Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel

492 Wellington Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON


Michael Clifford William Daynard

October 14, 1955February 5, 2020

DAYNARD, Michael - “Mike” to all who knew and loved him. With broken hearts, we are saddened to announce the unexpected passing of Mike in his 65th year on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 at the Sault Area Hospital with family by his side. Son of the late Murray Daynard and late Avis McLeod (Daynard). Stepson of the late Chic McLeod. Fun loving Dad of Trevor and Sarah Daynard and very proud “Grampa Mikey” to Isaac. Nephew to many of the Daynard family, who have predeceased him. Loving nephew of the late Gary Thorkilson. Many a great time was spent having supper and trips to the Casino with Uncle Gary. Cousin but loved more as a brother to Kirsten and Tom Young, Lori and Tom Desjardin, Erin Lawrence and Tylar and Laura Thorkilson. “Crazy Uncle Mike” to Tarina and Nick Barter, Bronson and Angela Young, Spencer and Ashley Young, Shaina and Jay Robert, Kendall and Silas Pickering, Kris and Amy Desjardin, Lacey and David Flynn, Jocelyn and Amanda and Christina Lawrence and Justin Thorkilson. Great Uncle Mike to many nieces and nephews. Mike will be remembered fondly by the Jean Styles Family. Lifelong friend and parter in crime to Mike Luzzi. Mike always kept in touch with good friend Hannu Hupponen and grew up with the Hilton Beach boys Tom Desjardin, Shane and Doug Alexander and Rob McLean. Through Mike’s employment at the Tube Mill he gained lifelong friends Reg Fortin and Randy Diotte and many others. Mike always kept us laughing with his quirky dance moves, his hardy laugh and his infamous “yooooooooow” which every once in awhile would catch us by surprise. Many times he would make us laugh so hard we burst into tears. We will all miss your “Crazy Daynard” shenanigans and will keep them as part of your legacy. Trevor and Sarah would like to thank Auntie Lori and Uncle Tom and all the cousins for their loving support through a very difficult time. Special thank you to the I.C.U. and all Doctors and Nurses for all of their compassion, and loving care given to Mike in his time of need. My Dad’s final wishes to me were to celebrate his life in a jovial way and remember him for the fun loving person he was. He wanted his family and friends to share stories and shenanigans, which we all know were many, along with food, drinks and music. Family and friends you are invited to a Come and Go at Sandro’s Banquet Hall (465 Trunk Rd, Sault Ste Marie) on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 3 pm to 8 pm. Pizza, chicken wings and caesar salad will be served buffet style at 6:00 pm. In lieu of flowers and memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Don’t forget to mark this date on your calendar, Mike always reminded us of our last visits with him on his calendar. Arrangements entrusted to Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E. - 705-759-2522). Please visit Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave memories and condolences as a keepsake for the family.


  • Come & Go Saturday, February 22, 2020


Michael Clifford William Daynard

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Rob Shiels

February 11, 2020

My sincere condolences to Mike's family at this most difficult time. I had the pleasure of working with Mike for several years in the Plate & Strip Mill at Algoma Steel. Mike always had a smile on his face and it was always a pleasure to chat with him. He will be missed and remembered.

Robin McDonald

February 8, 2020

Mikey, you were one of a kind...fun loving, caring and just all around good friend to all who knew you. We shared a lot of great times and will never forget them.
You were so proud of your family and family was everything to you.. My thoughts and prayers are with you Trevor, Sarah and Isaac
RIP dear friend..💔💔
Robin McDonald

Dennis Daynard

February 7, 2020

My deepest condolences to family and friends. Mike will be so greatly missed.
Although so many years ago, I still remember those bonfires , the family shared each year on the mountain. You will never be forgotten.

Ron Bouchard

February 7, 2020

I worked with mike for 25yrs. At the tube mill. I had many good times out with mike and the tube mill gang! But mike would be the one who always made sure you were having a good time. I will always remember his smile and joking around , he was the life of the party! Condlencses to the family! You will be missed dearly my friend! RIP!!!

Debbie Premo

February 7, 2020

My condolences to you my friend ,Trevor and your family,oh the fun and laughter we all shared ,he was an iconic fixture at Terry fox place and l don't think anyone who met him didn't love him ,He was a very caring man and would always go out of his way to help out ,My fond memories will always be cherished .,My prayers are with you Trevor and your family
Debbie ,Matthew ,Dawna oxox