Ron is the son of the late Elias and Rose Shewchuk of Binscarth. He attended Binscarth School and was a graduate from Major Pratt School in Russell.
Ron was selected as one of two Umpires from Canada to officiate at the Olympic Baseball Competition in Bejing in 2008. Ron has extensive international experience as having officiated at Olympic Qualifying Tournaments in Cuba in 2006. He has been umpiring in the Northern League since its inception and has 11 Baseball Canada National championships and 7 International events to his credit. In 2001 Ron was honored with Baseball Canada Umpire of the year. He was also awarded the Baseball Manitoba Umpire of Merit Award in 1987.