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Ron Quintaine

QUINTAINE, Ron - OCTOBER 8, 1946 - FEBRUARY 13, 2016 Ronald Dennis Quintaine was born October 8, 1946 in Saskatoon, Sk, son of Harold and Lena Quintaine. He grew up in Nipawin, moving to the South Hollywood farm in the late 1940's. Growing up, Ron worked for Hater & Higgins on water wells. Shortly after finishing with H & H, Ron came to farm along side his dad Harold. They had cattle, pigs, and a grain operation. At the age of 21, he was involved in a tractor accident. It left him with a broken ankle and other injuries. Ron's ankle remained a lifelong injury, but it certainly didn't affect his hard working demeanour. In 1968, he met the love of his life, Betty Wilson. After a short courtship, they married July 5, 1969. Once they were married they moved to the farm, where Ron continued farming. The two love birds expanded their family in 1970 with the birth of their daughter, Juanita Marie. She was born December 14, 1970. Juanita grew up on the farm and spent many mornings getting "extra breakfast" at Grandma and Grandpa's house. August 1 of 1974, the family welcomed their son Curtis Carl. Curtis loved to hunt with his dad. It started at a young age when he begged his dad to shoot a deer. After Ron followed through with Curtís request, Curtis proceeded to cry and hit dad over the head with his toy gun. Ron and Betty continued to farm until they sold it. Once he sold the farm Ron went to work for Clarence Munroe and later Denton Peifer. In the early 1990's he started his own business, Risk & Hope Sawmill. Curtis and Bob Cox worked with Ron in the sawmill for many years. Ron sawed lumber until 1999, when he had a heart attack. They were house sitting that winter to see if they were ready to move to town. In the spring of 2000, they moved in to Riverside Manor. They spent 4 years at Riverside before purchasing their current home. After his heart attack Ron sold the mill and went back farming with Denton Peifer. Ron had a special connection with Denton and little Johnnie Allardice. It was a mutual admiration and respect between Ron and John. Ron loved all things farming. He went to many seminars with Denton to learn about the new equipment and he enjoyed taking Betty and the grandkids for tractor or combine rides. Ron continued to work for Denton until his passing. Some of Ron's interests were stock car racing, playing cards, hockey, farming, working at the Senior's Hall and camping. Curt, Ron and Cecil enjoyed time together building and racing their #72 stock car for many years. Over the years, Ron spent many hours playing crib with his mom as well as many other card games with friends and neighbours. Bob Cox hosted many pool tournaments that Ron and Curt enjoyed participating in and socializing. The South Hollywood Stingers was a ball team that Ron and the entire family were a part of. Ron was a pitcher for the team and continued to share his love of the game with his family. Hockey was a huge passion of Ron's. It started as a love of watching Hockey Night in Canada cheering for the Toronto Maple Leafs, which he then became an avid Nipawin Hawks fan- he hardly missed a game and always had to watch the boys warm-up. Most recently he became the biggest Carrot River Initiation team fan, watching his grandson Connor play. He was always willing to run the clock during Connor's games as he loved being part of the action and cheering him on. Ron and his family spent countless hours camping. They enjoyed travelling around finding new spots to make memories. Ron and Chelsea always had their annual grandfather- granddaughter camping trips. This is something that they both looked forward to every year. Most recently, Ron fulfilled a life long dream of owning a motor home. He was so very proud to have found an item on his bucket list just a block away from their home in Nipawin. Ron's health only recently became an issue. He kept his family close and didn't want to make a big fuss about his ailing health. Ron passed suddenly with his family by his side. He was greeted by his mother, Lena Quintaine. He was also predeceased by his father, Harold Quintaine, his step-brother Floyd and sister-in-law, Eva Quintaine; step-sister Florence (Doug) Tinkler. He leaves to treasure his memory his wife Betty, daughter Juanita & granddaughter Chelsea Stagman, son Curtis, Lynn, grandsons Connor & Callen Quintaine and many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours. "All good things must come to an end, but I wouldn't have wanted it to end any other way or with any other people." To honour Ron's wishes a private family service was held. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. To send online condolences please visit The family placed their trust with COVENTRY FUNERAL SERVICES Nipawin, SK 306-862-4233.13029812
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Posted by Shirley Krone (a friend) On Friday, March 4, 2016
So sorry to hear of your great loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you.It was my luck to have known such a nice person as Ron.

deepest sympathies
Posted by mickie Hayward-Hunkin (friend of Betty) On Friday, February 26, 2016
Betty my thoughts and sympathy are with you at this difficult. Mike and I remember Ron from when we got the water barrels from him.All our love Mickie and Mike
Betty and family
Posted by Thelma and Wilfred Ewert (Friend) On Wednesday, February 24, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss. Curt is a good friend of my husbands. Our third and prayers are with you and your family at your time of need.

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