Mike Furiak was born on February 14, 1937 in Trail and passed away peacefully at home in Beaver Falls on September 20, 2014.
He is predeceased by his parents Jozef and Helen as well as his brother Bob Furiak.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Theo and by his two daughters, Nadine (John) Dalla Lana and Coralee (Brandon) Bryden, his grandchildren Jessica (Brook) Brinson, Jacob Volpatti, Maddy Ferguson, Sophie Bryden, Jack Dalla Lana, his great-grandson, Blake Brinson and his beloved dog Roxy.
Mike was known for his quick wit, humble love, selfless behavior and fighting spirit. He faced his illness with strength, courage and, of course, humor. There was always laughter to be had… even at his own expense. He never had one moment of self-pity and worried more for those he loved than himself.
Mike spent a lot of time at his most cherished place, Schroeder Creek on Kootenay Lake. He loved to fish, help around the park, sometimes break things around the park, build fun prizes for the annual fishing derby and welcome friends over to relish in his wife’s amazing treats. He dreamed of catching “the big one”, the “colossal 25 pounder” that would land him a special spot on the fishing wall. He was unable to catch such a fish, but the family of friends that encircled him had been a much better catch.
A ‘Mike-style’ aka laid back celebration of his life will be held at the Montrose Community Hall on Sunday, September 28th at 2:00pm. Everyone is welcome. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with the arrangements.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s register at www.myalternatives.ca
As an expression of sympathy, your donations to the BC Lung Association at www.bc.lung.ca or to the Canadian Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.ca
Mike leaves us with many fun-filled memories.
When the going gets tough, the tough go fishing…
Happy fishing Daddy-Poo.