Mike “Spike” Mihalynuk passed away at the Rocky Mountain Village on Monday, September 12, 2011 at the age of 89 years. He was born in Michel, BC to Ukrainian immigrants Peter and Anne Mihalynuk on March 7, 1922.
Mike is survived by his beloved wife Emily, his children Margie Mueller and Bob Mihalynuk,4 granddaughters: Kerry Pomponio, Laura Lanterman, Lorenda Thompson and Tala Wambacher and 9 great grandchildren: Grace, Michaela, Jonathan, Taryn, Jesse, Alex, Olivia, Eric and Samantha. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Bill and sisters Susie Storm, Annie Smith, Mary Gillis, Elizabeth Cossarini, Margaret Zarko and Helen Melody.
Spike worked in the coal mine for approximately 45 years underground. He was a lover of the outdoors and spent many hours hunting, fishing and gardening. As a part of his retirement, he spent many hours painting. Emily and Spike were together 67 years which is the longest married couple in Sparwood. Spike will be dearly missed.
A special Thank You to Dr. McBeath and the caring staff at Rocky Mountain Village. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services.