Posted: August 19th, 2013

1940 ~ 2013
Ron Chizmazia, born on November 9, 1940, beloved husband of the late Judy Chizmazia, sadly passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013.
Ron is survived by his daughter Jodi (Allen) Klassen and their children Blaine (Andrea), Reid, Jeff and Robyn, and his son Mike (Charity) and their children Brayden, Brodi, Keegan, Jade and Harlee, his mother Vilma Chizmazia; sisters Beatrice (Glen) Steele, Eileen (Stewart) Ford, Peggy and Jamie (Reg) Kucey, brother-in-laws Ron (Donna) Siemens, Rick (Dorothy) Siemens and all of his nieces and nephews. Ron was predeceased by his father Jim Chizmazia, mother and father-in-law Jake and Kathy Siemens and sister-in-law Jean Sampert.
His kids called him Upya and his grandkids called him Granpa. It was evident that his grandchildren held a special place in his heart. In his younger years Ron traveled the rodeo circuit. He was a bull rider and rode bareback. While in Texas, he went to school to become a farrier.
Ron grew up in Readymade where he farmed for many years. He worked hard and had a tremendous amount of respect for people who did the same. Ron was well known for the size of his hands. When he would give someone a handshake they often did a double take.
Ron loved sports, whether he was participating in them or just watching them on TV, when the Calgary Stampede was on, you knew not to phone or stop by in the evenings because he was glued to the TV, watching rodeo highlights.
In the past year, Ron enjoyed travelling to Brazil and Argentina on Farm tours. Ron will truly be missed by his family and friends.
The family would like to thank Dr. Winder, Dr. Zielke, Dr. Low and the nurses for their excellent care of Ron.
A Celebration of Ron’s life will be held at the READYMADE COMMUNITY CENTRE, Readymade, Alberta at 2:00pm on Friday, June 21, 2013. A private family graveside service will be held prior to the Celebration of Ron’s Life.
Send condolences at
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P6
Phone: (403)328-2361 Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901

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