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Lewis Oliver Runnalls

Lewis Runnalls Obituary

“Free at last”

In Loving Memory of
Lewis Oliver Runnalls

Who passed away at the Mindemoya Hospital on October 13, 2023, surrounded by his loving family, in his 93rd year.

Lewis was the best friend and partner of Ann for 69 years and 39 days.  Much loved father of Judy, Paul (Nina), and Cindy (Mark).  Cherished grandpa of Lauchlan, Connaire and Katie (Adam).

Survived by sister Shirley, brother Richard (Shirley) and sister-in-law Dawn.

Predeceased by sister Doris, brother Alvin, brothers-in-law Jim and Howard.

Lewis was a graduate of the Ontario Agricultural College Diploma Course, Licensed Real Estate Broker, and graduate of the Canadian Securities Course.

Lewis was a passionate farmer. He led a delegation to Queens Park to meet with the Ontario Minister of Agriculture, the Honourable William Stewart, and his colleagues. He presented, on behalf of the delegation, a brief as to why the Agricultural Office should remain in Gore Bay.  After a short discussion, Mr. Stewart upheld the decision that the Gore Bay Agricultural Office was moving to Little Current.  The following morning Mr. Stewart called and said, “Lewis, that was one of the best briefs ever presented to me, the Agricultural Office is staying in Gore Bay”.

Education was very important to Lewis. He was the Chairman of the Manitoulin Board of Education when the Manitoulin Secondary School opened in 1969.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to ALL staff at the Mindemoya Hospital for their compassionate care.  He was always treated with the utmost care and concern.
The hugs helped to carry us through. Thank you.

Cremation has taken place.

Please No Donations.  Take a walk in the woods, down a country lane, beside a stream or lake, stop, listen, look up, it’s magical.

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