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In memoriam: Ron Duncan

Message from MHCA President Chris Lorenc

It is with very deep sadness and a profound sense of loss that we share news of Ron Duncan’s sudden passing early Monday, October 26, 2020

Ron was president of Tri-Core Projects Ltd, a position he held since October 2003. He was recognized as an experienced industry leader with noted strengths in strategic planning, value engineering, project estimation and execution. He was a consummate professional. He was a leader. Genuine. We remember him as a ‘people person’. He was committed to his partners and staff at Tri-Core and an active and vocal supporter of the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association (MHCA).

Invited by his peers, Ron agreed to join the MHCA Board of Directors in 2012 where his service gave successive boards insight, respected observations and sage advice. He was always prepared for Board meetings and unafraid to strategically voice his views and alert the MHCA to emerging issues and pressing concerns. In addition to his Board duties, Ron served on a variety of MHCA standing committees. Ron and his wife Donna attended all social functions, golf tournaments and gala dinners hosted by the MHCA. Ron’s table was a favored stop for many of his colleagues in the industry.

Ron always saw the big picture in both his business and association work. Ron and Donna attended conferences of the Western Canada Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association and he supported and respected the advocacy work of the Canadian Construction Association on behalf of the full construction industry.

He will of course be missed most by his loving wife Donna and their three children, Adam (Mariya), Carly and Hanna.

Words cannot adequately convey the sense of loss felt by the MHCA Board and the many, many industry friends and colleagues who benefited by their acquaintance with Ron.

On behalf of the Chair, Board, staff and all MHCA members, we extend our deepest condolences to Donna, their three children and extended families, and to the staff of Tri-Core Projects.