Croft, Michael William

Passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with cancer, with family at his side at 40 years of age on January 27, 2013. Loving partner of Umi. Treasured son of Bob and Jane Croft. Grandson of the late Bill and Phoebe Croft and Gilbert and Mary Maitre. Dear brother of Lana and husband Scott Raymond and the late Amy Croft (January 18, 1998). He will be missed by his special friend Maggie. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Michael was a world traveler and established relationships that will be cherished forever. Special thanks to everyone who took time out of their day to spend with Michael throughout the last 3 years and especially during these last 3 weeks. We would like to thank the nurses of the 3rd Floor – Malden Park Palliative Care for the excellent and loving care of Michael. Michael is resting at the Holy Name of Jesus Church (146 Talbot St. South, Essex) on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday at the church at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. with Father Larry Mousseau officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Maidstone. Donations may be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation. Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North Essex entrusted with arrangements. You may send your condolences online at


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