I had not seen Mike for years when this notice popped up. I remember him well from his work on behalf of the union working with community organizations in Ottawa.
Please accept my condolences.
I met Mike in 2002 related to a UTCE matter. Mike advocated for our teem and members of the Coast Guard SAR dive unit. We became friends and kept in touch over the years. It was hard not to like Mike his humanity and openness was refreshing and uplifting. We shared good times and bad even though separated by geography and time zones we managed to meet in Ottawa for pizza at lacollinade, in Vancouver for sturgeon fishing,or phone conversation and Facebook. Mikes smile made my heart soar like an Eagle he will always be an inspiration to me and his name and spirit will be taught to my grand children.
It was with great sadness to hear of Mikes passing. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time of sadness. I will always think of Mike as a good friend and unioN brother.
We had our divergences but got around them, we also had a thing on the "laugh it up" To ease tensions .Always kind and less emotional than myself I will always remember your smile and kindness. Rest in peace my friend
May you find peace and comfort in the loving memories you shared. We are so sorry for your sadness. We will not forget his genuine heart. It was so good visiting with you all in Canada a couple years ago. We hope to see you again soon. He will be greatly missed. ❤ Bill and Yvonne