Michael Stead Crawford

June 28, 1977 to June 8, 2024

Obituary

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Stead Crawford on June 8th, 2024, at age 46, after a brief but courageous fight with cancer. He was predeceased by father-in-law Rhodie Mercer; and uncles Gerard Murphy and Donald Murphy.

 

Leaving to mourn are his wife, Adrienne Mercer and daughter, his princess, Claire Crawford; parents Stead and Elizabeth; mother-in-law Wendy Mercer; sister Andrea (Lee Boswell); brother-in-law Aaron Mercer (Vanessa); nieces Ellie Mercer and Haylee Boswell; aunts Marie Armstrong (Frank), Carmelita Porter (Stuart), Clare Murphy, and Tina Murphy; uncles Ted Murphy (Doris) and Harry Crawford (Lillian); and a large circle of cousins, family, colleagues and friends.

 

Always in search of knowledge and information, Michael completed a B. Sc at Memorial University in 1999, an M. Ed at the University of New Brunswick in 2006, and an MBA at the Royal Military College of Canada in 2018. He worked in information technology and project management with several organizations during his career, and particularly enjoyed business travel, if only for the airline status.  Michael never shied away from helping out, and often volunteered his time to assist any community organization in which he was involved – there are too many to list.

 

His sense of dedication and loyalty was fostered through his involvement with Air Cadets and the Cadet movement.  Major Crawford was initially involved as an air cadet with 880 and rose through ranks holding various positions, including Commanding Officer of 510 Lions RCACS.  He continued his involvement most recently with the Newfoundland and Labrador Area Office. He was appointed as an Aide-de-Camp serving the past three Lieutenant Governors of Newfoundland and Labrador, a role in which he took great pride and enjoyment.

 

Special thanks are extended to Dr. Dawn Armstrong and the nurses and staff of 4NorthB at the Health Sciences Centre for their compassion and care.

 

Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Tuesday, June 11th from noon to 9pm.  Funeral Service will be held at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, Military Road, on Wednesday June 12th at 11am.  Cremation has taken place and inurnment to follow at Forest Road Anglican Cemetery following the service.

 

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the College of the North Atlantic (Don Murphy Memorial Bursary), the Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of one’s choice.

 

The family would like to invite people to a reception following the service/inurnment at Bally Haly Country Club, Golf Course Road.

 

Please note that Carnell’s Funeral Home is a nut free building, due to a staff member with a severe allergy. Thank you for your understanding.

Schedule

Visitations

12pm-9pm on June 11, 2024

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

11:00am, Wednesday June 12th

The Basilica of St. John the Baptist

Inurnment to follow at Anglican Cemetery on Forest Road.


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I am so sorry for your great loss, my prayers and heart goes out to you all.

Adrienne, my deepest condolences to you and Claire. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Adrienne, Vanessa, and family, I was so very sad to hear of Mike’s passing. Wishing you all strength during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with all his family and friends.

I have so much respect and admiration for Mike. I am very proud to have had him as a trusted colleague and friend. Please accept my heart-felt condolences.

Stead, Libby and family:
Sending you my deepest condolences on the death of your son. I cannot imagine a more painful loss and the difficult road you must now travel. Wishing you much support in the embrace of your family and friends.

Vivian Randell

Adrienne, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I am thinking about you and Claire – Michael sounds like he was a wonderful man who was very loved.

To Libby,Stead and Family

Our sincere condolences on the loss of your son Michael.

Pat and Alastair O’Rielly

Libby, Stead and family,

I’m so sorry to hear of your son Michael’s passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

May the cherished memories of Michael’s love and devotion to his family, especially Claire, bring you comfort and strength during this tragic loss. My heart goes out to you all.

My sincere condolences on the loss of Michael..
May he rest in peace.
Ann Chafe

So very sorry Stead and Libbey on Michael’s passing. While I didn’t know him this had to be to have been unbearable. I remember you fondly from Harvey Rd

Libby, Stead and family members. I was so sad to hear of Michael’s passing. My sincere condolences to all. May your beautiful memoires help you through this difficult time.

