Mahood, Michelle

Mahood, Michelle

June 27th, 2020

Tragically in Grand Bend, on Saturday, June 27, 2020, Michelle Mahood, of London, in her 52nd year. Beloved wife and best friend of Michael Wagstaff for almost 30 years. Cherished daughter of Mary Charlotte and Don Mahood. Treasured sister of Theresa Eddleston (James), of Stratford and Dawn Marie Haldenby (Mark), of Squamish, British Columbia. Adored aunt of Grace, Connor, Molly and Liam. A visitation will be held on Friday, July 3, 2020 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where a memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 1:30p.m. Please note: the funeral home can ONLY admit a maximum of 60 people at each visitation period as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, If you wish to attend, please email: to be advised of available visiting times. Please be aware that Covid protocols may preclude some being able to attend as numbers are limited. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Michelle are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada or the Humane Society London & Middlesex. 

“She leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes” – Kate Spade



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Paula Straus-SandersonTo dearest Michael and the Mahood family, I can not fathom how you are feeling right now. That quote by Kate Spade is perfect, Michelle always had that sparkle, and she left it on everyone she met, including me. We hadn't seen each other in many years, but stayed in touch. Whenever we talked, the years melted away, and we went back in time 30 years, remembering our adventures in the early 90s and giggling like mad women! I know you have so many wonderful memories, she was a memory maker. I hope they give you strength in the coming days. I know she will be looking after you all. With much love, Paula Straus-Sanderson and family xo
Jo-Anne MerkleyDear Don and Mary Charlotte, words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. I am thinking about you and sending love.
Gayle and SteveDear Michael, Our thoughts & prayers are with you as you begin to cope with the tragic loss of Michelle. May the wonderful memories of Michelle and the impact she had on others provide comfort to you and her family during this difficult time. Love Gayle & Steve
Jessica & Andrew DamenTheresa, Jamie, Grace & Liam - To know Michelle was to love Michelle. She was a vibrant, caring person who had a wonderful sense of humour. It was so evident how much she loved you all. She was visibly proud of you. You could see how she would light up when she saw any one of you. Michelle is a person who was a friend, our friend. We may have only been together a handful of times, but when around her it felt like we had seen each other frequently. Like we had been friends for years, which I suppose in some ways, we have. We would often comment after seeing her about how we just loved Michelle, and could go hang out any time with her. She was warm, witty, and such a joy to be around. We are grateful to have spent time with her when our paths did cross. This is a tremendous loss to your family. Words can’t touch this. We are full of sadness and disbelief. Please know our hearts are with you as you move through your time of sorrow. She will forever be thought of. Much love: Jess, Andrew, Gabe, Joel and Sarah Damen
Julia RileyI felt such sadness when I found out about Michelle's sudden passing. I began working with Michelle 25 years ago in Admitting and instantly felt a connection with her warm heart. We shared a love for Border Collies and kittens. I had transferred to the Parkwood site and after 10 years came back to Grosvenor. When I seen Michelle after all those years, she gave me the biggest hug and said, "welcome back home (to Grosvenor)". It was like I never had left! Her warm smile and cheerfulness is forever etched in my memory. Today's world needs more angels like Michelle. May God bless all her loved ones with healing.
Tanya, Casey, Thea and Miranda Elliott Theresa, Jamie, Grace and Liam, We are so very sorry for your terrible loss. Although we didn’t know her well, we know what a special person Michelle was to all of you. Thea has such happy memories of her sleepover with Grace at Aunt Michelle’s and Uncle Michael’s house. Our hearts break for you and Michael and the rest of your family.
Patty Bogdanski (King)Dear Don , Mary Charlotte and family, I was so sorry to hear of Michelle’s tragic death. My sincerest condolences to all of you. I worked with Mary Charlotte at St. Joe’s, always smiling.I know her illness has been hard for all of you Terrible shock for your family and you’ll miss her terribly. Patty Bogdanski ( George King’s daughter)
Cathy SlaaDear family: There are no words to express how saddened I am to hear of Michelle’s passing. As part of Michelle’s work family, I had the pleasure of working with her. She was ever the professional, kind, caring and indeed a sparkle. She was a wonderful leader who we will miss dearly. Prayers for peace and comfort for you all in these very difficult days.
