2013-05-31 / Obituaries

Ronald McCord

Ronald McCord Ronald McCord Ronald W. McCord, 58, of Hessel, passed away Monday evening, May 27, 2013, at the Mackinac Island Medical Center after suffering a heart attack while on his taxi on Main Street on Mackinac Island.

He was born in Sault Ste. Marie October 18, 1954, to Harold and Mabel (nee Bickham) McCord. He was graduated from Pickford High School, where he grew up. Mr. McCord has worked on Mackinac Island since he was a teenager. He also worked for Floatation Docking in the off season. He started working for the Goughs and has worked for Mackinac Island Carriage Tours for more than 35 years, and has been employed on the Island for more than 40 years.

He married Debbie Bruce of St. Ignace October 11, 1992, on Mackinac Island.

Mr. McCord is survived by his wife; a son and his wife, Russell and Allison McCord of Hessel; a daughter, Shanda McCord of Hessel; his mother, Mabel Mc- Cord of St. Ignace; his grandmother, Delia Bickham of St. Ignace; two brothers, Calvin of Pickford and James of Hessel; a sister, Donna Grogan of St. Ignace; and three grandchildren, Gavin, Connor, and Hanna.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold McCord, in February 1996.

Friends may call at Dodson Funeral Home Friday, May 31, from noon until 3 p.m., when services will be held. Burial will be in Carp River Cemetery, next to his father.

Dodson Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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