Husband, father, uncle, grandfather, and friend.
Hilding Ronmark passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care Home in Fort Frances, Ont.
Hilding was born on July 26, 1942 to Gertrude and George Ronmark in Fort Frances.
He met the love of his life, Lucy Badiuk, and they were united in marriage on Nov. 25, 1961. They had two children together, Carol and Troy, and they did everything together as a family.
Hilding was born and raised in Fort Frances, and spent most of his life there other than a few years in Atikokan, Ignace, Sparwood, B.C., and Winnipeg, Man., where he was a miner and a baker. He spent most of his career as a baker at the local Safeway.
Hilding loved crusing on Rainy Lake in his boat, which he named “Lucy” (because she paid for the boat).
Hilding's motto was “if you are going to do a job, do it right”—an example of this was when he dismantled and hand-cleaned every part of his 1970 skiroule (on Lucy's kitchen table).
Hilding also loved his yearly trip to Fortune Bay, where he was surrounded by family and friends from Fort Frances and Minnesota. He was sure he knew which were the “hot machines” but usually only came home with a belly full of free coffee and fun memories.
When Hilding became a grandfather to Asia, he was so excited and proud. Even though Asia lived in Calgary, Hilding made the most of their time together. Hilding and Lucy looked forward to and enjoyed the trips they took to Calgary to visit.
Hilding will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Carol (Zeke); son, Troy (Liane); and granddaughter, Asia.
Hilding also is survived by his brother, Gary (Carmella); sisters-in-law, Olga and Roylene; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Patty, Kim, Tracy, Brad, Billy, Michael, Johnny, Kathy, Ann, Barry, Tina, Patty, Julie, and Brent.
Hilding was predeceased by his wife, Lucy; parents, Gertrude and George; sisters, Silvia, Margaret, Helen, and Doreen; brother, Alfred; brothers-in-law, Larry, Bill, Steve, and Al; and sister-in-law, Irene.
Hilding always will be remembered as a kind man who always had a smile on his face. He now is sitting on his porch in Heaven smoking and drinking coffee with Lucy.
As per Hildings wishes, no service will be held and cremation has taken place.
Online condolences may be offered at www.northridgefuneralhome.com