MICHAEL N. "MIKE" BISS

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MICHAEL N. "MIKE" BISS (Justice of the Peace, Retired, Detective Sergeant Peel Regional Police, Retired) Passed away quietly in his sleep on the evening of November 30, 2012 at his home in Parry Sound, Ontario. Mike is survived by Lorna, his loving and devoted wife of 48 years; by his children Steven, Jeff and Jody, of whom he was immensely proud; by his grandchildren Hollis, Delia, Alexandra, James, Hollan and Sophia, who he deeply loved and cherished; by his brothers Franklin and John and his sister Francis, with whom he was close; by his lifelong friends Brian Cameron and Blair Smith; and by his beloved pug dog Carter. Mike was born in Hubbard, Saskatchewan, in a log cabin built by his father. After serving in the Merchant Marines, Mike enjoyed a long and distinguished career in Law Enforcement with the Metropolitan Toronto Police and Peel Regional Police Forces. Mike later became a Justice of the Peace sitting on the Bench in Brampton and Parry Sound. He especially enjoyed the celebration of marriage, which he conducted both for his daughter Jody and her husband Paul, for his niece Roni and many others. He honourably administered Justice for many years, retiring from the Bench in 2005. He "stood up for the Fish", loved to tell stories and took the greatest of care with all the "little ones" in his life, who he loved so much. Mike was always there for his family in times of need. He was the greatest Husband, Dad and PowPow. There will always be a fire burning and His Worship's chair at the Cottage will never be empty. Friends will be received at The Ward Funeral Home, 52 Main Street South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 66A Main St. S., Brampton. Donations in Mike's honour may be made to The Ontario Police Memorial Foundation, 6730 Davand Dr., Unit 1, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2K8. Any private remembrances about Mike may be shared directly with the family by email sent to stevenbiss@earthlink.net or by visiting The Book of Memories at www.wardfuneralhome.com

Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 6, 2012
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