Michael Garnet John Peel RIP 3/16/18

Michael Garnet John Peel

Today we hear of another passing of a Lyme disease patient who went undiagnosed for way too long. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Michael Peel. If there is anything you’d like us to add to this memorial please contact us here.

From MIchael’s Obituary:

We are so sorry to announce the passing of Michael, age 30. Aug.5, 1987- March 16, 2018.
Beloved son of Janis & Bob, and much-loved brother of Stefanie & Jeff and brother-in-law to Jennifer. Dear ‘Uncle Mip’ to Eva. Loved grandson of Dorothy Peel and boyfriend of Michele Meyer.

Mike attended East Garafraxa Public School & Westside SS. He attended Fanshawe College and earned his Business Diploma and Culinary Arts Diploma, after which, he then earned his Red Seal.

Mike loved life…family & friends, hockey, surfing, kayaking, golf, music, baseball and geography & travel and practical jokes.After college, Mike worked in Vienna for 4 months on a SWAP program. (Student Working Abroad Program) Mike then travelled around Europe for 2 months. Mike moved to Kelowna for work in March 2012, and enjoyed the Okanagan lifestyle with golf, kayaking, hiking and baseball with his friends.

He contracted Lyme Disease about 10 years ago. Unfortunately it slowly took control over his body.

We know Mike will be remembered for his joy for life & loving nature.
A Celebration of Mike’s life will be held at Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 21 First Street, Orangeville, Ontario on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Donations may be made to:
www.mta.ca- Tick and Lyme Disease Research at Mount Allison University Research, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada E4L 1E4 or Lyme Ontario at www.lymeontario.com or the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation.

A post from Mike’s Mom:

Our hearts go out to her and Mike’s family. ♥

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5 thoughts on “Michael Garnet John Peel RIP 3/16/18”

  1. To Mike’s family,

    My heartfelt sympathies to each of you for your deep loss of a son, brother, etc.

    I didn’t know Mike; just read his obituary and the touching letter from his Mother above.

    Yes, I support research, etc. and gave a generous donation to DURAY RESEARCH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION so they can continue doing brain autopsies for:

    Lyme disease, Lewy body dementia, MS, Parkinson’s, ALS, and glioblastoma.

    That’s how I learned my husband’s brain had the following:

    o lyme disease;
    o LEWY body dementia;
    o filarial nematode parasitic worm that had lyme also;
    o bartonella.

    2 other labs now have his brain tissue. i’ll see what comes out of their research!

    Best wishes to Mike’s family. RIP MIKE.

    May God comfort you all now and in the days, months, and years ahead.

    Betty Gordon
    IOWA/USA lyme activist

  2. So sad. He suffered so long. May he at last be at peace with the Lord. I will pray for Mike and his family.

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