I have fond memories of Mike during Search and Rescue Dog Training. He was a kind and caring man. His love for dogs was a common passion we shared. My condolences to his family .

So so sad to hear of Michael’s passing, condolences to Libby and Stead and the entire family. May he rest in peace.

Adrienne – I just learned of Mike’s passing and am thinking about you and Claire. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Libby and Stead,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your son, Michael. I only learned of this last night, and I was shocked and saddened! The tributes that are shared here speak clearly of a wonderful man who contributed so much in his relatively short life. I hope that the many memories that you have of him will be of some comfort during this most difficult time. I’m so sorry to have missed the wake and the funeral. Keeping you, Adrienne, Claire and all those who loved him in my thoughts and prayers.
Donna Adams

Stead and Libby: So sorry to hear the terribly sad news of your son’s passing. My condolences to you and to tge family.

Stead and Libby So very sorry for the loss of your son Michael. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

So sorry to hear of Michael’s passing! Sending condolences to all the family! May he rest in peace!

Leona and Ron O’Neill

Libby, Stead and all the Crawford family my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your son. May your many precious memories as well as the support of family and friends comfort you during this so difficult time.

My sincere condolences to you all. Mike made such a positive impact in wall that he did. He will be greatly missed.

To Libby, Stead & Family
Our sincere Condolences to you on the passing of your Son, Michael.. Such a sad time for everyone. May Michael Rest In Peace. Take care.

Gerald & Anna (Murray) Lear

Stead, Libby and family
Just read this sad sad news about Michaels’s illness and passing.. He certainly achieved many great accomplishments for his way too short life for which you are so proud of. May these and other fun filled family memories help in some small way to ease the pain and sorrow in the days ahead . Sincere condolences from Paul and myself .

Stead and Libby, Sam and I are travelling ,and only heard about Michael’s illness and death today. We are so very sorry Stead, and send our sincere condolences to his wife and family , and to all who love him. May he rest in peace.

Stead, Libby and family
Just read the sad news about your son Michael passing away. Sending sincere condolences at this difficult time.Our thoughts and prayers are with you .Michael certainly had an accomplished life but taken too soon.
Ros and Doug Pratt

Stead, Libby and family.
My deepest condolences on the loss of Michael. May you find peace in your precious memories.

Mike has had such a lasting impact on so many in the cadet program and will be missed dearly. He was such a fantastic instructor and mentor, and just a great person to talk with. My deepest condolences to Mike’s family and my regrets for being unable to attend the service.

To Wendy, Adrienne and all the family,
Sending my deepest sympathies to you all at this sad time.

Stead and Libby,
I was saddened to learn today that you have lost your precious son, Michael. My heart goes out to the both of you and his family as you move forward without this obviously beautiful person in your lives. Please take care! 💔

Our sincerest condolences to all of Michael’s loved ones. Such a tragic loss for all.

Paris and Janette GEORGHIOU

Libby and Stead, I just learned of Michael’s death. My heart breaks for you as his parents and for his family. My own grief began over 33 years ago when my son, Paul, died. There are no words that can capture the depth and breadth of the incredible sorrow that you are experiencing, Just know that you aren’t alone on this journey. Sending love and condolences. Rest easy, Michael.

Stead and Libby,
Paul and I only heard about Michael’s illness and death today. We never had the pleasure of meeting your son but from everything we’ve heard and read about him, he was a remarkable man who had the love and respect of an enormous circle of family, friends, acquaintances and co-workers. It’s unbelievably sad for parents to lose a child of any age, and we hope you can find some comfort in wonderful memories of his life. We’re sending our deepest condolences to you both, and also to Adrienne and Claire.

