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MICHAEL B. O'HARA (published on March 05, 2011)



MICHAEL B. O'HARA July 29, 1932 - February 19, 2011 It is with deep sadness the family announces the passing of Mike , peacefully at the Grace Hospital. He is survived by his devoted family: wife Shirley (nee Scott) - three sons, Richard (Barbara), Scott (Cindy) and Bruce (Kari), his brother W. Robert Bob O'Hara (Wreford) of Duncan, BC, seven grandchildren - Leah, Julie, Gabrielle, Declan and Carter, two step-grandchildren Cole and Taylor, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mike was predeceased by his parents Margaret (nee Burns) and Michael A. O'Hara, and sister Joan Grassby. Mike was born in Montreal. In 1937 he moved to Winnipeg which remained his home until his passing with the exception of the years 1961 to 1964 when he resided in Brandon. Meeting in the early spring of 1951, Mike and Shirley were married September 12, 1953. They loved to travel and did so up until last year. Mike was a people person who enjoyed relatives, old and new friends, neighbours and clients up to and including his recent illness. Following high school at Kelvin, Mike joined the Royal Bank in 1951. His career took him to many branches and assignments until retirement in 1988 as Manager at Portage and Collegiate Branch. He then happily took on many projects at the Black Sturgeon Estates cottage that the family enjoyed for many years. Over the years Mike was active in many activities including curling, camping, fishing, children's activities, church and politics. He was a former member of the Brandon and Winnipeg Kinsmen Clubs. As a member of the Gyro Club of Winnipeg for over 43 years, he served in many capacities including President and District Governor of this International friendship fraternity. Sincere thanks to Winnipeg paramedics, firefighters and medical staff for their capable care. At Mike's request, cremation has taken place. Interment will be at a later date. If desired, donations mentioning Mike's name may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E OV9, or charity of choice. THOMSON IN THE PARK 925-1120 Condolences may be sent to www.thomsoninthepark.com


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