STIRLING, Michael O., of London, passed away at Parkwood Hospital, London on Friday, September 7, 2012, in his 71st year. Husband of Ruth (nee Edgar) Stirling. Father of Ryan Stirling (Amanda), and Erin Stirling (Jeff Adams), all of London. Grandfather of Allison Stirling of London. Son-in-law of Mildred Edgar of St. Thomas. Brother-in-law of Faye Edgar, and Lynne Blunt (John), all of St. Thomas. Born in Sarnia, ON, August 1, 1942, he was the son of the late Owen and Edith (nee Cudmore) Stirling. Mike was a retired teacher, having taught at Homedale Senior Elementary School, St. Thomas. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A public memorial service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Monday, September 10th at 1:30 p.m. (visitation one hour prior). If so desired, memorial donations to the St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation re: Parkwood Hospital Palliative Care Fund or Central United Church will be appreciated.