Sending sincere condolences to Mike’s family and friends. We became acquainted because of dogs and dog training, particularly in the search and rescue world. Mike and Maddie were very proud members of Newfoundland Search Dogs and many hours were spent outdoors training in the worst weather Newfoundland has to offer. This world is a better place because of people like Mike. Rest in Peace

Stead and Libby,
The sincerest of condolences to you and your family on the passing of your son Michael.
I remember you both very well from working at Social Services years ago. Some people you never forget.
Gerri Knight (Maynard)

TO Adrienne and family, Stead and Libby
Our hearts are heavy to hear of Micheal’s passing.
Thinking of you all at this difficult time .
Our sincere condolences for your profound loss .

Dear Adrienne and Claire,

My heartfelt condolences on the passing of Michael. Although our interactions were confined to the professional realms, his reputation for excellence and kindness was indelible. Michael’s dedication to his family, community, and work was truly inspiring. His legacy will endure, and I hope you find solace in the memories of his lasting impact on all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Michael’s empathy, loyalty, leadership, and unwavering dedication further enriched the lives of those around him. May these qualities continue to resonate as a testament to his remarkable character.

Dear Adrienne and Family,

I am saddened to hear of your loss, and wish to extend my condolences to you and yours. Although I only knew Micheal through professional means it was his personal demeanor and strategy that always stood out. He brought forth consideration for a bigger result than just commercial success. It was a pleasure to work with someone so thoughtful.

May you find warmth in the memories that you created as a family..

Sarah

Stead and Libby, please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of your fine son. It has been many years since I last saw you both. Michael would have probably been only started at university. How the years fly by! And, he accomplished so much! I can only imagine how difficult it has been for you to watch him fight this last battle and lose. I hope your memories of him help comfort you at this very difficult time.

I have known Mike for many years dating back to when we were both air cadets and through our years as CIC Officers. Mike had a passion for the cadet program and was one of its greatest champions. I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing and send my sincere condolences to his family and close friends. Rest in peace Mike. You will certainly be missed/

Adrienne and family,
So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing and we are thinking of you during this very difficult time. He will always be remembered for his sharp wit. He did a lot to give back to his community and that is a lasting legacy.
David, Rebekah, and Laura Coffin.

Libby and Stead. Thinking of you and all your family at this extremely sad and difficult time. Micheal sounds like a lovely man,; cherish your memories of him. Alison

Adrienne, Claire and Wendy,

We are so deeply saddened to hear of Mike’s passing, a one of a kind guy gone much too soon. With his quick, dry humour, he always made the room a little lighter. He packed an awful lot of good into his short life.

Our hearts are broken for you all.

Dear Adrienne and Claire,
I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Michael. Though our interactions were within the professional circles of Microsoft and Viasat, his reputation for excellence and kindness was unmistakable.
Michael’s commitment to his family, community, and the work was inspiring. His legacy at Viasat and beyond will not be forgotten.
May you find comfort in your memories and the knowledge that he left a lasting impact on all who knew him.
With sympathy,
Ehsan

Mike was the Commanding Officer of 510 Lions when I arrived to my first night as a cadet. He spoke to me as if I was any other adult not down to, that has kept with me since on how to treat others. He was a fierce leader at drill practice and always a pleasure to catch up with when I became a CIC officer myself.

His mentorship, leadership and wit will be missed by myself and thousands of others in the cadet community.

Stead, Libby, Adrienne and families
So saddened to learn of Michael’s passing.
I am so sorry that I am unable to visit in person.
You are in my heart and thoughts.
Cherish your many loving memories.
God bless.

Adrienne, Claire, Libby, Stead and the entire Murphy family our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.. Our heartfelt condolences.
Andrea, Chris, Kaitlyn and Ryan

Adrienne and Claire
I’ve gotten to know you from your mom (Wendy) , my neighbour and friend. . I felt her sadness and her love every time she spoke about Michael’s illness and passing. Your loss cannot be put into words.
Yesterday, on our walk through Government grounds, we stopped and chatted one of the workers there at the greenhouse. He told us it was a very bad day for him, because he had lost one of the best men that had ever worked with the lieutenant governor. It was your Michael.
God bless you all and I’m sure the memories you made together will sustain you as you move forward without him.
Kay and Peter Dimmell

Adrienne, Wendy and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all.

