11 November , 1928 – 23 October , 2018
On Tuesday October 23, 2018 Michael, age 89, passed away peacefully with family by his side at Kamloops Senior’s Village. Left to cherish his memory is his four daughters, Wanda Johnston, Sherry Young, Marilyn Hawrys, and Bonnie (Rich) Morrow, all of Kamloops, BC; his eight grandchildren Shannon Johnston, Heather McCaffrey, Brian Johnston, Andrew Young, Karie-Anne Hawthorne, Patricia Young, Justyne Morrow and Breanna Morrow, and seven great grandchildren. He is also survived by his three brothers, Tony (Gwen), Alex, and George (Nora) and many nieces and nephews and their children. He was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Anne, sister Mary, brothers Joe and Bert, and his loving wife of fifty years, Rita. Mike was born in Grindrod, BC on November 11, 1928. He met Rita Schulte and they were married in 1955. In 1964 the family moved to Kamloops BC, where Mike was employed as an electrician until his retirement in 1998. Mike was an avid bowler and golfer. He was a long time member of the Kamloops Golf & Country Club. He also enjoyed carpentry, gardening, wine and beer making, and billiards. He was a jack of all trades and never hesitated to help family and friends whenever anything needed repairs. Prayers will be recited on November 2nd at 7:30 pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Father Raphael will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, November 3rd at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Reception to be held at Schoening Funeral Service (513 Seymour St.) following the funeral. Should family and friends so desire, donations in Mike’s memory may be made to The Alzheimer’s Society, or the charity of your choice The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff of 2B & 2C at Kamloops Senior’s Village for their kind attention and loving care of our father.
When we bury someone we love, we must also bury a part of our heart. But we should not bemoan this loss. Our hearts, perhaps, are all they can take with them. Richard Paul Evans
- Shannon Johnston
- Heather McCaffrey
- Brian Johnston
- Andrew Young
- Karie-Anne Hawthorne
- Patricia Young
- Justyne Morrow
- Breanna Morrow
- Funeral Mass Saturday, 3 November , 2018
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9 November 2018
To Wanda, Sherry, Bonnie, and Marilyn
We are very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Love from Sharon, Brad, and Bob Wilson
6 November 2018
I am sorry for the loss of Great Uncle Mike. I have fond memories of Uncle Mike and Aunt Rita's visits to my Mom and Dad's ( Jack and Pauline Jablonsky) house in Beaver Falls. My thoughts are with you.