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In Memory of Ron Mireault

May 31, 1965 - September 8, 2005

Obituary

After a lengthy illness on September 8, 2005 at 40 years of age. Beloved husband of Shelley (nee Thibert). Cherished father of Stephanie, Mitchell and Matthew. Loving son of Fernand and Aline Mireault and son in-law of Jean-Paul and June Thibert. Dearest brother of Marlene and husband Doug Lajoie, Miki and husband Bruno Zuliani, Cynthia and husband Kerry Marshall, Janice and husband John Hogan, Loreen and husband Ben Haynes, the late Mitchell (1977), Ferd and wife Beth Mireault. Dear brother in-law of Keri, Melissa, Christina and Coleen Thibert. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Ron was the owner of Hi-Tech Security Systems. He loved family, friends and the Montreal Canadiens. If you so desire, donations to the Ron Mireault Family Trust Fund would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Saturday 3-5pm and 7-9pm, Sunday 2-5pm and 7-9pm. at Families First Funeral Home & Tribute Centre (969-5841) 3260 Dougall Ave. On Monday family and friends will meet at Parkwood Gospel Temple (Temple Dr.) after 9:30am followed by Funeral Services at 10:30am. Pastor Don Rogers officiating. Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens.

 

Condolences for Ron Mireault

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From Chuck Stewart <bstewart11@cogeco.ca>

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at the loss of a loving son, father and husband. Sincerely Chuck Stewart and family

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From Darlene Tewitz (Wistuba) <dtewitz@telusplanet.net>

We have very fond memories of Ron growing up together in the church (Calvary Community). Ron was quite but there was something about him that made it so easy to get along with him. We remember several sunday nights after church service everyone (youth) coming over, playing pool and games, and oh ya we also had to watch the Montreal Canadians play hockey. Thanks to Ron and Ferd our mother (Gertrud) has never been the same. You have managed to pass on that "Hockey Fever". With our deepest sympothy we are so sorry for your loss. We pray that the Lord draw you even closer to Him through your grieving and that Ron's death would be used in a mighty way to reach those that do not know the Lord. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. The Wistuba's (Werner, Gertrud, Monica, Carmen and Darlene)

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From Joette Mehalic <Joette Mehalic @ aol. com.>

Dear Mireault Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. My husband and I met Ron at Pete and Cynthia's wedding and found him to be very pleasant and welcoming,we are very glad we got to meet Ron even if it was for a short time. May God rest his sole. Pete and Joette Mehalic

From Rick & Sheila Goodwin <damomof6@yahoo.com>

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you with His peace during this time and the days to come.

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From Ghislaine Mireault-Dumouchel <pierre.dumouchel@3web.net>

To every dear member of the Ronald Mireault's Family: Please, accept our deepest sympathy. The loss of a loved one represents such a heartbreaking time! "May God our Father and our Savior Jesus Christ mightily bless each one of you, and give you peace, comfort and strength." (2 Cor. 1: 2-4) "Neither death, nor life, nor things present, nor things to come,... nothing will be ever separate us from the love of God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when He died for us." (Rom. 8: 34-39) Jesus Christ holds all of you in His loving arms. Ghislaine Mireault-Dumouchel, Pierre Dumouchel and Karine Dumouchel, Papineauville, Outaouais, QC

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From Karen & John Dresser (Drouillard) <karen&targetsupply.com>

dear janice and the mireault family . john and i have you in our thoughts at this time of sadness. ron will make a very good angel that will protect all of you and now he is reunited with his brother. please take care of all yourselves and we will pray for ron.

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From Michael & Chantalle MacDonald <chantallemacdonald@yahoo.com>

Dear Janice & Family, May you find peace and comfort knowing that your loved one is safe in God's loving arms. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Please let Shelley know I am thinking of her. Peace, Michael, Chantalle, Keifer & Mary Elise MacDonald

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From Gordon & Lorna Hardin <mrslhardin@yahoo.com>

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Mireault You don't know my husband or myself but I know you through my sister Elaine Ethier, & my brother Terry & Georgia Wild that is why I truly feel as if I do know you. You lost your Mitchel (who my daughter Lori knew very well) around the same time we lost our son and it was your faith & strength in the Lord that my sister Elaine told me about that truly helped me through the most devisating time of my life. I have never forgoten you. Please know that you, your husband & Ronnies family will constantly be in our prayers. I am so very sorry for your great loss. Sincerely yours Lorna & Gordon Hardin

