Michael ‘Mike’ Patrick Foley
July 31, 1929 – February 7, 2012
It is with great sadness that Mike’s family announces his death on Tues., Feb. 7, 2012, with his loving family by his side at Hospice Niagara, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was the beloved husband and friend of Annette (nee Pigeon). He was the loving father of Karen (Frank) Moriello, and Kevin (Dana) Foley. He was the cherished grandfather of Michael and Frank (Ashley) Moriello; and Cameron and Alexandria Foley. Mike was the special brother of Terry (Maryann) Foley, sisters-in-law Blanche Pigeon, Rita Birney, and Sheila Pigeon. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, and his close friends, Dave and Betty Miller, and Charlie Mainville. He was predeceased by his father, Jeremiah. His mother, Hannah (nee Glaster), and his twin brother, Patrick Michael, both passed away in August 1929. He was also predeceased by his step-mother, Geraldine (nee Barkley); his sister Mary Foley; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Agnes and Aime Pigeon; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Omer Pigeon, Simone and Maurice Abrams, Yvonne and Laurence Sweeney, Armand Pigeon, and Clarence Birney.
In Mike’s younger years, he was actively involved in sports having played softball with several industrial and citrus league teams, and enjoyed bowling. Mike was a proud supporter and fan of his children and grandchildren’s sporting teams, and was always available to assist or help coach his children’s teams. He also coached many other youth sports teams. He was a loyal Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays fan. He had a long, enjoyable sales career in the patio furniture and furniture business, having worked until the age of 80.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the nurses and everyone at Hospice Niagara for their care and compassion. Special thanks to nurses Amanda and Sharlene from CCAC, the PSWs, Doctors Azabi, Levesque and Roberts, and the Oncology Department at St. Catharines General Hospital.
The family received visitors at the George Darte Funeral Chapel in St. Catharines (905-937-4444) on Sat., Feb. 11 from 10 am to 12 pm, followed by a Celebration of Michael’s Life in the chapel of the funeral home. A private interment will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations to Hospice Niagara-The Stabler Centre would be appreciated by the family.
“May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hands.”