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Ronald Harry Tinkler

1932 - 2021



It is with sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of our father Ron Tinkler.  He is predeceased by his loving wife Marion Irene (Johnson) Tinkler (August 1, 1932, to Oct. 3, 2001)

Ron has 3 wonderful daughters: Rhonda Hoegy, (Merle Hoegy), Janice McInnis, (Paul McInnis) and Marlies Tinkler, (Jonathan Veale).  He also has 7 grandchildren: Sean Hoegy (Dana), Laurin Hoegy, (Matt), Zachary Hoegy (Kelsey), Haley McInnis, Riley McInnis, McKinley Veale, and Georgia Veale, and 4 great grandchildren: Ameilia, Everly, Finn, and Malcolm.

Ron was born in Saskatoon, where he met the love of his life.  He moved to Vancouver briefly, then back to Saskatoon and that brought marriage and 2 children.  Off to Edmonton for work for a brief time and child number 3.  They spent many years in Calgary and then to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.

Ron played and coached with the Saskatoon Hilltop Football team and led them to a National Championship in 1959 as a rookie head coach.  He enjoyed watching sports on TV and listening to family chatter in the background.  We loved sitting and having a glass of wine with him.

In lieu of flowers please send a donation to the Kidsport organization in your community.

We would like to thank Casa Loma Senior's Village, Comox Valley Senior's Village, the caregivers and staff on 3A at the Comox Valley Hospital and our dad's doctor.  

May you walk in comfort and in peace.  Love you and miss you dad!


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Doug & Shauna Veale

June 7, 2021 2:29 PM

Trst in Peace Ron.
Doug & Shauna Veale

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Brad Wennerstrom

June 15, 2021 8:18 PM

Dear Tinkler Family, I have many fond memories of Ron, he gave me my first break in sales at AGT Mobile and was a pleasure to work for in those tumultuous years pre cellular days. I respected your father in many ways and have thought of him often over the years. Jan, remember High School and aerobics classes at Heritage Square. 
Brad Wennerstrom-Calgary

Gord Matheos

June 11, 2021 10:20 AM

My condolences to the entire Tinkler family.
Rhonda, Janice and Marlies, may your many memories of happy times with your Dad provide comfort to you and your families. Your parents will always be Uncle Ron and Auntie Marion to me; like second parents when we were just kids.

Kathy Sarvas

June 10, 2021 9:59 AM

Rhonda, Janice & Marlies - it saddened me to read of Uncle Ron's passing.  I had my Christmas card returned a couple of years ago from the last address I had for him and wondered where he had moved to.  I have lots of fond memories of Uncle Ron and Auntie Marion and you girls when you would come to Saskatoon for a visit.  Please know that we are all thinking of you all and would love to get in touch with you's soon!  Take care!
Kathy (Tinkler) Sarvas


June 7, 2021 5:27 PM

May you rest in peace Grandpa Ron ❣

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