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October 12, 1965 - June 12, 2019
Passed away suddenly at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. In Barrie on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 8:10 p.m. Mike will always be remembered by the bright twinkle in his eye. He had a smile as warm as his touch. He was energetic, lovable and understanding. Mike was born in Barrie Ontario. His home has been in Barrie for 54 years. He attended Codrington Public School and Barrie North Collegiate. A nature Lover he would take long walks around town visiting his friends for coffee and spending hours on end with his passion for antiques and love of sports. Perhaps the most unique quality about Mike was his talent for bringing people of all cultures together through music, play, food and especially Sports. He possessed a natural talent for securing friendships and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Mike was a marvelous family man who is proud of who he was. He was a treasured son, brother, uncle, father and last but not least a friend to many. Mike has touched many people with his presence in their lives. Those who did not have the pleasure of knowing him have truly missed a part of life. Time is too slow for those who wait. Time is too slow for those who fear. Time is too long for those who grieve. Time is too short for those who rejoice. But for those who love … time is eternity. We are all here to pay our respects to Mikey. Micheal was a treasured son of William and Ruth LaVerdiere,(deceased) beloved big brother to Mark & Giselle Laverdiere.
Favourite Uncle to Crystal, Luke, & Daniel Laverdiere. Father to Jessica and Rachel. Mikey will be missed by his stepdaughter; Holly Hobbs, stepson; Ryan Gilmore, little brother; Andrew Callan and his wife Kristy Rosart, nieces and nephews Nevaeh, Brydon, Sydney and Jace, and Andrew’s parents and siblings; Kathy & Peter Lowe Brandon Lowe and Amie Rooney-Lowe,. Mikey was a great friend to many other important people through out his life, especially Dale, Rick, Charlie, Frederick and Cheryl and the list goes on and He will be missed by many other very close friends.
Visitation will be held at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie) on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca