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Mike McElhone

Mike McElhone

Friday, July 17th, 1942 - Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
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Obituary

McElhone, John “Mike”

Dearly loved husband of Allison and equally loved Dad to John and Kristen McElhone, passed away peacefully on August 19, 2020 at Grand River Hospital. He was predeceased by his first wife, Noreen Moyer, and Tara, their infant daughter.

Mike was incredibly proud of both his children and their many accomplishments, and also of his four grandchildren, Elizabeth and Ewan MacDonald and Gwen and Gretta McElhone. He was equally proud of his other “child”, the company he created and ran until his retirement, Interamerican Transport Systems. He frequently spoke of the company’s many innovations, and of the employees who worked with him there and contributed so much to its success.

Mike was the oldest of six children born to Madeleine and Earl McElhone. He is survived by his brother Alan (Ann) McElhone and his four sisters, Mary Bender (Peter), Kathryn McElhone (Massimo Bergamini), Janet McNamara (Pat) and Jane McElhone, his wonderful son-in-law, Derek MacDonald and his sister-in-law Margaret Cole (Ted). He will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews, great-nieces, a great nephew, and his golden retriever, Chloe.

Mike loved to travel, and spent many enjoyable hours planning trips to countries far and wide. His favourite places, though, were closer to home. His beloved cottage on Lake Huron was where he always wanted to be, and he looked forward to spending the winter months skiing at Silver Star Mountain in British Columbia with good friends from around the world.

A Celebration of Life will be held when circumstances permit.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The Colin B. Glassco Charitable Foundation for Children, Mike’s favourite charity, would be much appreciated. Visit www.henrywalser.com to view Mike's memorial.
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Steve Lyon

Posted at 02:20pm
The most sincerest of condolences, to Mike's family and friends, from everyone associated with the KW Oldtimers Hockey Club.
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Joe Mayo

Posted at 03:01pm
Dear Allison and family,

Beverly and I deeply saddened. Our friendship with Mike and you over the last decade is a highlight of our lives both here in Ontario and British Columbia. In the last year Mike's health seemed so much better. We cannot believe he has been struck down by illness completely by surprise.

We will remember him for his unending kindness, his wonderful stories, his welcoming smile and his love for you and family.

Thinking of you.

Joe and Beverly
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