OBITUARY

Michael Joseph Culhane

March 19, 1927March 24, 2020

Michael Joseph Culhane passed away peacefully at GlenStorDun Lodge, Cornwall, Ontario on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Michael, son of the late Leonard Culhane and late Clara Culhane (Quilty), was born in Renfrew, Ontario on March 19,1927. He grew up on the family farm and at the age of 16, left for British Columbia to work with relatives in the lumber industry. During one of his visits home to the Ottawa Valley, he met and fell in love with Beatrice Power.They were married in Douglas on April 6, 1953 and moved to Niagara Falls where he worked on the construction of the Niagara Power Dam. In February 1954, they welcomed their first child, Patrick. After a brief period in Labrieville, Quebec, Michael settled his little family in Cornwall and started his career as a very successful door-to-door salesman, first for Fuller Brush and later for Watkins Products. In December, 1955 their first daughter, Carol, was born, followed in 1957 by Shannon, in 1959 by Rosemary and in 1961 by Aileen. Michael was very involved in the life of Blessed Sacrament Church as an usher,choir member, fundraiser and as a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed participating in Cornwall Little Theatre, in curling and in encouraging all his children in their various activities. In the final years of active employment, he was employed by C-Tech in Cornwall, where he assumed various positions before full retirement. He was an avid baseball fan of the Montreal Expos and later, the Toronto Blue Jays. He and Beatrice spent many happy summers at their cottage in Burnstown with their children, grandchildren and many relatives from the Renfrew area. Michael and Beatrice celebrated their golden anniversary among family and friends as they renewed their vows at St Michael's Church in Douglas in 2003. He lost his beloved Beatrice in 2005. Michael was predeceased by his sisters, the late Kathleen (Dusty) Reid and late Margaret (George) Munhall, and Beatrice's siblings Michael Power, Alec Power, Mary McMahon, Aileen Power, Sylvester Power, Claire Power, Joseph Power, Daniel Power, Theresa Brewer and Irene LaJoie. He is survived by brother-in-law, John Power. Michael is survived by children Patrick (Eileen), Carol Culhane, Shannon (Bill) Douglas, Rosemary (Michael) Tardiff and Aileen Culhane; by 10 grandchildren - Sean, Patrick, Nicholas, Alison, Kerry-Ann, Jessica, Tara, Cecilia, Kevin and Declan; and by 15 great-grandchildren. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. A very special thank you to the devoted and caring staff at GlenStorDun Lodge, and to Aileen for her dedicated care and advocacy for Dad these past many years. Cremation services entrusted to the M. John Sullivan Funeral Home, 341 Pitt Street (across from city hall) Cornwall. Funeral arrangements for service are not confirmed at this time. Rite of Committal at Saint-Lawrence Valley Cemetery a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated bhttps://admin.mem.com/sso/newadmin/logouty the family.

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Richard Dore

April 1, 2020

To the Culhane family:

My sympathies to all. I remember when I was young and he would come to the house with his products I would be all excited . He had an orange juice drink that I loved very much. In latter years I would see him on a weekly basis at the Lodge on Saturdays for mass. A true gentlemen is all I can say. May you Rest in Peace.

Randy Lalonde

March 31, 2020

Offering my deepest Condolences to my cousins and family. Uncle Mickey was such a lovely caring man , Many a times when I lived in Renfrew & Burnstown , he would stop in to say Hi , always in a hurry but much appreciated . Enjoyed his jolly laugh and warm smile
R.I.P

barbara massie

March 31, 2020

Dear Shannon,Carol Patrick Rosemary, Aileen and family.
My condolences on the passing of your father.He was very well known in the community,I particularly remember him selling Watkin products door to door.I think of him often because I still purchase Watkins, from spices and body wash,to medicated ointments,very nostalgic. My mom used to swear that medicated ointment would cure anything.I am sure you will miss him very much,he was a very interesting man as well as having a great sense of humour.I hope the many wonderful memories of time spent with him will help your through this difficult time.
Barb (Sullivan)

Aldona Szulc

March 30, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to the entire family.

Ann Power-Wolfe

March 30, 2020

Dear Aileen, Carol, Shannon, Rosemary and Pat! My love, thoughts, prayers and hugs are with you all during this difficult time!! Uncle Mickey was an amazing man! I have so many memories of you all coming to the farm during the summer as we were all growing up! We made so many wonderful memories!! Your Dad is now once again together with your Mom!! Rest in Peace Uncle Mickey!! Love you all!!

Patrick & Sonja Power

March 30, 2020

Our sincere condolences to the Culhane/ Power families. We have fond memories of visiting the cottage at Burnstown and many gatherings of the clan celebrations .

Larry Lalonde

March 29, 2020

I have pleasant memories of Micky and Bee. As a child I can remember how exciting it was when all would stop at our house for a quick visit and continue on to Cornwall or the farm. Wonderful memories of wonderful people .

diane belmore

March 28, 2020

I can still remember him coming to our place to sell Watkins.To this day I still use pine sol Rest in peace.Our deepest sympaties.


Cherif Matta

March 28, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to the family especially Michael's children Patrick, Carol, Shannon, Rosemary, and Aileen. RIP Michael.
Cherif Matta

Jenn Lalonde

March 28, 2020

My condolences to the family. Great Uncle Mickey was a lovely man. I remember as kid visiting him at the cottage in Burnstown with my grandma, Kathleen and Dusty. Rest in peace...

FROM THE FAMILY