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.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Logan Funeral Home,
81 James Street, Parry Sound (705-746-5855).
To send an on-line condolence please visit www.logansfuneralhome.com
Published by Parry Sound News on Jan. 15, 2022.