Michael Garth Connors
November 6, 1959 – October 9, 2021
With great sorrow, the family announces the sudden and unexpected passing of Michael at the age of 61 at Horseshoe Lake Campground.
Left to grieve are Michael’s loving wife, Manon Tremblay; his 3 sons, Shawn, Nicholas (Myrissa), and Kevin (Holly); and his 2 grandchildren, Lilah and Jase. Michael leaves behind his mother, Jeannette; his siblings, Colleen, Cheryl Lisk (Willy), Scott, and Terri Blakely (Tyler). His mother-in-law, Alice Tremblay; in-laws Lise, Michel (Rena), Claude (Doris), Remi (Joanne), Alain (Carolyn), and Nathalie Dumoulin (Armand). He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and friends. Predeceased by his father, Michael; father-in-law, Raymond Tremblay; niece April, nephew Mathieu, and great-nephew Austin.
Most famous for his Polar Bear Riders song, Mike loved to play music and sing, entertaining the family, friends, and the neighbours at many gatherings throughout the year. Mike was a wonderful handyman, a jack-of-all-trades, and was always willing to lend a hand and his expertise to any project. Mike enjoyed fishing with his boys, taking his grandchildren for 4-wheeler rides, and just being out at the camp surrounded by nature. He was happiest when the family was all together, and even more so when it was at Horseshoe Lake.
The family would like to thank the Cochrane EMS Services for their quick response to the scene. Special thanks to Dr Eric Bilodeau, Shavone Wesley, and Nicole Denault. Mike worked for Cochrane Public School and Cochrane High School for 28 years and was known well by all the students and staff. The family appreciates the lowering of the school flag in respect of Mike’s passing.
The family will receive relatives & friends on Friday, October 15th, 2021 from 10 am to 1:30 pm at Irvine & Irvine Funeral Home, 70 Seventh Ave South, Cochrane. The Funeral Mass for Michael will follow at 2 pm at the Transfiguration Church in Cochrane. Cremation to follow mass and the internment date will be announced. ***Covid Restriction in Place***visits will take place in rotation in order to respect public health instructions.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. If you wish to send online condolences to his family, to share your memories of Michael, please visit www.irvineandirvinefuneralhome.com
Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to
Irvine & Irvine funeral home
**COVID-19 restrictions, as well as directives from the Bereavement Authority of Ontario.**
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