Natanael Mateus-Ruiz & Tara CakebreadTheresa, there are no words to describe the loss of a loved one. Nothing we can say soothes that anguish and the pain as we try to accept the tragedy and re-imagine our lives without them. We wanted to let you know that you and your family have been in our prayers in these times of desolation as you celebrate your loved one's life. May the God of Peace embrace you and your family with a consoling love that only God can offer in times like this. Always in God's Love Natanael & Tara
Keith and Deanna LawsonDear Michael and Mahood family. Words can not express our shock and sadness learning of the loss of Michelle. Michelle truly did leave a little sparkle everywhere she went. We have nothing but fond memories of our work and fun experiences with Michelle over the years, she was nothing but a positive light in this world. Anyone that had the pleasure to know Michelle would say the same thing. Michelle's positive, happy attitude was infectious and it was always a pleasure to be in her presence. The world lost a little light this week. So sorry for your loss.
Marleen Van Laethem Dear family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I found Michelle was such a delight to work with - always positive, always mindful and respectful of different viewpoints, always curious. She will be missed. I wish you strength and peace in this difficult time.
Anne & Gary EnnettDear Don and Mary Charlotte & Family: Our hearts go out to you as you grieve the sudden loss of a beloved daughter and sister. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May Michelle rest in peace.
Nancy DonovanMy deepest condolences to the Mahood family. "Sparkle" is indeed the perfect word to describe Michelle - it was in her eyes, her smile, and her laugh. As I said to Theresa the other day, Michelle left an imprint on my heart. When I think of Michelle I think of the prettiest flowers you can imagine - I will be adding a special peony plant to my garden in her honor, and I will smile as I think of her.
laidlawBob & Mo Laidlaw Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Mahood family. In shock we grieve the loss of one off the most wonderful,sincere, and caring people we in our entire life have ever met. This incredible person will be missed by so many. She had the sparkle of " a star". To be around her was a pure joy. She made you feel good if you were down or troubled and concerned. She only saw the good in people. To Michael , we both feel your grief and our thoughts will be with you always. To all of us at the Yacht Club it will never be the same without our beautiful Michele. All the wonderful memories of the time spent with this incredible human being will be so much a part of our processing her loss. With love and honor Bob & Mo Laidlaw.
Lana Shelton-Seys, Cyril, Sara and Laura SeysMike and the Mahood family, we send our deepest condolences as we all grieve the loss of Michelle. To know Michelle,, was to love her. She definitely spread her sparkle on all who knew her. She touched our lives in such a positive way spreading her love, her love of boating, animals, flowers, cooking, sharing her Pioneer Woman recipes, decorating for every occasion and of course, her singing to any song that was played by the fire. We will all cherish the memories. Our thoughts are with you all. Rest in peace Michelle. Love, Cyril, Lana, Sara & Laura.
Carolyn DowdsMy deepest condolences to Michael and the entire Mahood family. Michelle was the first person I met when I moved into residence at the University of Windsor and for the next 4 years, we were either floor mates or housemates. I treasure the time I spent with her in Windsor...we laughed a lot, we cried, we had more fun than would seem humanly possible. She was a big part of my University days. I am so thankful that we reconnected in London several years ago and had a chance to reminisce about "the good old days" and share a really big hug. I am deeply saddened by her loss and not surprised at all to know that she made such a powerful mark on this world. Rest in peace my sweet friend. xo
Steve TurnbullDon: I am so sorry to hear about Michelle’s tragic death. My deepest condolences to you, Mary Charlotte and your family on the passing of your beautiful, talented daughter. My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.
Tracey Murray PociusI am so sorry to hear of Michelle's passing. I remember her fondly as Dawn Marie's sister and was always there to cheer us on at our basketball games. She is a great loss to family and friends. My deepest condolences to the whole family.
Karin McFarlaneMy heartfelt condolences to Michael & the Mahood family. I first met Michelle when we both worked in Admitting at St. Joe's. She was sweet, kind & caring. She definitely had that sparkle that others have commented on. My hobby is Photography & over the years I would take photos at work gatherings such as Birthdays, Christmas, Michelle's Party as she moved from Admitting into another position at St. Joe's. I have wonderful photos from her party, these are memories to treasure. I remember her emails to her colleagues in Admitting saying how hard it was to leave her "home" for many years, truly felt from her heart. I was so sad to hear of her tragic loss. Michelle was a positive influence on those around her & I for one am grateful to have known her.
