It is with great sadness and heartache that the family of Kamal Mikhail announces his peaceful passing on April 27, 2020, at the age of 87.
Beloved father of Rita (Tom) and Sandra (Domenic). Ever proud and loving grandfather to Matthew, Michelle and Alessio. He will be greatly missed by his longtime companion, Adeline, and especially by all of his beloved nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews, in Egypt and in Canada. He was a faithful and devoted friend to many - including those who embraced him at the Royal Canadian Legion of Lachine, and the numerous families at Lancaster Park, in Ontario. There, he would spend almost 40 of his happiest summers, surrounded by nature's beauty. So many wonderful and fulfilling memories that will be cherished by anyone and everyone who knew him.
Music, people, and entertaining were his passion. His greatest pleasures came from artistic creation and building things with his own hands. He loved to laugh, dance, cook and bottle his own wine. He will forever be remembered for his, kindness, thoughtfulness and beautiful smile. Born in Sudan and raised in Cairo, he and his young bride (Catherina Radimir) would immigrate to Canada, in 1965, to start a new life. He began his career as a Banquet Manager at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel and he continued, thereafter, making a living doing what he loved most. He was very proud of his family, his roots, his independence. Always the best-dressed man in the room, always charming and full of class. He will be remembered by many as Mr. Mike, the man with a true zest for life. He will live on, forever in our hearts. May he rest in peace.
A sincere thank you to the healthcare staff at the Lakeshore Hospital for their care and compassion during his stay, the Montreal Neurological Institute, and the Richardson Rehabilitation Center for their kindness and attention.
In light of the current restrictions, a memorial service in celebration of his life will be arranged at a later date, in Montreal, QC and in Lancaster, ON.
The family welcomes donations in his memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Lakeshore Hospital Foundation or the Royal Canadian Legion of Lachine #85/90, as an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers.
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Dearest Sandra , Rita and family, I hope that the happy memories of your dad will help get you through this extremely difficult time, and help you heal... I have fond memories of your dad's heartwarming smile and irresistible personality. Our deepest sympathies and our love, Danny, Jenna and Laurie xoxo
Sincere condolences. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Blessings. Another great man has left us be will always remain in our hearts. Camping friends from Lancaster Park.
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I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a awesome man also smiling always in a good mood never talk about is problem. I saw him at the has station in lancaster about 1.5 month ago he look amazing. I will surely miss him. R.I.P. my friend until we meet again. 😓
I just can't believe this!! Not my Mr. Michaels!! Im so truly sorry to you all especially Rita and Sandra. He adored you both...loved you both and spoke highly of you both!! I will miss his smiles, laughter and visiting with him. We had so much fun together. He was a charmer and had my heart but then again how could you not love him. Please keep me informed when the services will be. Xoxoxo
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