Mike was Chief Warrant Officer Crawford when I joined 880 many years ago. He was my first impression of Air Cadets, which he set the bar very high. He was a natural leader and someone who I looked up and hope to aspire to for many years. I later joined the Regular Force and he was there for my swearing in Ceremony, which he was very proud of me and I felt he really helped set me on the right path..

I lost touch with Mike sadly over the years, but I am certain, the world is a better place because of him.
My heartfelt condolences to his family during this difficult time.

“It is not length of life, but depth of life.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adrienne, Claire, Libby, Stead, Andrea – Our hearts are broken for you all.

To the entire family, I am So sorry for your loss. Michael was always the gentleman in any facet of life I had the pleasure to know himin, High school, CIC or at the curling club. RIP buddy.

Adrienne, Claire: As I’ve shared with you sweet Claire, your mom was my first friend when I moved to NL in grade 3 and we’ve stayed friends through many of life’s ups and downs.

Tomorrow you are going to Carnell’s 40 years too soon and it’s just not fair. There are no words of comfort that match the size of the loss for Mike and you and your family. I do know Mike was surrounded by love and support every day and no matter where Claire goes, she will always have family and friends in her corner every step of the way. Sending strength from Calgary as you move through the next few days.

Many people don’t get it right in 85 years; Mike clearly used his time to make his community better and clearly made others feel like they belonged and mattered. He will always be remembered and will live on through Claire’s big heart.

Big hugs xo

Libby and Stead , thinking about you and your family at this sad time; I was so fortunate to spend time with and get to know Michael when we were at Government House together , a wonderful person.

So very sorry for your loss

Adrienne, Claire and family, My thoughts are with you as you navigate the grief that accompanies Mike’s passing. Wishing you peace and strength.

To Adrienne and all of the Crawford family my deepest sympathy at Michael’s passing. May he RIP.

Adrienne, sending you, Claire, and your family our deepest and heart felt condolences. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Stead, Libby and family, we are saddened to learn of Michael’s passing, and send you our thoughts and deepest condolences.

I’m so saddened to hear this terrible news. I worked with Mike for the last 3 years as a supplier. Mike was a pleasure to work with. He was to the point and incredibly fair. and helped me out with some tricky work situations . I pass on all my thoughts to his family, he will be missed.

So sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. We worked together at MUN and sailed together in the early days. Sad day.

Libby, Stead and Family so sorry for your loss. We will always remember Michael’s smile and his curiosity.
Carolyn, Leah and Paula Dalton

Adrienne,
I was absolutely shocked to read about Michael’s passing. We always had great chats when he dropped by the store. I’ll miss his dry wit, his updates on Claire and his passion for timepieces!
Please accept my deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Stead, Libby, Adrienne and families. So saddened by this news. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Sending our deepest condolences.

The entire Aikido community of St. John’s was very saddened to hear of the passing of Michael Crawford. Mike was an active member of our community for many years and was not only an avid learner but a contributor to the community. You knew upon meeting him that he was a leader and a serious student. And he was fun to be around. I enjoyed the many wonderful discussions we had. Mike will be remembered fondly by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. We express our sincere sympathies to Adrienne and Claire as well as to the entire Crawford extended family.

Libby, Stead and Wendy
Thinking of you and your families during this most difficult of times.
Sincerely
Peter and Ellen Chalker

Sending my deepest condolences to Michael’s family and loved ones. What a tragic loss. I will be keeping MIchael’s family in my thoughts and prayers.

Dear Adrienne and family, I am so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you all and sending you strength during this time. .

Saddened by the news to hear of the passing of Michael today, he was such an amazing person and character and enjoyed the short time I had the opportunity to meet and work with Michael. Michael, You will be missed and to your Family and Friends, please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Libby & Michael’s family, sending sincere condolences at this very sad time. May all your wonderful memories be a blessing in the days to come.