Paula & Bill GrangerOur deepest condolences to you all as you make your way through this difficult time. May the many wonderful memories help you celebrate Michelle's life and give you comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love, Paula (Clarke) & Bill Granger
Elaine FransenOur deepest sympathies to the Mahood and Wagstaff family . We were saddened to hear of Michelle’s passing . May your cherished memories of Michelle help to carry you through this difficult time . Elaine and Fred Fransen
Joanne LawsonMichael my heart breaks for you in your time of sorrow. Michelle was such an amazing person, she will be missed by all who knew her. To know her was to love her. I have many fond memories of times spent together over the years, I will keep them in my heart along with my prayers for you.
Tina RobinsonTo our friends who have become family: Theresa, Jamie, Grace, Liam, Don and Mary-Charlotte. We are heartbroken for you, Michael, Dawn-Marie and the rest of your family. Sparkle, style and forever supportive is how I have come to know your dear Michelle. At every opening at every one of our crazy events, Michelle is our #1 fan dancing to every number. She is joy and leaves her mark on everyone she meets. I feel blessed to have known her. I feel blessed to have had the chance to have a laugh with her on Jamie's birthday. I keep coming back to this quotation "she has those kind eyes that shine with the light of 'everything will be ok'" (Atticus) Our sincerest condolences to all. With love, Tina, Tim, Alyssa, and Tyson.
Sherry AmaralI was so saddened to hear of Michelle's tragic accident. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Michelle many years ago. We worked in two different departments but our paths crossed many times. She was always very kind, sweet and caring. If I ever had an issue she was always there to help. The loss of such a beautiful soul is heart breaking. My sincerest condolences to all of you. RIP Michelle. Heaven has another beautiful angel.
Rosanna Muccioli Sending my deepest condolences to the Mahood family. I remember the Mahood family fondly from my time at St. Mark School. Theresa and Dawn-Marie, my heart aches for the loss of your sister, Michelle. May you be comforted by your memories of Michelle and surrounded by love at this most difficult time.
Graham KingThe world has lost a bright light in the tragic passing of Michelle. While I have known her for many years it is the last seven since I assumed the role of Medical Director of the Roth McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre that I came to appreciate what a true gem of a person she was. I worked with her closely on many projects and was always impressed by her calmness, perseverance, intellect and sense of purpose. When decisions were difficult the patient was always the most important consideration in the end. She was a true patient advocate. Even when decisions did not go as I may have preferred, I always felt listened too and my opinions valued. Michelle was a true team builder and it was an honour to have worked with her. She taught me much about leading and listening. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Graham King
Susan (Lloyd) HockingI am heartbroken for Michelle's family. What a tragic loss for her loved ones and for our community. As Michelle's colleague, I will remember her as tenaciously championing the voice of patients and family care-givers; striving for health equity for people who experience barriers and finding positive lessons in challenges as they arose. I learned from her perspectives and she often challenged me to pause and consider an issue from a different angle. While I have only worked with her for a couple of years, I also have memories of Michelle and I playing together as little girls at St. Joseph's departmental picnics - her Mom and my Dad were colleagues. Rest in Peace, Michelle. Your memory and legacy will be lasting.
Alf McLellanDearDon, Mary Charlotte Dawn Marie and Teresa. I am truly saddened to learn of Michelle’s passing. Your passion for family always stood out to me as we journeyed through the fabulous high school days at John Paul II. I know that that passion and love of family will help you during these very difficult times Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family at this time. May God bless you all and keep everyone in the palms of His hands Alf
Martha & Bert ReisDear Michael & Mahood family, We are saddened by the loss of such a loving and gracious friend. Michelle was a gem and will be sorely missed. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in those precious memories of a fun loving and caring lady.
Eileen MurchlandDon & family. I am so sorry to hear of your daughters tragic passing. I send my prayers and sincere condolences to you and your family at this time.
Harold,Marleen White and family.Michael, Don Mahood and family, No words can express our sorrow. This is such a devastating loss. Our lives are so intertwined. Please accept our deepest condolences at this time.
