Ronald McGregor

Obituary of Ronald Edward McGregor

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Ronald Edward McGregor was born on December 5, 1953 in Wyandotte, Michigan. He was the eldest of four children born to Edward and Helen (Slepsky) McGregor. Ron graduated from Melvindale High School in Melvindale, Michigan with the Class of 1972. He then continued his education at Henry Ford Community College.

Ron learned to cook while employed at the famous “Sign of the Beef Carver” restaurants. He later established a catering company, “Call the Cook”, which he owned and operated for several years. On November 16, 1990, Ronald wed the love of his life, the former Joyce LaVeque. After meeting his wife, Ron moved from the Downriver area to Monroe, Michigan. The couple enjoyed twenty-one years of marriage.

Throughout his life, Ron was a sports fanatic. He played baseball as a young man and attended many professional and college games. An avid fan of Michigan State, Ron also cheered on the Detroit Tigers, Lions, Red Wings, and Pistons. He truly found joy in the simple things in life. An ideal day could be spent on the shores of Lake Erie, casting a line in to see if anything was biting. He also enjoyed visiting historical sites and was intrigued by investigative television programs such as “Forensic Files” and “Unsolved Mysteries”. Ron was strong-willed and never shy to share his political opinions. Although he could be stubborn at times, he always had the best intentions in his heart.

Ronald Edward McGregor, age 70, of Monroe, passed away at his home, peacefully in his sleep,  on Tuesday; April 16, 2024. His passing was preceded by his parents and his beloved wife: Joyce McGregor on June 12, 2011.

To cherish his memory, he leaves three siblings: Carrie (Tim) Cartwright of Luna Pier, Michigan, Tom McGregor of Allen Park, Michigan, and Laurie (Bill) Solodon of Lincoln Park Michigan; his nephew: Scott Cartwright; his niece: Kelly Anderson; two great nephews: Drew and Max Anderson; and his feline friend: “Alice”, whom Ron adored.

A private Celebration of Ronald’s Life was held on Sunday; April 21, 2024 at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. Cremation has taken place through Covenant Cremation of Erie, Michigan, a division of Merkle Enterprises, Inc.

Memorial contributions in Ronald’s honor may be made to Gabby’s Grief Center; 2262 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 or the Humane Society of Monroe County; 911 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Michigan 48161. Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo by visiting  

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