After catching a final game in his favourite recliner, Mike went to join his beloved parents Peggy and Roy. He will be missed by his daughters Alexandria (Dennis) and Stephanie (Cameron), grandchildren Matthew & Sophie, and cousins, Lynn, Sandy & families.
Anyone who knew Mike in his youth remembers him as a talented hockey and ball player, and later in life he loved nothing more than spending his time watching hockey (or any other available sport) with a nice cold beer (or 3). He could also throw a mean dart back in his day.
He will be remembered as a sharp dresser with well coiffed hair, and a wide smile. Despite many years of ill health, he was always cheerful and upbeat. He had friendly words for everyone he met and made people around him feel at ease.
Mike lived a quiet life and enjoyed simple things like his daily PB & banana sandwiches, books by Bryce Courtney, and friendly chats with anyone whose path he crossed.
A series of small, private celebrations will take place to honour Mike. The family invites donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, and encourages anyone who knew Mike to share their own fond memories of him.