12 July , 1939 – 5 April , 2019
In his 80th year, after a courageous battle with cancer, Michael passed away peacefully at the BGH on Fri April 5, 2019.
Beloved husband of Elaine, loving father of Joe (Annie), Assunta Bzowski and Bob ( Susanne). Adored grandfather of Courtney & Michael Colombo, Nicholas, Matthew & Julia Bzowski, Mallory & Jackson Colombo. Survived by his brother Mario (Patti) and nieces Stefanie & Marina (Jay). Predeceased by his parents Giuseppe and Assunta Colombo and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Until recently, Mike was a dedicated employee of Tigercat Industries and took great pride in his work. As per Mike’s request, cremation and a private mass have already taken place. Thank you to all the staff of BGH 6th floor and Palliative Care for their compassionate care. If desired, as an expression of sympathy, the family requests donations to SPCA or Brant Community Healthcare System Foundation.
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15 April 2019
Mr. Colombo was the first person I met when I moved to Wells Ave. To be honest, I wasn't in a very good place, emotionally, adjusting to a new home after 17 years living in the same place but as soon as I met him, he brightened my day. I saw him sitting on his front porch (as he often did) and I walked over and asked him when garbage day was. He was so kind and welcoming to me and instantly made me feel better about my new home. He told me that if I needed anything at all, to just let him know and I know he meant it. Once I was fully moved in, he came over with one of his prized bottles of homemade wine and invited me over for Sunday supper. Unfortunately I couldn't go that day but I said I would for sure come another time. What a kind and generous soul he was. My one regret is that I never did make it over for that supper and I will always regret that. We were so saddened to hear of his illness and passing. My sincere condolences go out to Elaine and Joe and your families. I know, having only known him for a short time, that he will be sadly missed.
Lorinne and Andrea Martino, Blair, Alexandria and Nathan Marsh
Neighbours from Wells Ave.
14 April 2019
Dear Elaine – We were so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. I met him in the Spring of 1954 in Rome. I always remember him as being a very gentle person as well as a hardworking and loving husband and father. I hope you will find comfort with your wonderful children and grandchildren.
Our sincere condolences, much love Aunt Josephine, Louisa, Bernice, and Angela.
Ashton and Jane McMaster
13 April 2019
Elaine and family, we were sorry to see that Michael has died. We send our sincere and deepest sympathy as you deal with this big void in your lives. Our boys, Marshall and Grant often talked about the great times they had at your place on Oriole Parkway and they enjoyed how Michael interacted with them. Sadly, we are missing Grant who died five years ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jane & Ashton .. Oshawa ON
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