Oshawa Funeral Home


Michael Joseph Lynch

July 27, 1930April 28, 2011

LYNCH, Michael Joseph - Michael was born on July 27, 1930 in Millstreet, County Cork Ireland, lived in Ontario since 1955 and passed away April 28th, 2011 at Ajax-Pickering Hospital to join his beloved ‘sweetheart’ Violet Lynch. He was a proud member of the RAF (Royal Air Force), Masonic Lodge and Country Lane Gold Club, and was a long term employee of the City of Toronto and Province of Ontario as a safety construction inspector. He leaves behind his loving daughters Noreen Barnard (David) and Kelly Lynch; sisters to Mary Astins, Karen Timleck (Gerard), Pat Pipher-Henry deceased 10/8/10 (Cecil), Sheila Gerrior (Jim) and fondly remembered by their children; Jean in Toronto, Jason and Jeromy in Barrie (Sheila); Colleen, Kenny and Cindy in London (Pat); David in Edmonton (Mary); Katie and Warren in Whitby (Noreen); Cassidy, Terry, Corbin and Spencer in Bradford (Kelly); extending to their children and their children’s children. Special mention wished by Michael Lynch to be expressed to (that good looking – just like me) great grandson, Talan Justin Michael Shiels was treasured beyond words for all the love, joy and laughter he brought to him over the past year. His loss is felt across the ocean waves to Ireland, England, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. We extend our sympathy to his sister Nettie Buckley and family; sister-in-law Peggy Lynch (late brother Andrew) and family; his late brother Jerry Lynch’s family; his late brother Danny Lynch’s family; and to Patrick Lynch and his family. Appreciation and gratitude to the entire Barnard family (Noreen, David, Katie and Warren) for their total devotion of time, energy and love in the caring and comfort of Michael Lynch. It was not a duty or burden of obligation but the love of a daughter and family to a dad. A special note of thanks to Dr. N. Baker and Dr. D. Nicholas of Ajax-Pickering General Hospital for their personal care and absolute dedication to dad’s every need for the past five weeks. To Dr. Alan Hoffman, we wish to express our heart felt appreciation for going above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you for your excellent care over the past twenty plus years to mom and dad. Friends may call at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West, Oshawa (905-721-1234) for a Memorial Visitation on Wednesday, May 4th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Michael’s life will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, May 5th at 11 a.m. Donations will be gratefully accepted for the Lung Association.

“If God brought it to you, He will get you through it”


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, May 5, 2011


Michael Joseph Lynch

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Angie Canadinha

May 5, 2011

Very sorry to here of Mr. Lynch's passing. He was a wonderful man who cared deeply for his wife and family. I provided care for Mrs. Lynch and enjoyed having many, many talks with Mr. Lynch. He was a crusader of the underdog and had no fear in telling it like it is. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who loved him.....he will be sadly missed.

Angie Canadinha (Ajax, Ontario)

Todd Fitzgerald

May 5, 2011

To the entire Lynch family my heart felt sympathy goes out to you on the loss of such a great man.

Michael Joseph Lynch gave of himself to so many over the years. He has truly touched the lives of so many people throughout his life.

This will be part of his legacy, he was a great father to his own children and countless others whom he took under his wing and guided them in the right direction.

This man did so very much for me over the years. He took a young boy who lacked a father figure and provided the guidence, friendship, direction and most of all the love to help me become the man I am today.

So Michael, on this day we all will fondly remember you for the great man you were. We are collectivly going to celebrate your life, talk about the good times (and there were many my friend)

So as we make it through this day I want you to know that a part of you will live on in me for the rest of my life and I will and have passed on your guidence and direction to my two beautiful daughters and to all I meet in this Life.

I love you Michael and always will, thank you for so many years of friendship and guidence, you will be truly missed.

Your little "Buddy"

May 4, 2011

Noreen, the O'Neil family, Maureen, Danny & Donna, Stena and Dennis send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I was honored to have met uncle Mike and aunt Vi. when we were down for the family reunion. Take care.

Thane Fitzgerald

May 4, 2011

My dear Michael, you are with your true love again. We all will miss you so. You were always a great friend to me.
Love you, Thane

Greg Fitzgerald

May 1, 2011

I am so sorry to hear about Mike's passing, he ment the world to me, when i was a snottie nose kid, he always had the time for me, even in his hardest time over the last few years, he always thought of others more than himself.

Michael I Love You Man, and until we meet again, I will always remember with fondness the good and not so good times we had together.

To Michael family I again are so sorry for your loss, he will always be remembered as the sweatest man alive.


Greg Fitzgerald - 1 of his many little people he helped guide into the men we are today.

The world lost a Great Man

April 30, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.