Thomas Bowden Michael

SEPT 10, 1922 – JAN 1, 2013

Tom passed away in Trail, BC after a battle with ALS. Tom was born in Ladysmith, BC. He flew Spitfires in WWII and was stationed out of England. He danced the nights away with Betty Grable and unfortunately watched many of his comrade’s die in combat. He himself was wounded in action which ended his flying career.

Tom returned to BC and for a time owned and operated a Petroleum Distribution business, but his real love was logging. He owned and operated MTM Logging for many years in Lake Cowichan but eventually went to work for BCFP Logging Company where he was Personnel Manager in MacKenzie, BC; where he ended up retiring.

Tom was involved in politics both locally and provincially. He received the Order of BC and was also a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Tom was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. His greatest love was hunting and was well known for his knowledge of the sport.

He was predeceased by his parents Tom and Josephine Michael, his loving wife Eunice, and his sister Grace.

He is survived by his children Karrie, Sharon (Dale), and Sandra; grandchildren Jayson, Bryon, Jennifer, Courtney and 8 great-grandchildren. Tom also leaves behind his sisters Margaret and Gwen, his niece; Dawn and nephews Jim, Bill and Mick. Tom will also be remembered by his many friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013 at St. Peters Catholic Church, 599 Skeena Dr., MacKenzie, BC.

For those who wish donations may be made to ALS Society of Canada (3000 Steeles Ave East, Suite 200, Markham ON L3R 4T9) or Canadian Cancer Society (908 Rossland Ave. Trail B.C. V1R 3N6)

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