Peacefully on Monday July 30, 2018 at Milton District Hospital after a short battle with cancer. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 52 years, Leeni. Father of Marlene (Doug) Corrigan and Tammy (Dave) Boughton. Proud grandfather to four grandchildren, Ashley, Jessica, Carly and Ryan. Brother of Bryan, Bob (Joanne), Donna, Dave (Kelly) and Cathy (Bill). Also remembered by the 17 in-laws in the deBruyn family and many nieces, nephews, extended family and countless friends. Mike was the owner of Mike's Barbershop on Main St. for 50 years; served three terms as Ward 2 councillor for the Town of Milton and was the founder of Golfing for Cancer, raising over one million dollars in support of transportation for cancer patients and their families. He was a proud member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 136, was voted Businessperson of the year in 1994, Citizen of the Year in 2000 and received the Lifetime Achievement award in 2011. Mike will be remembered for his Christmas Eve visits as Santa Claus amoungst many other works of community service and for his love for the people of Milton. The family will receive visitors at J. SCOTT EARLY FUNERAL HOME, 21 James St., Milton (905) 878-2669 on Sunday August 5, 2018 from 4 - 8 p.m. and on Monday from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. The Celebration of Life service will take place on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. from the Mattamy Theatre at the MILTON ARTS CENTRE, 1010 Main St. E., Milton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to a Cancer Charity of your choice would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.earlyfuneralhome.com
A reception will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 136, 21 Charles St., Milton following the Celebration of Life Service. Parking is available in the Legion lot, municipal parking lots on Mary St., the Fairgrounds and surrounding side streets.