Mike was born in Lloydminster Alberta, then moved with his family to Victoria. He spent many years living and working in the Cowichan Valley, with Shawnigan Lake being his home.
Mike is survived by the love of his life Connie, daughters Jamie (Eric Farmer) Jody, Lindsay (Ben Maxwell) sons Tim (Leslie) and Miles, grandchildren Dakota, Emily, Dallas, Evan, Alex, Cohen and Bentley, sisters Irene and Kathy, brothers Bob (Teri) Pete (Pam) Ron (Lynn), nieces and nephews Connel, Dean, Les, Kyle, Tory, Brooke, Steve, Tyler, Kelsey, Jesse and their families. He was pre-deceased by his parents Irene and Pete, brothers Ted and Ken, nephew Calvin and brother-in-law James.
Mike will always be remembered as a “larger than life” kind of guy who took great joy in being a father and even more joy in being a grandfather. His laugh was truly infectious and could fill the room. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched.
Viewing – Friday September 21st, 2018 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at First Memorial Services, 375 Bray Rd, Duncan
Church service – Saturday September 22nd, 2018 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church, 3295 Cobble Hill Rd.
Graveside service to follow at 11:30 a.m. at Shawnigan Community Cemetery, 1825 Munsie Rd, Shawnigan Lake.
Reception at 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Cow Cafe located at 1681 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay.