Passed away May 21st, 2014 in Courtenay BC.
Mike was born in Victoria on June 6, 1950, the eldest child of Ross (2002) and Ilene (Esler) Busby.
Mike is also survived by his siblings Don, Brian, Cathy (Rob Ellington), Margaret, nephews Spencer and Taylor Ellington.
Mike grew up in Langford, being one of the first explorers of Grainger Road.
After graduation from Simon Fraser University Mike moved to Edmonton Alberta in 1977 to work as a counsellor. Mike pursued various career opportunities ending with DND at Comox Airforce base in finance before retirement in 2011.
Mike was a paraplegic the result of a motorcycle accident in 1971. Mike never used his disability as a disadvantage nor did it hold him back in anything he wanted to do. Mike’s passion was fishing and sports in general, Mike was knowledgeable in all these pursuits.
Mike had many friends, some were lifelong friendships. Mike was an inspiration to many and will be missed dearly by family & friends.
The family would like to express our thanks and gratitude to Dr. Mark Woldnik and the Courtenay/Comox home support for allowing Mike to live independently to the end. We are truly grateful for all you did.
A celebration of life will be held at Gordon United Church, 935 Goldstream Avenue in Langford on June 20th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., reception to follow in the church hall.
No flowers by request a donation may be made to a charity of your choice.