It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of their beloved Michael at Lakeridge Health Oshawa after a short but valiant battle.
Loving husband and “partner in crime” of Jill Alley-deBeaupre (Matthews) and cherished step-father of Tyler Alley.
Father of Rhonda (Carlos), Christopher (Victoria) and Matthew (Brook).
Grandfather of Brock and Eric. Son of Eugene deBeaupre and the late Shirley Prue.
Much loved brother of Jan (Dennis Herdman) and predeceased by brother Frank and by sister Marie Rosen.
Adored son in law of Alice and Bob Matthews. Brother in law of Jeff. Michael will also be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews-especially Leslie, Stephanie and Dennis, extended family, friends and co-workers.
Michael managed the meat departments at Loblaws and Metro, colleagues will forever remember his legendary “backroom chats.”
He enjoyed travel - especially road trips to Florida with Jan and Dennis, cruising, relaxing at the family cottages and all Toronto sports teams.
His great sense of humour, strength and “devotion to lawn care” will resonate in the hearts and minds of those he leaves behind.
A celebration of Michael’s life will be held at THORNTON CEMETERY and FUNERAL CENTRE, 1200 Thornton Road North, Oshawa, (South of Taunton Road and off of Dryden Blvd, 905-579-6787) on Sunday, November 17th from 3 - 5 pm, followed by a reception at General Sikorski Banquet Venue (1551 Stevenson Road North, Oshawa).
Expressions of condolence may be left at etouch.ca.
“… Life’s a journey, not a destination…”