Micheal (Mike) Joseph Wicentowich

WICENTOWICH, Micheal (Mike) Joseph

June 14, 1931 – January 30, 2019

 

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our father and gido, Micheal (Mike) Wicentowich of Mundare, Alberta on January 30, 2019 at the age of 87.

 

 Mike will be loved and remembered by his daughters Margaret (Glen) Thompson and Sandra (Darcy) Beaudette; his grandchildren Liam Beaudette, Curtis Thompson, Eric Thompson, Hannah Beaudette and Victoria Thompson; his sister Bernice Arlott and brother-in-law Peter (Virginia) Budinski; along with nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.  Mike was predeceased by his wife, Mary Wicentowich; parents Julian (George) and Pauline Wicentowich and sister Mary Jane Dalton. 

 

Mike was a real prairie farmer.  He was born, grew up, married and farmed on the family farm, the third generation to do so.  You could say it was in his blood.  He worked hard, but enjoyed it and was proud of the life he built with his wife.  He loved his family deeply and as a father and grandfather, we couldn’t ask for better.  It was hard not to like Mike.  He had an outgoing personality, a witty sense of humor and a generosity of spirit.  Even in long-term care, where he spent the last three and a half years of his life, he socialized with everyone and easily made new friends.  We all will miss his kindness, his words of advice, his laughter, but most of all, his love.

 

We would like to thank the staff and residents of Mary Immaculate Care Centre in Mundare for their kind support and care of Mike and for their friendship and consideration shown toward our family.

 

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Mundare, Alberta with the Basilian Fathers officiating.  Interment to follow in the church cemetery. 

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the "Mary Immaculate Hospital (Mundare) Foundation."