Mickey died peacefully on Sunday, January 29, 2012. Mickey is survived by his loving wife, Effie; loving daughters Maureen van Leur and Dolores Gooliaff all of Kelowna; also 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Mickey is predeceased by his son Ted, daughter Penny and granddaughter Trisha.

Mickey was born on April 3, 1915, at Somenos, on Vancouver Island B.C. Mickey’s family moved to Grand Forks, B.C., when he was four years old. Mickey was a devoted husband to the love of his life Effie, whom he married on January 23, 1939. Mickey was a WW II vet and enjoyed a variety of careers throughout his life. Mickey and Effie moved to Kelowna in 1971.

There will be a celebration of life tea on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, from 2-4 p.m., at Sun Pointe Village. Inurnment to follow in the spring at Grand Forks, B.C. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, B.C.

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