OBITUARY

Robert Miclash

2 November, 193227 December, 2020

Robert Miclash November 2, 1932 - December 27, 2020

In the early hours of December 27th, 2020 at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital, Bob Miclash peacefully passed away. Mick lived his entire life in Kenora and never wanted to live anywhere else. He was born in 1932 to Frank and Anne (nee Gornicki) Miclash at the family home on 5th Street North. He attended Mount Carmel School and then Lakewood High School. Mick was always sports minded. He coached and played baseball, basketball, curled and golfed. He watched almost any sport on television and faithfully read the sports’ pages of the newspaper. He fondly remembered his teenage years being part of the ‘Wildcats’, and then playing ball for the Legion team. Growing up in a very large family, in order to have money, Mick had jobs delivering newspapers, delivering bread and finally landing the best job in the world in 1951, working at the paper mill. He married Pauline Leroux daughter of Paul and Stella (nee Long) Leroux in 1953. Along with their daughter Rhonda, they moved into a new house on Drewry Drive in 1957 and he took pride in his yard and garden especially his tomatoes. He retired from the paper mill with over 40 years of service. Pauline passed away in February 1994. That spring Mick and his brother George took a trip to Mesa Arizona to enjoy the sun and do some golfing. From then on, Mick and his partner Harriet Blake spent the next 25 winters in Mesa. Mick finally sold the house on Drewry Drive and he and Harriet moved into Grandview Villa. He missed his garden and yard but he enjoyed the social activities within the building and its closeness to the golf course. Mick was a man of routine right up to his last day. He went for his daily walk around town, took his newspaper and coffee up to the lounge, and enjoyed a glass of red wine before dinner.

Bob was predeceased by his wife Pauline, his parents and in-laws, and nine brothers and sisters (Ralph, Albert, Leonard (Butch), Ted, Eleanor, Francis, Adeline, Agnes and Gladys. He is survived by his partner Harriet, his daughter Rhonda (Al Glofcheski), Harriet’s sons Don (Karen) and David and their families, his brother George and sisters-in-law Florence Miclash and June Cormylo (Harvey) along with being Uncle Sonny to many nieces and nephews.

We are thankful for the ambulance personnel and the O.P.P., the emergency ward staff and the doctors in Intensive care. We are lucky to have such caring and competent people working in our hospital.

No service is planned at this time. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

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Marlene Turner Wolfer

23 January 2021

So sorry to hear about Uncle Sonny's passing. My condolences to Harriet, Rhonda and Al. Judging by all the memories he was certainly loved and respected by everyone.

I mostly remember him in his younger days when Sharon and I carried water for our uncles playing baseball at Central Park. He was always so nice to us and so much fun and would usually come over to our house after the game.

Ken and Pat Pernsky

8 January 2021

Our thoughts are with you, Rhonda and Al, as you celebrate the life of your dad. Ken will remember fondly golfing adventures in Kenora and we both will remember great visits in Arizona with your dad. Rejoice that you have wonderful memories to help you through the days ahead. Take care. Pat and Ken 💐

Judy Zroback

7 January 2021

So so sorry for the loss of Mick. I did not know the family, my connection was through Harriett. My sincere condolences to Harriett and his family .
You are in my thoughts and prayers

Dave & Bobbi Novak

7 January 2021

Harriet, Rhonda & Al

Surprised and saddened to hear of Mick's passing. We have fond memories of our get togethers in Mesa. Sincere condolences to all.

Dave & Bobbi Novak

Don Pernsky

6 January 2021

Dear Harriet and all family
Sorry to hear of the passing of “Micker”.
On many occasions our paths crossed. We always shared a story of golf or baseball. This always brought lots of laughs ...
I will remember and miss these times with Micker

Thanks for all the good memories!
Don (Boog) and Barb Pernsky

Bill Szestopalow

6 January 2021

...a Man among men. 💎

😔 🌱 🕊

Frank Miclash

4 January 2021

Harriett, Rhonda and Al,
So sorry to hear of uncle Sonny's passing. He was truly a mentor to me in so many ways and always there for a chat or visit. He will certainly be missed by many.
The thoughts of Mom, Harv and l are with you.

Betty Ann Miclash-Killgore

4 January 2021

Rhonda & Al & Harriet - So sorry to hear of Uncle Sonny's passing. He was a great guy with a wonderful sense of humor! Looked forward to visiting with him in Arizona - we tried to get together every winter for coffee & breakfast and a chat when sister Sue was in town. We will miss him... Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bett & Keith

Betty Ann Miclash-Killgore

4 January 2021

Rhonda & Al & Harriet - So sorry to hear of Uncle Sonny's passing. He was a great guy with a wonderful sense of humor! Looked forward to visiting with him in Arizona - we tried to get together every winter for coffee & breakfast and a chat when sister Sue was in town. We will miss him... Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bett & Keith

Jim Portman

2 January 2021

I knew Bob from an early age because of my love of baseball and watching him play for a decade. When pony league baseball came to an end I joined the Legion fastball team at 16 years of age. We had a team of veterans and five or six teenagers. For several years Bob was a most wonderful mentor. He was a very fine man for whom I had great respect. Please except my sincere condolences.

FROM THE FAMILY