Michael Lantos

November 16, 1965 to April 9, 2017

Obituary

Passed away suddenly, Michael (Mike) Joseph Lantos in his 52nd year. Leaving with many special memories, wife Pamela Metcalfe, sons Stephen and Daniel Lantos, mother Mary (Mike), brother Steven (Pam), sister Cathy (Glenn), nephews Gregory and Matthew, nieces Alison and Ashley and a circle of friends. Also, remembering Mike’s life are his parents-in-law, David and Helen Metcalfe and brother-in-law Howard. Predeceased by his father Louis and dear friend Junior Howlett. Mike, an avid outdoorsman, who will be remembered for his love of nature, always sharing his time and talents, kind heartedness, bear hugs and appreciation of the simple pleasures of life. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home 329 Freshwater Rd. on Thursday April 13, 2017 from 7-9 p.m., Friday April 14 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Mike’s life will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 10 a.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice or MUN Botanical Gardens.

Schedule

Visitations

7-9 p.m. on April 13, 2017

2-5 p.m. on April 14, 2017

7-9 p.m. on April 14, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

10:00am, Saturday April 15th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Pam, my heartfelt condolences to you on the sudden loss of your husband. Please know I am thinking of you and hope you find comfort through family, friends and your precious memories.

Pam, my heart goes out to you. May you find peace in the treasured memories you’ve shared. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Yvette

Although it’s been decades since I last saw Mike, his warmth, his smile and his giant-ness are so clear in my mind. I remember his picture on the front of the Evening Telegram, his stories of the woods, and his kindness. I’m sad for his passing and sorry for your loss.
Kim Todd, from down the street on Smith Avenue

Dear Pam and families,
My deepest condolences to you in your loss. I hope the love of faimily and friends gives you comfort at this sad time. Thinking of you today.

Dear Pam,
So sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how difficult this time must be. I only found out last night and would have attend the wake or funeral but I am out of town.I never met Mike but Peter actually New him from years ago and said he was a great guy and of course if you marriedbhim he must have been amazing. Thinking of you today..
Love
Elizabeth And Peter Mathioudakis

Mom and I were devastated to hear of Mike’s passing and send all our love to Mary, Cathy, Steven and Mike’s wife and children during this time of grief. I always looked forward to our visits to the Lantos home during my childhood. They were like our second family. Mike’s friendship was special to me and I will hold him in my heart always. Love Tonya (and Bernetta).

I am so sorry for your loss and I am thinking of you all at this time. Mike’s memory will live on in those he loved. I hope you find comfort in each other and in his memories. As one of my family’s neighbours and friend, I will miss seeing Mike during my trips home and remember fondly our playful banter. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Pam,
We were so sorry to hear of Mike’s sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and his family at this sad and difficult time. May the wonderful memories of happy times spent together be a source of comfort in the days and weeks ahead and eventually bring a smile to your face. Sincere condolences. Hugs!!
George & Darlene King

I’m so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I worked with Mike many years ago at the Cornerstone. A giant of a man matched only by his smile.. May happy memories comfort you all in the days ahead. It was a privilege to have known him . 💔

Pamela,
We are so very sorry to hear about Mike’s sudden passing. Our deepest sympathies to you, your Mom and Dad, and all of Mike’s family.

My condolences to Daniel and the rest of Mike’s family. I hope everyone can find peace in this difficult time and comfort in Mike’s memory.

My thoughts and prayers are with Mike’s family and friends at this very difficult time. Mike was a great man who always had a big smile and a strong bear hug for everyone he met. I hope you and Junior are finally together and are truly at peace in heaven. God Bless you all. ❤️❤️❤️

Daniel & Family,
Thinking of you during this difficult time. Our sincerest sympathies to you and your family.
Take care xo
Lauren, Alex, Elmo & Cathy

Pam
My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I remember meeting Mike at our Christmas Staff Party. His warm smile still stands out to me. I am sure you have many happy memories that will always keep him in your life. I am there for you anytime.
June Bursey
Your coworker and friend

Pam
Thinking of you with love as you mourn the loss of your husband.

