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NEDHAM, Philip Michael

Beloved to his family, cherished by his friends, Michael Nedham passed away peacefully in Kelowna on Friday, May 29, 2020 in his 80th year.

Born and educated in Toronto, Ontario, he graduated with a Bsc-Eng degree in 1964 from Queen’s Universtiy followed by a MBA from Ivey Business School in 1969. Michael first started off at Shell Canada in 1964, and then experienced a long career in business that began at Burn Bros and Denton, which led him to co-found Lancaster Financial in 1986 until 1995 when it was acquired by TD Bank.  He spent three years as Managing Director of TD Securities and in 2001 he co-founded Newport Partners. Michael was a builder, whether it was homes, businesses, or relationships.

In 1964, Michael met Carol Elizabeth (Ungarian) and they married in 1967.  They raised three children together, Suzanne McBriar (Neil), Julie Slootweg (Joshua), and Scott Nedham. Together with Carol, Michael enjoyed designing beautiful homes in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, South Carolina, and Florida.  In 2010, Michael and Carol retired to Kelowna, BC where they enjoyed welcoming friends and from where they would travel to locations around the globe.

Michael’s profound sense of integrity, remarkable loyalty, love for good wine, passion for golf and the outdoors as well as adventurous travel survive in the hearts and memories of his friends and family, especially his wife of 53 years Carol, and his children. His seven grandchildren were lucky to have such an adoring Pops – Talel, Noah, and Allie (McBriar); Leif, Summer, and River (Slootweg); and Jackson (Nedham).

Raise a glass of the very best wine to remember this exceptionally hardworking, determined, and devoted man. A small private ceremony will be held at Springfield Funeral Home in Kelowna and a larger memorial will be held sometime in the future.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson Society British Columbia, www.parkinson.bc.ca and JDRF Canada, www.jdrf.ca.

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  • Bob and Deirdre Kozminski says:

    Dear Carol and family,we are so sorry for your loss.Mike was a great friend,a terrific golf partner( I was privileged to be with him when he holed an ace on 8 th hole on the Gold course at Wyndemere) ,a great shot and treat to be with in the duck blind and that Mike and Carol were great dinner companions!He will be truly missed and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.The Kozminskis

  • Bob & Dee Meyer says:

    Mike was a good friend , a great guy, a good golf partner and a great implementor of the master’ pool. I had so much fun with him and his good friend, Jim Davy. Thanks Mike for hours and hours of fun and memories. Rest In Peace. Sincerely, Dee and Bob Meyer

  • Nancy Lockhart says:

    Dear Carol:
    I was so sorry to read of Mike’s passing. What a wonderful, warm and talented man and what a great couple you made. My thoughts are with you Nancy. Xx

  • Jamie and Connie Wright says:

    Connie and I were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our great friend Michael. We remember all the wonderful times we had together with him and Carol . These often involved their shared passion for selecting magnificent properties and creating unique custom homes to encompass their family life and love of outdoor sports. I recall fondly Michael’s enthusiasm for the creative process where his engineering training always came through . It’s hard to imagine that Mike wasn’t dreaming about yet another project and it’s sad to think that we won’t have the opportunity to go on that adventure with him.

  • Tom Eisenhauer says:

    To Carol & Michael’s family:
    The news of Michael’s passing hits hard and I would like to extend my heart felt condolences. Mike was such a huge influence on me as I began my career at Lancaster from 1987 through to our acquisition by TD in 1994. He was a role model, teacher and friend through the most formative stages of my business life. When I think of Mike I think of quality, integrity, trust (and good wine!) – all wonderful values represented by Mike and legacies that I have strived to carry with me throughout my career. I know I am a better person for having worked closely with Mike for all those years, and I am sure everyone who knew him feels the same.
    May he rest in peace.
    Warmest condolences
    Tom Eisenhauer

  • Malcolm Jolley says:

    I was very sorry to hear this sad news and wish to send condolences from my family to yours.

  • Sharon Sallows (Walsh) says:

    We were so sad to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a true gentleman in every respect and we are pleased to have known him. Our condolences to you and your family.

  • Janice Mason Steeves says:

    Dear Carol,
    I’m so sad to hear of Mike’s passing. What a beautiful couple you made and what wonderful memories I have of the fun times we shared in Oakville. Sending you and your whole family much love, Jan xo

  • Nicole, Gilles, Sophie and Josette Lamoureux says:

    Dear Carol, Suzanne, Julie and Scott,
    We were sorry to learn of Michael’s passing. He was an outstanding professional but especially a person of great character.
    Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Carol, your dear children and precious grandkids during this difficult time.
    Courage to you all.
    Nicole, Gilles, Sophie and Josette Lamoureux

  • Paul Moynihan says:

    Dear Carol, Suzanne, Julie and Scott. I worked with Michael starting in 1992 as an Associate and then VP of Lancaster and TD Securities. Michael was demanding and stove for excellence in all that he worked on in the service of our clients. He taught a lot to me, particularly the importance of accuracy and creative thinking. With these foundations, I enjoyed a successful 22 year career in investment banking. I have many fond memories of Michael and I am deeply saddened for you for his passing. May the Peace of Christ be with all of you and Michael.

  • Ron and Jan Brenneman says:

    Carol and Family,
    We were so saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. I first met Mike in his days at Lancaster Financial which was many years and many memories ago. We are recalling the wonderful times we spent together over dinners that usually revolved around golf. I think we visited every home you had except the last one – which is quite a feat given the number! We will always treasure those great times. Mike will be missed – may he rest in peace.
    Ron and Jan

  • John Tansey says:

    Dear Carol and family,
    Janie and I were saddened to hear of Mike’s passing from the communique from the school. The relationship between Head of School and the Chairman of the Board can be a challenging one but Mike was a remarkable exception. He was able to hold that line between careful direction and over keen interference with the clarity of a born leader.
    I like to think that we became firm friends in our time together at the helm of the school we both loved.
    Our love of fine wine, golf and good conversation did oil the wheels somewhat.
    Our condolences to you and the family and please pass on my regards to Scott in particular.
    John Tansey

  • Joel Kazman says:

    Dear Carol, Suzanne, Julie and Scott,
    Paula and I were very saddened to learn of Michael’s passing. I have such wonderful memories of Mike, particularly from the early days at Lancaster where he helped introduce me to the M&A business – to the work, the client relationships (of which Mike had many), the importance of team play and trust,and of creative ideas and being well prepared and, most importantly, the great fum that could be had. Mike and I enjoyed many adventures together on the road, where I got to know hand admire him, and what stands out most from our talks was Mike’s love of and dedication to family.
    My sincere condolences.

  • Sandra Carter Waldie says:

    Dear Carol and Family
    I was so saddened to hear of Michael’s passing. I so enjoyed the times spent with you in Muskoka . My heartfelt condolences to all in your loss of such a wonderful gentleman. Sincere hugs to you Carol.
    As always Sandy waldie

  • Cathy Staples and Tim Killip says:

    Dear Carol and family
    Tim and I are so sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. We know this past year was difficult for him and for all of you, and we hope your precious memories help sooth the pain of your loss. As neighbours in Lakestone, it was a pleasure getting to know you and Mike. I think we had barely moved in when you had us down for a glass of wine! We very much admired how hopeful and positive you and Mike were throughout his illness.
    Please accept our sincere condolences.
    Cathy Staples and Tim Killip
    1736 Slateview

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