RIP, Ron

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If you hadn’t already heard — Ron Grimshaw , one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met, passed away last week. He was far too young to leave us.

Ron lived just a couple of blocks from me, and he would occasionally cruise by my house while walking his dogs, and we’d chat about life, the universe, and everything. Super-nice and super-smart, devoted family man — Great Falls lost a great guy.

He was also one of the first and most-frequent visitors and commenters here at, and sometimes shared some really cool sunset/sunrise pix.

Ron also gained some local fame by being the person who cracked the code surrounding the “We Make Contact” mystery a few years ago, when the Great Falls baseball team was preparing to unveil its new Voyagers name and theme.

The good folks at Banik have a summary of Ron’s detective work, and here is Ron’s account.

A GoFundMe account has been set up that says:

Ron was the most amazingly kind and true person. He died from a severe asthma attack that deprived him of oxygen too long. He was the main income of his family. $1500 is needed to cover costs that MUST be paid for the burial to peoceed. Help with these costs would be a blessing. Additonal funds are for the incurred medical bills at the ER. Ron was in the ER repeatedly and several were hospitalizations for prior asthma attack where his oxygen was dangerous ly low. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts

If you can help his wife and kids by donating some money to help with funeral expenses, it will be very much appreciated.

Rest in peace, Ron — you are and will be missed.

RIP, Ron Grimshaw


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