Cindy Bartlett

Pam I am so sorry to hear of your loss.. My thoughts are with you and your at this sad time.. Love to you all.

Pam, John and I are both so sorry for you loss and want to express our sincere sympathies to you and Mike’s family. Although we never met Mike, I know from our mutual friend, Sandy, that he was a man of many talents and that you had many wonderful times together. May the love and support you receive from family and friends be a comfort to you in the days ahead. We are thinking of you. God bless.

Pam and family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Janet Brown

Dear Pam, I was saddened to hear of the loss of your loved one.. My thoughts and prayers are with you, . Take care.

So very sorry to hear about your loss.
I worked with Mike back in the days of the Cornerstone, and he was always a good guy.
What I remember most is that enormous smile he always had for everyone.
And that he was always such a very kind and generous guy,
Sadly, I hadn’t stayed in contact with him over the years, but hearing about his passing was very upsetting.
I kinda like to think he’s with Junior and Vince right now all reminiscing & sharing a good bottle of rum.
All my sincere condolences and prayers to his family & loved ones.

Rest in Peace Mike( Fork-Lift). You were a good friend who will be missed. Jack.

Pam and family,

Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tonia, Lee, Claire and Nora
Xoxo

Pam,
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. I hope it brings you some small measure of comfort to know that so many people are thinking of you at this sad and difficult time.

Pam I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

We want to offer our deepest sympathies to Pam, Steven, Daniel, Mrs. Lantos, and the rest of the family. I started my career many years ago with Mike and his dad Louis. After spending several years away, I was lucky enough to meet up with Mike again.
While tributes​ for people who have passed often use terms like “wonderful” and “a friend to all” , in Mike’s case they are the most accurate descriptions I can think of. We will all miss him terribly.

Mary, Cathy, Steven, Pam and family,
So sorry to hear of Michael’s sudden passing. I have fond memories of Michael and all the Lantos family. Our families shared many good times together growing up on Smith Avenue.
Our deepest condolences and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Remember all the happy and special times you had with Mike.
God Bless XO
Sharon ( Lawrence) McClelland

Dearest Pam ,
I am so very sorry and sad for your sudden loss of Mike.
I hope your best memories keep you smiling when you need it most.

My warmest thoughts are with you.
Mary Walsh

So sorry to hear about the sudden passing of Mike. our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Our deepest condolences.

So very very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I worked with Mike many years ago at the Cornerstone and he had such a kind and caring way … all smiles. I hope your memories warm your hearts.

Mary, Steven, Cathy, so sorry to hear the sad news of Mike’s sudden passing. Have wonderful memories of us all growing up together on Smith Avenue. Sorry I cannot be with you at this time but when I return home I will give you a call Mary and hopefully get together. Please know you and Mike’s family are in my thoughts and sending you my deepest condolences at this very difficult time . Hugs Muriel(Lawrence) Stern 😇

So so sorry to hear of the loss of such a wonderful man. He will be truly missed so much. May god give you the strength to get through this very difficult time. May the love and support of family and friends help you through the loss of your loved one. I have such wonderful memories of Mike !!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless xo

Darlene Hobbs

Dear Pam, and Lantos and Metcalfe families,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. This is all too soon for someone so young. May your memories with him provide you with comfort as you face this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

I was sad to hear about the sudden passing of Mike. I have great memories of him from when I was a young girl and spent time with my cousins on Smith Avenue. RIP Mike.

No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Mike many years ago and remember him as a kind and gentle man with a big smile and a warm embrace. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this extremely difficult time.

Stephen, Daniel,Bert,Sharron
My thoughts are with you at this time,Ishare your grief of the loss of your father and friend.

