It is with heavy hearts that we wish to announce the sudden passing of Michael Richard Villeneuve, on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 in the care of Health Sciences North, Sudbury, at the age of 72 years.
Michael is the cherished, loving husband and best friend of Sandra (nee Hawkins) of 48 years. Proud father of Joe (Danielle) and MJ (Jenny). Adored Poppa of Evan and Alena. Michael will be sadly missed by his mother Lena (the late Joe) and his brother Neil (Louise). Predeceased by brothers Rod and Kirby. Brother-in-law of Marlene Villeneuve, Gloria Pinksen, Bob Hawkins, Lorraine Vankoughnett (the late Jim), Lana Crompton (Gary), Tim Hawkins (Lisa). Fondly remembered by long-time friend David Juffs, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many special friends.
Michael grew up in the Parry Sound area. Between an early childhood in Woods Bay and the family’s Holiday Cove Marina in Parry Sound he spent a lifetime on Georgian Bay. Michael was a longtime and dedicated employee of the Canadian Coast Guard. Through both careers he was fortunate to meet and interact with many. Michael always considered himself lucky to have crossed paths with so many and took great interest in those he met. Michael loved to fish and hunt, sharing many memories and stories with his hunt camp buddies. He had a passion for following local hockey and enjoyed spending time anywhere in the community where he was fortunate to find a conversation with any of his friends. Michael taught us all to use our hearts to the fullest.
As was Michael’s wish, cremation has taken place.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated.
Heartfelt condolences to the family on behalf of ourselves and his uncle Vince Scott.-Lynn and Brian Green
We are so saddened by this news. You are in our prayers.
Frank and Diane.
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Enjoy all of the memories.-Daniel and Tracey Tattrie and family
I am so sorry for your loss of Michael. The sparkle in his eyes is something I will always carry with me.
Sending much love and a hug.
I am heartbroken at this news... so very sorry for your loss Sandra & his entire family. He will be long remembered for his kindness, as well as his fun-loving way of life. I am just so sorry to see this.-Beverlee Brown
So sad to hear of Mike's passing, Mary & I both had the opportunity to work with Mike at the Parry Sound Base. I also had the opportunity to hunt, fish and curl with Mike on many occasions, he was always a gentleman.
Our condolences to the family.-Al & Mary Beaucage
My thoughts with Joe and condolences to the Villeneuve family.-Scott Sheard
Joe, Mj, and Mrs. Villeneuve
I'm so sorry to hear of Mike's passing, I have great memories of him from my childhood, mom called me yesterday to tell me, and like most was in shock hearing this.
Thinking of you all at this time, Mike left this place better for being here that's for sure.
It came as a surprise to hear the news of Mike's passing. Our condolences to all family and friends. RIP Mike-David O’Gorman
Sorry for your loss. Uncle Mike was one in a million. Thinking of all of you xx-Brea Barager & Family
So very sorry for your loss Sandra and family, may all of your special memories give you comfort during this difficult time.❤️-Roxann Meldrum
Our thoughts, hugs and love are with you all...Sandra, your boys and their wives/partners and children and Neil and Louise. We did not know Michael but stories we have heard do not deny that he had personality plus and judging from knowing his sons, he was a great role model and husband. May he now rest in peace.-Tom and Patti Mulligan
My heartfelt condolences Sandra and family. Mike will be missed.-Karen Thompson
Condolences to the entire Villeneuve family from Shayne and Deanne Mulligan. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.-Shayne Mulligan
Dear Sandra, Joe & MJ
Very shocked and saddened to hear this news. Mike was such a great guy. My condolences to you all.
Our heartfelt condolences to the Villeneuve family. We will always remember Mike from the Kids hockey leagues in Parry Sound. He always had a nice word for everyone and a positive outlook with the kids and parents. Sincerest thoughts, Paul and Karen Penfold and family.-Paul and Karen Penfold
We were very saddened to hear of Mikes passing. I always enjoyed conversations with Mike, especially his great sense of humour. Mike will be dearly missed. Know that our thoughts are with you Sandra and Family.-Joanne & Rob Morrish
I am very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing, I will always remember times with him and his counsel to me and Kirby as we set out on our teenage ventures. RIP Mike. The fish are waiting.-KERRY TEN EYCK
Dear Sandra and Family
I was sorry to read of Mike's passing. It seems that the number of people I remember from Parry Sound is growing smaller each year.
Give my regards to all.
i am sorry to here that he has past he was a good man had a lot of fun with him at work he will be mist by his family and freind .-neil jacklin
Joe, MJ, and Mrs. Villeneuve,
My family’s thoughts are with yours right now, so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr.Villeneuve, again condolences.
Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. We had such great memories together.
Love Marg Miner-Marg Miner
You are much in our prayers! We were so saddened to hear of Mike's sudden passing. Both you and he were such good and kind neighbours to us. We'll miss him dearly.
With love, Miriam, Chris & Amy Carter
Sorry for your loss Joe, may your good memories help you through this time-Grant Walker
Mike was a great guy, I have many good memories. Condolences to the family.-Ric Murphy
Sandra and family. All our times spent with Mike socially or with work will remain memorable fun times. Our thoughts are with you.
