Photo courtesy of First Memorial Funeral Services and Memorial Gardens

Michelle Barbra Pockey

North Vancouver, British Columbia

Oct 6, 1968 – Jun 17, 2016


October 6, 1968
June 17, 2016
North Vancouver, British Columbia


First Memorial Funeral Services and Memorial Gardens Obituary

A double rainbow graced the sky above Vancouver, British Columbia, on the evening of June 17, 2016, marking the hour when Michelle Pockey slipped away, surrounded by her family. This extraordinary display of colour and light was a fitting tribute to Michelle, who will be remembered by many as a...

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My deepest sympathies to Michelle's family and friends. We only crossed paths briefly and I'm only learning the news now, but she was a great mentor and inspiring leader.

I met Michelle while working on a hearing in Smithers in 1999/2000. I remember that she loved good chocolate and that she was a versatile musician and showed a keen interest in our daughter's early progress on the clarinet. She gave me a CD of hers that I promptly wore out while driving from mill to mill. When I left my full time job as environmental manager for a forestry company in 2013 she suggested we might find projects that we could work on together. That would have been a dream.

I have somehow been out of touch and at Christmas realized I should really get together with Michelle....of course being the amazing, social person she was, she has historically been the one to contact me to get togetherand put a positive spin on work and coach me on work/life balance. I should have figured out earlier that something was wrong given that I had not heard from her for so long. Michelle was an awesome contemporary to have in law and in child rearing. It is very sad to...

To Maurice, Carole and family,
Our thoughts are with in this painful moment.
Rosalind and Pierre

Dear Carol, I have just heard of your recent loss and truly have no words that express my deepest sorrow for you and yours. It has literally been years since I have been in touch with you. We go back to Oshawa on Simcoe Street.
I just had to send my deepest condolences to you and yours as I knew Michelle before she moved to the West. She was as beautiful, elegant and posed as she is in the pictures posted. I truly have no words that can begin to heal your broken heart. Over the years I...

It was an honour to know and work with Michelle. In dealing with my own personal challenges right now and I have quite literally drawn strength and encouragement from the unbelievable positive energy that Michelle exuded. In addition, Michelle's wonderful lessons about making and keeping connections--I will take with me going forward for the rest of my life. If you don't build connections and bridges--you can be left very much alone. It is a wonderful legacy from Michelle for all of us....

You have been such an inspiration Michelle and a shining light. Your talent, gracefulness, generosity, natural curiosity, intelligence and wit will be sorely sorely missed. I find it hard to believe you are no longer with us and can only imagine how tough this last year was for you and your family. I will always miss you my friend.

Michelle you are such a woman of grace, love and light. I will always remember your quote "be the place that love shines through." Michelle you still are that place.

Blessed to have met you. You are kind, lovely and loving. You are loved by all, as you made us feel special. You have made an indelible imprint and impact in our hearts and here on earth. Thank you for all your contributions and gracing us with your love and light...

Prayers for your family and...