Ronald Edward Ellie

May 24, 1956 – January 6, 2021

With heavy hearts we announce that Ron, aged 64, passed away at home on January 6, 2021. Ron was born in Winnipeg, MB on May 24, 1956. He grew up in North Kildonan attending River East Collegiate where he found his passion for fixing vehicles. Ron’s career began with The City of Winnipeg where he was a lifeguard. In 1975 he joined The Winnipeg Fire Department where he served 39 years to the city of Winnipeg, retiring as a Captain at #27 Station in January, 2014.

Ron enjoyed many summers at the family Cottage in Falcon Lake, and winter vacations to Cuba. Ron found great joy in helping others regardless if the job was big or small.

Ron is survived by his wife Yvonne, daughter Brooke, son Bryce (Alexus), mother Ethel, brother David (Alice), mother-in-law Pat, brother-in-law Perry, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Ron is predeceased by his father Roy, father-in-law William, and brother-in-law Neil. Ron will be missed by the family dog Portia, whom he took everywhere.

Cremation has taken place. Following the COVID Restrictions a service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cancer Care MB or The MB Firefighters Burn Fund if so desired.

Condolences may be left on Ron’s memory Page at

Arrangements entrusted to Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services

6 thoughts on “Ronald Edward Ellie

  1. Anonymous

    I knew Ron from WFD and he was a great guy. Sorry for your loss.

    Bruce Anderson, 4 shift.

  2. Anonymous

    My condolences to the Ellie Family. Too young Ronnie, too young. Ron and Dave and Aldon and I used to chase the girls together before he met Yvonne back in our early-mid twenties. At Falcon Lake, Ron had a great boat he would take us for rides and even para. . sailing one day. Dave and I sometimes used his boat to spear-fish. Ron was always fun to be around. He was the ultimate lifeguard. Tall, slim and muscular and he always had the darkest tan for a white guy. He loved driving the fire truck and always told me stories. He will be missed. Friend- Rick Fennell

  3. Sid Ruta

    Fellow retired firefighter a Good guy gone way too soon

  4. The Mueller Family

    My deepest sympathy on behalf of our family to the Ellie family. My parents knew about Ron through conversations from Roy and Ethel. Both Mr. and Mrs. Roy and Ethel Ellie were so proud of Ron and David. They often shared their life accomplishments and family stories at various events when they got together. I recently spoke with David and his love for his brother shone through his words. I am deeply saddened for all who knew and loved Ron. My sincere condolences at this very difficult time.

  5. Derrick Spitzke

    Our sincere condolences to the Ellie family. We had great times at the fire hall .We shared stories about life and of course fixing and selling cars and his real estate endeavours . We knew Ron as a firefighter , and Station Captain. He touched a lot of people in his life. See you on the other side Ron .
    Dan Wasylkiw WFD 1559
    Derrick Spitzke WFD 1290


    Yvonne and family, sincerest condolences on the loss of your husband, father & companion. Cherish the memories, may they be a blessing.

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