Pat & Pat
So sorry to hear of your loss. Kevin’s comment when I told him was that Mike was liked by everyone. Wrap yourself in all of the great memories and find comfort in the love you will find there.-Beverley and Kevin Hall
Very sorry to hear this sad news. May Mike RIP.-Mike Schnurr
Keith and I express our since thoughts over the loss of Mike. He was such a true Parry Sounder. A sincere friend to all who took time for everyone. We knew him from school, church, and as a neighbour. We pray for Sandra , your family, Lena and all who loved this special man…-Karen (west) Nelson and Keith West
We are thinking of all of you at this sad time. Mike was such a great guy. We pray that happy memories will comfort you.-Larry and Roxann Armstrong
Lena, Sandra and Villeneuve family
We were truly surprised and saddened to hear of Mike's passing. Not only was he very friendly and pleasant but an all around great guy.
Rick and Lana McQueen-Lana McQueen
Sandra, Joe, MJ and families. I was saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. My sincere condolences to you all. Kerry Moore.-Kerry Moore
Sandra and family, I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing, you are all in my thoughts and my heart. I have great memories of all the fun times we had with you and Mike.
Love from Ann Marie-Ann Marie
Our heartfelt condolences to all the family. We have many fond memories of Mike and his Dad, Joe delivering beer and pop promptly every Friday morning at 8:00 to Vans with the old beer boat. Lots of tales and laughs over coffee after unloading.
Cherish all your good times together
RIP Mike Condolences to your family.
Ron Nelson. A classmate from 1966
Sandra I am so sorry to hear of Mikes passing
Sincere condolences to you and your family!
I am so very sorry for your loss Sandra, MJ and Joe. It sounds to me like Michael had a very well lived life ... A Very well LOVED life. Thinking of you all, and wishing you strength at this time.-Jani McIsaac
My sincere sympathies to your whole family Sandra. May he rest in peace.-Vivian Moore
Sandra, boys (sorry that’s how remember you) & family. I remember Mike with many fond memories. Many a morning at the base at coffee time Mike would be sitting beside the coffee pot and always had a joke or smile for everyone. Hugs. Natalie (Sands) Gould-Natalie (& John) Gould
Sandra and family, we are so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. We had a great time in the day curling and he was always a pleasure to have worked with.
Doug & Lorrie Kerr
Dear Sandra, Joe , MJ and family. I am shocked and saddened to hear of Mike's passing. He was a great neighbor and kind person. Our thoughts are with you all. Beth Loch and family-Beth Loch and family
So sorry to hear of the passing of Mike..my condolences to the family.-Hector Lebert
Our Deepest Condolences to Sandra, Joe MJ and Families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
Jay & Julie Thorogood-Jay & Julie Thorogood
Sandra & The Villeneuve Family, we are so sorry and saddened for your loss of Mike. We will all fondly remember the good times with Mike at our family get togethers. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time.
Our condolences to you and your family.❤️
Sending you love and healing.
Your Westfall cousins-Donna Parisi
Norm and I send our sincere condolences to you and your family. When relaying the sad news of Michael's passing to many of his co-workers the sentiments they shared with me are much the same as in the poem I wrote for Mike in 2010. "Michael-this lengthy story is truly all in jest. As a co-worker, supervisor, friend-you are the very best! Your kindness, help & humour surely will be missed by all, Your dedicated acts of service are too many to recall."
With love, from his CG family.
Sandra, Joe , MJ and all your families. So very sorry to read this news of Mike’s passing. From the Mac Donald clan I send condolences. Hold tight to all your wonderful memories. So very sorry .-Mary Allen (MacDonald)
Dear Aunt Lena, Neil, Sandra & families,
We are deeply sorry for your loss of Michael. Such a wonderful person. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
I remember Mike fondly from our school days in the 1960s. He was a good guy. I am glad he had a good life on the Georgian Bay.-Denis Green
I was so sorry to here of Mike's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Ron Palko, Port Elgin, ON
So sorry for your loss. Mike was a great guy (as your know). He will be missed by many. Sending virtual hugs to all of you.-Robin & Dave O'Gorman
Sandra, I was so shocked to hear about Mike. My condolences to you and the entire family. Although I never knew Mike as well as I know you, he was a great guy. Keep memories of all the good times in your heart. They will eventually help ease the pain you are certainly feeling right now.
To Sandra and all the Villeneuve family I am saddened by the news of Mike's passing. Mike was always pleasant. I always enjoyed his stories. May his memories be a blessing.
My condolences to the Family. I met Michael over 50 years ago on Georgian Bay and worked with him during most of his years at the Coast Guard Base. Along the way I saw Mike help a lot of people, touch a lot of people, raise two great sons and try his best with David .... and Eric....and curling. Always a Gentleman. When you saw him, you smiled. He made us laugh.
Randy and Bonny
Sandy I just saw this in the paper. I was shocked. I am so sorry for your loss. Mike was everybody's friend.-L Fleetham
It truly breaks my heart to read this notice. Mike loved you all so very much and he was loved by not only his family but by all of us who had the exceptional good fortune to meet him. Lena, I can not comprehend your grief loosing another son. Sandra and Mikes children and grands your husband and dad was the shining example of what a father should be. Neil and Louise I am so very sorry. I was so blessed to meet Mike while caring for uncle Emmer and then again brother Kirby. Each and every time I met Mike he asked how I was thanked me for caring and even though I thought I was supporting the and the family Mike and all his family supported me. I cherish every time we met. Mike always treated me with such kindness. You are such a strong and loving family I hope this eases some of the pain that you all share. Sending my love to all of you.