Obituaries

Michael Franchuk

Tuesday, 23 October 1923 - Sunday, 13 April 2014

Death Notice

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at Bluewater Health, Michael Franchuk passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the age of 90. Beloved husband of Elsie. Loving father of Mike (Mary Jane) and Allen (Barb). Cherished grandfather of Jamie (Katerina), Paul (Katelyn), Jordan (Julie), Amanda (Skipp), and Joshua (Jessica). Treasured great-grandfather of Jake, Luke, Kate, Travis and Dylan. Dear brother-in-law of Ed (Kathy) and Fred. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his three brothers. A heartfelt thank you to the staff of Bluewater Health 5th Floor – Cognitive Care. Michael was a member of Local 128 Boilermakers Union for 52 years. He loved travelling with Elsie, gardening, nature, spending time outdoors and being with his family. Michael will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society or Bluewater Health Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

Visitation

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

Service

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Donations

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society or Bluewater Health Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

5 Condolences

  • Margaret Bird April 22, 2014 07:50am

    Sincere condolences Mike, Mary-Jane & family. We were very sorry to hear of the passing of your father and grandfather. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

    Margaret & Greg

  • Doris Braekevelt April 16, 2014 11:43am

    To The Families of Michael Franchuk

    Dear Elsie, Mike, Allen & families:
    I wish you the comfort of your wonderful memories that only time can give.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss and grief.

    Sincerely,
    Doris Braekevelt (Mentanski)
    Long time friend & Volunteer-5th Fl. BlueWater Hospital

  • Pat Kerwin April 16, 2014 07:36am

    Thinking of you and your family at the loss of your Father & GrandFather
    Love Jefff & Pat

  • Jane Gary Schinnour April 15, 2014 05:07pm

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Thinking of you all through this difficult time. Love Gary, Jane & Family

  • Maureen Ray Young April 14, 2014 04:09pm

    Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to all the Franchuk Family at this time.
    Cherish all the wonderful memories you have of Mike as a Father, Grandfather and Great Grandpa...Love Mo & Ray Young

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