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Thursday June 14, 2018


June 21, 1949 - May 13, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mike on May 13, 2018, surrounded by family at Hospice Wellington in Guelph, ON. Predeceased by his parents, George and Laura; and his twin brothers, Rob and Reg. Survived by his wife, Ruth (nee Gomer); loving father of Doug (Jennet) and Dan; adoring grandfather to Azalea; brother to Sherry Newton (Ernie),Ted (Sandra), Bud (Linda), and Laurie McLeod; brother-in-law to Julia Adlam, Penny Adlam, Peter Gomer (Carol), Ann Sunahara (Dave), Joan Murphy (Jim), and Sue Marshall; uncle to Calvin Foston, Kris Foston (Lumi), and many more nieces and nephews. Mike's ease with people and his gift for conversation led him to a long career in real estate in Mississauga, which became his home for more than 50 years. Mike had fond memories of a brief time growing up in Parry Sound, where later in life he kept a boat to revisit the waters of Georgian Bay. He spent some time as a hockey coach, had a passion for building homes, appreciated art, and loved golfing with the 'Jimmys' and others. He was a wonderful father and influence to his boys, was never afraid of a challenge, only looked on the bright side, and enjoyed his friends and family immensely. Mike loved to laugh and always had a joke or two ready, some admittedly corny, and he kept his great sense of humor right to the end. He went much too soon and will be greatly missed. From 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2018, there will be a celebration of Mike's life in the 'Canadian Open Room' at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, ON. Remembrances will take place at 3:00 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation or Hospice Wellington would be appreciated.

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