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Michael Granvick Kane

1942 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Michael Granvick Kane Obituary
MICHAEL GRANVICK KANE Born May 9, 1942 and went to be with our Heavenly Father on June 12, 2013. Michael died at his home, which was his wish. He was cared for by Enloe Hospice and his loving fianc‚, MaryLou, as his 24-hour caregiver. Michael was born in Oakland, CA. His parents were Thomas Lynwood Kane and Ethel Elizabeth (Granvick) Kane. He lived in Berkeley until 1945 when the family moved to Cloquet, MN for and year and a half. Winters were too hard on his father, Thomas, and the family returned to Oakland where he lived through the 7th grade then returned to Berkeley. Michael quit school in the 11th grade with plans to enlist in the Navy. He found out he was 4F due to his heart problem. He went to work for Clear Print Paper Company. He worked there a few years during which time he had to have foot surgery. It was that hospital stay that sparked his interest in health care. He went to night school and got his GED and enrolled in the nursing program at Contra Costa Junior College. Upon graduation he applied for positions in Quincy, Sacramento and Chico. He received an offer from Enloe Hospital that he felt was the best opportunity and packed up and left the Bay Area. Michael was employed by NT Enloe Memorial Hospital as an RN for many years. His nickname from the staff was "Mondo" in a very loving way. He worked in Special Care, Cardiac ICU, surgery and the emergency room as a SWAT nurse. After leaving Enloe, he joined Butte Home Health and Hospice. He worked as a hospice nurse for 18 years, retiring at the age of 64. He was acknowledged for the miles he recorded in service to his hospice patients and their families, with a feature article in 2004. He (at that point) had logged 500,000 miles on his trusty pickup truck, visiting where he was needed (day or night) in rural areas ranging from Yuba City to Red Bluff to Arbuckle, regardless of weather or hour. By the time he retired he had well over 500,000 miles on his truck. He especially liked working with his favorite Home Health Aide, JoAnn. Michael was very intelligent and an avid reader. He liked to cook, liked all types of music and was a great photographer. In his younger years, despite his heart condition, he went on to actively participate in backpacking expeditions, rock climbing, cross-country skiing, camping, marathons and bicycle races, including the Bidwell Marathon and the Davis Double. He loved nature and the outdoors. Michael was a member of the Sierra Club, Yosemite Association and Mono Lake restoration and many more. Michael was to be married until he became too ill. He is survived by his daughter and her husband, April and Brad, a son, Abe, sisters Patricia and Katherine, niece Darla and great nephew Christian. He also has four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He also had a fianc‚ MaryLou. A memorial service will be held in his honor on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2430 Mariposa Ave in Chico. Following the service the church will hold a luncheon. For more information please call MaryLou at 530-343-3945. Donations in his name may be made to: Mono Lake Restoration Committee PO Box 29, Lee Vining, CA 93541 or to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at the above-listed address. Many thanks to Enloe Hospice and Butte Home Health and Hospice and all the people who helped with Michael's care.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record from Aug. 4 to Aug. 5, 2013
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