Passed peacefully at home with his family by his side, on Monday May 11, 2020, at the age of 87.
Born in London, England to John (Jack) and Ethel Cowling, Mike became a proud Canadian in 1960. He loved sports (hockey, baseball and golf especially), kids, dogs and getting things organized. Happy to volunteer his time, he helped start the Clarkson – Lorne Park Soccer Association, served as President of the Clarkson Hockey Association, and then helped create and run the Mississauga Black Hawks of the MTHL.
He leaves behind Marion, his wife of 60 years, whom he loved with all of his heart and above all else. Together they raised Neil, Elizabeth and Tracey with the knowledge that they were cherished and loved unconditionally. He was the proud Poppa of Lindsay, Kyle, Samantha, Matthew and Alex; and great grandfather of Jamie and Peyton.
Pre-deceased by his beloved older brothers Douglas and Derek, Mike will be missed by his nephews and nieces; Graeme, Ian, Anthony, Gill, Bridget and Peter.
The family would like to thank Dr. Justin Chopra of Trillium Hospital, the Mississauga-Halton LHIN, and the nurses and staff at Acclaim Health for their care and support during his final days.
The family will hold a Celebration of Life gathering at a later date.