Passed peacefully away at the age of 94, at the Health Sciences Centre on January 12, 2019, surrounded by his family and friends.
Michael was predeceased by: his parents Michael and Catherine Finn (Murphy), by his mother- and father-in-law Patrick and Catherine Lee (McGrath), and all his brothers and sisters: Mary (John), Francis (Cliff), James, Angela (John), John (Sarah), Brendan (Kitty), and Joseph (Mary); sister in law Marcella Williams (Joe) and brother in law Jack Lee (Laura).
Leaving to mourn: his loving and devoted wife Alice, his daughter Catherine, his grandchildren, whom he loved beyond measure: Isa, Charlotte and Micheál Hagerman, his cat Muschka, all his loving nieces and nephews in both the USA and Canada, and many dear friends.
He was a St. Bon’s boy and an honorary member of the North West Rotary. He worked at W.J. Murphy’s and as a real estate agent for Royal Le Page.
He was an avid reader who loved hunting and fishing, a good joke, a Captain Morgan and Coke, and lots and LOTS of chocolate.
A special thanks to our wonderful neighbours: Chris, Sherry, and Joshua Appleby; Bernie and Debbie Connors; and Fred and Theresa Tulk; and his niece Suzan Finn, for their unwavering support.
Thanks to: Dr. Stephanelli and staff, Dr. Dunphy, Dr. Tom and Dr. Andrew Rossiter; to the Community Health Nurse Shannon; and his caregivers: Josh, Craig, Ruben, and Lucky. To the medical, nursing, and social work staff in Emergency and on 4SB at the Health Science Centre, for their outstanding kindness, care, and professionalism during this difficult time.
Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, January 15 and from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. from Mary Queen of the World Church, 775 Topsail Road. Interment to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Southlands. Flowers gratefully accepted or in lieu, donations in Mike’s memory can be made to the Health Care Foundation of Eastern Health or to the charity of one’s choice. To send message of condolence please visit www.carnells.com.
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