Ron McMichael


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 12, 2022
McBurney Funeral Home
35 Patrick Street West , ON
Wingham, Ontario, Canada
(519) 357-1170
A Masonic Memorial Service will be held in the funeral home on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Monday, June 13, 2022
McBurney Funeral Home Chapel
35 Patrick Street West , ON
Wingham, Ontario, Canada
(519) 357-1170


Wroxeter Cemetery
Howick Township
Wroxeter, Ontario, Canada

Obituary of Ron McMichael

Ronald Robert McMichael of Wroxeter passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at the age of 92 years at his home at Nine Mile Villa, Lucknow, surrounded by his family.

Husband of Ethel (Ries) McMichael.

Father of his four girls: Janice & Gary Ballagh of Teeswater, Karen & Morris Schmalz of Mildmay, Judith & Steve Gaunt of London, and Rhonda & Doug McArter of Brussels.

Grandfather of Devan & Tyler Beckett, Michael Ballagh, Paige Ballagh & friend Kyle Waymouth, and Matthew Ballagh; Cody Schmalz & friend Brianna Gonzalez, and Jessica Schmalz; Andrew, Christine, Adam and Caleb Gaunt; and Olivia, Nick and Sam McArter.

Brother-in-law of Lloyd Lamont of Teeswater, and Jacquie Ries of Stoney Creek.

Predeceased by his parents Annie (Hupfer) & Harvey McMichael, sister Shirley (McMichael) Lamont, brother Glenn McMichael & his wife Phyllis, brothers-in-law Williard Ries, and Harold Mullens & his wife, Thelma, and granddaughter Amanda Gaunt in infancy.

Ron worked hard all is life. He met his wife of 62 years, Ethel, in Junior Farmers.  He took pride in his girls, both the ones in the house and the ones in the barn.  He developed a full red Holstein herd and milked cows for 70 years.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 70 years. He was a talented hockey player and anyone that came in contact with "60 Minute Mike" remembers it vividly!!  He enjoyed playing back catch in baseball, bowling and curling.  He was instrumental in developing 4-H Clubs in Huron County and was a 4-H leader for many years.  He was a long time director on the Howick Fair Board, a life long member of the Wroxeter United Church where he acted as Elder and Sunday School Superintendent and sat on the Howick Mutual Insurance Board of Directors for 26 years. Ron took great interest in every aspect of his daughters and grandchildren’s lives. He was loyal and committed to everyone and everything he was a part of.  A sweet, gentle soul with a bit of a stubborn streak, Ron will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew him.  A real gentleman.

Visitation will be held at McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham on Sunday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a Masonic Memorial Service at 4:30 p.m.  Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Wroxeter Cemetery.  The service will be live streamed.

Click here to view the service.

Memorial donations to the Wingham and District Hospital or the Howick Agricultural Society would be appreciated.

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