Ron Moffit was born in Portage la Prairie, MB. and grew up in the Belle Plain District north of Portage la Prairie. He graduated from the Portage Collegiate Institute and began his professional career as an apprentice funeral director with the large firm of Clark Leatherdale Funeral Home in Winnipeg, MB.
In 1968 he began employment with Trimble Kains Funeral Chapel in Portage la Prairie under the supervision of the late Tom Dyer. In 1974 Ron and Lynne purchased the Trimble Funeral Chapel from Mr. J. Tolbert (Toby) Trimble Sr.
Following a growing trend across Canada Ron saw the need for an alternative funeral service provider in the Central Plains area. Since 1998 the plan to offer simple cremations and traditional services at a lower cost, has been well received. Families have appreciated the options offered and the compassion and understanding of their needs and requirements.
Ron comes with a long line of Portage la Prairie roots. Great-grandfather Joseph Crake purchased his homestead at High Bluff where he farmed successfully until his sudden death in 1904. Ron's grandfather William E. Ronald was a local entrepreneur who established several business in Portage, including the Portage Ice Co. Grandfather William J. Moffit moved to Manitoba in 1910 and farmed just outside Portage la Prairie in the West Prospect District for many years, retiring to Portage la Prairie
With this rich local heritage of the Ronald and Moffit families, RONALD MOFFIT MEMORIALSERVICES is proud to be able to serve as the local funeral director of choice for so many families.
Lynne and her twin sister Lois
(Nichol) were born in Winnipeg, Mb. where she grew up and attended school. Following graduation from Marvel Beauty School in Winnipeg, she and Ron were married in 1969. Their two children Melissa (David) McCutcheon
and Stephen (Sherry) Moffit live and work in Portage la Prairie along with
has been a full partner in all of their business ventures, and as funeral
attendant and office manager, she has consistently worked along side Ron to
make this a truly family business.
compassionate and caring attititude, help to set a comfortable atmosphere when
families are experiencing a difficult time.
Lynne appreciates this opportunity to serve her community in this way.
Merle Vust came to Portage la Prairie from the U.S.A. with his parents and siblings in 1947. Following graduation fro high school, he worked at Fairburns's Mens Wear for eight years. In 1964 he moved to Calgary. For a number of years he worked at the Foster's Funeral Home, eventually returning to Portage la Prairie in 1999, when he began assisting RONALD MOFFIT MEMORIAL SERVICES on funerals in the Portage area.
Merle enjoyed his years of volunteering at M.C.C. as he managed the Heritage Department and was well known for his antique displays. As an accomplished organist, he shares the music ministry at his church and at various seniors functions.
He is a great asset to our firm and his professionalism is appreciated by the families we serve.
Following graduation from the University of Manitoba and a western Bible College, Larry moved to Portage la Prairie with his wife Karen and their young family.
He has been the pastor of a local Baptist Church for the past twenty years.
Larry loves to draw and teaches art at the Lighthouse Christian School at Southport, MB.
Since 2010 Larry has been a valued assistant on funeral services and brings a gentle and genuine desire to be helpful in the details of a funeral service.