Bill SischekIt was with great sadness that I received the news of Michelle's untimely passing. We have lost a wonderful and caring colleague whom we shared work with for many years. Michelle always remained positive in her outlook and reminded us of the patients at the centre of all that we do at St. Joseph's. She was able to engage us regularly with a smile, a laugh and a kind word or gesture and that is how I will remember her. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for this loss in your lives. Bill Sischek
Kathy RothDear Michael and the Mahood family, Thinking of you during this difficult and sad time. It was a pleasure to work with Michelle through the outpatient Head & Neck clinic. Michelle led by example of hard work, dedication and positivity. Her genuine kindness, and compassion for patients and colleagues shone in every interaction. She will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences.
Phyllis BradyDear Michael and the Mahood Family Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss. Michelle was a gracious and kind person. When we worked together at St Joseph's, I knew Michelle's actions and responses would be curiosity, patient focused, compassionate and I usually learned something from her. I admired Michelle's enthusiasm for her family, education patients, staff, fun, fashion, reading (we often discussed our current books), life. The world has lost some of its sparkle. Phyllis Brady
Peter LeporeSorry for your loss Michael, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Michael MotolkoWords are simply inadequate to describe the sorrow, shock and tragedy of Michelle's passing. I had the pleasure of working with her in the functioning of the Ivey Eye and I thoroughly enjoyed our weekly meetings. She was the complete package of kindness, compassion, wisdom and humour tempered with a humility, toughness and grit that is rarely seen. My sincere condolences to Michael and the Mahood family for your loss. She will be greatly missed.
Marjorie AxfordDear Michael and Mahood family. I worked with Michelle many years ago in the Admitting department at St Joe's. Working with her ... her sweet smile, sincere kindness to everyone, and fun spirit made every shift for me one to look forward to. I remember the extra sparkle in her eyes when you would come around the corner Michael. You had stolen her heart from the beginning. I have been so saddened to hear about her tragic accident. Please know you are in my prayers in these days of grieving and in the days ahead as you begin to navigate life ahead without her. May the sweet memories you have made together carry you through each day.
Dan & Sara CraigOur deepest condolences on the sudden loss of Michelle, may the love and support of your family and friends help you find peace during this difficult time.
Brian RotenbergI had the pleasure of working with Michelle for many years in the Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery clinic. With her ready smile and sage insights, she was the right person to troubleshoot, bounce ideas off, or just talk with. She was compassionate and empathetic while remaining strong and true to the principles of the organization. Michelle, you will truly be missed.
Ryan & Maggie PriceThis sudden loss is heartbreaking and shocking. Our deepest condolences to Michael and the Mahood family. We hope you find comfort and support in this difficult time from family and the many friends that your great personalities and loving kindness have lead you to over the years. We are thinking of you often.
Karen PerkinDear Michael, Don, Mary Charlotte and family. I am deeply saddened and sorry for the tragic loss of Michelle. She was such a valued, loved and respected leader, colleague and friend at St Joseph’s. She focused all decisions and actions on what was best for patients and caregivers and her work on our Care Partnership and SJH Patient Council as well as leadership for the Ambulatory Surgery Program brought her such joy and meaning. She lived the St Joseph’s values and it has been an honor to have worked beside her these years. The notion of light and brightness has been attributed to Michelle and our chapels across our entire organization are glittering with tea lights as a tribute to Michelle. We will all miss her so very much.
Stew and SueDear Don We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences and know that we are sending our thoughts and prayers to you, Mary Charlotte and family. At this painful time please try and find some comfort in that Michelle is in Heaven and will be watching over you and her family. Love you my long time good friend. Stew and Sue
Rita RuparDear Michael and family, My deepest condolences to you all as you make your way through this difficult time. I remember my Patient Scheduling project interactions with Michelle with great fondness. She was an amazing leader. May your wonderful memories help you celebrate Michelle's life and give you comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Michelle and Dan KennedyMike, although I've never met Michelle personally, I have heard so many wonderful things about her through your colleagues and friends. Dan and I are deeply sorry and extend our condolences to you and your family in this time of need.
Sharon TurnerMy deepest condolences to the family. Michelle was one of my bosses for over 10 years and I will never forget her kindness and support she offered me throughout the years. Michelle made a significant impact on my career path and played a big role in the successes that I have achieved. She will be missed by many.
Kevin JohnstonSo sorry for your loss Michael.
Stew and SueDear Don We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences and know that we are sending our thoughts and prayers to you, Mary Charlotte and family. At this painful time please try and find some comfort in that Michelle is in Heaven and will be watching over you and her family. Love you my long time good friend. Stew and Sue
Kathleen & Rob vonEuwTheresa, Jamie, Grace & Liam, We have no words. There is nothing we can say that will bring you comfort. I know that your beautiful and fond memories of your Sister and Aunt will bring you comfort in the days ahead. To have been loved by and loved someone so much makes this loss even greater. Know that you are in our hearts and our prayers. When you are ready, we look forward to hearing your favourite stories of Michelle. Until then, know that you are always in our thoughts. Sending you all our love.
David GallowayMy deepest condolences to Michael and family. My thoughts and prays are with you.
Laura & Mike EnnettTheresa, Jamie, Grace and Liam, we were very saddened to hear about the loss of Michelle. As a sister, sister in law or aunt, we are aware of how important she was in your family and will always hold a special place in your heart. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you are love.
Paula HodderPlease accept sincere condolences on behalf of myself and my colleagues, at Parkwood Children's Centre. We are so terribly sorry for your loss and offer our sincerest of sympathies.
Maureen & Kevin Don, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time of stress and grief. May memories sustain you and your family as you learn to heal.
Sue LeBlanc Dear Michael and the Mahood family. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your tragic loss. I had the pleasure of working with Michelle at St. Joseph's for many years. Michelle was such a kind, compassionate and dedicated lady. She brought her special spirit of light to all she served. She exemplified all that is good. She enriched all those knew her and will be hugely missed. I pray in time your good memories may bring you comfort. She leaves a huge legacy of kindness to all who were lucky enough to know her. Sincerely Sue LeBlanc
Mary and Don WagstaffMichael, it is difficult to express our sadness at this time in your sudden loss. We will all remember Michelle for her warm bubbly personality, her kind ways and great sense of fun. We are thinking of you and your family with many memories of happy times spent together. With love, Aunt Mary, Uncle Don and family
Anne & Rob MuuayDear Don and family. Such a tragic loss. Just looking at her picture brings back so many wonderful memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jane PotterMy deepest sympathy Michael to you and your family. I had the pleasure of working with Michelle in admitting/ Ivey and she was so uplifting and caring. She will be dearly missed, may your wonderful memories give you comfort during these difficult times. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Deb & Dale HughesWe had the pleasure of meeting Mike and Michelle some four odd years ago when we became slip neighbors at the Grand Bend Yacht Club. Their enthusiasm to embrace the sailing lifestyle was apparent, and they quickly became a part of the yacht club family. Michelle's kindness and attention to detail in many of the club's social activities will be sorely missed.
Jennifer, Ethan and Kurtis Dear Mike, Don, Marry Charlotte and the entire Mahood family, Our deepest condolences during this very difficult time. We were very heartbroken to hear of the shocking news of Michelle passing. She was a delightful, fun loving person who will be missed greatly.
Anne Marie McIlmoylDear Michael, Don, Mary Charlotte, Theresa, Dawn Marie and families, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Words cannot express my sadness as I learned of and now process the tragic loss of Michelle. Not only was she a respected colleague and compassionate leader who exemplified the values of SJH, she was a true friend in every sense. She added a sparkle to the lives of those she came in contact with every single day. Her smile, graciousness, wit, determination and compassion for the human spirit was unlike any other. I will deeply miss her infectious laugh. I hope that you are able to find peace and comfort in knowing that although her life ended far too soon, the enormous impact she had on all who she encountered will never be forgotten. Rest peacefully my dearest Michelle.
Wendy Dear Mike, I am truly saddened for your loss, Michelle was the most loving, kind person. Your are in my thoughts and prayers.
Wendy Dear Mike, I am truly saddened for your loss, Michelle was the most loving, kind person. Your are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dave CookSo sorry to hear about Michelle's passing . Please accept our families deepest condolences .
