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Michael A. Trahan 1962 - 2012

Michael A. Trahan

This Guest Book has been kept open by Ann Trahan Lanoux.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Recently heard about Mike's passing and would like to extend sympathy to his family and friends.

I went to school with Mike and remember visiting with him at a recent high school reunion. It was easy to recognize his success in business and life. Looking at the pictures, it was nice to see first hand that he was indeed a great family man and accomplished professional and will be missed by all who knew him.
Friday, April 27, 2012
My deepest sympathy and condolences are with you and your family. I met Mike about 3 years ago through my employment at Diamond. I honestly believe Mike never met a stranger. His outgoing personality and zest for life and living was infectious and uplifting to everyone he encountered. The first year I participated in the Diamond Sporting Clays Shoot, Mike graciously allowed me to be on his team. I was a new shooter and the only girl on the team. To this day, I think of him when I am shooting sporting clays. I remember his enthusiasm and passion for the sport. His shooting stance and attitude made the onlooker think real birds were going to fly when he called “pull” for the clay targets. The clay shoot had a station called long bird for which raffle tickets were awarded for hitting the target. He told me after I shot my 20 gauge shotgun that he wasn't going to tell me before I shot, but I didn't stand a chance in heck of hitting any of the targets with that gun, but congratulated and complimented me for my efforts. As the Diamond group gathered back at the pavilion for refreshments and awards, Mike walked up and handed me one of his raffle tickets. I was reluctant to take his ticket, but he insisted, but left it with one condition….he would take it back if the prize was an all expense paid trip as he would have a hard time explaining it to Mary! At the Annual Fish Fry this year, I heard several stories of Diamond employees reminiscing about good times with Mike. We all miss him greatly. He was a wonderful man. God Bless.
Monday, April 23, 2012
To Mikes Family, Im sorry for your so unexpected lose. Mike was a great guy, So full of life, enery and most of all love for his family. I cant imagine your lose. I cut Mikes hair for about 5 years and am disterbed as to how i feel yalls lose. He will be truely missed So sorry Mary, Kate and Kelsey
Monday, April 23, 2012
Dear Mary, Kate and Kelsey,

My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you. It is hard for me to believe that Mike has been gone almost a month. I very much miss him; especially in our boss's Monday afternoon staff meetings. I can only imagine how difficult it must be for the three of you.

In the twelve years that I worked with Mike, I came to have great affection for him. He was quite a guy. One of my favorite “Trahan” remembrances happened one workday afternoon. I was visiting with Mike in his corner office on the seventh floor; I think the topic started out on the status of Docuware software implementation but evolved into sharing tidbits about our personal lives and families as it usually did. (Mike was so proud of each of you.) Just as the conversation was winding down and I was preparing to leave his office, the emergency lights in the hallway started blinking and smoke was billowing out of the room where the company's computer equipment was housed. I felt completely panicked and started race walking toward the stairway exist. I looked back over my shoulder and saw that Mike had turned and was heading TOWARD the source of the smoke. The incident did turn out to be minor but Mike didn't know that when he was headed toward the smoke. I later told him that I thought he was taking an unnecessary risk and that he should have evacuated to safety. He completely dismissed my point of view. He said those were “his guys” in harms way (all of the people reporting to him were “his guys”) and his equipment and he was responsible for the well being of all. He would not have ever shirked that responsibility. That was just the way he was. There just will never be another like Mike Trahan.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
My daughter Savannah had the privledge of being driven to school by Mr. Mike everyday this past school year. I will
never forget Mike's kindness
and patience for driving Kate, Savannah and Renee to CRHS. Every morning I would give Mike a "hello wave" and we would share a smile and a nod as he ran in to Kolache Factory to buy Kate her morning Kolaches. My daughter used to say, "Mr. Mike is so nice to get Kate her kolaches every morning!!" Savannah often mentioned how friendly and funny Mr. Mike was on those drives. I remember the last morning that I saw Mike, I waved my usual wave as Mike passed by my car to go inside Kolache Factory and as I drove home I texted my daughter (at the stop light)...... "We need to do something nice for Mr. Mike to thank him for all these rides!!" I hope Mike knew how much we appreciated him & not just for the rides but for sharing his beautiful wife and daughters with us!! We love you Mary, Kate and Kelsey and we will always be by your side, to love & support you all!
Prayers and Blessings to you all,
The Botkin Family
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