Bancroft, Ronald William of St. Thomas passed away suddenly, on Sunday, March 9th, 2014, at the L.H.S.C. (University Campus) in his 78th year. Dearly loved and devoted husband of Betty (Towers) Bancroft and much loved father and best friend of Kim Berdan (Don), Susan Bancroft (Terry Hepburn) and Shelley Atterbury (Kevin). Cherished “Papa” of Krista Last (Chris Huber), Shannon Glanville (Marc), Hillary and Brittany Atterbury and great “Papa” of Lucas and Nicolas Glanville and Lynsey and Alexa Last. Brother of Christopher Bancroft and the late Stephen Bancroft. Dear brother-in-law of Reta McCracken of St. Thomas. Predeceased by a sister Marrien Jones and a brother Wilfred Bancroft. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Ron was born in Elgin County on February 7th, 1937, son of the late Phil and Mary Bancroft. He was retired from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 41. He was involved in many committees and boards at the Legion and was an active life member. Ron loved family activities and had a passion for movies. He especially enjoyed trips to Disney World with his family. Ron was always the first to volunteer and always made sure the job was done and done right.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the A.T. Foundation (Ataxia Telangiectsia Foundation) or the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org