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Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel

492 Wellington Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

OBITUARY

Michele Di Fabio

July 21, 1951June 21, 2020

DI FABIO, Michele "Mike" - Peacefully surrounded by family into the loving arms of Jesus on Sunday, June 21, 2020 in his 69th year.

Beloved husband of Victoria (nee Susgin) for 42 years. Loving father of Jonathan (Carissa), Mark (Carla) and Jodi-Lynn. Proud and devoted Opa of Dylan, Tori, Talise and Alivia. Predeceased by his parents Vito and Maria Di Fabio. Dear brother of Lino (Cindy). Son-in-law of Herta and the late Hubert Susgin. Brother-in-law of Ingrid Secord (Bill) and the late Lori Susgin. Special uncle of Shawn, Bryan, Holly and Christopher. Mike will be missed by his brothers and sisters at General Motors. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in St. Catharine's, Ontario. The family would like to thank Dr. Nicki Apostle, Dr. Silvana Spadafora, Dr. Andrew Pearce, and the ADCP team for the excellent care and compassion. Memorial donations to The Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel (92 Wellington St. E, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario 705-759-2522). Please visit Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave memories and condolences as a keepsake for the family.

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Marion Vanderhulst

June 26, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to Mike's wife Victoria and his children & grandchildren. As a fellow GM employee I remember Mike as a very nice man, always polite and respectful. A true Gentleman gone way too soon. Sincere sympathies for your loss.

Cecilia and George Kwinecki

June 25, 2020

Dear Victoria, Jonathan, Mark, Jodi-Lynn and families, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband/father/grandfather. May you cherish the happy memories you shared together. We will remember the times we would pass by during our walks in the Port Dalhousie area and so enjoyed our brief talks. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Thinking of you and your family and sending our sincerest condolences.
Cecilia and George

Karen Kerr (Kokot)

June 24, 2020

Dear Vicky,

I am so saddened to hear of Mike’s passing.
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very sad and difficult time.
Love Karen

Pat Allison (Kelly)

June 24, 2020

Dear Vicky and family,
I’m so sorry to hear of Mikes passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad and difficult time
Xo
Pat

Ed Innocenzi

June 24, 2020

I am very saddened to hear about Mike's passing. I grew up on the same street as Mike in St. Catharines, and he, Vito, Maria, and Lino were our friends and neighbours. Though I hadn't seen him for many years, I have very fond memories of Mike and his warmth, calm, and kindness. My heartfelt condolences to all of you.

John Anstruther

June 24, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to the family. Mike worked with me at GM on the Westisde of Ontario Street for many years. He was a good electrician and a great guy to work with. We worked together on the shop floor and our gang sure did have a lot of fun and good times together through the heat and cold of the seasons trying to keep the plant running. One of my favorite memories was after an afternoon shift when his ride left early and forgot him. Mike had worked late to complete a repair and did not realize his ride had left. I found him at the clock house wanting to call home to wake up his wife to come and get him. Instead, I said I would drive him home. It's on my way. Mike was thrilled not to have to call home for a ride. Upon dropping him off Mike said, so where to you live around here? I said Niagara Falls. That's not on your way home! It is when family or a friend is in need and that is how our group always was. Mike was part of our family at work. We end up losing touch with so many of our co-workers after retirement and I am sorry that you have lost someone special. Please know that he was also special to his Westside family too.

Peter Barber

June 24, 2020

As a coworker of Mike at General Motors I can honestly say that there are few people as kind and decent as Mike. He always displayed patience and kindness to those he dealt with while at work and managed to find something good to say about those he was in contact with.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all his family. May he rest in peace.

Ken Wiens

June 23, 2020

Dear Vicky and Family;
We were saddened to hear of the passing of Mike. We would like to express our condolences with thoughts and prayers for you all. May support from family and the strength of the Lord help you through these trying times.

With much love;
Ken and Karen

Carol Kalagian

June 23, 2020

Dear Vicki and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear husband Mike. My prayers and thoughts are with you Vicki. Heartfelt condolences to you, your's and Mike's family. Hold tight to all the wonderful years of memories. I am hoping I can reach you somehow.

Love Carol xox

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY