Ronald Sorokan

With a deep sense of sorry and loss, our family announces the passing of our Husband, Father, Grandpa, Gido, Brother, and Uncle Ronald Sorokan on December 13th, 2020 at the age of 75.

Ronald is survived by his loving wife Lorraine of 51 years, daughters; Audrey (William) and Yvonne (Neil), 7 grandchildren; Amanda (Cordell), Branden, Dustin (Morgan), Emily, Jelisse, Alison and Melissa. Five siblings; Florence, Marshal (Eleanor), Myron (Helena), Victor (Angelean) and Mervin (Shirley).  He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was pre-deceased by his parents, Mary and Nick Sorokan and brother-in-law, Mike.

Ronald will be laid to rest at a later date in the Edwand Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Ronald will be graciously received by:

Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation

800 College Plaza

8215 – 112 Street

Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8


Smoky Lake Food Bank

Box 1083

Smoky Lake, AB.

T0A 3C0

Serenity Funeral Service –  Fort Saskatchewan, AB   780-998-1422


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Hank Holowaychuk

Our condolences to the family of Ron. An amazing man from Smoky Lake who started Dreco an Oilfield company that grew into a world class builder of drilling rigs. A country boy at heart, Ron always had time for a quick chat about the Patch, his latest rig project, Buffalo, farming and agriculture. He offered to give me a tour of the last rig National Oilwell built in Nisku for Doyen for the North Slope Of Alaska. . Always ran into Ron in Smoky Lake picking up a pizza or parts. He will be sorely missed by his family ,friends and the Oilpatch. A legend in his own time.

Kam Konduc

My condolences go out to Ron’s family. Ron was a special man, and I’m glad I knew him for 31.5 years, and we could share a patent together. He taught all of us in engineering the importance of a hard work ethic, and always putting our customer first. His wisdom has also been passed on to the younger generation of engineering staff, so his legacy burns bright with all of us at the company he co-created, Dreco Energy Services.

Doyon Drilling, Inc.

Our deepest condolences to Ron’s family. It was a pleasure to work with Ron at Dreco, he will be missed by all of us.

Dennis Holowaychuk

My sincere condolences to Ron’s entire family. Although I didn’t have the pleasure of working for Ron, we chatted quite often whenever we ran into each other in and around Smoky Lake. It was always a real pleasure talking with him and discussing various topics. I had a great deal of respect for Ron and he will be missed by all of us. May he rest in peace.

Bill Walter

My deepest condolences to Ron’s great family. I truly enjoyed working with Ron the last 35 years as he was a mountain of knowledge and treated you like family instead of a customer. I will miss the phone calls in the middle of the night, weekends and holidays that always started out “Hey I was thinking” as the man’s great mind never shut down for a minute. A special time is when Ron invited me to Smoky Lake to have Thanksgiving with his wonderful family, something I’ll never forget. Rest in Peace my friend and thank you for everything.

Jim Dozorec

My deepest sympathies to Ron’s family, many friends and co-workers. I worked worked with Ron at Dreco for 33.5 years and found him to be a great man.

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