We Remember

COONEY, Michael James

June 14, 1959 — July 1, 2021

Mike was born June 14, 1959, in Vancouver, BC and passed away July 1, 2021, in Kelowna, BC where he lived most of his life.  Mike lost the love of his life Carolyn Bisaro-Sutherland in November 2014 and his stepson Geordie Sutherland in June 2007.  Mike is also predeceased by brother Alan Cooney 2019, parents Ron and Alice Cooney 2013, nephew Shawn Williams 1997, and brothers-in-law Steve Williams 2007 and Reg Vollman 2012.

Mike leaves behind daughter Tymara and granddaughter Shyla; as well as brother Rod; sister Deb; and sister Sandy(Gerry); sister-in-law Marlys; also many nephews and nieces.

Mike will be remembered as a loving man, warm-hearted, funny, generous, romantic, and friendly.  Mike loved his family, and being a part of a loving family was at the centre of Mike’s heart.  Mike was sensitive and caring, he loved solving problems and building things – whether he was building a company, a pool, or a treehouse Mike was happy in his pursuits.  Mike always extended a hand to those less fortunate.

Mike grew up in a big family, and he loved the family dynamic which included cousins and friends.  He was always ready for a good time and willing to join in be it Halloween or whatever the occasion.  Friends liked having Mike around – Mike had a good and loving soul.

We all loved Mike deeply and know he is now with the family he missed so painfully.  The family he leaves behind will forever remember Mike with a smile – always knowing when Mike walked into a room, he was happy to see you.

We love you Mike!

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