‘Henry’ Henricus Michels
Henry Michels passed away peacefully in hospital surrounded by his family on Sun., Feb. 7, 2016. He was 92.
He is survived by his second wife, Doris (Cleland, nee Jones), in Winchester. Henry was born in Venray, The Netherlands, on Dec. 16, 1924 to the late Gerardus Michels and Jacoba Jacobs. He immigrated in 1949, and married Maria Hubers at St. Hubert, Que. in February 1951 when she immigrated from Ysselsteyn, The Netherlands. They worked on farms in Quebec and Ontario, until settling on their dairy farm at Dalmeny. Sadly, he was predeceased by Maria in 1977. He leaves behind their children: Peter (Noreen nee Foley), Martin (Elaine nee Atherfold), Geraldine (late Maynard McEwan), Jack (Maria nee De Palo), Theresa (Rick Lemieux), Elizabeth (Betty) (Gerard deBruijn), James, Roger and Sylvia (Daryle Payne). He also leaves behind his grandchildren: Matthew, Thomas and Gavin Michels; Jeffrey and Richard Michels; Christine Levicki; and Kimberly McEwan; Brian, Christopher and Graham Michels and Shelley Petersen; Heather Holmes and Colleen Magee; Quincy Michels; Jordan and Steven Wheeler; and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his grandchildren Stephanie and Shannon Sloan. Henry is fondly remembered by members of the Cleland family. He leaves behind his sister Maria (Jac Goumans) and sister-in-law Miet Michels in Holland, and was predeceased by his brothers Jan and Antoon in Brazil, Josef in The Netherlands and Piet in New Zealand. He is also survived by members of the Hubers family: Anna Hubers, Esther Hubers, Mina and Erik Westermann all in Ontario, and To Hubers and Mien Hubers in The Netherlands. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews in four continents.
Friends may call at Daley Family Funeral Home, 6971 Bank St. (between Scrivens Drive and Metcalfe corner) today (Wed., Feb. 10) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral is Thurs., Feb. 11 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 2546 Stagecoach Rd., Enniskerry, for Mass of Christian burial at 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Winchester District Memorial Hospital, or to the church or charity of your choice.