SEAL, Michael John

April 11, 1976 – May 19, 2022

It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our son Michael John Seal at AgeCare Skypointe Hospice in Calgary, AB on Thursday, May 19th at the age of 46 with his family by his side.

Beloved son of John and Marilyn Seal (Barrie), brother of Andrew and Jamie (Barrie) and Scott and Kelsi (Ottawa). He will be remembered with love and laughter by his nephews and nieces; Owen, Carolyn, Kristen and Garrett Seal, James and Avery Orwin, his aunts, cousins and uncles (pre-deceased). He will be met with open arms by his beloved Grandma Nellie (Seal) and dog kisses from Chase and other family members.

Michael’s love of the outdoors began during his childhood growing up in Hillsdale, ON and his love of running continued when he was part of the cross country running team at Midland Secondary School. He worked at Molson’s Brewery in Barrie during his university years, Fairmont/Delta Hotels in Alberta, University of Calgary, Garmin and Trace Associates Calgary.

He will be sadly missed by his wonderful close circle of friends with whom he enjoyed many outdoor mountain adventures – running, biking, skiing, hiking and snowshoeing. Michael had a passion for running. He participated in many marathons and he was beyond excited to qualify and participate in the Boston Marathon twice. He enjoyed many hours cheering on his favourite baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays.

We would like to give a special thank you to his cousins Jeff and Lanna Seal (Calgary), his colleagues at Trace Associates (Calgary) and Garmin Canada Inc (Cochrane). Also to the staff at Tommy Baker Cancer Centre, Foothills Medical Centre and AgeCare Skypointe Hospice for all of their support and care over the last few weeks.

At Michael’s request cremation has taken place. A celebration of life and interment will occur at a later date in Barrie, ON. Michael had a big heart and contributed to many different charities, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to an organization of your choosing.

Arrangements entrusted to Flo Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – cochrane@piersons.ca – 403-932-1039

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  1. On 25/05/2022 at 1:59 pm Bob & Anne Baxter Said:

    Our sincere sympathy, Jamie, Andrew and your family.

  2. On 26/05/2022 at 1:42 pm Richard (Dick) Patton Said:

    Marilyn & John: It is with shock and dismay that I read about Michael’s passing at the age of 46. My sincerest regards to all.
    I am fortunate to have reached the age of 83 this month.
    Pax vobiscum.
    St. Thomas, ON.

  3. On 26/05/2022 at 1:43 pm Richard (Dick) Patton Said:

    Marilyn & John: It is with shock and dismay that I read about Michael’s passing at the age of 46. My sincerest regards to all. Pax vobiscum.
    I am fortunate to have reached the age of 83 this month.

    St. Thomas, ON.

  4. On 26/05/2022 at 1:43 pm Richard (Dick) Patton Said:

    Marilyn & John: It is with shock and dismay that I read about Michael’s passing at the age of 46. My sincerest regards to all.
    I am fortunate to have reached the age of 83 this month.

    St. Thomas, ON.

  5. On 26/05/2022 at 1:44 pm Richard (Dick) Patton Said:

    Marilyn & John: It is with shock and dismay that I read about Michael’s passing at the age of 46. My sincerest regards to all.
    I am fortunate to have reached the age of 83 this month.
    St. Thomas, ON.

  6. On 26/05/2022 at 2:34 pm mervyn broley Said:

    Our sincere Condolences to John and Marylyn on the loss of your Son. Amazing how much the picture of him have brought back pleasant memories of his Grandpa. Love to you both, Merv and Joan.

  7. On 30/05/2022 at 4:53 pm Brenda Krohn Said:

    krohn@simcoe.net
    Such sad news…to lose a son… sending sincere condolences
    cherish the memories. Brenda Krohn

  8. On 31/05/2022 at 9:55 am Brad Froome Said:

    My sincere condolences to you all, Michael was a great person and this news was a sad shock when I heard of his passing. I had the pleasure of being friends with Michael and making great memories along the way that will always be cherished.

    We’ll take another bike ride Michael, when it’s time – you’ll be missed but not forgotten until then.

    Brad

  9. On 31/05/2022 at 4:51 pm Brenda Webb (Flear) Said:

    My sincere condolences to your family. Michael was obviously a greatly loved man who touched many others in a positive way during his short life. May the memories made bring you comfort and joy in the days ahead.
    My connection is that I am an old Queen Street neighbour from Barrie, ON, who went to school with David and John, and often visited with Nellie over the years. Our son is also a Michael and my husband Gerry and I moved to Cochrane, Alberta last November.

    Brenda Webb (Flear)