Ronald Glen Carrothers, in his 91st year, passed away peacefully in his sleep on the morning of Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital.
Ron is survived by Doris (McLinchey), his loving wife and best friend of 67 years, along with three children, Tom (Vicki) of St. Thomas, Perry (Celia) of Forest and Diane (Henry) of Sarnia. Ron is also survived by Grandchildren, Nathan, Ashley (Patrick), Devin (Andrew), Taylor, Jordan (Jay), Tanner (Nathan), Lauren (Eric), and Meghan (Matt) along with one Great granddaughter Frankie. Fondly remembered by Dwayne & Noreen McLinchey and Donna McLinchey as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Walter and Hazel Carrothers, sister and brother in law Marjorie & Ross Hall, and brother in law Kenneth McLinchey.
Ron will be sorely missed by his four-legged sidekick, “Oli”.
Ron was a lifelong resident of Thedford, raised on the family farm and later growing onions, celery, and carrots in the Thedford bog. He loved his sports over the years but especially baseball. Ron played for the Dorchester Senior Softball league from the age of 60 to 85 in the summertime and also played in Winter Haven, Florida during the winter months.
A special thank you to all of the doctors, nurses, and staff at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital for their attentiveness and loving care during his recent stays there.
Funeral services for Ron will be conducted at Knox Presbyterian Church in Thedford on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at 1pm with Rev. Dr. Christine O’Reilly officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Interment to take place at Pinehill Cemetery.
Donations are appreciated in Ron’s name to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Gilpin Funeral Chapel, 123 King Street East, in Forest. 519-786-4964 Please leave a memory or condolence online at www.GilpinFuneralChapel.com