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Creemore, ON
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Condolence From: Barry Goode
Condolence: A real loss of a really good man! Deb, my thoughts are with you and the were a great team!
As we gather for our Western 50 Th Reunion, his name and memories are in all our thoughts. The "spirit leader" of our class is continuing his impact on us all. He will be sorely missed.
Saturday September 15, 2018
Condolence From: Bill Kinnear
Condolence: Dear Deb and family,
I only just heard of Mike’s recent passing and offer our sincerest condolances to you. My times skiing with Mike are memorable and we talked about cruising in Georgian Bay together, but never did. Life is full of things we would love to do, but time oft slips us by. Our love to you in this time of you sorrow. Bill and Barb
Bill and Barb
Sunday July 15, 2018
Condolence From: Kevin McInnis
Condolence: My condolences to The Porter Family, I met Mike in Stayner a number of years ago as we had our Restaurants side by side a great Man to work with >
Wednesday June 27, 2018
Condolence From: JB Orange and family
Condolence: Dear Deb and Family,

I extend my deepest sympathy to you all. I enjoyed thoroughly our conversations at the dock in Killarney while loading/unloading our boats, while reminiscing about Western University and during the annual Northern Georgian Bay Association (NGBA) meetings. I admired Mike for his ever-present smile, for his wise and useful suggestions about camp renovations and for his dedication to the NGBA. The Killarney world is less splendid as a result of his passing. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Sunday June 24, 2018
Condolence From: The Northern Georgian Bay Association
Condolence: Mike served as an NGBA Board member for at least 6 years. Over these years he was our Treasurer and Secretary. I believe Mike worked more than any other Board member over that time, mostly behind the scenes, to keep our association running smoothly. I have come to understand the extent of his efforts as we have transitioned his role over the last couple months. I also would like to acknowledge the support of his wife Deborah and deeply express our gratitude for the time Mike spent working on his NGBA duties, even through his illness over the last eight months. Mike insisted on continuing to fulfill his NGBA role through the fall of last year and the spring of this year.

Mike's efforts in serving NGBA were first recognized when he received the Ron Roszell Memorial Good Neighbour Award from NGBA President George Hassink at the 2015 AGM. We intend to have a special recognition of Mike at our upcoming 2018 AGM on Saturday August 4th at the Killarney Mountain Lodge.

I will always remember Mike for his passion in supporting and upholding our Association's commitment to preserving the pristine environment of northern Georgian Bay and to serving the interests of our members.

On behalf of my fellow directors and all our members, I express our deepest condolences and sympathy to Mike's wife Deborah and their family.

Sunday June 24, 2018
Condolence From: Gerry McGhee
Condolence: So many great memories
So little time
We will miss Michael every day
Gerry & Jo
Saturday June 23, 2018
Condolence From: Tom Radford
Condolence: Dave (Walt) Watkins and I fondly remember UCC memories of shared times with Mike (Pete). We still use our historic nick names and Mike (Pete), is often in our more so. Condolences to Debbie and Families. Tom (Ron) Radford, Victoria BC.
Friday June 22, 2018
Condolence From: Ann and Lyle Hepburn
Condolence: Dear Debbie, Blair, Austin, Jeffrey and families.

We are so saddened to hear of Michael's passing. Please accept our sincere sympathy.

Looking at the posted pictures bring back many fond memories of great times together. His laugh was wonderful !! He will be indeed missed so much .

Friday June 22, 2018
Condolence From: Bill Stewart
Condolence: A sad day & end of an era.Mike's laughter started slowly from within & then often reached a crescendo.It was infectious
He will be missed I'm sure by many
Best wishes & sympathies to all the Porter Family
Thursday June 21, 2018
Condolence From: Susan and John Stacey
Condolence: Debbie, John and I share in your sorrow at this time. We always enjoyed skiing with Mike. His smile and sharp wit added to the camaraderie on the hill. You and your family are in our thoughts. We will miss Mike.
Thursday June 21, 2018
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