Patrick W. O'BrienMary Charlotte, Don and family, We were very sorry to learn of Michelle's death. She was a lovely woman and was making a great contribution to our community in her work. I had the pleasure to teach her in high school, and she was always a delight to interact with. I know you were all rightly proud of her, and will miss her so much. You are all in our prayers as you at this difficult time. May Michelle rest in peace. Sincere sympathies! Pat and Evelyn O'Brien
Grace Letteau, Shelby and Dwight MoulinWe are all very saddened by the loss of your wonderful daughter, Michelle.Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
Andrea, Josep and AleixDear Michael I cannot put into words how deeply shocked and saddened we were to hear about the loss of your lovely wife, Michelle. She will be missed by so many whose lives she touched with her warm and sunny personality and her enthusiasm for everything. We have such fond memories of those few days we spent with you both here in Barcelona, we will cherish them always. You are in our hearts and our thoughts at this terribly difficult time.
Judy IronsideMike, Don, Mary Charlotte, Theresa, Dawn Marie. I am so blessed to have known Michelle. We worked together for many years at St Joseph’s. We shared a lot of great times. I was honoured to have her as my friend and every memory males me smile.
Paula HodderWhile working at Parkwood Children's Centre, the children and I, had a few conversations / laughs with Michelle. She was always warm, engaging and respectful of the child care profession. Please accept Parkwood Children's Centre's deepest condolences and sincere sympathies.
Scott McKinnonMy heartfelt sorrow for your loss of Michelle. I met Michelle in late November when I started at SJHC. From my first meeting, she was extraordinary in her professionalism and depth of understanding healthcare, her ready willingness to teach me about it, compassion for patients and she always wanted to start the conversation with “how are you and the animals” (we have a mix of household and barnyard friends). With COVID we began to meet more frequently during the week and her work was ever more demanding. She always met the challenge with optimism, a firm hand about policy and perspective and a willingness as a leader to appreciate all opinions to weather these extraordinary circumstances. In our careers sometimes we are lucky enough to work with a few true gems. Michelle was one of them and she will be missed.
Deb LamanDear Micheal, Don, Mary Charlotte and Family It is with the deepest sadness I extend my condolences on the tragic loss of Michelle. I feel very privileged to have worked several years with Mary Charlotte in Endoscopy and then had the pleasure of working alongside Michelle in her early years in Admitting and watching her grow into the wonderful leader she was. Michelle certainly had inherited her Mom’s ability to find the good in everyone. Many a time she challenged us to look at leadership challenges, in a different way leading to a more positive outcome. Her sparkle and smile was infectious. She was an extremely dedicated loyal leader at St. Joseph’s and a true advocate for excellent patient care. It is so hard to believe and I know she will be sadly missed by so many. Deb Laman
Terry PottsMy great friend Don and family, So sorry to learn of Michelle's passing in such a tragic way. I know that your family is very closely knit and very loving. While this is a difficult time, I am sure that with the love that is within your family--time will heal. All the best to the entire family
Dani SweetMike, although it has been awhile since we've connected, you and Michelle have always held a special place in my heart. I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear the news. There are no words. Its never easy. Its never "fair" and its never understood. Losing a loved one so suddenly just plain hurts. May the love of friends and family soften your sorrow and sadness. Sending you love Dani and Kevin
Kelsi BreakDon and family - no words can express how deeply missed Michelle will be at St. Joseph's. I've had the pleasure of working with Michelle for the past 9 years. She was gracious and kind and her positive attitude shone through during each and every encounter I had with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Linda and Terry McBrideDear Don and Family. I cannot express how deeply your loss of Michelle touches us. We were neighbours and church friends with deep appreciation of you and your family. I can only say that we will keep you all in our prayers as life adjusts to your loss in the coming days. Our daughters also extend their sympathy. Your daughter was admired by many in the medical community as was her Mother for compassion and care in their nursing career. Hold those loving memories in your heart.
Paul & Anne HillDon, there are no words, just love & prayers. Our deepest condolences to all your family.
Bill HuttonDon & Family - please accept my sincerest condolences about Michelle's untimely passing. Know that all your golfing buddies are thinking and praying for you all.
Robert GooderHi Don and family. Joanna and I are thinking of you at such a terrible loss.
Jodie CostaMy thoughts are with all of Michelle's family and friends, I had the pleasure of working for Michelle she was an amazing leader and will be missed by all at St Joe's
Betty MayvilleMy condolences to you Michael and to all of Michelle's family. I worked at St. Joseph's in ED and watched Michelle grow into the role she was inspired to do, and did St. Joseph's proud in all her accomplishments. She will be missed.
