We Remember

STREMEL, Michael John Jr. “Mike”

November 26, 1984 — November 19, 2020

On Thursday, November 19, 2020, Michael John Jr. Stremel passed away suddenly in Abbotsford, BC at the age of 36.

Michael was born in Kelowna, BC where he lived for the first 10 years of his life, moving to Salmon Arm, BC with his parents in 1994 where he grew up enjoying many outdoor activities while living on his families 10 acre farm.  As a young adult he moved to Abbotsford, BC where he meet the love of his life Nikol Jacobson, and they raised their two beautiful children Teegan and Payden.

Michael loved the outdoors and liked spending his free time with his family to share his passion for camping, hiking, biking or being on the water.

He was a loving husband, father, son, son-in-law, grandson, nephew, cousin, uncle, and friend.

He loved deeply and was deeply loved.

Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words, and missed beyond measure.

Mike leaves behind his family: his wife Nikol Jacobson and their two children Teegan and Payden; his parents Michael Stremel and Evelyne Stremel; and his grandmother Yolande Bourlon. He was preceded in death by his grandparents John Stremel, Anne Stremel, and Noel Bourlon.

A special thank-you to everyone who donated to Michael’s GoFundMe page, your generosity and show of love has been incredibly touching and heart-warming, we can not thank you enough.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to Men’s Health Charities, CanadaHelps.org

A Funeral Service will be held to honour Michael Jr. Stremel, due to the current pandemic restrictions it will be by invitation only. However, the family would like to invite all who want to pay their respects to join online by Livestream on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 1:00 pm PST (see below). A recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

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  • Shelley Wright says:

    Mike was a good man, and he LOVED his family beyond words. I’m so,so sorry for your loss.

  • Patty Curran says:

    Mike, Evelyn, Nikol, Teegan, Payden and all who loved Michael,
    Our hearts are broken for you. You are in our loving thoughts.
    Bryon and Patty

  • Lois, Greg and Blair Palm says:

    Rest In Peace, Little Michael
    Love: Aunty Lois, Cousin Greg and Cousin Blair

  • Ed and Cheryl McCallion says:

    Dear Mike , Evelyn and family . It has been such a long time , and yet the family connections remain strong . Sending you much love and keeping you close in thoughts and prayers . Ed and Cheryl

  • MP Tracy Gray says:

    I am very sorry for your loss and wish your family strength during this difficult time.
    Tracy Gray, Member of Parliament, Kelowna – Lake Country

  • Krista Stremel says:

    Michael Jr. is indeed still “Little Michael” in my mind, as well as the grown-up Mike who was proud to be a family man. It’s hard to imagine what you have all gone through and will continue to go through. So very, very saddened. Love to you all.

  • Betty Yarrow (Schneider) says:

    Dear Evelyn & Mike. Thank you for being able to hold your fairly new born son @ Annie’s on Rowcliffe when I was in Kelowna visiting way back in 1984. Annie had Mom & I there for lunch when you came to visit her with baby Michael. I am saddened by his early passing away. May he rest in Peace. Much love & prayers, Aunty Betty

  • Barbara says:

    Michael was so loved in his time here with Family, Friends and Children. Love never left his life, it is here now and forever in your hearts. God Bless

  • Cindy Batten says:

    This was a beautiful service, So sorry we couldn’t be there to give you all a big hug.
    Our deepest condolences for all of you! Love Cindy & Rick Batten

  • Lois Palm says:

    Michael, Evelyn, Nikol, Teegan and Payden:
    What a beautiful tribute to son, husband and father. Lois

  • Kathy (Schneider) Kriitmaa says:

    Mike, Evelyn, Nikol, Teegan and Payden; Such a beautiful send off to your beloved Michael. The heartbreak and sorrow must be unimaginable, but the wonderful memories will last a lifetime.

  • Paulette Lewis says:

    A Beautiful Service. Deepest Sympathy to all . ❤️

  • Denise Doris Amerud says:

    I am so sorry for your loss! It sounds like from all family and friends that he was a wonderful guy. I saw the video… that was beautiful. Life can be so short.

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