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MICHAEL DANIELS

MICHAEL DANIELS

Passed on: November 5th, 2012

With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Michael (Mike) Daniels, aged 91 years, on Monday, November 5th, 2012. Mike was born on the family farm near Wheatstone, SK on June 16th, 1921. He married Vera Anderson in 1950 and had a daughter, Glennys who gifted them with two wonderful granddaughters Amanda and Samantha. Throughout his years, he went gold mining in Timmins, Ontario, worked at Swift’s Meat Packing Plant and with Del Bradshaw purchased a Tom Boy store in Calgary. After his short time in Calgary, he came back to Moose Jaw due to family commitments. Upon his return, he had a successful 35 year career managing the Moose Jaw Co-op Meat Department. Upon retiring, he started his second career as a realtor with Ed Laporte (Eddy’s Real Estate) and then with his nephew Leonard (Key West Real Estate). He had a lifetime devotion to the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church where he served the congregation as Secretary, Treasurer and President over the years. He was an extraordinary husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed dances, parties, family gatherings, gardening, grocery shopping, broomball, curling, the lake, fishing, hockey games, traveling and especially the time spent with his grandchildren and special little ones. Mike was predeceased by his parents, Costea and Martha Daniels; brothers: Fred, Peter and Wesley Daniel, sisters, Annie Lukashenko and Christina Ambrose; brothers-in-law: Andrew Lukashenko, Michael Ambrose, Ed Reiman and Vernon Anderson; sister-in-law, Glenda Dean; and father and mother-in-law, Otto and Mabel Anderson. Mike leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Vera; daughter, Glennys (Ross), granddaughters, Amanda (Greg) Olson and Samantha Reaburn; sister, Dorothy (Gino) Della Bianca; brother, Harry (Doris) Daniels; sister-in-law, Nellie Daniel; brother-in-law, Don Anderson; great-grandchildren, Taylor and Justin Olson; and many nieces and nephews. We wish to express our sincerest gratitude to Dr. Brian Sanderson, Dr. Majid, Dr. Stushnoff and the nursing staff on the 1st floor of the Moose Jaw Union Hospital for their compassionate and loving care. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 10th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Father John Bingham will officiate and interment will follow in Rosedale Cemetery. A Prayer Service will be held on Friday, November 9th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Mike’s name may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Sask., 279 3rd Ave. N., Saskatoon, SK S7K 2H8 or The Canadian Diabetes Assoc., 917A Albert St., Regina, SK S4R 2P6. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director. 693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome.com

 

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