Josie and Willy FransenOur deepest condolences to Michael and the Mahood family.Wishing you peace ,comfort and courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.Willy and Josie
Kerri VandelooMy dearest Mahood family - my deepest condolences on the loss of Michelle. I have cherished memories of growing up in the Mahood house, and Michelle was always an exciting spark. Although it has been a long time since I last saw her, reading about the positive effects she had on all those around her is a beautiful tribute to a life well-lived, and cut too short. My thoughts, prayers, and all my love are with you.
Lorna Evelyn Hunter MacaulayI am deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Michelle. It was an honor and privilege to work with her through many challenging and rewarding times St Joseph's. Michelle was a kind, passionate Leader who knew how to gently bring out the best everyone. Her steadfast integrity never wavered as she always remained focused on Patients and their care. She was a shining light who will be forever missed and remembered by me and everyone she touched. My deepest condolences to her family at this incredibly sad and difficult time. Lorna Hunter Macaulay
Karen BetteridgeThough I’ve been at St Joe’s for many years, I only recently had the pleasure of working closely with Michelle, during our Covid-19 pandemic. I will always remember her cheerful spirit and her confident, calm, leadership she brought to every situation. She truly loved to hear new ideas and and was always quick to give encouragement and express gratitude to her team. I will miss our conversations together, and laughs we shared. Sending thoughts and prayers to all of you during this extremely tragic time. I pray you can find comfort in your memories together. ❤️ Karen.
Susan EdwardsMichelle was my cousin's wife. I only ever spent a few days with her and Michael but Michelle's kindness and warmth, and her delicious sense of fun will always be some of my very happiest memories. I will never forget her. I cannot begin to imagine how those who knew her for longer and more closely will feel her loss. I want to express my very deepest sympathy to Michael, and to Michelle's family and friends. I will keep you all in my prayers. Susan (Australia)
Rob WhelanMichael and family, I am very sorry for your loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
Christine Foxworthy LaceyDon, Mary Charlotte, Theresa, Dawn Marie and Michael, I am so very deeply saddened to hear of Michelle’s passing. My memories of fun family times with Michelle, I hold so very dear in my heart. What an incredible spirit she had and always with that glint of love in her eyes. Please know I am praying and sending love to you all. Xo
Ken WESTDear Don, Mary Charlotte, Teresa and Dawn Marie. Your Loss of Michelle is a very heavy burden for all of you. It is tragic and unexpected. Just remember You will always have her in your heart. Regards Ken
Pete ReniersMichael and family, my heart goes out to all of you in this very difficult time. Although I have only met Michelle on a very few occasions, from working with Michael I have witnessed the profound difference she made in just one person's life. A remarkable women without a doubt. Michael, please take some comfort in knowing that your work family is here for you now and whenever you need us.
Mary Zabder RossDear Michael and family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Michelle. Mr. Mahood it was truly an honour to meet you and your beautiful daughters. Despite your overwhelming grief, light and love and warmth shone through, and all around, each and every one of you. Michelle would be so proud. Know that her presence and spirit lives on in everything that is good and beautiful and will remain in the hearts of all who had the good fortune to know her. Thank you for welcoming me with the same kindness and love that Michelle always exemplified. Special blessings to you all during this extremely difficult time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Jonathan, Yvonne, Jasmine & OliverDear Michael we were so shocked and saddened to hear of Michelle’s tragic passing. We only met Michelle a couple of times, but it was enough for us to see what beautiful person she was both inside and out. We as a family loved the time we got to spend with you both when you visited England, and feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet Michelle. Our love and prayers are with you, Aunty Betty and Michelle’s family at this extremely difficult time. X
Tracy DrenthMichelle was a wonderful person and colleagues. I truly enjoyed working with, and collaborating with, her. Over the last four months, I got to know her more personally, and enjoyed our regular chats about family, weekend plans and vacation destinations. She was kind, genuine, supportive and compassionate. She loved her job, and proved it every day. She will be greatly missed at St Joseph’s. My sincere condolences to her family.
