Great men are known for their accomplishments, but the best men are known for their genuine love, honour and joy of life. Mike Elliot was one such man.
It is with tremendous sadness that our family announces the passing of Mike on Sunday, April 9, 2017 just short of his 41st birthday. Mike died peacefully, surrounded by his family after a very strong and courageous 13 year battle with brain cancer. Survived by his loving wife Beth Elliot and the apple of his eye, his son, William. Mike will be lovingly remembered by his huge family along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews as well as friends.
Mike was born in Vanderhoof, BC on April 30, 1976 to his very proud parents, Doug and Margaret Elliot (Murphy). Margaret predeceased Mike in 1978.
Mike was raised in Vanderhoof along with his sisters; Krista (Jeffery) and Lisa (Cam) by his father Doug and step-mom Bonnie, where he grew up helping Grandpa Gordie on the family farm, spending countless days hunting and fishing with his dad and Uncle Dean, camping, playing baseball, hockey, refereeing, golf and pretty much anything outdoors. Mike was a dedicated Boston Bruins fan wearing the “B” with pride!
Mike was living in Duncan, BC when he met the love of his life, Beth in 2008. The two of them continued their adventure as they moved to Burns Lake, BC where Mike was transferred with BC Hydro upon completion of his lineman apprenticeship. Their next adventure began with the birth of their beautiful son; William.
There will be an open Celebration of Life on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Duncan Curling Club located at 3191 Sherman Road from 2:00 until 4:00.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to the nurses and staff at Cowichan District Hospital as well as BC Cancer Agency, along with the numerous doctors, friends and family that contributed to Mike’s care which allowed the family the ability to surround him with love and support. We would like to send a special thank you to Shelley and the teams at Cowichan Valley Hospice and Cowichan Home Care for giving us the guidance and strength that we needed during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Mike’s memory, to the Cowichan Valley Hospice by visiting cowichanhospice.org or by mail to 3122 Gibbins Road Duncan, BC V9L 1G2.