Stirling, Ronald James

Ronald James Stirling

Ronald James Stirling

1946 - 2010 

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On Sunday July 11, 2010 with his family at his side at St. Boniface Hospital, Ron Stirling peacefully passed away.

Ron was born on July 25, 1946 to Algay Lewis and Jessie Ann (nee Clarke) Stirling. He married Mary Hildebrand on October 14, 1978 and became a loving stepfather, grandfather and great grandfather to Mary’s family.

Fond memories of his cheery, humorous and caring personality will be remembered by all but especially by the grandchildren and great grandchildren, who he found easy to entertain and make laugh. Ron was gifted with the talent of music and enjoyed playing the guitar, dobro and fiddle. Many friends were made over the years through his musical talent. Many happy years were spent on the farm south of Miami, MB. Ron took pride in taking care of the yard, his wildflowers, animals and many peaceful and happy evenings entertaining family and friends in the loft of the barn which was renovated to become a welcoming place for people to visit.

Ron was taken so quickly from us and we had so many more plans in our lives with this wonderful man. We are comforted knowing that he is making beautiful music in heaven.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary and 9 stepchildren, Judy (Terry), Linda (Keith), Neil (Susan), Elaine, Dora (Gordon), Karen (Brian), Gary (Karen), Walter (Lisa), Raymond (Marlene); 27 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren as well as his sisters, Dale (Jack), Bev (Reg) and brother, Jim (Pat), 4 nieces and 4 nephews. He was predeceased by both parents. 

Funeral service was held Thursday July 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Miami Community Centre and interment followed at Miami Cemetery. 

The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Boniface Hospital for the loving care they provided Ron during his stay. 

If friends so desire, the family has requested that donations be made in Ron’s memory to either the Heart & Stroke Foundation 

or the Children’s Wish Foundation. 

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden in care of arrangements.