Michael James Stearns

December 24, 1981October 28, 2010


Surrounded by those who loved and cared for him on October 28, 2010 at L.H.S.C., Victoria Hospital at the age of 28. Most dearly loved son of Barry and Joan Stearns of Wallaceburg. Loved brother of Brian Stearns of Toronto. Terribly missed by the love of his life Alana MacKinnon. Cherished grandson of Lorraine Van Damme of Wallaceburg. Dear nephew of Paul and Deborah Van Damme of Toronto. Remembered by cousins Angie, Susie and Christopher. His loss is mourned by many aunts, uncles and cousins in an extended family. Predeceased by his loving grandparents Hazel and Jim Stearns, and George Van Damme. Family and friends are invited to share in a celebration of Mike’s life which will be held at the Needham Funeral Service (520 Dundas St, London) on Monday November 1, 2010 beginning at 1:30 p.m., followed by service at 3:00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Tributes may be left at


  • Funeral Service Monday, November 1, 2010
  • Visitation Monday, November 1, 2010

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Grant Corey

November 25, 2010

To the Stearns family and Alana,

Please accept my belated condolences for this tragic loss. It was my pleasure to deal with Mike on my purchase of a new BMW just a month before he passed away. His passion for cars and his professionalism will always be remembered.

May God bless you during this difficult time.


November 3, 2010

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.

Stacey Thornton

November 3, 2010

To the Stearns Family,
I am very sad to learn of Mike's passing.
Unfortunately, I know what you are going through right now and my deepest sympathies go out to your family. You are all in my thoughts during this difficult time.

Allan Granger

November 3, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you in this sad time of grief. May his memories and vast circle of friends give you comfort.

Lewis MacIntosh

November 3, 2010

Hi Barry, Joan, Brian & Alanna,

We just received a call from Bob and Mary Lou telling us the tragic news about Michael. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. May you be comforted by all the wonderful memories.

Lewis & Peter

Rene Lavallee

November 2, 2010

I only knew Mike for a brief time from our BMW club meets and track days at the airport, but I can say that he was a true enthusiast and very knowledgeable when it came to BMW cars.

He will be missed, and always remembered.

My sincere condolences goes out the Stearns family, friends and co-workers.

Maureen Wood

November 2, 2010

November 2, 2010
We would like to express our deep sympathies and share our condolences to all of Mike's family, friends and Alana. We pray for some peace of mind& heart for you all as you deal with such a deep loss.
Here is our story of how our lives had been blessed with the gift of crossing paths with Mike: My husband and I only knew Mike for a very short time as we explored the possible purchase of new BMW car. Although I only met Mike for a few visits and some exciting test drives - he made a very favourable and lasting impression with us. In fact we had some e mail and phone calls later and we eagerly recommended him to other friends. We also gave him a dinner gift certificate to also show our appreciation and respect for him and he said he and Alana enjoyed it too.
You could tell not only did he possess an amazing BMW product knowledge but also deeper passion and love of cars that seemed to symbolize a young man who loved life. During some of our chats he shared some fond memories of life in Wallaceburg, as we chatted about possible mutual acquaintances from my earlier life at Fawn Island and area. You could tell his love of life of all his family and Alana. He made such a strong positive impact on us in a very short time- that it still amazes me, especially when I consider & compare all the other sales persons that we encountered, as we test drove many types of car. This impact demonstrates what a fine man he was and how his family and friends helped shaped him and also how lucky they are to have known him even better.
Our prayer are with you all.
Maureen & Craig Wood

November 2, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Renee and Matt Marcus

Chris Mavrikkou

November 2, 2010

Our sincerest condolences to the entire Mike Stearn family and friends.
Although we only knew Mike on a limited basis through our dealings at BMW London, having worked with Mike on our vehicle purchase, he was an interesting and fun man and he made our experience very enjoyable. Having that limited time experience with Mike and enjoying that so time only speaks volumes to the kind, patient, fun and interesting person he was. Our wishes to all for their moments and memories to cherish of Mike,

Chris & Cheri Mavrikkou

Lauren and Chris Stirling

November 1, 2010

We had the pleasure of being Mike’s clients at the BMW dealership, and we are deeply saddened by his sudden passing. Mike was the perfect combination of knowledgeable and conscientious professional, and genuine nice guy. Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of a truly wonderful young man.