Ronald John Suderman
Ronald John Suderman, formerly of Shellbrook, SK, passed away peacefully in the Langham Care Home
on Tuesday, July 28th, 2020, at the age of 87.
Ron was born in Laird on April 6, 1933. His parents were John and Aganetha Suderman. He was the
second youngest of five children.
He attended school in Laird until grade 10 when he went to work in his dad’s shoe repair shop in Laird.
He worked there until his early twenties and then went to work with his brother, Al, for SaskPower in
the electrical department. What started out as a summer job became a lifelong career until he retired
at the age of 54. During his career, he also taught gas certification in Weyburn and Estevan. After
retirement, he started his own business, RJ’s Natural Gas, where he specialized in servicing and replacing
Ron met his wife, Eileen, at Fletcher’s Drug Store where she worked in Humboldt. They were married at
the Third Avenue United Church in Saskatoon on September 7th, 1957. Soon after, they moved to
Regina for Ron’s work with SaskPower. They lived there for a couple of years before returning to
Saskatoon. Together they had two children, Brian in 1960, and Karen in 1965. They lived in Saskatoon
until 1975 when they built a home in Shellbrook, to pursue a better opportunity with SaskPower.
Throughout the years, Ron and Eileen, and later with their children and then grandchildren, enjoyed
going camping and fishing at numerous lakes across Saskatchewan. Ron enjoyed hunting and even tried
archery for a time. His many hobbies included softball, curling, golfing, bowling, and traveling. He loved
to play cards, especially Hand and Foot Canasta, which he taught his grandchildren to play at a young
age so that they would have enough players every Christmas and each summer at the lake. During their
time in Saskatoon, Ron and Eileen enjoyed square dancing, and Ron taught firearm safety classes. In
Shellbrook, they were active members of the Shellbrook United Church, where Ron was also a member
of the church board. Ron also coached Karen’s softball team, and later served on the Shellbrook Town
Council. Ron and Eileen also enjoyed volunteering at the Mental Health Centre in North Battleford.
Ron and Eileen lived in Shellbrook until 2013 when Eileen had a stroke and the decision was made to
move to Borden to be closer to their children. Ron lived in Borden for four years before moving into the
Langham Care Home to be with Eileen, where she passed away a month and a half later.
Ron was always known as a jokester, even in his final days. With his lighthearted personality, he loved to
make people laugh and always had a smile on his face.
Left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory are his son, Brian Suderman, of Saskatoon; Daughter
Karen (David) Buckingham of Borden; Three grandchildren, Deanna Buckingham of Saskatoon, Corey
(Jade) Buckingham of Vermillion, AB, and Kayla (Lyndon) Block of Warman; Four great-grandchildren,
Bentley and Hayden Buckingham of Vermillion, AB and Ava and Madden Block of Warman; Sister-in-law,
Laverne Suderman of Shellbrook; Brother-in-law, Jake Fehr of Canwood; Numerous nieces and nephews,
and great-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Aganetha Suderman;
Brothers Lou Suderman and Alvin Suderman; and sisters Gladys (Bert) Dickenson and Rose Fehr.
Honorary pallbearers are his grandchildren, Deanna Buckingham, Corey Buckingham, and Kayla Block.
There will be a private graveside service for Ron at a later date.
Memorial donations in Ron's memory may be directed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation 1738 Quebec Ave. Unit 26 Saskatoon, SK. S7K 1V9. Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau "Lac " Funeral Home, Shellbrook, SK. 306-747-2828.
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