Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at Bluewater Health, Michael Franchuk passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the age of 90. Beloved husband of Elsie. Loving father of Mike (Mary Jane) and Allen (Barb). Cherished grandfather of Jamie (Katerina), Paul (Katelyn), Jordan (Julie), Amanda (Skipp), and Joshua (Jessica). Treasured great-grandfather of Jake, Luke, Kate, Travis and Dylan. Dear brother-in-law of Ed (Kathy) and Fred. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his three brothers. A heartfelt thank you to the staff of Bluewater Health 5th Floor – Cognitive Care. Michael was a member of Local 128 Boilermakers Union for 52 years. He loved travelling with Elsie, gardening, nature and spending time outdoors with his family. Michael will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society or Bluewater Health Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca