VALIQUET, Michael Ian
RMC 3696 M.I.T. M.Sc.

Mike passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at the Queensway Carleton Hospital on Friday, January 27, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife Helen (McCalla) and his beloved children; Timothy (Leslie) of Santa Ana, CA, Richard (Colleen), Michelle, and John (Lynn) all of Ottawa. His eight grandchildren were his pride and joy; Patrick (Claudia), Christopher (Elizabeth), Daniel (Jenny), Peter, Jacqueline, Danielle, Madeleine and Genny. Autumn was his adored great-grandchild. Mike is also survived by his only sister Anne Marie, her husband Ron Gipp and their family. His McCalla in-laws, Bruce (Clara), James, and John (Joan) were also special friends. His many cousins, nieces, and nephews often gathered at Mike and Helen's home. He was predeceased by his parents Louis and Viola (Skuce), his brother Peter, and his great- grandson Gabriel. Special thanks to The Ottawa Hospitals, Civic, General and Heart Institute; Queensway-Carleton Hospital, West End Villa, and his wonderful doctors, nurses and caregivers who kept him with us for a terrific life. A Mass in Memory will be held at St. Patrick's Church (Fallowfield), 15 Steeple Hill Cres., on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 11:00 am. Reception to follow in
the Church Hall. Spring interment at Notre Dame Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to The Ottawa Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made at
www.kellyfh.ca .
Mike always lived his RMC credo Truth Duty Valour. We will miss him forever.


Just a brief report on Mike’s funeral today. (02 Feb 12)

 
There were 15 Classmates present and we all sat together at the front of the church. Clark Moggeridge came the  furthest – all the way from Salt Spring Island! Don Lamarre from Quebec City, Glen Giddings and Earl Law from Toronto, and Bill Lynn and Peter Harrison from Montreal. Ottawa Classmates were Tim Ryley, Earl Schaubel, George Logan, Art Claire, Don Goodwin, Georges Desbarats, Bill Broughton, Don
Gregory, and Bill Campbell. Helen was very pleased to see such a good turnout.
 
The homily took as its theme the RMC motto – Truth, Duty Valour. It was a touching send off for Mike.
 
Bill (Campbell)

I.K. Steuart: Sorry to hear of Mike and Dave's passing. They were great friends to all of us. Ike.