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483 Broadway Street
PO Box 791
Haileybury, ON P0J 1K0
Phone: 705-672-3122
Fax: 705-672-3267
Michael Cunningham
In Memory of
Michael Gerald Cunningham
1956 - 2017
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Condolence From: Nancy and Terry Wiles
Condolence: Jasmyn and Jon we send our deepest condolences. We are so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a very good friend with an incredibly kind and unselfish heart. We are so grateful for the wonderful week we had in February, with your Dad guiding us through the beautiful snowmobile trails, many of which he had cut. We are also grateful that we were able to spend this time together in a place we all love so much. We have so many 'Mike' stories which we hope to share with you when you are next in Temagami. Our hearts are with you at this very difficult time.
With love, Nancy and Terry
Sunday March 19, 2017
Condolence From: Dave Pocock
Condolence: Dear family and friends of Mike Cunningham

I am very saddened to hear my childhood friend has passed. I wish very much to be there but I just heard about his passing through a Facebook friend and it’s not possible to arrange flights from Calgary. My thoughts and prayers to his sisters, children and friends. You should know that Mike was blessed with a childhood that was unbelievable. It really was! We were so fortunate to have lived at that time having so many activities supported by loving parents. KL to me was the best place in the world to have grown up in and I still miss it today.

I lived just two doors over from Mike at 5 McPhee Ave. Mike was my best childhood friend and we did everything together. We were so fortunate to be involved in many sports including school hockey, baseball, skiing, Boy Scouts, bicycling, hunting and fishing, building snow forts, tree forts and much more. We skied at Windsor Valley, Raven Mountain and many times night skiing at Kanasuta just inside the Quebec boarder.

I was invited to Temagami every summer for a week or two and remember many good times with Mike. One summer we took two days to bike there with our 3 speed bikes.

On one of our boat outings we went to the town of Temagami, parked the boat, crossed the highway and hiked up to the water tower. Mike was a little more on the wild side and convinced me to climb the tower ladder to the top. This was very scary for me but what happened next was terrifying. Mike climbed out the window and onto the roof of the water tower. Try to imagine this 200 foot tower on top of a high lookout hill. You know the one I’m talking about. You can imagine what happened next. Yes Mike decided to unzip and water the trees down below. I was so scared for him and I was so happy to get back on the ground and that’s one event that happened nearly 50 years ago that I’ll never forget. As I said, Mike was at times a little on the wild side.

I had the privilege of going on several canoe trips with Mike and Len. I’ll never forget the one we took down the Spanish River with Len and Maureen in one canoe and Mike and I in another. In one day we did 14 sets of rapids and 4 of 5 portages. That was the most incredible canoe trip I’ve ever been on. On one of those rapids Len and Maureen went down first and waited looking up for Mike and I to come down. There was a log sticking out of the water at the top just before the rapids started. Somehow we got the tip of the canoe against the log and we turned backwards facing the rapids. Len was yelling at us and threw his hat down in the boat. Obviously not happy with what he was watching and imagining us tipping over with all our supplies out in the middle of nowhere. Well Mike was a great canoeist and was able at the last second to steer us around and we made it down safely.

On another event Mike and I went with his Dad to a mining camp. We flew in on a 4 seater float plane and landed on a lake that required us to hike over to an adjacent lake where the camp existed. On the way over we came across a flock of partridge right on the trail. Since Mike and I both hunted these birds with our Dad’s and with sling shots and pellet guns we were of the mindset we were going to get one of these birds. We hurled anything we could find and no luck but some birds remained in a tree adjacent the trail. One of us went around the back, picked up a large rock and tossed it at one of the birds missing it but hitting a puddle and splashing Len with mud and water. A very big oops! We were in the dog house that day. Arrived at the camp and got into even more trouble when we ate the cooks cake baked for the miners. We had a blast but I’m sure his Dad was a little stressed.

Mike and I played the Pepsi bottle cap contest and we went all over KL collecting bottle caps. We won a gold coin. It was kept at Mike’s place and if it’s still in his estate I wanted his family to know the history of it.

I’m sure over the next while I’ll remember many more stories of Mike. We collected badges from Boy Scouts and other events and I have a campfire blanket still full of these badges. I have many photos of birthday parties, skiing and more which bring tearful memories. I’ll always remember Mike as my best friend!


Rest in peace my friend!

With my sincere love to your family,

Dave Pocock
Wednesday March 15, 2017
Condolence From: MaryAnn Gaehring
Condolence: I am very sorry for your loss. Mike was a treasured friend and will be missed a lot ! May you all find peace in knowing that he led a good life and was happy up to his final days doing what be loved to do, touring around in his beloved Lake Temagami area. He was very proud of his children and talked about them often . It is very sad to lose a parent at such a young age. Hopefully with time you will heal. I'm glad he was able to spend some quality time with you both. He enjoyed helping with the move back from the Maritimes and was looking forward to having Jon work with him this summer in Fort Mac. To his sisters who I've never met, I offer you my deepest sympathy. Thank you for helping to form Mike into the gentleman he is. I'm sure you've all influenced him in ways you may never know.
Tuesday March 14, 2017
Condolence From: Bonnie Mallett MacDiarmid
Condolence: Dear Linda, Sharon & Maurie: I am so very sorry to learn of Michael's death. I remember when he was born and you would all come to CObalt to Grandma's house. A baby boy was so exciting for your parents and grands. He was on the lake where he loved to be with his friend and God took him home. May he rest in peace and may God bless each of you.
Monday March 13, 2017
Condolence From: Bill & Billie Kiitts
Condolence: Linda , Sharon & Maurie ! Billie & I are shocked to hear of Mikes sudden passing . You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Sunday March 12, 2017
Condolence From: Sally Ryan
Condolence: To Jasmyn,Jon, Linda, Shay and Maurie. Mike certainly took after his parents for the love of adventure and the outdoors. Enjoy the lakes and mountains where you are Mike. The Ryan's from Liskeard are very sorry for your loss.
Sunday March 12, 2017
Condolence From: Judith Imbeault
Condolence: So Sorry to hear of Mikes sudden passing...Condolence to family and friends at this most difficult time. Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Judith Wheeler..
Saturday March 11, 2017
Condolence From: Ruth Jolley
Condolence: Linda,Sharon & Maurie, so sad to hear of your brother Mike's passing. I have such fond memories of all of you,growing up on Nickel Street.Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers. Take care.love from Jim & Ruth (Bazinet)Jolley.
Saturday March 11, 2017
Condolence From: Jack Royal
Condolence: I am so sorry to learn about Mike's death I will miss "talking" to him on Facebook and enjoying his many photos of his travels and his new house construction. Condolences to his family.
Saturday March 11, 2017
Condolence From: Tina (Marinigh) Phippen
Condolence: After the sale of our home in Kenogami, I had two beautiful Chestnut canoes to part with; Mike appeared and added them to his 'fleet'. I hadn't seen him since we lived at 14 Government Rd E many, many years ago, so it was a real treat to talk to him, and then follow his posts on Facebook. I was so very shocked to hear of his passing. Whether expected or not, it's never easy when you lose someone - I'm glad there was no suffering for him. I'm in Texas and will be unable to pay my respects on Saturday, but extend my sincere condolences to his children, sisters, family members and friends. Rest in peace, Mike.
Saturday March 11, 2017