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From Catherine Klasios (Strong daugher #3) <avenuediner@sympatico.ca>

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and your families. It is so hard to lose a brother and son, I know now more than ever from our recent experience with John's death. The Boy Next Door... Ronnie and I spent many years playing together as kids, he lived 3 doors down from us on Watson Avenue. Many times the handsome Mireault boys walked by our front window on the way to school, the Strong girls peeking out to see which one it was. I'll always remember the boy next door, little Ronnie with his big curly hair. Ronnie and I were the same age, the same grade and his birthday was 2 days after mine. One of my memories are of playing in our basement at the old house and Ronnie holding the otherside of the door tight, locking me into a pitch dark room, laughing loudly from the otherside, then running quick as he could, up the stairs and out the door home. I remember the toys he hid under his bunk bed and playing many afternoons on their family room floor, as our mom's compared notes. The guys would head to our house to skate on our homemade ice rink or play hide and seek between the neighbourhood houses. The Mireault's doors were always open to us and Mireault kids knew that they were welcome in our home. Thanks for the wonderful childhood memories and keep Ronnie's spirit alive, tell the funny stories, speak of him often and of course we will never forget those great memories on Watson Avenue, and the boy next door. Catherine.

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From Pastors Will & Lynn McCulloch <lynnmcculloch@comcast.net>

Dearest Mr & Mrs Mireault, Miki & Bruno & to all rest of the family, Will & I would like to express our deepest sympathies at this time for the great loss of your beloved son, husband, father & brother Ron. Last night we called Miki & Bruno from Manila, Philippines and prayed with them. We sensed that Ron is with Mitch in Heaven and that they are rejoicing in the presence of Jesus together. As Christians we too can rejoice even though we grieve their loss, because we know that we shall one day, be re-united with our loved ones that passed before us. Oh and what a wonderful day that will be! "Eye has not seen, or Ear heard the wonderful things God has planned for those that love Him." So with that said, We pray the God of all Comfort would surround you with His Holy Presence, and that You will have the deep knowing of His love for you & your families at this time. Our church here in the Philippines will be interceding for you & all your family, you are in our hearts, thoughts & prayers. God Bless & Keep You, Will & Lynn McCulloch

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From Ron and Cynthia <patching@rogers.com>

We are so sorry for your loss. We know there is nothing anyone can say to make it better, but as each day of greiving goes by, deep sadness will eventually give way to appreciation for knowing him. We hope you and Beth are doing well, Take care, Ron and Cynthia Patching.

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From Will Maier <willmaier@cogeco.ca>

To Shelly and Family, Ron was my best man plus a best freind. I will miss him very much but he will always be in my heart. He was always there if I needed a freind and I am sure he is watching down on us all. If there is anything you ever need my door is always open day or night. Lot's of love Will

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From Terry and Georgia Wild <georgiawild@yahoo.com>

Dear Mireault Family, We share in your sorrow and pray for the comfort only our Lord Jesus can bring. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. May Jesus hold you close in the days to come. All our Love and Prayers Terry and Georgia Wild

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From Art, Jenn & Ethan Pavao


Kerry, Cynthia, Scott, Jenna, My deepest condolences to you and your entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Art, Jenn and Ethan Pavao

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From Suzanne LeBlanc <z9slebla@hotmail.com>

Dear Aunt Aline, Uncle Ferd, Shelly and kids, and the rest of the Mireault Family, We never know when the Lord will call us home. Ronnie will truly be missed by us all. My closest memories of him are when we were kids either in the states in our pool, your home in Canada, or the times we spent at Christian daycamps together. His laughter and jokes will always be cherished. May God bless you and give you complete peace. With love always, Suzanne, Roland, Monique, Hachemi, Sarah, Greg, Jeff, and Jennifer

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From Jamie Reid <tianiecat2001@yahoo.com>

My heart goes out to the Mireault family.I have many fond memories of everyone at Calvary Community. Its been many years but the memories of each one of you are still like yesterday. Ronnie will be missed every day. I'm so sorry for your loss again.

