December 17, 1927 – July 29, 2009
Michael passed away as gently as he lived surrounded by family at Lions Gate Palliative Care after a couragous seven year battle with cancer. A gentle, kind, devoted man, Mike was in the care of his loving wife Mickey who served as his primary caregiver and best friend. His memory will always be in the hearts of his daughter Kelly Bedford (Steve) and grandchildren Sidney and Gareth, Coquitlam; sister Audrey Clarke (Pat) Brentwood Bay; Terry O’Brien (Mike) Victoria, Chris (Debbie) Calgary, Kate Butchko (Ron) Parksville; Cam (Claudine) of England; niece Tove Suhr (Joe) Frances and Julia.
MIke will be remembered fondly by friends and family in West Vancouver and in Comox, and by the Toastmaster and Camera Clubs.
The family is grateful for the care he received in the hands of Dr. Klimo, Dr. Knight and the Palliative Care Team at Lion’s Gate Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the The Canadian Cancer Society, the B.C. Cancer Agency or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC.