John Michel, Captain (Ret) Prins

John Michel, Captain (Ret) Prins

Prins, John Michel, Captain (Ret)

October 2, 1948 to October 9 2012

With great sadness we announce the death of Michel Prins. Born at home in Amstelveen, The Netherlands to Jan Prins and Elisabeth Petiet, he died at home in Courtenay. Survived by his wife Terry, son Fraser and daughter Simone, brothers Bert (Sheila), Paul, Ron (Maureen) and sister Madeleine. Michel attended Vancouver School of Art where he honed his skill as a painter and all-round creative person.

Michel spent most of his working life with BC Ferries, starting as a deck-hand and working his way to become a captain. He worked in many places up and down the coast and made many friends along the way.

He was a wonderful father, husband and friend and will be greatly missed by those who knew him, including his walking partner Belle. He embraced life to the fullest and still had his sense of humour right to the end.

A Celebration of Michel’s Life will be held at a later date. Donations to Pancreatic Cancer Canada or the Hospice Society would be appreciated.

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