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Jo and I will always remember Mike's quick wit, many days of skiing together at Whistler and his willingness and patience to ski with our two girls when they were little. Mike and I cooked many meals together after skiing stag weekends, always with a request from him to "make sure you put in plenty of garlic".
Mike was a true gentleman...gone far too soon.
Our memories of Michael go back 30 years to the old Blackcomb Condo days. In the winter skiing with Mike, or trying to keep up with him as he glided down the slopes and laughing with him as he amazed the young folk with his tales of his museum worthy "Raichle Redhot" ski boots. He did not seem to be one for modern equipment even then. In the summer we have great memories of playing Trivial Pursuit with Mike and Linda and then sitting on the front porch sipping "talking water" as Mike referred to his favorite adult beverage and putting the world to rights. Mike's legacy to us was one of gales of laughter which, to this day, we have never forgotten and still talk about. He had a razor sharp wit and a sense of humor as large as the outdoors he loved. Our deepest condolences to you and the family Linda and rest assured that those wonderful Whistler days will always be remembered.
Mike and Linda have been friends of our family for many years, and I have many wonderful early childhood memories of Mike. We would spend our Christmases at Whistler and be joined by Mike and Linda for festive evenings and ski days. I will remember Mike as always being so lively, quick-witted, attentive to detail, and interested in my life. He was kindhearted and just brimming with enthusiasm for life. Mike, you will be greatly missed, thank you for being so wonderful and a great friend to our family. Love to you Linda as you find your way forward without Mike by your side...xo
Mike was without a doubt one of the best people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. The first time I met him was on the dock at Keats Island across from Gibsons. He had the Coronet boat and I was amazed by his sense of humor and personality. Amazing man.
I also recall with fond memories when the two of you came for a visit when Jen and I were in Courtenay and you got snowed in for a few days. What a great time that was for me. . Lots of garlic, red wine and St. Remy Brandy... And of course prior to that were the times at the condo at Whistler
We will sure miss our Denny's dates and his sparkling smiling eyes!
Heartfelt thoughts to Linda Lee and family. I will remember dear Michael as a kind gentleman, and for the thoroughly enjoyable chats we had, particularly his many wonderful anecdotes and amusing stories.
My family and I have known Michael and Linda for many years, mostly from our times spent at Whistler/Blackcomb during Christmas times. Michael always got a kick out of our son Billy watching him sledding for hours (after everyone else would go inside for the evening) down the hill outside their condo unit. Over the years he constantly talked about that. Michael was a very friendly and jovial person with a great sense of humour which will be missed greatly.
Just want to say how special it was to know Michael over the years. He was quite a character and had such a wonderful sense of humour. And such a caring man. We will miss him and send our love to you Linda and your family.
I met Michael and Linda when my mother was also at Beacon Hill Villa. His face lit up when he saw Linda and they seemed like such a close and loving couple. I am so sorry for your loss. No matter how we think we are prepared, we really never are when accepting our loved one's final breath. Linda was a constant companion, spending every day with Michael. He knew how much he was loved and cared for by her. And for her and his family, I am truly sorry.
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