|Born||June 23, 1943|
|Died||December 22, 2008 65) (aged|
|Curling club|| Nutana CC,|
|Brier appearances||2: (1980, 1988)|
| World Championship |
Ronald A. Mills (June 23, 1943 – December 22, 2008) was a Canadian curler from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He was a 1980 World Men's champion and a 1980 Brier champion.
Mills was a level four coach, and served as head statistician for the first five Continental Cups.
Mills worked for the Federated Co-Op for most of his life, where he worked in computer and internet technology skills, which he used in his work as a statistician for the Canadian Curling Association. He died of cancer.
|1979–80||Rick Folk||Ron Mills||Tom Wilson||Jim Wilson|| Brier 1980 |
|1986–87||Eugene Hritzuk||Ron Mills||Ian Tetley||Bob Ursel||COCT 1987 (8th)|
|1987–88||Eugene Hritzuk||Del Shaughnessy||Murray Soparlo||Don Dabrowski||Ron Mills||Brier 1988|
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