SERVICE DATE: September 28, 2019 at 1:00pm
Henry William Joseph Michel passed away peacefully, after a courageous 28 year battle with cancer, at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, with his family by his side, on Monday, September 23rd, 2019. Age 72 years.
Beloved husband of Susan for 52 years. Loving Dad of Don and his wife Paula; and the late Gilbert “Gibby”. Loving Grandpa of Maddy, Chloe, Josée, and Zayda. Dear brother of Rodney and his wife Karen; Dian and her husband Bud Emerson; Gilbert ‘Gib’ and his wife Deb; and the late Donald and Dennis Michel. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, Godchildren, other relatives, and friends. Also remembered by all his buddies at Richard’s Coffee.
Friends and family will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 81 James Street, Parry Sound (705-746-5855), on Friday, September 27th, from 7:00 – 9:00 P.M., and on Saturday, September 28th from 11:00 – 1:00 P.M.
Funeral Service will take place in the Logan Memorial Chapel on Saturday, September 28th, at 1:00 P.M. Interment Foley Memorial Cemetery. Reception to follow.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the West Parry Sound Health Centre, or Parry Sound Minor Hockey would be appreciated.
I am so sorry for your loss, Michel family. The world lost a great man, I loved Henry, he always kept us on our toes. RIP Henry, free from pain. Henry was a great friend to my mom, and loved his family with everything he had. He was so proud of you, and his grandchildren. Thoughts and prayers with you, as you go through the grief of losing someone that was so very loved-Sandra and Joe Dixon
My Heart and Prayers go out Sue and Family.
Will miss you my Friend
Henry ment a lot to me, both as a co-worker and a friend. Henry always called it as he saw it and I so respected him for that. I will miss his laughter and friendly smile. Gerald-GERALD HEITMAN
best guard at the jail we are sorry about your lost-doug hammell
I am so sorry to hear about Henry.He was a good man.my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.-Brenda Heidman
I am sorry for your loss Susan-Gail Gignac Boltz
Deepest sympathies-Kendra wambolt
My deepest condolences Susan, Donny, Rod, Gib, Dian and family, our memories of him will always keep him near. No longer in our lives but always in our hearts.-Rachelle Michel
Sorry to see Henry Pass, great guy with a lot of courage. My condolences to the family, he will be deeply missed.
My deepest condolences to family and friends at the time of Henry's passing. I grew up with Don and had the priviledge to meet Henry around the hockey arena and the house league teams in Parry Sound. He always had words of encouragement and offered any pointers to better your game. Hockey was everything and I was even recognized one year being the recipient of the Gibert Michel Memoral award and Henry presented it to me those many years ago. I cherish the memories we shared around the hockey rink for all my days. Thanks Henry for everything! Yoy will always be deeply missed, may you have your peace and see you out on the ice.-Carl Baskey
My deepest condolences to Henry’s family and friends
When I was growing up I was always around the arena with some friends and knew Henry from talking to him and hearing his side of things about the sport he loved.
He had a certain way of talking that you just wanted to be there beside him to hear everything he said and his sense of humour was very inviting.
Great man that touched many peoples lives.
Rest In Peace Henry you will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers we send to the family and friends of my buddy Henry. he was one of the good old boys for sure.
RIP my friend.
It was a great pleasure knowing Henry and his family. My sincerest condolences to Sue and the entire family.-Jessica Caux
Condolences to all friends and family. Thoughts and prayers with all of you through this difficult time.-Tracey Michel
I am so very sorry for your loss. Henry was one of the nicest sincerest person I’ve met. My heart goes out to you all-Monique Kalbe
Our sincere sympathies go out to all of you. We are terribly sorry to hear of Henry's passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sending our love to you Sue.-Robin & Phil Holmes
So sorry for your loss, I know words can’t change anything but knowing how much Henry was loved and respected by all should bring comfort at the time of loss. He was such a wonderful man I will miss his smart comments and big hugs whenever we ran into each other !!! Love to you all!!!!!-Pam Stoneman
My deepest sympathy. The loss of a father, husband, grandfather, friend...... so much to so many. I know he is looking down thinking "look at all the greatness I created in my life". Definitely a life well lived. ❤-Kandise Hayes
My most heartfelt condolences to Susan, Don and the Michel family. I remember Henry’s generosity when he allowed us to visit Don in your home and how welcomed he made us all feel. Although I am unable to attend the service please know I’m thinking of you and sending love.-Lesley Mapstone
Dear Susan and family. Henry beat the odds for a long time against this horrible disease.
We know he will be missed by many people around Parry Sound. He gave so much of his time to minor hockey and touched the lives of many children. Rest In Peace, Henry. Jan and Bob Woods
Henry was a good man known to all true Parry Sounders. He spoke his mind with honesty & sincerity, & was the type of guy that would go to bat for you. He always took time to stop & talk when you saw him on the street;& when you saw that mischievous look in his eyes you knew the wheels were turning, & you could expect some clever remarks that always had you laughing as you walked away. We were all blessed to have had Henry.
To all of Henry’s family & close friends, my thoughts & prayers are with you. But I want to say that even though he’s not right here for you to see & touch as he brightens your days, the love he shared & the countless memories he helped create will always shine brightly in your lives. And I’m sure that clever bugger of a prankster will find a way to keep playing tricks on us so we stay on our toes, while he continues to laugh & have fun...now while watching over us.-Rob Shaw
Meeting up with Henry always meant that we'd enjoy a laugh or two. I'll miss bumping into him at local stores and talking about old times.
- Praying that he is happy in heaven now.
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.xo-Tina Ferris
I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I hadn’t seen Henry in years but remember him very fondly from growing up in Parry Sound, he was such a nice, kind, and funny man. My condolences to everyone.-Nathalie Woodhouse
Susan, Don, Paula and family,
I’m thinking of you during this sad time and sending you big hugs! I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Henry was always so welcoming and warm to all of us growing up! Xo
Henry has been an old friend of ours since we met him at the arena where each of our sons were on the same team.
We are very sorry to read of his passing and wish to extend our sympathies to his family.