Michael was an incredible athlete. Primarily as a goaltender, hockey's toughest position, Mike had the mental fortitude to take on most any challenge that he faced - and given enough time and perserverence, we all know that Mike would overcome those challenges. Known by many for his stature, Mike could dominate the rink, the hardwood, the turf, the diamond - it didn't matter what the surface, if it was a sport, Mike was good at it.
Above all else, Mike's memory will be cherished by those who know that he always put other's above himself, which means WAY up there. Michael had a remarkable ability to bring happiness to those around him, I think he took his energy from all the smiles he provided. Mike loved to make you laugh, and would go to great lengths to achieve that goal.
Thank you, Michael, for all of the happy memories you have provided for so many lives.
I am setting up this GoFundMe page in order to assist Michael's family with the expenses no family should ever have to worry about or stress over. Please, if you are able to contribute anything at all, it would be greatly appreciated.
Rest in Paradise, Big Mike. <3