Suddenly, but as expected, not without a fight, Ron passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Thursday, November 2, 2017 of Exeter at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Elaine (Campbell) Bogart for over 58 years. Dear father of Dave and Julie Bogart of London, Ronnalee and Mike Terry of Cape Coral, Florida, and Scott and Lynda Bogart of Grand Bend. Dear grandfather of Matthew and Eric; Charlotte; and Luke and Heath. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ella Mae Piggott of Komoka, Jerrold and Ruth Bogart of Bruce Mines, Gilbert and Diane Campbell of London, John and Barb Campbell of West Lorne and Sharon and John Blain of London. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Debra Murphy (1985).
Ron arrived in Exeter the Summer of 1959 after a Hall of Fame (inducted 2006) football career at Ontario Agricultural College (now University of Guelph) to teach at SHDHS. Ron retired in 1992 after 33 years. Ron was heavily involved in local sports, mainly football and hockey. His love of sports continued after his coaching days were over by watching his grandkids play sports. Ron could be seen at many local sporting events with his hat on backwards taking pictures.
Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 7th at 11 AM. Cremation with inurnment Exeter Cemetery.
Donations to South Huron Hospital Foundation – Jessica’s House would be appreciated by the family.