Michael MALONE

Michael MALONE

MALONE Michael ‘Mike’ Chatwin. Dec. 19, 1924 ~ April 2, 2012. Michael Chatwin Malone, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2012 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital at the age of 87. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Lenora (nee Rogers) and four children; Kathleen (Michael) McWhinney, Sharon, Maureen, Michael (Razia) Malone. Mike was predeceased by his youngest daughter, Colleen, who died in 1970. He is also survived by six grand children, James, Kristina, Kaitlin (Renato), Tiana, Rukhsana and Kamran. The grandchildren will miss sharing their stories with their grandfather, who was a great listener. Mike had a colourful life. He and his good friend Denny Duff joined the navy together after leaving high school. Mike became a tele-graphist with the Royal Canadian Navy serving on Corvettes and Frigates during WWII and one of his claims to fame was being torpedoed on his birthday in the Bay of Biscay. After the war, the two friends attended the University of Alberta together. Mike enjoyed sports and was proud that he played one football game for the Edmonton Eskimos. When Mike graduated, he became a Professional Chemical Engineer and spent most of his career in the mining industry. He was an expert in explosives and especially enjoyed planning and photographing detonations. In their spare time, Mike and Lenora loved the outdoors, skiing, sailing and playing golf at every opportunity. They were both long time members of the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club and Mike held the title of Past Senior Champion with four holes-in-one to his credit. Mike’s sailboat, The Pat Hand, was a labour of love that he built with his brother and he completed after Pat’s death. Mike and Lenora took many beautiful trips along BC’s coast. The Malone family wishes to thank the Renal Unit nurses at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Abbotsford Taxi and Home Care workers, in particular Mark and Raj, for their very kind and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Michael Malone to the Hemodialysis Unit at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital www.fvhcf.org or call 604-851-4890. Tributes and condolences may be left at:

www.hendersonsabbotsfordfunerals.com

Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534


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