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STACEY, Mike (Richard Michael Nelles )
Born January 11,1946, Mike passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital on December 8, 2013. He will be lovingly missed by his wife of 32 years Liz, sister Leslie Joan/Pierre-Yves Bachmann, sister and brothers in law, Kathryn Dinning, Michael Windjack, Quentin McDonnell, and Suisse family Blaise, Anne-Sophie, Kim, Jacques, Laurence, Yannis, Gael, Claire, Anatole, Penelope, and Timothe. Mike had a heart of gold, a kind and loving nature, a quick wit and a mischievous smile. Mike started "Carrera Service" on Pemberton Ave in North Van. in the early 1970's specializing in Porsche service and continued to work in the industry until 2006 with his business "Targa Performance". Mike was a skilled and passionate race car driver and was active in sports car racing at Westwood in the 1960's and 70's and over the past 20 years with the Vintage Race Car Club of B.C. More recently he loved nothing more than to enjoy the outdoors at our beloved Saratoga Beach on Vancouver Island. In way of a memorial a private family service will be held, followed by a celebration of life to be announced this coming spring. We ask that you think of him today with loving thoughts and happy memories. Special thanks to Dr. Paul Sugar and the staff of 7W Palliative. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mike's memory to the "Paul Sugar Palliative Support Foundation" To sign the book of condolences please visit www.mckenziefuneralservice.com
Last Lap, Checkered Flag, Godspeed

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December 23, 2013
You were one of a kind Mike. For all of your great advise throughout the years. You will deeply be missed. Brent koobay
December 17, 2013
I will always fondly remember Mike for his wit and the sparkle in his eye. He enjoyed his life, friends and racing, convincing me to become his partner in owning an old historic Volvo racer. I still have it and will always thank him for sharing.
Peter Valkenburg
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