Robert Michael Fitzpatrick “Mike”
It is with the deepest of sorrow that we announce the passing of Michael Fitzpatrick on Wednesday morning, December 26, 2018.
Mike will be sorely missed by his wife Cheryl, with whom he shared 35 years. He will also be dearly missed by his daughters Meghan and Jacquie and grandson Kael, mother Kathy Fitzpatrick; brothers Jack (Beverly) and Blake (Shelley); nieces, nephews, and their families and many friends.
He was born July 23, 1954 in Winnipeg and grew up in Fort Garry, where he participated in a variety of sports from baseball to hockey and football. He went on to study at the University of Manitoba. He spent his working life alongside his father and two brothers as part of Maple Leaf Construction. Throughout his life, he took pleasure in spending time with both his family and animals great and small. He will be remembered for his fierce sense of determination, decency and strength of spirit. Beginning in 2013, Mike sadly had to fight cancer but showed exceptional bravery even in the darkest of moments. The family wishes to thank all of those at CancerCare Manitoba and his extended medical team for helping him during a long and difficult journey.
A celebration of Mike’s life will be held on January 2, 2019 at 2:00pm at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, ON1160-675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9, the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, MB R3T 0R3 or a charity of choice.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Robert Michael Fitzpatrick 2018..