Ron Funston of Point Clark remembered for his love of farming, curling and his community
November 28, 2022
Ronald John Funston of Point Clark, died Nov. 26, 2022, at the Kincardine Hospital. He was 77.
Beloved husband of Victoria “Vici” Funston (Lavery) for 51 years.
Loved by his children, Darren Funston (Danielle Billings) of Victoria, British Columbia, Dean Funston of Huron Township, and Brooke (Joe) Neitzel of Huron Township.
Missed by his grandchildren, Eric, Kyle, Chantelle, Hannah, Charlee, Dylan, and Evany.
Survived by his sister, Mary Anne (Funston) Emmerton of London.
Predeceased by his parents, J. Mervin Funston and Margaret Anne “Midge” (Smith) Funston.
Ron will be sadly missed by Jill and Evan Ehgoetz of Powell River, British Columbia; and Kelly and Phil Klinkhamer of London.
Loved by many nieces and nephews.
Ron was born and raised in Huron Township. He attended public school at S.S. No. 5 Huron, and Ripley District High School.
He began a career in banking but soon learned that farming was his life. In 1971, he took over as the fourth-generation owner of the family farm on Concession 6, and farmed for more than 50 years. He moved to Point Clark when his son, Dean, took over the farm, but he always found an excuse to continue getting on a tractor.
Ron clocked many miles driving commercial tractor trailers as a short-haul trucker. He was an avid curler and an active, long-standing member of Pine River United Church. He enjoyed the people in his community and was always ready to offer support.
Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Pine River United Church where the funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m., with Pastor Wonder Chimvinga officiating.
Interment, Ripley Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation or the Pine River United Church - General Fund, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy; arrangements entrusted to MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley; www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.
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