Elizabeth and stead,so sorry to hear of your son,s passing.my deepest condolences o your loss Heather LeShana

Lobby and all Michael’s family our sincere condolences to you and all your family on the passing of your son/ husband and father. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time. May he rest in peace.🙏💕

Libby, and all Michael’s family, sincere condolences on the loss of your dear one. It must give some comfort to know how highly regarded he was in his work life and personal life. Prayers for him and all of you . Rest in Peace, Michael

On behalf of myself and our team @Viasat we are truly devastated, Mike was a core of our team and our culture. I have worked (and traveled) with Mike for almost 15 years in various capacities and he was a remarkable person and a great friend.
Hi empathy, loyalty, leadership, humour and dedication will be sorely missed.

My condolences go out to the family. We had a brief meet during my time in Aikido.
Michael, you will be missed!

Stead and Libby, I’m so very, very sorry to hear about Michael. Such a loss. My love and condolences to you and your family. (I’m sorry that I won’t see you in person; I’m away right now.) Becky

So sorry to hear about this- my condolences to Mike’s family. I knew Mike through the Newfoundland Search Dogs and how he loved working with the dogs. Many great memories – RIP

Sorry for loss our condolences

Very, very sorry to hear that Mike was sick (only weeks ago) and that in the end he succumbed. It had been some years since we spoke, but I remember him through MUN and RASC dealings, mostly, as an endlessly-enthusiastic fellow and friend, a charismatic presence. Sympathies and condolences to Adrienne, Claire, and the whole family. Chris, Sandra and Miriam

I’d like to send my deepest condolences to Mike’s family. He was such a fantastic leader and role model. It was a privilege to have worked with and learned from him in my time as a CIC officer in 510 Squadron. He made a positive impact on so many people, he will truly be missed.

Stead and Libby
So sorry to learn of Michael’s passing. Please know my thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Condolences to you and the family.
Ellen

My sincere condolences to Mike’s family. Mike was a very generous and kind person. He exemplified the true character and spirit of aikido (The Way of Harmony). We will all miss him very much at the Avalon Aikikai.

Oh no!
Condolences

Adrienne and family, so sad to hear of the passing of Michael. Thinking of you all at this time.

Are thoughts are with you and Clare at this time of unimaginable loss. We both enjoyed spending time with Mike over the years, and will remember his joy for life. I am sure that he continues to watch over you both, and he will live forever in your treasured memories.

Our hearts go out to all the family, especially Adrienne and Claire. So tragic to lose such a young person with so many adventures ahead, truly unimaginable. We are out of the country so will not be at any services, however we will be thinking of you all. . With love, Judith and Mervyn McIntyre

Adrienne, Jacqueline and I were heartbroken to hear that Michael passed away. We can’t begin to comprehend the sense of loss you and Clair feel at this difficult time. We wish we could be there to pay our respects in person but we are travelling out of province and not back until later this week. Know that you and all the family are in our thoughts. We will always remember Michael as the kind and caring husband and father we knew him to be.

To the Crawford, Mercer Family and follow Officers

Today when I read the passing of Michael my heart was crushed. I first met Mike as a very young cadet with 880. I watched him grow and become a fantastic CIC officer. He will be missed by all that knew him. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this very
difficult time. Keep the memories alive.
Lisa (Noel) Jensen
Wainwright AB

Adrienne and family,
So very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing.. I didn’t know he was ill until I heard at the last dog show in May..
My deepest condolences to you.
Your wonderful memories of him will ease the pain and sorrow you feel today.
Peggy Tilley

Libby , Stead , Wendy and Clare , sending you all much love at this sad time .
Tom Mills
Washington DC

Adrienne, Jason and I were shocked to hear of Mike’s passing. Your family are in our thoughts. We’re so sorry for your loss.

With deepest sympathy from the cadets and officers of 2558 Placentia Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps. Please know we are thinking of you and sending you strength today and peace in all the days ahead.