M y P rayers and condolences
J ANICE STEWART

Pam,
So sorry for your loss. Some people are taken from this earth far too soon. However, when their footprint is great, so is their memory. May his memory always bring a smile to your face, warmth to your heart and strength to your soul.
Hugs,
Michele Case

Pam,
So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Jackie Eason-Stanley

My dear Pam,
My heart is breaking for you right now. I am so sorry and so shocked when my first message on facebook was that of your sad loss. I am hoping the support of your friends and family will help ease your pain. You are a beautiful person and even though I never got to meet Mike I am sure he was a wonderful person. Hugs to you my friend.
Love Maureen Whitehorne (Chaytor)

Mrs. Lantos, Pam, Steven, Cathy and families and to Stephen and Daniel.
I am truly shocked by the sudden passing of Michael. I am not a lot older than him but I rember the excitement I shared with Cathy and Steven the day he came home. Mrs. Lantos laid him on the sofa and unwrapped him and I was in awe. He was only as big as the dolls me and Cathy played with. It was a remarkable day and I felt as if I was a big sister too that day. Please accept my sincere condolences and hope as you deal with the darkest days ahead, your beautiful memories of Michael will lift your spirits and comfort you. Sincerely, Peggy (Day) Tilley

Mike had a heart of gold, an honest, comforting, and strong presence. Please accept deepest condolences from a shocked and heartbroken friend.

To the family of Mike.

I am truly sorry for your loss. I met
Mike many years ago while on vacation in Florida. He was a wonderful man who loved his family and friends. It’ has been many years since our chance meeting but I will never forget his kindness, his spirit and his laugh. He will be missed. My condolences to all who’s lives he has touched. Rest Well Mike, till we meet again.

So very sorry for your loss Pam and family. Deepest condolences

Pam, I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Wishing you comfort and peace in the days ahead.

My thoughts are with the entire Lantos family at this very difficult time.. Hold tight and take comfort in your wonderful memories and times spent together. Keeping you in my prayers

Dear Pam, I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. , I will keep you , Stephen and Daniel in my prayers. May your beautiful memories comfort you. My deepest condolence to you all.
Debbie Osmond-Laite

Pam
My sincere sympathy to you and all the family. May God’s peace and the love of those around you help you through this difficult time.

Mike was like a teddy bear. Always had a gorgeous big smile and hug. I have great memories of Mike from the cornerstone and mutual friends. I’m saddened by his sudden passing. My condolences to Pam , Stephen , Daniel , Mrs lantos family and friends. RIP Mike

Aunt Mary, Steve and Cathy along with your families and Pam, our heartfelt condolences to all of you. Mike will be miss by all who knew him.

My Dear friend Pam and your family
What an awful shock for you.Praying that all your precious and treasured memories of life with Michael bring you strength,love and peace as you go through this very difficult transition
My heart is with you Pam,Deepest sympathy
Much love my friend

Pam, Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss. God bless!

Cathy, Mrs. Lantos, Pam, Stephen,Daniel and Stephen,
I share your grief at the loss of your beautiful brother, son, husband and father. I am very sad at Michael’s passing. Our only consolation is knowing that Mike is at peace and that he, too, is wrapped in the loving arms of Almighty God. He did give great bear hugs, and they will be missed. My heartfelt condolences and love to you all.

Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Sending our deepest sympathies.
Annabelle and Herman Skinner

Pam. Thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Sending deepest sympathy.
JoAnne Dwyer

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS RIP

To Mikes family,
I knew him well yrs ago. I Have great memories of him..,we have many mutual friends and acquaintances.
May you,with the passage of time,find peace with his sudden death.
God Bless.!

Pamela. Thinking of you at this very difficult time. Sending prayers and hugs your way.

We are deeply sadden and sorry about the loss of such a beautiful person, we loved him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
xo

Mary,Cathy, and Steven I have known Michael since I was a little girl. He always looked out for me as a little sister from a young age to adulthood hanging out at the cornerstone. RIP Mike.