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DELANEY, Michael

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mike at the age of 65. He is survived by his wife and best friend Wendy, daughter: Erin Delaney and her children Bryant, Madison, Dayton, Jacynda; daughter Meghan (Kevin) Kolenc and children Cheyenne and Logan all of Kelowna, BC.  Mike grew up in Chatham, New Brunswick.  Upon graduation he joined the RCMP where his first posting was in Didsbury, AB.  There he met Wendy Berscht and they were married in 1972.  Upon leaving the RCMP, Mike worked for Johns Manville and decided to pursue a successful career in Sales and was employed with Intertape Polymer for many years.  Mike and his family lived in Innisfail, AB for 22 years and made lifelong friends.  During this time Mike served on the Innisfail Town Council for 18 years.  In 1995 the family moved to Kelowna, BC where he took up the life of boating.  He was involved with the West Kelowna Yacht Club where many friends were made.  Mike retired, in Kelowna, in 2010.  He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and visiting with friends and neighbours. Mike spent as much time as possible at his “Little Piece of Heaven”, a property located near James River, AB.  After his retirement, he spent his winters in Mesa, Arizona.  Mike was known for his “gift of the gab” and loved to tell jokes and stories.  Because of his speaking abilities, it was not uncommon to see Mike with a microphone in his hand.  Mike enjoyed life to the fullest and will be missed dearly.  A special thank you to the “Oliver Familys” for their friendship, care and support.

A Celebration of Mike’s Life will be held at the West Kelowna Yacht Club, 4111 Gellatly Road, West Kelowna, BC on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, www.heartandstroke.com.    For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”


Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm

West Kelowna Yacht Club

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The service for DELANEY, Michael is scheduled for Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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West Kelowna Yacht Club

4111 Gellatly Road West Kelowna, BC


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  • Dave & Sue Gibson says:

    Wendy & Girls: So sorry to hear about Mike. I am really glad we had the opportunity to get together at Kelly & Shelly’s wedding. Thinking of our times together does bring lots of smiles. We are thinking of you at this time and send our condolences.

  • Rick and Heather Boyarski says:

    We are shocked and sad to hear of Mikes passing. Our hearts are with you, Wendy, and your family. so sorry. Rick and Heather

  • R.J.(Bob) Mettlewsky says:

    Our deepest condolences Wendy and family. Mike was a friend and colleague. The times we spend working, playing and fishing will always be remembered. RIP Mike.

  • R.J.(Bob) Mettlewsky says:

    One of the many evenings playing BS dice at Didsbury

  • Corinne Taylor says:

    Wendy and family, Robert and I are so sorry for Mikes passing. You will find comfort in the hearts of your many friends who are with you at this sad time.

  • Darlene Zerr says:

    Erin and kids,
    Very sorry to hear of your dad’s/grandfather’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family. Take care.

  • Charles and Judy McDermaid says:

    Hi Wendy and Family
    I am still in shock about Mikey.I know you called me in Flambourough the other day to tell me about my dear friend passing.I grew up with Mikey since I was 3 years old and we did everything together.I knew his Father and Mother whom I visited when I went up to Chathan N.B.I lost contact with Mikey over the years as I was busy with my life.I meant to visit him this summer 2016 when he got back from Arizona.I spoke with Mikey before the summer in AB and he seemed to be fine than.
    I could go on forever but I am very sorry to hear about Mikey.Our thoughts are with you Wendy and your family.I did call Ron and gave him your phone number.

  • Shelley & Barry Mehus says:

    Dear Wendy & Families, we were both shocked and very sad to hear of Mike’s passing. We will remember Mike as a great guy with a beautiful smile ~ You are all in our thoughts & prayers.
    Shelley & Barry Mehus xoxo

  • Ben Walsh says:

    I grew up in Chatham two streets over from Mikes place on the Hill. I went into the RCMP in 66 and retired in 97 to Regina.
    Blessings and condolences to all. Ben and Margie Walsh- Regina.

  • Eileen Paulin says:

    To the family of Mike. He was my neighbour in Chatham, N.B. I was a Carroll from Hill Street, large family of 14 children. Thought of him many times over the years, missed him when he moved away, at that age we thought he would be our friend forever! So sorry for your Loss, but happy to hear he had a happy life, after he left Chatham. RIP Mike!

  • scott galbraith says:

    Wendy, I was very saddened to hear about Mike, Ray Cain let me know. It was only a few months ago I talked to him about a visit up at the farm next summer. Mike and I worked in the same industry and I was able to meet up with him at lumber shows over many years. What a great guy and he will be greatly missed. Mr sincere condolence to you and your family.

  • Mariette Smith says:

    Dear Wendy & family. So sorry to hear about Mike. I think of you so often. Mike was so friendly and I know you & your girls will miss him a lot. Maybe I’ll see somewhere along the way. Sincerely Mariette

  • Eva Riddle says:

    Wendy & family, I was shocked when I read the obit in the Innisfail Province yesterday of Mike’s passing. My prayers & thoughts are with you at this time. May all your good memories help & comfort you as you go forward.
    Eva & Bonnie

  • Ken & Jill Pedersen says:

    Wendy, so very sad to hear of Mike’s passing, altho’ the miles and the years have seen us drift apart, we so fondly remember all the good times we spent together with the two of you and also how brave you both were in times of adversity. We send our love to you and your family as you grieve the loss of Mike.

  • Rosalie Van der Velden says:

    Wendy and family – I was saddened to read of Mike’s passing in the Innisfail Province. I have such good memories of working with Mike on Town Council and have thought of you both many times over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  • Jay Guitar says:

    So sorry to hear of Mikes passing. I met Mike when I worked at Intertape. As I am from Nb, Mike and I hit it off. I am in Kelowna this week and was looking Mike up when I learned of his passing. The world was a better, happier place with Mike in it. So sorry for your loss.

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