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February 8, 1962 – May 11, 2012
Michael passed away peacefully, on Friday, May 11, 2012, at the West Island Palliative Care Residence. Beloved husband and best friend of Micheline Bedard. Loving father and father-in-law of Dawna, Cory and Jessica, and Graeme. Sweetest Zaidie of Kashmyr and Nemis. Cherished son of Marilyn Schwarzbartl Golden and Marty and Yoshiko Golden. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Annie and Jeff, Joel, Matthew and Jennifer. He also leaves to mourn his mother- and father-in-law, André and Theresa, and brothers- and sisters-in-law, Mark and Kim, Frank, Melanie, Laurie and Paul, Lisa and Eric; as well as his many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. We would like to thank Dr. Cholette and the amazing staff at the West Island Palliative Care Residence; Michael's attending physicians, Dr. Mihalciou and Dr. Garoufalis at the Royal Victoria Hospital; Dr. Petrecca at the Montreal Neurological Institute; and Dr. Panet-Raymond at Montreal General Hospital, as well as their support staff. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, May 16 at 11 a.m. Burial at the Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Pointe-Claire. Shiva at his mother's home, shiva times to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations in Michael's memory may be made to the West Island Palliative Care, (514) 693-1718, to Nova West Island, (514) 695-8335, or to the Canadian Cancer Society, (514) 255-5151. Michael fought a brave battle and had the strength to know when to let go.
Published in The Gazette from May 14 to May 16, 2012