Mike, of Port Elgin passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 in his 102nd year. Loving husband of the late Olga. Beloved father of Mike and his wife Louise, Janice and her husband Doug Woito, and Steve and his wife Joanne. He will be fondly remembered by all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Spending his life in service to his country and community, Mike was the oldest surviving member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the “Senior Man” with the lowest Regimental Number 13134. He joined the Force in December 1938 and served in “K” and “B” Divisions and back to “K” where he retired in January 1966. He was a Life Member of the RCMP Edmonton Vets. Mike was the Chief Security Supervisor with Ontario Hydro Construction BNPD (1966-1982); Municipal Councillor in Port Elgin (1982-1987); Past President, Service Officer and recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal (1994) Royal Canadian Legion -Port Elgin Br. 340; and a devoted parishioner of St. Joseph’s Parish in Port Elgin.
Friends will be received on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 6:30pm – 9:00 pm at the T.A. Brown Funeral Home, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, 519-832-2222. Parish Prayers and a Royal Canadian Legion service will be held in the chapel beginning at 6:15pm. A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 11:00am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 920 Wellington Street, Port Elgin. Private family internment, St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Southampton.
Memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 340, the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation, the RCMP Heritage Centre or your choice of charitable donations would be appreciated by the family.
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