Jul 13, 1955 – May 14, 2018
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Michael Marsh. Michael will be forever missed by his wife of 11 years, Alison, sons Charlie (Emily), Chris (Monica), granddaughters, Skyler and Isabella, mother Joanne, (Predeceased by father John Peleg), sister Nancy (Terry), brothers Jack (Debbie), Jim, Jerry (Sana), Bob (Anna), Tom (Jodie) and many nieces and nephews as well as a large extended family and many friends.
Mike (or “Sykes” to family and friends) was born in Quesnel, July 13, 1955. Many happy childhood days were spent at his grandparents’ hunting and fishing lodge at Tibbles Lake. His signature phrase “Don’t say woe in a mudhole” could be the motto for his life as he approached all new adventures with enthusiasm and hardwork, working in the Arctic on the oil rigs, the Revelstoke Dam and the Kemano Completion Project. He earned his Sheetmetal Journeyman ticket in the 1980s
His love of Log homes led him to building them including his first home in Quesnel and log cabin at Tibbles Lake and his business, LogFrame Contracting (formerly Marsh Contracting) focused on refinishing and restoring log homes. His beautiful workmanship is evidenced by many log homes in the Cariboo and North.
Known for his kindness, generosity and playful spirit, Mike was quick to say hello, extend a hand, share a laugh or give a hug. The candy jar was always full at Uncle Mike’s.
His love of log homes, antique cars and his favourite destination, Mazatlan, was only surpassed by his love of family. We are all richer for the love he gave and the adventures he took us on, a spirit like no other. He was one of a kind!
A Celebration of Life is to be held June 30th, 1-4 pm at the Quesnel Seniors Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Inspire Health Supportive Cancer Care Vancouver or the Quesnel & District Hospice Palliative Care Association.