Former Revelstoke resident Mike Hold (SR) passed away at the Royal Alex Hospital in Edmonton AB on January 31, 2010 at the age of 79. He is pre-deceased by his wife (Helen), father (Fred) and mother (Fedora). Mike is survived by son David (Blanche), grandson Jonathan, son Michael (Rhonda) and grandchildren Bradley, Stephanie (Ryan), Courtney, Colton, Tristin, Ayden and five great grand children- Kaylub, Keynin, Keyaira, Cadin and Laya.
Born in Rosthern, Sask. in 1931, he spent his early years on the farm before moving to Calgary in 1948 where he met his future wife Helen, married in ‘52 and embarked on many different careers – from manager in the meat industry, a jeweler, a political career with the Alberta Unity Movement, Owning a sawmill in Canmore, AB and logging in Golden BC. During all this he also found time to obtain his real estate license and worked on many developments. Dad and Mom resided in Calgary before going back to farming east of Calgary in Cheadle/Langdon areas; (His passion was farming.) They both worked the Carnival circuit between seasons and toured western Canada annually with Royal American Shows. Dad and Mom moved to Revelstoke in 1985 after purchasing the Alpine Inn and enjoyed their years and many friends there. Mom passed away in 1991 and Dad relocated to Edmonton in 2005 to be closer to his sons and their families.
He will most be remembered for good humor, great nature and always being a very social person, in the mood for a conversation with anyone – he had a big heart and always had a desire to help anyone with a need. His biggest pride and conversation topic was always his grandkids. Dad would never miss an opportunity to go fishing, as long as it wasn’t in a boat, he would find solitude in simply casting his line and if he caught a fish – bonus – and he always gave the girls a hard time when they caught more, especially when they used leaves for bait.
Our families would like to sincerely thank the Nurses and staff at Kensington (Shepherd’s Care) and the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at the Royal Alex Hospital in Edmonton for their compassion and making his time remaining time comfortable.
Dad, we will miss you as a father and grandfather and friend, your memory and spirit will remain in our hearts forever! Your loving family.