The cadet organization lost an amazing supporter with Mike’s passing. I have worked alongside Mike for the past 8 years and known him for many more. We shared many challenges and laughs along the way. He was a great mentor and advisor to many. I will miss him and our conversations at cadet functions as well as Government House. Mike, you have left big shoes for us all to fill. Sincere condolences to all his family and his military family.

Mike was a great guy. My sympathies go out to his sweet family. I

My deepest condolences to Michael’s family. We shared a common bond with the cadet program and as team members as Area Elemental Advisors. His dedication to the cadet program was unwavering. He brought a wealth of knowledge, understanding and support to cadets. He will be truly missed. Rest in peace Michael.

Our deep condolence to Mike’s family and friends. May he rest in peace.
Louise and Scott Boswell

Dear Adrienne ,

I am so sorry to learn that Mike has passed away.My sincere condolences to you, Claire and all who loved him. May your memories of happy days with him sustain you in the difficult times ahead.

Eileen MacNab

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a fellow officer within the CCM for many years and it was always a pleasure to work alongside him. My heart is heavy for all his family and friends. Gone much too soon. His impact on so many will be remembered forever. Sending condolences to his family at this time.

I was fortunate to be an ADC with Michael at Government House – my dad was also in Aikido for many years and we had great chats. Thinking of his wife, his daughter and his entire family this week. A truly great colleague.

My sincere condolences to Adrienne, Claire and all of Mike’s family and friends.
Charlotte Slade

Adrienne and family, on behalf of the Army Cadet League of Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Branch please our and my personal deepest condolences on Mike’s passing. I had the privilege to have worked with Mike over the past 25+ years. He was the example of an Officer and a Gentleman. He will truly be missed.
Paul

I am so sorry to hear of the news. My deepest sympathies to the family, part of my extended family. Although I don’t believe we met in person, I recall some dialog whilst we were both at Microsoft, many years ago.
Leslie Etherington Hayden, first cousin to
Stead Crawford.

Adrienne, I was so very sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Claire and all your family as you navigate the weeks and months ahead. Hold your treasured memories close to your heart and they will help you through. Love, Judy

My deepest condolence’s to Mike’s family. I got to know Mike over the past few years in aikido. He was a great person to practice with on the mat and a wonderful, interesting person to interact with off the mat. He provided valuable leadership to Avalon Aikikai and will be sorely missed by all.

Mike was a friend and mentor to me as a young officer in the cadet program. My heart is broken for his family and all who loved him. A big loss to the community.

Adrienne, I’m so terribly sorry to hear of the passing of your husband, Mike. My thoughts are with you and Claire at this very difficult time.

My deepest condolences at this difficult time. He gave so much to the cadet program and all those who had the pleasure of learning from him, myself included and he will greatly missed.

Knowing how we feel at our loss of such an incredibly, dear young man, we can only try to imagine Michael’s family’s heart break. Michael always willingly extended a helping hand, was an excellent conversationalist, a true gem. He has left this world way too soon but no doubt is “flying” with the angels. Our sincere condolences to his family, friends and all those who knew him.

My deepest condolences to Mike’s family. I knew Mike from the cadet program, when I knew him he was a young respectful, responsible caring young man.
I’m shocked and saddened to hear this very sad news of his early passing. .
Life has taken another great soul.
Stephanie Dowden

In Aikido, you need to be able to trust the person you practice with. Mike earned that trust with everyone he practiced with at Avalon Aikikai almost immediately, with his enthusiasm and humility. I will miss him on the mats.

Adrienne,,
Our deepest condolences to you, Claire and other family on your loss. Hoping wonderful memories of your life with Mike will help you through the days ahead.
Dee, Les, Mark, Louise Hulett

I am heartbroken to hear about Mike. We worked together at 510 when I was a brand new officer. He was one of the first mentors I had in the CIC and I admired his knowledge and professionalism.

My deepest condolences to his family and friends in this difficult time.

Adrienne,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Adam and I always enjoyed our chats with Mike at our curling team gatherings.