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From Frank&Lori Weese <flweese@aol.com>

Please except our sincere sympathy at your loss of Ronald , May God bless you

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From Scott & Josette Desjardins & Tim and Amy Therrien <jdajrdns@sympatico.ca>

Shelly, It was a pleasure to have known Ron. He was always upbeat and kept everyone smiling. Our deepest sympathy to you and your families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your children.

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From Jim & Jan <jfbjmb@shaw.ca>

Dear Ferd Jan and I are so sorry to hear your brother Ron had passed away. During this time of sorrow we want you and all your family to know our love and prayers are with you. God bless you. Love Jim & Jan Langley British Columbia

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From Kim Balsdon <kimbal6868@hotmail.ca>

To Shelley and family and Rons' family. We are truly sorry for your loss. Ron was loved by many and will be missed. Our thoughts are with you all. Yours sincerely Kim William Trudy and Larry.

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From Jeremy and Jenilee Goodwin <jjg911@yahoo.com>

Dear Family, We were so sorry to hear the news. We wish that we could be there during this time, but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. "May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant. Let your compassion come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight." Psalms 119:76-77 In God's love, Jeremy, Jenilee, Elayna and Annalise Goodwin

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From Karen Blake <karenblake13@yahoo.ca>

Dear Shelley, My name is Karen Blake. My son, Jared Lewsaw, was the goalie on Matthew's hockey team last year. I just want to send my condonlences to you and your kids and family. Karen Blake

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From Patrick Tricarico <tricarico229@hotmail.com>

Hi Mitchell it's Patrick Tricarico. I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am to hear that your dad passed away. I want you to know that I am thinking about you and your family and I will keep your dad in my prayers. Hope to see you soon, Take care of yourself, -Patrick.

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From Pat and Jo-Ann Tricarico and family <ptricarico@toughgun.com>

Dear Shelley and family: We are so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Although we could not be there, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will never forget the many baseball games together. Take care, Pat, Jo-Ann, Patrick and Stephanie

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From Neil & Jan Gillis <neilgillis@sympatico.ca>

Dear Cynthia & Kerry, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. We are unable to attend the funeral but we pray that the Good Lord will comfort you in your time of grief. In Christian Love, Neil & Jan

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From Mary and Ed Hogan <mbhogan@nexicom.net>

Jan, John & Mireault Family We are very sad to hear of your loss. Over the years talking with Ron at different family do's, has always been a pleasure. What a sense of humor he had and a real joy to be around. He will be sadly missed. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayer's, especially his wife and children. God Bless, Mary, Ed and Katie XOXO

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From Cindy Sinclair <craigandcindy@sympatico.ca>

To all of Ron's family and friends, I just wanted you to know how truly sorry I am for your loss. I lived across the street on Watson from Ron and his family(his sister "Aunt Jan" was the BEST babysitter ever!) Quite some time had passed and while at a pool party I looked over and saw Ron, (what a small world) he was all grown up and so was I. We shared stories about family and friends and Watson Street! He was very proud of his family and couldn't say enough wonderful things about them! Thinking of you, Cindy and Family

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From Dianne and Mike Labute <mlabute@sympatico.ca>

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Mireault, Marlene and Doug Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this difficult time of loss.

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From David Mihalik

Dear Shelley, I'm not sure if you'd remember me, but I dated Cynthia off and on for three years and Ron installed my home alarm for me. I was very sad to hear of his passing and you and your children are very much on my mind these days. I haven't seen or talked to Ron in quite some time, but he very often poped into my mind and I was hoping all was well. In fact, just last week, I was wondering how he was doing with his illness. I will always remember most the lengthly conversations that I had with him. He was very open and friendly and I appreciated the ease at which I got to know him. I know he is watching over you and your three children and someday you'll see eachother again.. God bless.

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From Janet Kelly (Bradt) <janetkelly@galaxiesignsltd.com>

To The Mireault Family, I now live in BC and Esther emailed me to let me know about Ron. My heartfelt condolences to the entire family. I saw his picture in the Windsor paper, which I usually look at the website each day, and he has grown up from the boy I once knew. I know he's in heaven but he was still much too young just like my nephew Jeremy and your Mitch. I still think about Mitch from time to time. I pray God's comfort surrounds your family and He replaces the hurt with the great memories you must have.

