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Michael Fenelon Kummer

February 15, 1949February 4, 2021

It's with heavy hearts that we announce Mike Kummer peacefully passed away on February 4, 2021 at the age of 71.

Mike is survived by his wife of 46 years, Margot, his daughters Kim & Stacey and sons-in-law Jay & J.T.. Mike was grandfather to Kayli, Nate & Reeve. Mike is survived by his sister Kaaren and brothers Bill & Brendan. Mike will be fondly remembered by in-laws, many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his parents Oliver & Helena Kummer, brother Kevin and sister Kathy.

Mike taught us that love isn't always shown in saying "I love you" but it's found in actions. He was a man of few words, but when he used them he would always make us laugh. He had a great sense of humour and used that humour to always prove his point. He secretly loved hugs even if he pretended he didn't. His love was shown in the way he took care of his family. If you needed something fixed, he was there to fix it. If you needed to understand how something worked, he'd explain it to you. Everything he did was to help others, whether that was working with the North Dumfries and Cambridge Hydro or volunteering his time at Saint Luke's Place to help with maintenance and giving his family a wonderful life. You needed him, he was there. Always! A truly great man.

Our hearts are broken, but his family is at peace knowing he's at peace.

A special thank you to all the health care professionals at Saint Luke's Place for their kindness and care of Mike.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions mandated by the province, a celebration of Mike's life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mike's memory can be made to the Saint Luke's Place Capital Campaign.

Services

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margaret Downey

February 27, 2021

Margot and family,
Sincerest sympathies to you in the loss of your dear Mike. We will always remember the good times we had as teenagers, especially playing tennis at the old tennis courts.
Mike was one of a kind with his dry humour and wit.
Know you are in our prayers and thoughts!

Rick and Marg Downey

Phil & Kim Dechene

February 13, 2021

Even if you could pick a brother-in-law, you couldn't have imagined what a gem you were getting with Michael. We lived next door to one another when Mike and Margot (such a respectful, happy couple) and Phil and I were just starting our married lives with young children; their Kimberly, our Jennifer, and later Kim's sister, Stacey. The girls had fun playing and going from house to house. One evening as I backed my car out with Marg in the passenger seat, I saw Mike waving, I thought he wants to tell us something, and without putting the car into drive I continued to back up and smash into his brand new 2 day old vehicle! Oh, I'll never forget that look on his face that went from shock to horror - their old car safely in the drive without a scratch, the new one badly dented in the side door panel on the road. The was the beginning. Luckily, Phil had already established a much better impression on Mike.
Phil and Mike were close, they golfed once a week together for over 30+ years, played ball together, and were always ready to lend a hand when one or the other needed it. A sweet situation. We all enjoyed many Christmas Eves, birthdays, vacations, and family get togethers, first with the Dechenes, and later on with the Kummer clan. All whom share many of their brother's fine traits.
Mike like his favourite dessert -lemon pie - added colour to any gathering with his wit, leaving the room filled with laughter. Thank you for being a loving husband, great Dad, Grandfather, sibling, brother-in-law and friend. Recalling so many good times will keep smiles on our faces that you put there with ease. May all that love comfort your family, and friends now.

With Our Heartfelt Sympathy & Love,

Phil & Kim

Ross Morrell

February 10, 2021

I have nothing but great memories of Mike. We worked on projects together and had a great time while employed at Cambridge N.D. Hydro Energy + My thoughts are with you at this time.

Barbara Smith

February 9, 2021

Margot and Girls,
So very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Husband and Father. I have many fond memories of Mike in Grade School and in the years following. He will be truly missed. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Barb Smith

Gary Everson

February 9, 2021

It was so sad to hear of Mike’s passing. I worked at the Hydro with Mike for many years. I fondly remember the times when a group of us would get together to play poker back in the day.
To Marg and all the family my thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Rest In Peace Mike.
Gary Everson

Jane Hale-McDonald

February 8, 2021

Energy+ Inc. wishes to extend our condolences to your Family.

Mike retired from Energy+ Inc (previously Cambridge Hydro) March 31, 2009 after 31 years. Mike was such a respected, professional across the Organization. He was a wonderful resource as a volunteer, handyman and leader. He left his legacy with his friends and colleagues. Mike did make a difference!

From his Energy+ Family

Pat Lemieux

February 8, 2021

Marg, Kim & Stacey. So sorry for your loss. As you know I worked with Mike for many years at the Hydro and he was truly a great man and friend during this time. I know about his fix it skills as over the years he always offered to help me, without even asking, to make repairs to my home. He was a quiet man but he did love to talk about you guys all the time. He will truly me missed
Pat

Lisa Rivers

February 7, 2021

Mike was always there to lend a helping hand. Or share a tidbit of information that he knew.
He led by example and was an incredible family man and hard worker. We will miss his dry humor and caring compassion.
Rest Easy Mike.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY