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Michael Lewis

May 13, 1939 - June 23, 2011

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We are so very sad to announce the death of Mike Llewellyn Lewis on June 23, 2011, following complications after surgery for cancer He was a staunch Welshman, a teacher, sports fan (rugby in particular) and coach. He taught Social Studies at Abby Junior for 31 years while involving himself in the Swim, Karate and Rotary clubs. He was a founding member of the Abbotsford Rugby Club, not only playing for the club and sitting on the executive, but becoming the coach in 2001, and in 2002, he and Mark Ferguson led the Club to the B.C 1st division Championships. He was so proud of this accomplishment He will be sorely missed by Anne, Susan, Jason and his beloved granddaughter, Bailey Fennellow. He will also be much missed by the Lewis clan back in the U.K. His sister Helen, brothers Winsor and Martin, his son Rob, his niece and nephews, and many cousins. He was a no fuss kind of man and at his request there will be no formal funeral but a small gathering of family and close old friends, at 4 pm, Monday July 4th at 32301 Atwater Crescent, Abbotsford… However, what he really wanted was a Bon Voyage celebration to be held at the Rugby Club and details for this will be announced at a later date.

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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Colin Sexton
Relation: Played rugby for Mike

I will always cherish the memory of playing rugby under Mike’s coaching, especially the year we won the Div 1 Provincial title. Mike was one of the first to welcome me when I first joined the club. He was a great rugby man. My thought and prayers go out to Anne and all of his family and friends who are missing him.

From: Terryl Lafortune
Relation: Friend

I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Michael Lewis. Michael was a frequent visitor to the laboratory where I worked at MSA and ARHCC hospital. I served this kind man for the past 10 years, and always looked forward to, and enjoyed his company. We talked about children, family, rugby, his grandchild and his wonderful life with his family. My sincere condolences to you all, I know his smiling face and good humour will be missed, I know he touched my heart in the short time that I knew him. The last thing he said to me was He had a great time getting to the age he was……bless you all….Terryl Lafortune

From: Doug Johnstone
Relation: Played rugby with Mike

Anne and family. I met Mike when I was first started playing rugby with the Abbotsford club when I was 17. Over the years he has been a source of inspiration, knowledge, and plain old common sense. I enjoyed a lot of really great times with Mike and I’ll cherish them. He had a unique way of breaking things down into a very simple and easy way of understanding them, it must have been the teacher in him.

From: June Almeida
Relation: Friend

Mike was a wonderful person; he was so kind and considerate and had a great sense of humor. My memories of Mike was of him making the wonderful barbecues for my birthdays,Mike would make you feel right at home. I will always cherish those times. Dennis and myself would like to send our love and thoughts to you Anne and your family.

From: Carly
Relation: student

He was my 8th grade teacher back in 1995/96.I read his obit online and was shocked to find out he passed away! He was a wonderful teacher and I will never forget that!

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
July 4, 2011
Beginning at 4:00pm

Location:
32301 Atwater Crescemt
Abbotsford, BC Canada

32301 Atwater Crescemt
Abbotsford, BC Canada

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