Obituary of Michael Joseph Warnick
Peacefully passed away at St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at the age of 73 years.
Michael will be forever loved and cherished by his wife of 45 years Debbie (Baird) and his daughters and sons-in-law Brienne and Jim Ward, and Hayley Warnick and Josh Bishop. His granddaughters Abby and Carsyn Ward, and Dylan and Mckenna Bishop were the light of his life and were loved so dearly by their Grumpa. He will be lovingly remembered by his sister Dierdre Warnick and brother John Warnick and wife Sharon. His in-laws, including Suzanne and Dave Jacobi, Patty Baird, Sharon Baird and Pat Forristal, and Jennifer Thrasher, as well as his many nieces and nephews were all dear to him, building relationships and memories that lasted through generations. His extended family of Fran and Butch Brown and their children were always so important to him, holding a special place in his life. His happy place was his cabin in the woods where he spent time with some of his oldest and dearest friends.
Mike was an entrepreneur in the KW moving industry and was involved in several community organizations such as the Kitchener Rotary Club, the Better Business Bureau, as well as a sponsor and loyal supporter of the Kitchener Rangers.
At Mike’s request a cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral. Mike’s family wants to give a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Jonathan Langridge, as well as all of the doctors and nurses who compassionately cared for Mike. Mike’s family would like to acknowledge the support of his close friends and business colleagues throughout the years.
Condolences and donations in memory of Mike to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation (Respiratory Ward of ICU) or a charitable organization of the donors’ choice would be appreciated by the family and may be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.