Message from President David Chartrand

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Ron Chartrand, one of our Nation’s leaders and previous Vice-President of the Winnipeg Region. Ron was taken from us suddenly Sunday night after suffering a heart attack. It is our respect and honour to send our thoughts and prayers to his love Sharon and their family in this time of sorrow. Ron will always be remembered for his brilliant smile, his love for song and music and his passion for our Metis Youth. It was my honour to stand beside this man as we forged ahead the Metis Agenda. I am grateful for Ron’s leadership and his contributions that served the Metis Nation well. As part of our honour as the Metis Government, we will be assisting Sharon and the family with Ron’s funeral and celebration of life. Details will follow.

I will never be able to listen to the country classics again, especially Hank Williams, without thinking of our dear friend and colleague. May you shine among the stars in heaven as brightly as you did on earth. God speed my friend; you will be forever in our hearts.

Meeqwetch.

President David Chartrand

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