With great sorrow, the family announces the death of Mike Arcand, peacefully at home, in Hanmer , December 17th, 2013. Lovingly cared for by his wife and soul mate of 55 wonderful years, Estelle (née Lyrette). Loving father to Marty (wife Sonya) and Carol-Lynn (husband Richard). Proud grandfather to Curtis. His family was his world. Born in Silver Centre Ontario, August 18, 1924 to Peter and Germaine (née Renaud). He grew up in his beloved Garson. Veteran WWII, Rifleman, Queen’s Own Rifles. Former INCO employee, retiring in 1984. Gifted singer, songwriter and well known musician. Country music and playing his “Sho Bud” steel guitar were his passions. Dear brother of Pierrette Grant (late Ken), Roger (Irene), Richard “Dick” (Stella) and Rita Basso (late Gildo). Predeceased by his brother Gerard “Gerry” (late Jo). In keeping with Michel’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service.