On Boxing Day, December 26, 2020, Michael Peter May suffered a catastrophic cardiac arrest while changing a tire and later passed away peacefully on January 5, 2021.
Michael was born on October 14, 1947, in Ottawa, Ontario. He grew up in a naval family and lived in Victoria, Ottawa, Norfolk (Virginia), Cornwallis, and Dartmouth.
He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Marjorie May, and sister, Alannah May. He is survived by his brother, Rodney (Noella), niece Sarica (Mukul) Shekhar, nephew, Eric May, great-nephew Tejas; aunts: Brenda May and Faith Beech; cousins: Trevor (Vi) May, Wendy (Dougal) Hubner, Chris (Dianna) Statham, Robin (Gord) Doran, David (Tracy) MacDonald, Tracy May, and other extended family.
From a very young age Michael had a passionate interest in cars. He loved working on them and collecting them.
Michael was truly one of a kind. A dramatic story teller and entertainer, a knowledgeable aficionado, a classic car collector, a selfless ally, and no doubt the most unique of characters. Perhaps the only thing more difficult than putting his indelible personality into words would be finding someone quite like him ever again. Always trying to help, Michael’s most lasting influence may be in his friendships. He forged so many through his benevolent desire to help others and earned their everlasting love and friendship in return. The car world has lost a great friend, but leaves a legacy for fun, fun for the open road especially when driving a Packard which was his lifelong favourite.
He will be dearly missed by all of us who knew and loved him.
The May family has greatly appreciated all the prayers, phone calls, cards, and emails from concerned friends and relatives.
We also wish to express our sincere gratitude to the caring and compassionate ICU staff at VGH.
An announcement for a Celebration of Life will be made at a later date, due to COVID restrictions.
The May family welcomes you to share a memory on the Tribute Wall.