Michael G. Harty

June 30, 2024


Michael G. Harty (Mike) of Paradise, NL, passed peacefully away at home in his 76th year on June 30, 2024.
Mike was predeceased by his father, Bernard Harty and his mother Anne Frances Harty.
Left behind with the fondest of memories are his wife of almost 54 years Madge, daughter Sheri-Lyn (Chris Eklund), son Michael (Treena-Lynn), grandsons Brady and Kaden Parent, foster granddaughters Keisha and Kylee, brother Bern Harty (Jean), brother Martin Harty (Ann), as well as a circle of nieces, nephews, in-laws,  cousins and friends.
Per Mike’s wishes, there will be no funeral or service of any kind.

“And the big steel rail gonna carry me home…” Gordon Lightfoot



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Sincère condoléances, a toute la famille, j’ai travaillé avec Mike sur un projet , a Sept-Îles.
Un homme fantastique et compétant.
Bonne chance

So sorry Madge for the loss of your husband. Sending condolences to you and your family. 🙏🏻

To Madge and family , Martin and Bern , so sad to hear of Mikes passing , haven’t seen Mike in a while , since before Covid., but the last time I saw him he was the same Mike as when we were growing up in Duntara, my sincere condolences . God speed Mike.

Sincere Condolences on MIKE,S passing
Had spoken to MIKE a few mths ago , reminisced about our summers and Duntara. During this difficult time may your pleasant memories,give YOU ALL COMFORT RIP MIKE, and pray the ANGELS have you in charge of the LOCOMOTIVE speeding to the Gates of Heaven

GUS and Rosalind GALLAHUE

Martin, Bern, and all Mike’s family, Sad to hear of Mike’s passing.. Prayerful thoughts are with you all.Take care.. Margaret Mary.

Jason and I were very sad to hear of Mike’s passing. Condolences to you Madge and all of your family.
We were so fond of Mike and always wanted to make our way out to Paradise to visit you. It was such a pleasure to get to work with Mike and have thought of him often over the years.
A beautiful ice burg picture hangs on our wall from you and Mike, so you are always with us.

Jason and Pauline Fries

The world is a little darker without Mike in it but Heaven is finally gonna have a great Railroad that runs on time and makes a profit.

Madge I am so sorry for your loss. We all feel it. Even though I haven’t seen Mike for a few years now I think of Mike almost daily. I won’t be the only person to say this “if things get rough at work I stop and think, what would Mike Harty do?” Mike has had more impact on my life than anyone outside my immediate family.

I left a very sweet job on the Railway for a chance to work with and for Mike. It was the best professional decision I ever made. Every good and positive thing that has happened in the last 30 years of my career is because I took that chance and left the Railway to work for Mike at AR Concepts. He could see the biggest of pictures while still remembering every little detail that needed addressing. Mike taught me so much about Railway signaling but mostly Mike taught me how to do things the right way. Whatever it is you’re doing. Mike shaped so many of us. It’s scary to think of Mike Harty’s impact on railroading and signaling across Canada.

Madge I’d like to say thank you for allowing Mike to leave the Rock and come out to play with the rest of us. Mike was able to immerse himself in a project because he knew you had things more than covered at home. We all thank you for giving Mike the best kind of home. I’d also like to thank you for changing my life. I never really liked fish until you made me White Fish that night in Upsala. You were so nice to Herb and I that night. It was a very special night for me.

I spent that summer getting to know Michael and although the first few weeks were spent getting used to his accent (I was born in Ireland and have relatives that to this day don’t have as good an accent as Michael Harty) the rest of the summer was spent seeing Michael grow up in front of our eyes. Mike taught me lessons about being a father that summer and sure enough, the very next summer my son was born.

I never met Sheri-Lyn but the way Mike’s face beamed when he spoke about Sheri-Lyn and family spoke volumes.

Thank you Madge and God bless.

Condolences to his family

Madge and Family
So sorry to hear of this great loss. Sincere condolences Thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
Terry and Shelley xo

Condole.nces to all Mike’s family and friends
. RIP Mike.
Mary & John Batterton
King’s Cove

To the Harty family our deepest condolences to you all on the passing of your brother Mike.Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this sad & difficult time! RIP Mike. Dorothy & Kevin Ryan,Kings Cove.

I worked with Mike in Ontario on CN Railway Signals. He was a smart man , and a friend. May he rest in peace.
Armand and Margarita Le Fort, Hornepayne, ON.

So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing .He was a very nice man,My thoughts and prayers are with you all

So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Worked many years with Mike at the railway. He was a fine gentleman. My condolences to the family.

So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Mike was a great friend through many years on the railway, then when Mike worked for us at AR Concepts as a Signal Supervisor. A great guy and a fantastic signalman.
Our condolences to Madge and Family.

Madge and Family
We are so deeply saddened and sorry to learn of Mike’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with you all, as you journey through this difficult time. Hopefully, as with all things, the passing time will lessen the heart ache and ease the pain that you are suffering right now. Regards Tom and Joan Strickland

To The Harty Family & Friends ,We are so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing , Please accept our sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and all Mike’s family at this very sad time. Mike May You Rest In Heavenly Peace , GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Madge and family. So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Condolences to you and all Mike’s family. May all your beautiful memories comfort you and his family at this very sad time. Rest in peace Mike.

Madge, Bern, Martin and families, our condolences to you all at this difficult time, thoughts and prayers are with you, RIP Mike, 🙏

Madge and all the family: We are so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. May the beautiful memories comfort you all at this very sad and difficult time. May he rest in peace.