Elizabeth and John WhiteDon and Mary Charlotte and family, Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Wendy ReedMichael, Don and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you as we all mourn the loss of Michelle, such a beautiful person in so many ways. I feel very blessed to have been part of Michelle’s work family. Over many years she shared her kind, caring, bright and free spirit with all of us. Michelle brought wisdom, creativity and devotion to her work, always focusing on the importance of relationships and connection. She will be remembered not simply for what she accomplished, but for the way she made us feel, always valued, respected, cared for, loved. She truly was a remarkable person whom I will remember with great fondness. I hope you find some comfort knowing Michelle will be remembered dearly by so many.
Robin & Peter SandorThere are never enough words to truly justify a persons life, especially when they are such a good, kind and genuine person. Michelle gave everyone a chance, took the time to get to know them and made everyone feel welcome! It's not hard at all to remember her laugh, which she did often. Michelle will be missed by family, friends and colleagues. 51 is just too young. We did not see Mike & Michelle as often in recent years, but we were around when Mike & Michelle met, fell in love and started to build a life together. When I last saw Mike & Michelle about a year ago at the boat you could tell they were excited about their future plans. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mike and to Michelle's family for the loss of such a wonderful person.
Don & Kendra DubeauDon, Mary Charlotte and family: Please accept our deepest condolences at this time. This is a terrible and unexpected loss for all of your family. Thinking of you often.
Mary & Kevin ConcannonDon, Mary Charlotte, Michael & family - There are no words adequate enough to comfort you in this tragic loss. Although we never knew Michelle, by the many tributes you can see she was so loved, so respected and such a special gift to her family, friends and community. She will be greatly missed! May God surround you all with His love and strength as you cherish her memories. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Marion DonaldsonDon, I was so sorry to learn of your daughter's sudden passing. I can't imagine. My sincere sympathy to you and you family. I wish you the strength to keep going. Marion
Michael and Maureen ColebyWe were neighbours on Brandy Lane, we were so sad to hear of Michelle’s passing. We often chatted and will remember her with affection. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
David EliasHi Theresa My deepest deepest condolences to you and your family. Michelle was always so caring and cheerful. I cannot imagine the loss of losing such a great sister, aunt, wife and daughter. I will keep Michelle and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and God Bless. David
Gary, Lillian and Terri PughWe were so very sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Michelle was such a delightful young lady and the Pugh family has many happy memories of Michelle spending time at our house swimming in our pool. Hockey tournaments were happy times for the Mahood children and the Pugh children as they played together while their dads were playing hockey. Again, we are all so very sorry to hear of Michelle's passing.
Carol and George PuculaMichael,we were so sorry to hear of your loss. Your love of your wife , Michelle was strong . Take Care
Deb MillerMy thoughts and prayers to all of you who will miss Michelle. I worked with her for many years, and she 'is' the most gracious and generous of heart person I have known. She always speaks well of people, has a creative idea and re-framing of a challenge, is a thoughtful planner, and included everyone. She is a beautiful person, a smile that lit up a space and sparkles as so many people have said... and when she needed to be a bit tough -- she demonstrates 'grit' and deep caring and intention for good things to happen. She demonstrated incredible and caring leadership and passion for the 'right thing'. She leaves an indelible imprint on so many people. Peace to you Michelle and to all who loved you.
Nicole FosterMichael and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences.
Dahlia ReichMichelle was quite simply one of the world's lovely people. There are few like Michelle - her warmth, wisdom, genuine kindness and compassion, devotion to patients, families and colleagues, generosity of spirit, and yes,that r indelible sparkle, are unparalleled. In every encounter with Michelle, I knew I would learn something - from the way she looked at every problem, her thoughtful approach to solutions, and how she unfailingly encircled what mattered most each and every time. Her impact as a colleague and a leader was profound and will be greatly missed across St. Joseph's. At the same time, Michelle's inner joy radiated. This was the essence of Michelle. My heart goes out to Michael and all members of Michelle's family. Dahlia Reich
Chantale GauthierMy deepest condolences to Michael, and to Michelle's family. Michelle was my boss for several years, and in that time she taught me so much about compassion and respect. I considered her to be my mentor, and I will never forget all of our talks about books, music and our passions. Michelle, I hope that wherever you are, that you are surrounded by beauty and flowers. Thank you for the impact you made on my life. I will never forget you, and I will be forever grateful for the time I was able to spend with you. I miss you so much.
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