Michael Mervin Sheedy was born on October 7, 1936 in Brooks, Alberta to Wilfred and Marion Sheedy.
Surrounded by his family, Mike passed away peacefully on March 21, 2022 in Provost, Alberta, at the age of 85 years.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda; children, Sean (Melody), Florrie (Jeff Huckle), and Dawna (Brody Bashutski); grandkids, Josh, Torin, Kally, and Tiffany; great grandson, Elijah; brother, Robert Cooper; and many nieces and nephews.
With his father working in the mining industry, Mike lived in numerous places in his childhood, including Field, Calgary, and Edmonton. When he was young, his mom and dad divorced, and his mother took his sister, Peggy, and Mike stayed with his father. While they were in Calgary, Mike stayed with Bill and Lil Hurle, who cared for him while his dad was away working. They lovingly called him Mickey and he had very fond memories of them.
Later, Mike and his dad moved to Primate, Saskatchewan and stayed there until 1947. In 1947, they moved to the farm at Fusilier. It was at this point that Wilfred married Florrie Cooper who stepped in as Mike’s mother and her son, Bob, became his brother. This was what dad would always consider his real family.
Mike was a jack of all trades and his list of occupations included farmer, plumber, trencher, crop adjuster, pest control officer, gun smith, water well driller, and scrap metal dealer. There were many people who hired him to do plumbing and trenching for them and he often refused to send a bill because he did not want people to struggle.
Mike loved collecting antiques, books, stamps, and everything else under the sun. His dream was to be a museum curator and he built a large collection of antiques and called it the Smokey Hills Museum. This required him to attend hundreds of auction and garage sales, a past time that he greatly enjoyed. At one of these auction sales, he purchased a large collection of bicycles and parts and nearly every kid in the area was the recipient of a free bicycle as a result. Bike mountain remains at the farm and every person who sees it for the first time are in awe.
Mike loved to joke, sing, dance and he was always ready to horse around with his grandkids.
A Funeral Mass for Mike will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Major, Saskatchewan with Father Dan Yasinski officiating.
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