Amy

I got to know Mike when I worked with the Regional Cadet Instructor School. He was always willing to help others and demonstrated a love of learning. Mike was a hard worker and he set a great example for his cadets and staff alike. I am deeply sorry for your loss. My condolences to all his family and friends. He is gone way too soon.

As well as all his other activities, Mike was an avid Aikido practitioner. He was a good friend and contributed hugely to the Avalon Aikikai. We’ve greatly missed him from classes since January and now will miss him even more.

My deepest condolences to Adrienne and the rest of his family.

I am so sorry and saddened to hear of passing. I thoroughly enjoyed teaming up with him at Government House and having a chat to catch up.

Rest in Peace Michael

Mike was one of the nicest people I met through the cadet movement. Very giving of his time, and always the person we ran to with our IT issues. He will be greatly missed. Thinking of his family and friends at this difficult time. Rest easy, Mike.

Adrienne,
Our deepest condolences on Michael’s passing. Our thoughts are with you during this very difficult time.

Very sad to read this – Mike was an old cadet friend whom I loved to share tall tales and hearty laughs with. He was a strong leader and a good man – clever and wise, hardworking and thoughtful – he was a role model for those around him. Thoughts are prayers are with his family. I’m grateful for having had the pleasure of calling him a friend.

Thoughts and prayers to Mikes family. A gentleman who always had a kind word. Rest in peace my friend.
Major D. Dinn, Ottawa.

Adrienne and family, my deepest condolences on Mike’s passing. Mike and I had the pleasure of working together on numerous occasions over the past 25+ years and I, like many others, held him in very deep regard. While he had a passion for the cadet program, our last conversation while attending a ceremony at Government House centered on our families and it was clear that his proudest role was that of being a father. He will truly be missed.

My deepest condolences to the Crawford and Mercer families. To learn of Mike’s passing was a shock to say the least. I meet Mike during my time in the air cadets, both as a cadet and as an officer. I always considered him a friend and looked forward to running into him at cadet events. I have long since retired from the cadets but I had the pleasure of running into him at a parade last year at Government House and it was lovely to catch up. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Offering my deepest sympathy during this incredibly difficult time. Mike was such a strong advocate of the cadet program and was a great mentor over the years. Mike, you will be dearly missed. Rest easy, friend.

My deepest condolences to the Crawford and Mercer family on the passing one of the finest gentlemen I had the opportunity to know. I knew Mike from my time in the air cadet program. In fact, we worked together on a number of air cadet initiatives over the las few years. I respected his insight and always enjoyed the time we spent together. I hope that your memories and the stories you tell bring you comfort and solace during this very difficult time.

Deepest condolences for the loss of someone who dedicated himself to the cadet organization and made a difference to many he worked with and mentored. Michael, you’ll be missed by so many people. Condolences to the entire family.

Words can’t describe the shock of seeing this today. I worked with Mike in my cadet years. We were both officers for many years before I moved on. Always a true officer and gentleman. Rest in peace my friend.

Oh my goodness Libby and Stead. My deepest sympathy on the loss of your son. Condolences to all the family. Thinking of you all at this very sad and difficult time.

No loss fits well in our lives but Mike is an incredibly difficult one to process. I had known Mike since he was a cadet in 880 and I was a new officer.

Over the decades we stayed in touch and he helped my career by putting my in touch with a company that he worked with and that set me on a path to where I am today.

To say Mike will be missed is an understatment because of all he dod for so many without question and without taking any credit.

Adrienne, sincere condolences to you and Claire and to all those who loved Michael.
We are thinking of you at this sad time .
Glenda and Keith Wellon

I was really sorry to learn of Michael’s passing. Although I haven’t seen him in a number of years, the Murphy family is part of the Peddigrew family. My condolences at this very sad time.

Adrienne, I’m so incredibly sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. My love and condolences to you, your daughter, and all who knew and loved him.

Clare , Libbey Stead and all Michael’s family and friends
Sincere Sympathy on Michael’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Treasure your beautiful memories to help you in the days ahead.
Cathy Boulos