Vernon Funeral Home

3007 28th Street, Vernon, BC


Herman Mike Gottlieb

September 26, 1938January 25, 2020

September 26, 1938 ~ January 25, 2020

Mike, 81, died suddenly and unexpectedly but peacefully on January 25, 2020 at his home on his beautiful acreage in Vernon, B.C.

He leaves behind his children who he loved and enjoyed so much, Duane Gottlieb and Sherry Mahoney (with husband Jon), Duane’s adult daughters Bailey and Jessie, and Sherry’s two adult sons, Braden and Jordan, all of whom he loved and enjoyed as well.

Mike, the son of Herman and Maria Gottlieb, was born in Boggy Creek, Manitoba in 1938 on the land Herman and Maria homesteaded after emigrating from Germany. Mike was one of eight children in the family: Theresa Baumung, Marie Mohr, Carl (survived by his widow, Margaret Gottlieb), Joseph (deceased shortly after birth), James Gottlieb (Agnes Chelbek), Alfred Gottlieb (deceased), and David Gottlieb. Mike is also survived by many nieces, great-nieces, nephews, and great-nephews.

Family was so important to Mike. Mike’s children and grandchildren were always in his heart and mind. Duane and Sherry were everything to him. Mike often expressed that he was so fortunate to also have such a close and loving relationship with his brothers and sisters and their children. On many occasions, he would bring his family together with his large boat and motor to the Roblin, Manitoba area, all the way from the west coast, to visit and have fun with his brothers, sisters, and their children. Mike also hosted an enormous family reunion in Vernon! He always made time for family.

Mike left his home in Roblin at the age of 18, heading west to B.C., a place he has always loved. He soon joined the Canadian Air Force, and afterwards spent time with B.C. Hydro on the coast, and then in Vernon. However, more than anything, Mike was an entrepreneur and businessman. He loved his business dealings, which were widely varied as he moved from one venture to another. There was never a shortage of energy and enthusiasm.

In addition, Mike loved his toys! He had backhoes, caterpillars, tractors, log splitters, chainsaws, boats, snowmobiles, and so many other pieces of machinery and tools, and in many cases more than one of each! He not only knew how to use them effectively but he knew how to repair each of them! Mike’s family, extended family, and many friends who loved his friendship and humor will miss him dearly, and though we grieve our loss, we recognize that this wonderful man led a rich and fulfilling life.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vernon Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 0155. Condolences may be offered at www.vernonfuneralhome.com.


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Herman Mike Gottlieb

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Les Sigal

February 16, 2020

My Condolences to Mike's family.
In the summer of 1991 Mike hired me as a Tech at Vernon Mobile Radio. I will always remember how good he was to me and how he would take the less desirable job on himself. He was a hard working man and he put in many hour after quitting time. He was as tough as nails . He would travel to the mountain top sites in the worst weather by himself on a snowmobile that really wasn't fit for the job...but he would get the job done!
He was a good boss without being bossy.
He will be missed

Dave Ogasawara

February 13, 2020

My condolences

Lynda Viau

January 31, 2020

My condolences to Mike's family.
I met Mike just after my daughter Lianne moved in to his place. I flew in from Thunder Bay to spend time and see her new surroundings. Mike was kind and caring. He and Lianne became fast friends. I cooked a full roasted chicken dinner one night and we ate, drank wine and talked for hours! I liked him so much I sent him a letter telling him of my gratitude to him for giving my girl a safe place to be. He was what she needed. I will always remember him with his smile. May he rest in peace and ride all the tractors in heaven he can find!