RONALD K. MOFFIT
Founder/ Assistant Director
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 MEMORIAL SERVICES is proud to be able to serve as the local funeral director of choice for so many families.