It was such a privilege working with Michael on the OACCAC Board. His unwavering leadership, patience and sense of humor was ever present even during the most challenging times. My thoughts are with his family.
Mike was the Regional Director of the Central Region of the Ministry of Community and Social Services when I moved to Queen's Park in 1980. I became a Manager in the Toronto Area Office under his leadership. He was a sincere, down to earth person who showed us all that the greatest strength of a leader was the ability to treat those in the workforce with respect and honesty. His actions spoke as loud as his words. He was a great leader, teacher and human. To say he will be missed is an understatement.
So sorry to hear of Michael's passing. Bring's back fond memories. He was very instrumental in my career. Well respected and well liked.
My sympathy to the family. You should all be very proud of the good work he has done for our community, may he RIP.
It is with a very heavy heart I say goodbye to my previous boss, mentor and a special friend. I worked for Michael in the early 70s,soon after I came to Canada. I owe my whole career with the Provincial Goverment to Michael. He made me feel valued, and encouraged me to bring out my potential.
Michael was a leader ,well respected, kind, funny and a great human being. He made the world a better place not only for me but all that crossed his path.
My husband and I are very fortunate to have a personal relationship with Michael and Joanne though the years until now.
Michael will always have a special place in my heart and I thank God he was in my life.
Joanne and family, our hearts and prayers are with you.