Arnsby, Michael Francis Joseph

Arnsby, Michael Francis Joseph

December 2nd, 2018

Peacefully, surrounded by love and special care, Michael Arnsby passed away on December 2, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Hospice in London, Ontario. He will be forever loved and cherished by his partner and wife of 35 years, Evelyn. Michael was the beloved father of Chris, Nicole (Steve), Michael (Victoria), and Mark. Very proud and beloved grandfather of Cameron, Nicholas, Liam, Henry, Evan, William, and baby Freddie. Also survived by his brother, Jerry (Lois) of Toronto, and his very special lifelong precious friends: Thomas Whealy, Larry Chircoski, Jacque Burns, Diane Ridgway, Linda Francis and Robert Pike. Michael was the owner and president of M.F. Arnsby Property Management Ltd. for almost 40 years. Incorporated April, 1979; many of his original clients are still loyal to him to this very day. He loved his business, and took great joy in all the enduring relationships he developed over the forty years. He loved his family and all his many friends, especially when they were together at his cottages in Southcott Pines, and on his island on the French/Pickerel River near Parry Sound. Summer was such a very happy time for Mike, and he enjoyed every second of it, starting May 1, until Thanksgiving, each and every year since 1983. Those who knew Mike, know that he would never have completely retired from the business that he created and loved, but in anticipation of at least semi-retirement, and as the ever thoughtful person he was, he created a legacy to ensure that his beloved company would continue. Mike attributed his success in business to the loyal, dedicated employees that stayed and supported him over many years; it is these same employees, with their incredible skillsets, who will now carry his dream for his company on into the future. As per Mike’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private gathering will take place in early spring to celebrate his very happy life. (Before cottage season starts.) If so desired, a donation to the St. Joseph’s Hospice would be very much appreciated by his family. Very special thanks to Mike’s nurse, Hope, who is gifted beyond measure, and to Sister Cecelia of the Sisters of St. Joseph, who comforted Evelyn in the final days, while making Mike’s final moments peaceful. Their compassion and care was an extraordinary gift that will never be forgotten.

