Michael (Mike) Peter
May 13, 1954 – August 17, 2013
It is with immense sadness and broken hearts that the Buschlen family announces the passing of Mike Buschlen at the age of 59. Mike fought a short but courageous battle with cancer and passed away only two months after being diagnosed with mesothelioma. He died peacefully at home with his loving family surrounding him. Mike was the beloved husband and best friend to his wife Judi, and cherished father to his two sons Andy & Greg (Lorelei). He also leaves to mourn, his sister Bonnie (Alan) of Victoria; brother Paul of Nanaimo; nieces Tara, Chelsea and Mary; nephews Donovan & Peter; Aunts Isabel and Enid and numerous cousins.
Mike accomplished a lot in his lifetime and overcame much adversity. Mike was a highly accomplished master furnituremaker for 35 years. He and his wife Judi owned & operated Buschlen Furniture in the Comox Valley for over 20 of those years. Mike’s eye for style and design, as well as his intense attention to detail made his custom furniture pieces second to none. He was also a very skilled guitarist and played his guitar daily. He was a wonderful, loving, honest, fun and caring man with a great sense of humour, who was deeply committed to his family and friends. He will be very dearly missed by everyone who knew him.
There will be no service at Mike’s request. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Cards of condolence may be sent c/o PO Box 38, Merville, BC V0R 2M0
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society – Mesothelioma Research would be most appreciated.