Ronald Broadhead

December 23, 2021


It is with gratitude for a life well lived, that we announce the passing of RONALD GLEN BROADHEAD on December 23, 2021 of Cardston, Alberta at the age of 85.

He went peacefully, at his home, surrounded by family. He went "Home for Christmas" as was his wish. He leaves a legacy of love for his beloved wife Joann of 65 years, his 8 children: Carol (Blaine) Barr, Steven (Carmen) Broadhead, Laura (Zealand) Leavitt, Joan Rudd, Paul (Diane) Broadhead, David Broadhead, Brian (Jen) Broadhead, Amy (Jake) Moore and 29 grand children and 30 + great grandchildren.

Ron was born Sept 12, 1936 in Cardston, Alberta to Glen & Clarice Broadhead and lived in the Cardston & Beazer area. He grew up with 6 siblings, where music abound, having fun and working hard on the family farm. He played saxophone in his dad's band. He gained his love of horses during his growing up years as they were a means of working the farm and transportation. He graduated High School in Cardston in 1954 and went on to earn his teaching degree.

He married Joann Smith on July 6, 1956 in the Cardston Alberta Temple. To this union were born 8 children: Carol, Steven, Laura, Joan, Paul, David, Brian and Amy. Ron provided a good life for his family, teaching in Spring Coulee, Del Bonita, Westside School in Cardston and then moved his growing family to Fort Macleod, where he taught school for 27 more years until retiring back to Cardston.

He built a home on the original Broadhead homestead just south of Beazer, overlooked by Chief Mountain, and the family enjoyed many fun years out there. Ron knew how to entertain the children on the farm and always had horses to ride and a team to pull a wagon or sleigh. And there were always chores to do and bales to haul.

Ron & Joann also opened their ranch as a Bed & Breakfast & Trail Rides for several years, where they made friends with people from all over the world. When Ron sold the Ranch at Beazer, they moved back to Cardston. He built his last home on an acreage just South of town where he still enjoyed the hardworking lifestyle he was used to, still providing grandchildren with sleigh or wagon rides, or later, a good quad ride. The last few years he became a Hay Broker up until his passing.

Ron was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was faithful and dedicated in his service throughout his many callings. He loved serving in the temple and on two service missions with Joann.

Covid limitations have been hard on Ron as he loved greeting and hugging people. He had a way of making people feel special. He loved having his family around. He and his warm smile and hugs, his love of gathering around the table to play games, his journal keeping, his sweet singing voice, and his testimony of his Savior, will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Ron is survived by his siblings Marcene (Guido -Deceased) Pontarollo, Audrey (George Nelson- Deceased) Batchler, Marilyn (Gerald) Beazer, Randy (Linda) Broadhead, Rita (Mike) Shaw, and Jim (Kelli) Broadhead.

Please note the Service change:
A Private Memorial and Celebration of his life will be held on Monday January 03, 2022 at 11:00am.

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