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From Pauline Cheslock <j0302@mnsi.net>

To the Mireault Family I worked with Ron at Consumers Distributing for a number of years, and we also both went to Riverside. He was such a warm and loving guy, so easy to talk to. About six years ago he did some work for my mother, Tina Buffon, and they got along great as well. Whenever I ran into Ron, it was a pleasant experience. I do believe his spirit lives on, and he is watching over you all. You are in my familys' thoughts and prayers. Pauline Cheslock

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From Chris Dehmel & family from Freiburg / Germany <chrizzly.canada@gmx.de>

Dear Shelley and kids, dear Mr. and Mrs. Mireault sen., dear Ferd, Beth and kids and of course dear all of the entire fantastic Mireault family, whose hospitality I have been enjoying and that felt like one of the most wonderful presents in my life throughout the last 23 years. 1982 was the greatest year in my life, and that is when I first met Ferd and his Brother Ron. After being informed of Rons passing away a few days ago, immediately so many moments spent together with Ron came up to my mind. Although knowing about his illness for the last few years, it is completely unreal and unbelievable that I will not have the chance to see him again. Pain and grief occupy my heart, but there is also room for some big smiles when thinking of these great funny moments that Ron was responsible for.I remember these funny questions about Germany in 1982, Ron being 17 years old, myself being a 16 year old exchange student still not liberated from puberty pimples. To be honest: before I came to Canada for the first time, my idea of your great country was about as broad as Rons idea of Germany (Yes, Ron, the invention of refridgerators and electricity had already entered Germany in 1982, and it wouldn't make me a rich man to bring a TV back home). Ron would always make fun of the sound of our German language, and it was so funny to listen to his idea of imitating it, I couldn't stop laughing. I remember his extremely long sentence of no sense German, and at the end he would say "in other words : Hi" Hi Ron, I'll miss you ! These many times that I had the chance to come back to Windsor, it always felt like coming back home. Although Ron and I didn't spend a lot of time together, I enjoyed these times so much because Ron and everybody else made be feel like being a member of your great family. Ron, I'll miss you. Thank God, 6.000 km of geographical distance are no distance for thoughts. No limits. My deep thoughts are with you and your family. Ron, since you and I had such a good laugh about my language, here is some German for you: Ron, ich werde Dich sehr vermissen. Meine Gedanken und Gebete sind bei Dir und Deiner Familie, fuer die Dein Abschied so einen grossen Verlust bedeutet. Du wirst uns fehlen. Mit tiefen, herzlichen Gedanken an Dich, Dein Freund Chris

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From Denise, Janalle, Adam and Brian Black <black2@sympatico.ca>

Dear Shelley, Stephanie, Mitchell and Matthew. We are so sorry to hear that Ron, dad, passed away. It just seems like yesterday we were in Petrolia at a baseball tournament having a bon fire and Ron making drinks for everyone. He always had something good to say about all the kids on the team. I will miss talking about baseball to him. Adam was taken back when I told him as well as were Janelle and Brian. He always made a point to get to know everyone. Janelle remarked how sad she felt when I told her. She said, "he was so nice to us -- he made me a hot dog". Adam got very quiet, just like Mitchell would - they're so much alike. Brian doesn't really understand but knows he's Mitchell's and Matthew's dad. It's the little things we will all cherish and remember. Your family did a wonderful job talking about Ron at the funeral service. That is Ron to a tee. Many people will miss him. He was a good husband, dad and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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To The Mireault family,
Sorry to hear about your loss, I met Ferd in Pubnico at the Amirault reunion last summer.
Maureen Nickerson (Amiro) (East Pubnico, NS )
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September 12, 2005


Shelley and kids:

We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss seeing Ron around the school and the arena.
We knew Ron as a good father and an avid hockey fan.
Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Ron and Shelley Ouellette (Tecumseh, ON )
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September 12, 2005


To the Mireault Family,
I was a grade school class mate of Cynthia's. I still remember when Mitchell died and was very sorry to read about Ron's passing. May your angels surround you at this time. My heartfelt sympathies to you all.
Lucille Bombardier (Belle River, ON )
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September 11, 2005


Dear Shelly and Family:
Please accept our sincere condolences on the death of your husband and father. Jesse and Jordan will never forget his kindness when they visited you at the cottage.....Ron was a special,
beautiful person who not only paid attention to his own family but took in a couple of orphans to enjoy and share in their fun at the beach. They have fond memories of those times.
We know how difficult the times ahead will be and our prayers go out to you all at this time. Love to all, Richard,Beth,Jordan & Jesse Edwards.
Beth,Richard,Jesse & Jordan Edwards (London, ON )
elizabeth.e@sympatico.ca
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September 10, 2005


