Passed away peacefully on October 17, 2012 at the age of 65 years.  Loving husband of Bonnie Jean (Nee Todd).  Dear son of the late Grace Ann and Lawrence Botsford.  Cherished brother of late Elizabeth Ann Leeder & husband Donald.  Dear brother in-law of William Robert & Mary Todd and Beverly Ann & Jim Gilbert.  Dear uncle of Tila (Mike) Cassone & their children Owen and Maisa,  Dawn (Donnie) Leeder & their children Abrielle, Sebastien and Juliette, Chris (Jess) Todd, John Todd, Jason Todd and RJ.  Michael taught for 32 years at Brennan High School and many elementary Schools.  He was a member of AKO Fraternity and  worked for the University of Windsor Christmas  Basketball Tournament for many years.  Michael ran the Detroit Marathon and was also an active Reader and Usher at Our Lady of the Atonement Church. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234     11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. at Banwell Rd. on Sunday October 21, 2012 from 2-5pm and 7-9pm.  Parish Prayers Sunday at 7:30pm.  Relatives and friends will be received on Monday October 22, 2012 at Our Lady of the Atonement Church (2940 Forest Glade Dr.) from 10:00am until time of his funeral mass at 10:30am. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  In memory of Michael, donations may be made to Hospice of Windsor.  On-line condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at

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