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Teresa Arnsby-WeaverDear Nicole and Chris I am very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know he was greeted with open arms by his brothers Phil, and Peter and his parents. Please take good care of yourselves. Teresa and Doug Arnsby-Weaver
Liz A. ArnsbySincere condolences.
Domenic AnelloMy deepest condolences. Mike was a very nice man, always had a smile and great to deal with in my housing days. He will be sadly missed and I hope you find strength in the coming days, knowing he was ever the gentleman. Sincerely, Dom ~
Elinor SchwobDear Evelyn, boys, Nicole and the Arnsby family. Heartfelt condolences. I have heard so many good stories of Mike and his brothers as they grew up with my mom & her brothers in London years ago. Lucky us to reconnect with Evelyn and Mike in the 80's & my brother and I having the good fun of 'watching' Mike & Mark. Mike was always kind to us and my mom. We are sorry to hear this sad news and will keep you in our thoughts. With fondness and sincere sympathies, Elinor
Connie GrantDear Evelyn and the entire Arnsby family, During the 40 years I knew Mike he was my competitor, colleague, client and friend. He loved his condos........and the property management business.......that we shared. Always ready to chat about the "latest". I will miss him.
MSCC #582 Condo Board - Jack Hardy, Gerry Killan, Victoria Digby, Susan GliksmanOn behalf of the Condo Board and residents @Foxborough Chase, we want to express our deepest condolences to Mike’s family and his workplace family. We have enjoyed a very positive relationship with Mike and his staff over a number of years. We know he will be greatly missed by all.
MSCC #582 Condo Board - Jack Hardy, Richard Voegelin, Gerry Killan, Victoria Digby, Susan GliksmanOn behalf of the Condo Board and residents @Foxborough Chase, we want to express our deepest condolences to Mike’s family and his workplace family. We have enjoyed a very positive relationship with Mike and his staff over a number of years. We know he will be greatly missed by all.
Sue Martin Evelyn, Nicole and Chris it has been years since I worked for your loved one but I have nothing but fond memories of my days at Arnsby. He will be missed in the world of property management.
Brenda HowieMy deepest condolences Evelyn and Arnsby Family. The times I met Mike definitely portrayed what a wonderful man he was. This was confirmed by my daughter Anne during her time working with Mike. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Judite Holder and Claudia IvanisevicEvelyn and Arnsby family, our deepest condolences, we will miss Mike and every time he came in and would ask if there were any samples....... You both were and are wonderful people, kind and generous Take care Evelyn, look forward to seeing you soon.
John NashMike....Sam: sad to see this obit; you were a wonderful team mate at Catholic Central, and always smiling friend: you and Evelyn had a bond rally seen - a symbiotic relationship that shined way beyond your love: an infectious joy. Thank you for sharing!!
Shelly KellyTo the Arnsby Family, personal and professional. My sincere condolences on the loss of Mike. He will be truly missed. We have all lost a true and gentle man.
Robert ArnsbySincere condolences.
Ann M. WildTo the Arnsby Family: Mr. Arnsby was such a great person to come and help the youth group and give his thoughts on how they can make a change whether it was opening a door, or saying hello. Each of these kids did not have much and he made such an impact over the years. Our last visit just before Christmas last year he still gave the same messages and he was greeted with some of the youth who have grown into great adults thanks to his positive messages. He will be truly missed by all who knew him and the many charities he supported.
Carmen PearceEvelyn, Mike's illness and death came as such a shock to us here in Edmonton, it is hard to comprehend. I can't imagine what you're going through. I'm sorry we didn't really get a chance to know Mike, but it sounds like he was one of the special ones and will be sadly missed by many. Condolences to you and the family, but it is comforting to know that you have such wonderful support through friends and family.
Ray & Ruth Ann ThompsonSo sorry to hear of Mike's sudden passing. My time at Arnsby Property Management will always be remembered fondly by my everyday contact with both Mike and Evelyn. Both Ruth Ann and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during the coming days.
Addaline Asphalt MaintenanceAddaline Asphalt Maintenance & its staff has made a donation to St. Joseph's Hospice in memory of Michael Arnsby. Our heart goes out to his family at this difficult time.
Gary and Helen DelineOur deepest condolences. Mike was a terrific boss and a true gentleman. His spirit will always be with us at Arnsby Property Management.
Bettu and Lisa Haskell We would like to send our deepest condolences to you and your family. Through this tough time we send send our thoughts and prayers for you.
Sandra Van RaayDear Evelyn and family, We were saddened to read of the death of Mike, remembered as a fun loving cousin who brought lots of laughter to the Lemire family in Tilbury when he was young. He was a person who brightened the lives of those around him. Please accept our sincere sympathy and know that he will be remembered in our prayers. May God's caring love bring peace to your hearts at this difficult time. Sandra(Lemire) and John Van Raay
Doug & KarenOur sincere sympathy to Evelyn & Family on Mike's passing. We will miss him greatly as you both brought a ray of sunshine when you entered our store. May he rest in peace. God Bless. Doug & Karen, Grand Bend.
Edmund Arnsbyshocking news from Liz my sincere condolences
Margaret (wood) MartinDear Evelyn My deepest sympathy for your loss. I am writing this on behalf of my parents Peggy and Len Wood. I was sorry to hear that Mike had passed away. Mum and dad thought highly of Mike and yourself and enjoyed their years at 101 Highview. I believe dad turned 80 the year they left your employ. They both lived into their nineties. Perhaps they will meet up with Mike again. My thoughts are with you. Margaret Martin
Beth HooverMy sincerest condolences to Evelyn and Family.
VIVIAN RobinsonMY Deepest sympathy to the ARNSBY FAMILY. Memories of the family was as a child on Nelson St. during the war when the family lived with your beloved grandpa Pop Sanderson. I still have picture of us at about 4 or 5. Many days on Joe's front porch listening to his many stories. All good memories I'll cherish. Till we meet again. VIVIAN.
Susan JefferiesDear Evelyn, I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was such a sweet, smiling, likable person. I always enjoyed seeing both of you at the cottage and he will be sadly missed. My deep condolences to you Evelyn as I know you were wonderful partners. Warm thoughts and kind regards to you Evelyn, Susie
Roger Caranci Vice Chair, Italian Seniors ProjectOn behalf of the Italian Seniors Project Board of Directors and the residents of Residenza Italia, our deepest sympathies to Mrs. Arnsby, the Arnsby family and the caring and competent staff of M.F. Arnsby Property Management. As you grieve Mike's passing, please take comfort in knowing that Mike was a well liked and respected business person whom we had the pleasure of being associated with. His wonderful legacy continues in the services offered by his staff and we are proud to be associated with his beloved company.
Anderson's Electronics IncEvelyn; On behalf of the employees and owners of Anderson's Electronics Inc our sincere condolences on the loss of your husband Mike. His legacy will continue on with your staff. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
John PeacockDear Evelyn & family, our behalf of myself and Peacock Window & Door Service we offer our sincerest condolences. When I started our business 8 years ago M. F. Property Management was our first property management customer and it is business relationship I uphold with greatest respect today. I am sadden that I never got to meet Michael Arnsby but I am sure the legacy he leaves behind will flourish. Good bye Mike. Peace be with you!
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