Michael Garland Coleman

1943 – 2021
Michael was born in Vancouver on March 23, 1943 to parents the Reverend Michael and Mrs. Mary (King) Coleman. Mike attended UBC, earning his undergraduate degree and then his law degree. Mike, his wife Barb and their first son Charlie, moved to the City of Duncan in 1969, where Mike began his career as a lawyer. He practiced law in Duncan for the next 46 years, retiring December 2015. Mike and Barb had their second son, Ted, in 1970 and their youngest son, Jamie, in 1978. While building a full-time law practice, Mike got very involved in community service. He was first elected to City Council as an Alderman (City Councillor) in 1973. He was first elected Mayor in 1979 and served as the Mayor of Duncan for 22 years, with a short hiatus in the early 80’s, until 2004. “Mayor Mike” is Duncan’s longest-serving Mayor. Mike passed away June 29th, 2021. He is survived by his wife Barb and their boys, Charlie, Ted and Jamie (Pam), his grandchildren, Michael, Ryan, Grace and Blake, his sisters Rosemary (Bob) and Sally (Dick), his brother Chris (Judith), and countless cousins and friends.
A small family service will be held on Saturday, July 10th. A larger public memorial will take place when COVID restrictions allow for a larger gathering. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Cowichan Foundation, or a charity of your choice.Obituary


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