It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Ronald Kieth Martell, 78 years of Quill Plains Centennial Lodge, Watson, on Sunday, May 22, 2022.
Ronald Kieth Martell was born September 5th, 1943 in Preeceville, SK, to Forrest and Edna Martell. He was the second youngest in the family. Ron obtained his education in Buchanan before venturing into the work world. He went to Snow Lake, MB where he was mining underground. From there, he went to Kamloops, BC where his oldest sister lived, then later to Port Alberni, working for M&B Pulp Mill for over 40 years. Several years ago, Ron moved to Humboldt to live with his sister and brother-in-law, Darlene and Larry Bell. Ron spent the past year living at the Quill Plains Centennial Lodge in Watson where he received the ongoing care that he needed.
Ron loved to go to Reno and part with a bit of his hard earned money. He also loved collecting coins and had quite the collection. Summer and Christmas holidays were spent visiting sisters. On his visits to see Darlene and Larry, they would accomplish a ton of things together from putting up a fence around the acreage to attending many auction sales. Ron was a handy guy and they would make sure they had a to-do list ready. He helped build and move sheds, build a cabin in the back forty, and may have picked a rock or two plus many a boulder. Ron loved picking Saskatoon berries, just as much as Larry loved eating Saskatoon pie a la mode. Ron and Larry also took in quite a few car and bike shows, and even hauled home a few trophies! They also travelled together over the years and took turns driving. They enjoyed snow tobogganing – Ron’s favourite was the John Deer 400. Anyone who knew Ron, knew he couldn’t pass a Dairy Queen without stopping for ice cream.
Ron is survived by one sister, Darlene Bell and her husband Larry, their two children Rick (Renia) and Laurie and numerous other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, one brother, two sisters and two brothers-in-law.
A Private Family Service has been held for Ronald. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to Westminster United Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan.