Winchester Press – obit – Myles ‘Mike’ Munro
Myles ‘Mike’ Munro
Myles Franklin Munro (Mike), retired farmer,passed away peacefully on Nov. 10, 2006 at Winchester DistrictMemorial Hospital. He was 80.
He is survived by his devoted wife of over 58 years, Marjorie(Gray), and his children, Sheila (Ronald Ryner) of Winchester,Brian (Carol Presley) of Chesterville, Garry (Diane Taylor) ofWinchester, and Kevin of Chesterville. He is fondly rememberedby his beloved grandsons, Kyle (Lori St. John), Craig, Jason,and Matthew Munro.
Born on July 26, 1926 at Bethune Bush, he is predeceased by hisparents, Calvin S. Munro and Minnie Merkley, brothers Harold andElburn, and sisters, Mae Robinson and Eva Sargent. He is survivedby his brother, Lyle (Shirley) Munro, and his sister, Alice (RenElliott), and many nieces and nephews.
In the 1940s, he travelled west several times to work in the wheatharvest. From 1949 until his retirement, he and Marjorie farmedat Bethune Bush. He also worked for Ontario Hydro during the constructionof the St. Lawrence Seaway project. Myles was an avid hunter andfisherman and a member of the Hit and Miss Hunt Club and Red NeckLodge Hunt Club. He enjoyed playing euchre, Honour Your Neighbour,and checkers. He was a lifelong Maple Leafs fan, and avid readerof the daily and weekly newspapers. He was a member of TrinityUnited Church, Chesterville.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mary Lou Shortill on Nov.14 at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg.The pallbearers were Carl Munro, Wayne Dillabough, Gordon Elliott,Charles Gray, Mark Shay, and Glen Robinson. Following cremation,a private interment took place on Nov. 18 at Maple Ridge Cemeteryin Chesterville.
At the family’s request, donations were directed to WinchesterDistrict Memorial Hospital.