8 May 1950 – 15 October 2016
It is with great sadness that the family of Michael Crumley announce his sudden passing at Jubilee Hospital in Victoria on 15 October 2016 at the age of 66 years. He spent his final moments surrounded by family and friends and by the thoughts and prayers of all who knew him.
Michael leaves behind his loving wife Gail of 37 years, his loving daughter Jennifer and son in law Byron, his granddaughters Mya, Keily and Nora. He also leaves behind his loving Aunt Jackie and Uncle Bob Scott, his loving brothers John(Anne), Pat (Shirley), Kerry (Cynthia), and James, and his loving sister Alana(Andy). He will also be missed by his mother-in-law Marian, sister -in- laws Laurel(Ron)Kellington and Heather(Paul) Shaw-Wood and brother in law Al Paterson and many loved nieces and nephews. Mike also will be missed by his close friends Al (Donna) Gallant, Bob (Michelle) Young, Don (Aleta) Kennedy, and last but not least his dear fishing buddy Dennis (Doreen) Hutchings.
Born in Whitehorse, Yukon in 1950, Michael grew up as military dependant living in various provinces in Canada. In 1967 he joined the RCN serving on various ships stationed in Esquimalt, he was always a West Coast sailor. He spent 4 years overseas in Germany and at CFSAL Borden as an instructor. He retired to the Comox Valley in 1993. He spent 10 years working at the Sunnydale Golf Pro Shop, a job he loved as he loved talking to people.
Michael and his wife Gail spent their retirement years enjoying their farm in the Comox Valley as well as travelling around the world together. One of their best memories is travelling through Greece and taking a Viking Cruise on the Danube. They also enjoyed visiting their daughter Jennifer and family making many wonderful memories with their grandchildren.
Michael loved the outdoors and his passion was fishing. Whether it was on his boat in the ocean or standing on the shores of the Puntledge River or lake fishing for trout on Echo Lake he was his happiest whenever he could have a rod in his hands. He was kind, compassionate, and had an amazing sense of humor. He was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.
At his request there will be a Celebration of Life at his home in the summer of 2017.