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Courtice Funeral Chapel

1587 Highway #2, Courtice, ON

OBITUARY

Michael Attwood

April 6, 1952October 3, 2019

ATTWOOD, Michael Passed away peacefully on October 3rd, 2019 at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville with his devoted family by his side. Loving husband to Laura of 15 years. Loving and devoted father to Aprile (Lee) and Brittaney. Doting and fun loving Papa to Isabella, Bianca, and Juliette. Loving brother of Dan (Les) and Cindy (Ron). Will be missed by all of his extended family. Forever missed by his furry pal Dexter. Visitation will be held at COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL (1587 Highway #2, Courtice) 905-432-8484 on Thursday October 10, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Durham Animal Shelter would be appreciated.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, October 10, 2019

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Taylor Bradley

October 8, 2019

The best family any

Taylor&Andrew&daytona&ella&sophia Bradley

October 8, 2019

Well Uncle Michael we will miss you so much I miss coming over and having thanksgivings and Easter’s with you and your guitar and Go HABS Go .” To all none habs fans start cheering for his fav team next game.” And even when uncle Danny order the wrong cake and we all had to eat this massive cake, a slab Ha . Family things won’t be the same with out your crazy smile and jokes and I’ll keep those moments with me. Thank you for everything . Love ya .

Joan and Maurice Joseph

October 8, 2019

We want to convey our deepest sympathy to Mike's wife Laura , his children and grandchildren, and his friends. We know he will be sadly missed by all.

Craig Sayers

October 8, 2019

I just heard about Mike's (Trev) passing and it brought back memories of band practices in my parents basement ACI and Church dances and private parties. We had some great times doing the Saturday dances and at the rink at the Tam even though your hands froze playing in that arena we played on. He will be sadly missed my condolences to the family.
Sincerely
Craig and Susan Sayers

The Bedlam Mike/Dave/Richard Rock On Trev!!!!

Sue & Bob Shuttleworth

October 7, 2019

I had the pleasure of meeting Mike back in 2007. Bob had always known Mike for many years earlier and reconnected through Laura and Stan. Knowing he loved playing guitar he jumped at the opportunity to join our new band called 4Play. Our first real gig was up in Wiarton where we all stayed in a motel called the Glenn Miller Motel. From that day on Mike was a permanent family member of 4Play and remained so for almost 11 years until his health started failing. He loved playing with us and made guitar playing look so simple. You would show him one song and within minutes he had it figured out. He was so easy to get along with and was very dedicated to the band. We were so honored to have him as our lead guitarist and had always hoped he would return. We could share many stories but there is not enough space to write them all. We will surely miss him. We send our love to Laura and Mike's family. Rest in peace Mike.

Pamela Attwood

October 7, 2019

I want to convey my sincere condolences to the Attwood family. I have known Michael for 43 years and we shared many wonderful times and have dozens of great memorable experiences. At the top of the list is our daughter Brittaney who adored her dad right from day one and vice versa. I recall going to Swiss Chalet when Brittaney was about 3 weeks old and Michael insisted on having the baby seat on the table for everyone to see and comment on his new baby daughter.
Michael was a great athlete in all sports he played and was always one to say good job/good try to his teammates after an error. There were many baseball games that lasted well into the evening.
Music was another passion of Michael's. Music was always on at home, in the vehicle and anywhere else. It was amazing how he could hear a song and then start strumming. Everyone will miss your music.
Michael was talented with fixing and building things both at work and personal projects. He, Brian (Bernie) Burns and Johnny Callaghan would do DIY projects and it was comical listening to the 3 of them. I also recall a client coming by the house to thank Michael profusely and to drop off fresh tomatoes and cucumbers for fixing their son's wheelchair. It made me feel proud of him! He and Hilary Burns would always do and discuss the Sunday morning crossword puzzle and compete to see who finished first.
On a funny note, I was reminded by Pete by the scooter expedition in Nassau. Michael had rented a scooter for us to see the sites of Nassau and to get a "flavor" of the city beyond the tourist areas. We got more than we bargained for as we got lost in the rain in the ghetto part of town. I was worried and scared and Michael said "don't worry I'll find our way out." Our way out ended up being a police escort Bahamian style.
You will never be forgotten and may you rest in peace Michael!
Again, my sincere condolences and apology for not being able to attend the funeral.

Dan Attwood

October 7, 2019

Mike was my big brother.
I have a lifetime of memories of him.
If I were to share one, it would be of my first year of high school.
I was being bullied in the school hallway on particular day.
I think it was Mike's friend Dave Schultz, who walked by, and saw what was going on.
He asked the bullies "do you know who that kid is?"
They looked at me, and sneered back "no, why?"
Schultz matter of factly said "that is Trev's (Mike's high school nickname) kid brother".
The three of them scattered.
I was never bothered by them, or anyone else for that matter.
Ya, don't think I didn't milk THAT for all it was worth.

Jane and Len Jones

October 5, 2019

It was so nice to get the pleasure meeting Mike. Len and Mike had an amazing jam session a few summers ago. Mike the guitarist extraordinaire!! It was so cool to hear the good old Rock n Roll; the Eagles, Beatles, Stones, Elvis, R&B etc. A very versatile and professional musician and a very fine and gentle person. Mike will be missed by many and we will hold him in our hearts forever. 💜😀🕊

Deaner Hibberd

October 5, 2019

Well where do i begin .. uncle Mike was my bud the last few years we were a lil distant... But i always took the time to say hi uncle Mike in more ways then anyone will ever know saved my life and helped me out of a few really big jams growing up and never looked down on me and for that I loved him we had a great time together and all his secrets will stay with me forever he had my back wall this time and I always had his lol he was a great man and we'll accomplished in this short life so memories will always be there thank u uncle Mike love ya always and see you again

Paul Michael Willadsen

October 5, 2019

My wife Irene and I first met Mike in the mid seventies when we moved to Pickering. We actually worked and played {golf,pool etc.} together for many years. He always showed an interest in Irene's well being as she progressed with MS. He provided her with health aids through the years. Sincere condolences to Mike's family, may he rest in peace. Paul

FROM THE FAMILY