Michael Nicholas Lynch 31st Aug 2020.
Beloved son of Desmond & Christine, brother to David (deceased), Andrew, & Mark. Michael will be deeply missed by all his family, his true love Maya (Ackerman) and his son Connor, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Michael was born in Ireland on 25th December 1982 and was the best Christmas gift our family ever received. He shared a birthday with his granddad and was honoured to be named after him.
He enjoyed the position of being the youngest in the family for many years, being spoiled and doted upon by grandparents, aunts and uncles.
He moved to Canada when he was aged four along with his parents and older brother David. His brother Andrew was born when he was nine years old, joined three years later by brother Mark. He enjoyed a unique and special bond with each of his brothers, spending fun times either all together or with them individually.
In his youth he took great interest in the outdoors and in nature. While living in northern Ontario, he enjoyed learning to ice skate, speeding down the ice slides, skiing and snow boarding, which he continued to participate in at Mt Washington after moving to BC. As a boy Michael had the opportunity to participate in numerous sports and activities, including soccer, rugby and Football.
Michael always had an interest in fishing, whether from a dock as a teenager or going out in a boat. Over this past summer, he had the opportunity to have an number of fun boating and fishing trips and with some successful catches.
He was proud of being Irish and enjoyed regular trips there when he was a child and teenager. During these visits he had the opportunity to develop bonds and friendships with his numerous cousins. He adored spending time with his grandparents in Strandhill and they always held a special place in his heart. During his teenage years Michael returned to Ireland with his family for a year. Where he got to enjoy a fun and successful school year and increased his interest and knowledge in his Irish background. He developed many friendships and made great connections with all he met.
Michael spent a number of years living in Winnipeg with his partner and true love Maya and their beloved son Connor, who he loved and adored more than anything and who was his greatest pride and joy. Michael and Connor enjoyed many fun times together, either swimming, crab fishing, going on hikes & picnics or just hanging out listening to music on YouTube or watching Netflix. They shared a similar sense of humour and had many laughs together. Spending time together gave him great joy and pleasure. Connor was the most precious thing in his life.
Michael had many hopes and dreams of future time with Connor, but we will cherish the memories that they created together.
Michael had a laid back, easy going personality. He was thoughtful, kind and generous and had a soft heart and gentle nature. He was always available and willing to help someone else in need. His thoughtfulness endeared him to animals, and he enjoyed spending time as a child visiting farms, to check out the horses or help with lambs. He had a very special bond with his faithful dog Blue.
As a family we are totally devastated with the passing of Michael, especially so soon after losing his older brother David. We are all going to miss their presence very very much.
We love you now and forever and you will always live on in our hearts.
Rest In Peace ... arm in arm with each other in your Together Home
A celebration of life will be held at a future date
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Heart & Stroke foundation
Michael’s favourite poem:
‘The Peace of Wild Things’
‘When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the middle of the night
at the least sound, in fear of what my life and my Children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water
and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief.
I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light.
For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.‘