I am very sorry for the loss of my cousin, Ronny.
Andre Daedone (Eastpointe, MI )
adaedone@yahoo.com
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September 10, 2005


Ferd and Family
I am so sorry to hear of your loss,times like these are not easy by any means.
Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
May God Bless you all.
Tina Banks (Ripples, NB )
mtbanks@nbnet.nb.ca
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September 10, 2005


To the Mireault family,
I am so sorry to hear of Ron's death. Although I did not know him, I can see that he shared a lot of the same characteristics as his dad and his brother Ferd who I met in August 2004. His good looks, his love of the Canadiens, and the importance of family is evident. My sympathies to his wife and children, his mom and other family members.
Ina Amirault (Dartmouth, NS )
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September 10, 2005

Ron and I met when we were ten years old. Ron was born on May 31, 1965 and I was born on June 1, 1965. We were instant friends. We spent so much time together. The thing I will never forget is his smile and his laugh. Ron helped me through my father's death at age 11. I did my best to comfort him when his brother Mitch died the next year. Ron and I spent many hours fishing, watching or playing hockey or goofing around after youth group at Calvary Community Church.

The last time we talked he was happy and busy with his young family. We spent almost two hours catching up. That was the last time we talked. My thoughts and prayers go to his wife, children and the rest of his family. Ron had a way of brightening up my days with a smile, a joke or his laugh. He will be with me always.

As the song says:

"If we never meet again, this side of heaven, we will meet on that beautiful shore"

David Dimitrie
London, Ontario
David Dimitrie (London, ON )
dimitrie@sympatico.ca
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September 10, 2005

No one knew him like you,
No one loved him like you,
But many will miss him dearly.
In Deepest Sympathy,
Karen Morrison (WFD) (Windsor, ON)
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September 10, 2005

 

Our Dad

 

Ron's 40th Birthday Party with Matt & Mitch - May 30, 2005

Our dad was many things to many people, a son, a husband, a friend, but for us, his most important role was father and teacher. Dad was the rule maker and the rule enforcer, but he was always available and willing to spend time with us. He could always be counted on to help with homework and he loved to search the internet, doing research for our school projects. Dad was really funny. He was always making jokes to get us all laughing. Always an athlete, he combined his love of sports with his love of kids and coached hockey and baseball. He taught us the rules of the game and how to throw straight. We have many special memories of playing catch with dad.

We all looked forward to our family vacations. For dad, the trip there was just as much fun as the destination. He loved the car rides when we all listened to his music. Our favourite trips were to Disney Land and the Bruce Peninsula. Dad enjoyed those places but he loved the cottage at Ipperwash. The beach was one of his favourite places, swimming, laying on the beach, and playing in the sand with us. All the time he spent with us, doing little things like helping Mitchell with his weather project, joking around with Stephanie, and tossing a ball around with Matthew, created memories we will cherish forever. We love you Dad.

 

Ron's 40th Birthday Party - May 30, 2005

 

Ipperwash - August 25, 2005

 

Ipperwash with Stephanie - August 13, 2005

 

At home with Matt on August 31, 2005

 

The Windsor Star (10/15/05)
MIREAULT, Ronald

We wish to convey our heart-felt gratitude for the outpouring of love, support and prayers during the recent loss of our dear Ron. Your expressions in the form of cards, flowers, baskets, food and donations to the trust fund were truly overwhelming and greatly appreciated by everyone in the family. A big "thank you" to the pallbearers, emergency room Met Hospital nurses Sandra, Suzanne and Nicole. A special thanks to Pastor Don Rogers and Carol, Pastor Muresan, Parkwood Gospel Temple (for the facility and the wonderful luncheon!) and to Brian and the professional staff at Families First Funeral Home. Thanks to our many dear relatives, friends, co-workers and neighbours who met with us at the funeral home and the church service.

You live in the hearts of those you touched,

For nothing loved is ever lost and you were loved so much.

Painted by Melissa Thibert (Ron's sister-in-law)

Every day in heaven is a "beach day", Ron.

Till we meet again...Shelley, Stephanie, Mitchell and Matthew and the Mireault and Thibert families.

 

 

 

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