Michael Meadows

July 17, 1945 - August 16, 2020

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It is with a heavy heart we announce the sudden passing of Dad in his home on August, 16th 2020.  Cherished son of William and Dorothy Meadows. He will be missed by his daughter Michelle Canney and son in law Nigel. His grandkids Saoirse and Faolan.  Mike was born in Toronto Ontario and grew up in the Pape Danforth area attending Holy Name Catholic School and Eastern Commerce High school.  A true athlete since childhood Mike was a exceptional pitcher in his youth with many no hitters under his belt. He loved playing hockey with the guys in his young adult life and was a big wrestling fan.  Mike worked at CN Rail in Toronto before moving to Barrie where he worked at General Electric and Hastings then a Custodian for the Simcoe board of education and lastly at No Frills.  Mike had a long-standing nickname of Bedclothes and Mike Meadowbond and he loved being around people and had a big hello for all he met. Anyone who shopped at the store will remember him for his friendly chats and warm welcome. Mike loved his golden oldies in both music and TV.  Whether it was watching Singin' In The Rain and always commenting on Cyd Charisse's legs or listening to his albums and singing along he enjoyed the simple things.  His home away from home was the Bull and Barrel pub where Mike was truly happy to be with the guys, playing sports pools, having a laugh and remembering old times.  We will remember his laugh and his catch phrase " just taking it easy" One of his favourite songs was Celebration by Kool and the Gang so we intend to do just this and raise a glass to him and celebrate his life, look for details at www.peacefultransition.ca

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18 Condolences
  • Danni Sturko
    Posted on: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Reply

    I am so sorry for your and your family’s loss, Michelle. Love, Danni xo

  • Kim Booth
    Posted on: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Reply

    Sincerest condolences to you and your family Michelle.❤️

  • ralph gerard tyne gauthier
    Posted on: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Reply

    one on mike’s closest friends back in the day. met him in 1953 at PAPE PLAYGROUND hardball team. played baseball with him until 1964. supper many times with mom/dad. mike had a tab at local corner store and treated me many times. he taught me to ask for the crispy small ends at the local Danforth fish n chip store. the owners knew him well. George Eldridge and I would visit him in the pub 5x a year to catch up from 2000 yr on. he came a few times to our home BBQ in alcona beach, held court with his 6 pack, knew all from the east end of toronto. he will truly be missed by many

  • Michelle & Brian
    Posted on: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Reply

    Michelle, Nigel and family
    We were deeply saddened to hear the loss of your Dad. We had only met him once, but could see from that visit on Canada Day how he was a people person, and was cherished by those lives he touched at No Frills and the Bull.
    It’s going to take time to get through the shock of this loss. Just want you to know we’ll be here for you all the way.
    Love Michelle, Brian & Family

  • Howie Birnie
    Posted on: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Reply

    I had the pleasure of coaching Mike at Pape Playground in the 1960’s. There are so many fond memories of his talent, sense of humour and love of sports, even backyard wresting on Arundel Ave. Mike and I also shared a birthday 10 years apart. Unfortunately, it was far too long between meeting. My condolences to his family. RIP buddy

  • Ann Murden
    Posted on: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Reply

    My sincere condolences to Mike’s family. I had the pleasure of meeting Mike at No Frills. As a customer, every Friday, he greeted me, stopped for a quick chat and made my day brighter. His sincere kindness will surely be missed .

  • Charlotte Matthews
    Posted on: Thursday, August 27, 2020 Reply

    Mike was a friend of mine. I always loved listening to his sports stories. He was the friendliest guy. He will be missed by a lot of people. 💔

  • Tina Talbot
    Posted on: Thursday, August 27, 2020 Reply

    This news was so very shocking. Mike was a kind, caring soul. He had a great sense of humor and he was a true gentleman. I’m happy to have known him and he will be missed. I’m so sorry for your loss. Warmest regards to the whole family.

  • Bridget Schraner
    Posted on: Thursday, August 27, 2020 Reply

    Mike will be missed by so many people. What a lovely person he was. Always friendly and kind to everyone. Rest easy Mike

  • Keith Milce
    Posted on: Thursday, August 27, 2020 Reply

    Your cheerful laugh, wit and genuine caring nature will be greatly missed. A true gentleman who had a nice word to all he met. Gone but not forgotten Google Mike you will be missed.

  • Kelly Luvisotto
    Posted on: Thursday, August 27, 2020 Reply

    I met Mike 10 yrs ago at No Frills. He helped gather produce and carried it to my vehicle every Tuesday, so that our residents at Chartwell Whispering Pines could cut the produce up as an activity and a way of giving back to the Barrie Salvation Army Soup kitchen. He always greeted me with a smile and treated everyone with kindness and the upmost respect. I will miss seeing him. My condolences to the family. 🦋

  • Kelly Luvisotto
    Posted on: Thursday, August 27, 2020 Reply

    This is one of the pictures from a clip, where Mike appeared on television with CTV news.

  • Dave johnston
    Posted on: Friday, August 28, 2020 Reply

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Michelle, Mike and i go back to the GE days,we would go back to your house by the college for a couple beers after work. I played hockey a couple times with MIKE, we were good friends and i will miss him . love DAVE

  • Heather Edwards
    Posted on: Friday, August 28, 2020 Reply

    My sincere condolences to the family. I always looked forward to seeing Mike at No Frills when I went to do my shopping. He seemed to know so many people and so many people would stop to say hello and chat for a moment. If there was something I needed he would go out of his way to try and find it for me. He will be sorely missed by many people including me.

  • Robert Crothall /Natale
    Posted on: Friday, August 28, 2020 Reply

    Mike and I played on the same baseball team when we were 12 yrs old. It was Pape Park and it was in the parks league. Mike and I became instant friends and I even got my hockey stick and would meet him in a laneway behind his house and play ball hockey. I saw everyone of his no-hitters that year and I was more happy for him then I think he was. We lost a terrific person. R.I.P Mike.

  • Wendy Malloy
    Posted on: Friday, August 28, 2020 Reply

    I was shocked to hear the news, it had been a long time since I had seen Mike (he was a cousin). I’m sorry for your loss Michelle. Condolences to you and your family,

  • Natalie Marie
    Posted on: Saturday, August 29, 2020 Reply

    I remember him vividly because whenever I was shopping at No Frills he would always stop what he was doing and look up to say hello, in the bakery or produce section and this went on for years.
    I didn’t know him personally but he definitely stood out amongst the other employees.
    My condolences to his family.

  • Bob & Sue Nahorney & Family
    Posted on: Saturday, September 5, 2020 Reply

    So sad to hear of Mike’s passing. Condolences to his family.

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