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First Memorial Funeral Services Burkeview Chapel

1340 Dominion Ave, Port Coquitlam, BC

OBITUARY

Michael Edward Smith

June 14, 1964June 20, 2020
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Michael Edward Smith

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Sandra Borsato

July 17, 2020

Working (and of course having beers) with Mike was always a lot of fun and those memories will stay with me for a long long time. While we didn't agree on who is the best golfer is (Phil or the Big Easy), I will miss trying to convince him.

My sincere condolences to Mike’s family and thank you for posting all these photos.

Cheers Mike, you will be missed!

Brent Walker

July 16, 2020


I was deeply saddened to hear about Mike's passing. I met Smitty over 20 years ago when we were both working at a discount brokerage. He was as great boss with a wicked sense of humor. I will always remember fondly the after work bevvies with the rest of the crew at Carlos and Buds among other haunts. Eventually we all went our separate ways and would meet once a year or so to talk about the glory days. I always enjoyed those meet ups. Smitty you will be missed.

To Hue and Mike's family, please accept my deepest condolences.

Brent Walker

Bob Stone

July 15, 2020

Mike,

It's hard to truly accept you aren't with us anymore. I've known you for more than 20 years, from the time we started at Qtrade in 2000 and you were working on the compliance manual (did you ever finish that?) until the past few years when we had lunch weekly and occasionally met up with Aly for beers at the Frog. We used to joke about being forced to go to the Frog because Aly was too lazy to go anywhere else...odd though that we went there even when he wasn't with us. You ordered a Frog burger with fries 100% of the time, cut your burger in half (which I do all the time now) and ate half of your fries. Hey, if it works, right?

One thing I would like to say is thank you for being so generous. You drove over the Burrard Bridge countless times at 5 AM to pick me up for work. Not many, if any, would do that. During our weekly lunches, it always seemed to be your turn to pay. Not sure it was, but that was just you being you.

I could go on for days, but I thought I'd instead share with everyone the top 5 things you said to me or around me. I laughed at the time and it brings a smile to my face to think about them now.

5. No, I don't want to golf. Stop asking me.
4. I told you I didn't want to golf. Can we go home yet?
3. Why do you always have to be such an ass?
2. Why do you always have to be such a [can't repeat that word, but you know it if you know Mike]?
1. Hello darling [to Hue of course}

Hue, thank you for letting me be part of the ceremonies. It was my honor. Thank you for also driving Mike and I back on Friday afternoons. That must have been super-annoying to listen to.

Mike, I know the last thing you would ever want is a fuss made over you, but sorry pal, we did that and you deserved it. May peace be with you.

Olivia Lam

July 12, 2020

In the 10+ years that I have known Mike through his (sister-in-law/brother-in-law) Mai & Grant, Mike has always been a very kind and generous person. He always welcomed me into his home and was very hospitable whenever I was over on weekends and holidays to hang out with Mai and Grant.
I also saw how caring and loving Mike was towards his niece Jade.
It has truly been an honour and pleasure to have known him.

My deepest condolences to Hue and all of Mike's family. Mike will always be remembered and he will be missed. May he rest in peace.

Liv

Andrew Sellars

July 12, 2020

Many ears ago Michael was kind enough to autograph an extra pro photo for me. I kept it all these years and each time I discovered it again it made me smile and chuckle .

Andrew Sellars

July 12, 2020

Portland, Nov 2000

Andrew Sellars

July 12, 2020

Smitty & Pedds

Andrew Sellars

July 12, 2020

Work party @ Cultis Lake 1996

Andrew Sellars

July 12, 2020

I am truly devastated since learning that my beloved pal Smitty has passed. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Hue and both Her and Michael's Families.

Smitty and I go all the way back to 1996 when we were co-workers and sat beside one another at TD Bank. Both armed with non-conforming ponytails, a healthy abundance of cynicism and an English-flavoured sense of humour, we quickly began what was to be a lasting and lovely friendship over some 24 years.

Many wonderful memories come to mind. A camping weekend in Tofino, an excursion down to Portland for a Tragically Hip show, sharing Michael & Hue's Wedding day. It was the simple stuff as well. Having a laugh at work or going for a beer at the end of the day and talking "ice hockey". There was nothing like hearing a South African accent commenting on the power play and Pavel and Trevor's performances.

Inevitably there were gaps in our contact and sharing time together over the years. The death of another mutual friend a few years ago put Mike and I back on a path of communicating and meeting up again more frequently. In these last few years it was almost always a meetup for a cheeky beer at 4pm that would turn into 5 or 6 hours and many, many beers. Time flew by when we'd meetup. Story after story and a tonne of laughs. We always picked up right where we left off.

I am grateful for the time we had and will miss you dearly Smitty.
Behind that grumpy old man persona was always a smiling soul.

You were truly a lovely guy and a great friend.
RIP Smitty

Andrew Jones

July 11, 2020

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