Ronald Hubert Counts, 66, of St. John, journeyed to the Spirit World on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.
He was born Nov. 19, 1947, in Belcourt, the son of Lloyd Counts and Louise Trottier. He was a farm hand.
Ronald loved the outdoors, camping, hunting and fishing. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and family. He had a great sense of humor; he liked to tease and joke around. He also liked singing and playing his guitar.
Survived by: his special companion, Shawn Azure; a son, Sean Counts; a daughter, Katelynn Counts; other children, Rocky, Alvin, Bobby, Myron, Bradley, Breezy, Charlie, Ricky; Ramona, Rochelle, Wendy, Jessica, Laurie, Kim, Justine, Samantha and numerous children; sisters, Darlene LaRocque, Lynn LaRocque, Barbara (Steven) LaRocque, Louann (Clarence) St. Clarie, Clarence (Mary) Counts, Joann (Randy) Brunelle and Ernie (Michelle) Counts; brothers, Lloyd (Jeanette) Counts, James LaRocque, Brent LaRocque, Brian LaRocque, Denver LaRocque, Wylie LaRocque and Arne LaRocque; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Louise Counts; and by a brother, Clifford Counts.
Funeral Mass for Ronald Counts: Will be held Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church in Dunseith.
A wake will be held: Thursday, Jan. 16, from 6 to 10 p.m. A Rosary will be said at 8 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church in Dunseith.
Rosary by Carson Belgarde. Eulogy by Elaine LaRocque. Gift Bearers by Kristine Lindteigen and Val LaRocque. Readers will be Cheryl Lafloe and Debbie Poitra.
Music by Martin Trottier and Troy Decoteau.
Honorary Casket Bearers: All family and friends.
Casket Bearers will be Martin Trottier, Darrell Trottier, Richard Trottier, Randy Brunelle, Gene LaFrombois, James Counts, Clarence St. Clair Jr. and Clifford Counts Jr.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minn., is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to (www.chilsonfuneralhome.com).