Mike Warriner passed quietly and peacefully at 12:45 a.m. on February 15th, 2019 after an awful battle with Esophageal Cancer. A message to all from Mike is to never wait if something feels off with your body, get regular checkups.
If you ever got to be Mike’s partner in a golf tournament, chances are you won. If you ever played golf against Mike, chances are you lost. If you ever played hockey against Mike, chances are you got beat in a couple ways.
If you played hockey with Mike, you understood what it meant to be a team. If you ever worked for Mike, you were treated with respect and dignity, if you didn’t work hard you were coached and after many chances politely shown the door.
Mike had many friends, you knew it from the handsome smile he would occasionally give off. Mike was a man of few words, but a gentlemen with many fine qualities. If you ever had the chance to go mountain biking with Mike, you knew he was near if you could hear the music playing, he could easily be the leader but would often attentively bring up the back by ensuring that no one was left behind.
People asked if Mike was married to Eagle Ranch until we met the love of his life Shawnna, who is heartbroken by his departure, but comforted by his forever presence. Mike’s son Lane will continue to foster the legacy of scoring goals, hitting hard and despising a loss, but will be the best son, teammate and friend to many as his father was. Mya will always be the princess of her dad’s kingdom. Mike was the star of many tea parties and royal dress up pageants that always brought out the biggest smile.
A Celebration of Mike will be held on March 10th at the Eagle Ranch Golf Course clubhouse. Dress will be hockey jerseys, please bring your stick for street hockey.