July 21, 1946 – February 2, 2020
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share with all of you the sudden passing of our amazing Dad, Husband, Grandfather, Brother and Best Friend.
He was born with a sparkle in his eye and a mischievous grin that stayed with him his entire 73 years. His first love was truck driving and we literally had to pry the keys out of Dad’s hands when it was time to retire. He loved talking on the radio to his trucker friends and being a part of the ‘trucker family.’ He will always be known as “two stack pete with Mickey in the seat”. When he was asked to service the trucks on Saturdays, he was like a little kid in a candy shop wearing his dirtiest coveralls with grease under his fingernails. Dad was the gentlest of souls and would love to have his family and friends around him. When the conversation would turn away from his direction, he would always try to catch a cat nap. We got such a kick out of hearing him snore in his “sleepy chair” or his favourite chair on the deck. We all loved spending time with Dad on the swing on the front porch watching the amazing view of the mountains while some sipped tea, some drank wine, and others shared Millers.
Dad loved the valley and he was a proud member of the Edgewater Legion. There is not a time we would go anywhere with Dad and he didn’t stop to talk to (and hug) at least 10 people! Everyone loved Mickey and he will be dearly missed.
Mickey leaves to mourn his fantastic wife, Linda, his children, Dwayne (Kristy, Tanner and Shayne), Murray (Robin, Stephanie, Kyle and Nicholas) and Marina (Brian, Zach and Evan), step-daughter Melanie (Craig, Caitlin and Ryan), his siblings Len, Lawrence and Shelley. We couldn’t possibly list all of Dad’s friends, but you know who you are.
Dad was predeceased by his parents, his brother Rusty and grandson Todd.
Please come and share some laughs and stories with us at Mickey’s Celebration of Life on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 at 11 am at the Canadian Martyrs Church in Invermere. If you so choose, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, www.heartandstroke.ca .
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Services. Condolences for the family can be offered at www.mcphersonfh.com
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