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Ronda Ann Truthwaite

February 1, 2023


Ronda Truthwaite

Peacefully, with her family at her side, Ronda Truthwaite, aged 63 years of Winnipeg (formerly Lockport), passed away on February 1, 2023 at the Grace Hospital. Ronda lost her short but valiant battle with cancer that was further complicated by her Type 1 Diabetes.

Left to mourn her passing is her husband Greg Helm, her two daughters Amanda (Tom) and Alana (Derrick), her four cherished grandchildren Ainsley, Lorelai, Mason, Kacey and her four-legged little buddy Forrest. She is also survived by her siblings Keri, Jeff (Cindy), and Stuart (Krista); as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews which includes Corey who she shared a special bond with. Ronda was predeceased by her parents Ronald and Lorna Truthwaite.

She was born in Selkirk, MB on October 7, 1959 and was raised in Lockport, MB. She loved growing up in the country, spending time with her family, tobogganing, skating on the slough and chasing her beloved dogs around.  After graduating from high school in Selkirk, Greg and Ronda moved to Winnipeg to start their family. Ronda worked for the Western Canada Lotteries Corporation for nearly 25 years where she was a dedicated employee. Impressively while being a loving mother, career woman and with little free time to spare, Ronda’s drive to improve her business skillset led her to enroll in evening courses at Red River College. Because of her strong work ethic and additional education, she received several promotions and was a supervisor upon early retirement in 1995. Ronda retired due to her declining vision from diabetic complications. The CNIB was invaluable during this difficult time while she learned to navigate her disability. Her resilience always led her to overcome adversity. Several lifelong friends were made during her involvement with the CNIB and Ronda treasured all the times they spent together over the years.

Ronda loved to travel to hot southern destinations, shopping, casino trips, trivia, card games, spa days and talking on the phone for hours with loved ones. She would never pass up an opportunity for a walk either outdoors or at the mall. She loved being in the presence of friends and family whom she valued the most. She had a great sense of humor which ensured there was never a dull moment when she was around.  

Her role as Grandma Boo was her most cherished role. She was very hands-on during playtime and was a child at heart. She was always thinking of her grandchildren and knew how to make each of them feel special and loved.

The family would like to express their gratitude for the care and compassion that Dr. Cho, the nurses and the staff on the 4th floor, 5th floor, and ER gave to Mom over the past year at the Grace Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CNIB or CancerCare Manitoba. Alternatively, please consider donating blood to Canadian Blood Services who were essential in her fight against cancer.

In keeping with her wishes cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. in the Gilbart Funeral Chapel, Selkirk, MB. The service will be livestreamed and can be viewed via the following link:

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