howard of Alberta, Austin & Alia Orr of Arizona and Blair Orr of Ontario.
Ron’s family is grateful to all those who offered him kindness and friendship during his lifetime. A private family service will be held in the summer.
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