In Memory of

Mike O’Hara


Sunday October 6th, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm


11:00 am Monday October 7th, 2019

O’Hara; Michael Thomas.
Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday October 1st, 2019 at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket. Mike O’Hara, in his 65th year, beloved husband of Bonnie. Loving father of Norman (Michelle), Lindsay (Justin) McCourt, Jenna (Matt) and Scott (Jessica). Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Grace, Aria, Martin, Ella, Hunter, Daniel, Kylie, and 4 legged friend Casey.

The family will receive friends at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, Tottenham, 905-936-3477 on Sunday October 6th, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held in the chapel, 11:00 am Monday October 7th, 2019 with interment to follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bolton. Donations in Mike’s memory to the Canadian Food Grain Bank would be appreciated by the family.

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Memorial Tribute

“Mike O’Hara”
  1. Elaine Maynard-Lloyd wrote:

    Wishing You Peace to bring Comfort,
    Courage to Face the Days Ahead, and Loving Memories to Forever Hold in Your Hearts.

  2. Joe/Mary Ellen Keenan wrote:

    We extend our sincerest sympathy to Bonnie and the O’Hara family. May God bless and comfort you at this very difficult time.

  3. Elaine Maynard-Lloyd wrote:

    Wishing You Peace to bring Comfort,
    Courage to Face the Days Ahead, and Loving Memories to Hold in Your Heart Now and Always.

  4. Mallory Groombridge wrote:

    You were a good man! A man who loved to farm, who loved his community and would work hard to put smiles on people’s faces. You were always a pleasure to be around.
    Rest In Peace Mike.

  5. Susan Rainey wrote:

    Dear Bonnie and Family,
    I’m saddened to hear about your loss.
    Rest in peace, Mike.

  6. Joanne, Pete Duggan and family wrote:

    Oh Bonnie, We are so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. His smile will live on forever.

  7. Patt Ward wrote:

    I was so sorry to hear of Mikes passing. I know the last couple of years have been a huge challenge and I often thought how difficult life must be for Mike not being able to work his land and help his community. I hope Mike has eternal peace and I’m banking there are really nice tractors in heaven!

  8. Cheryl, Dan, Riley & Shane Prentice wrote:

    We are so sorry and saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. His smile will most definately be missed. Bonnie take comfort knowing he is resting easy now and he has walked his final walk without that chair. Hes rejoined a long list of old Schomberg friends & family. Rest easy now Mike.

  9. Dave Swackhamer wrote:

    Mike my friend, could you pass me that green screwdriver one more time, I’ll see ya when I get there and we can go back to fixing the worlds problems. Bonnie he has passed his forever smile on to you, wear it well he is counting on you. God bless both of you.

  10. Hazel Hodson-Walker wrote:

    My family and I were so sad to hear of Mike’s death.
    Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time of loss.
    Mike will be sorely missed.
    Rest In Peace.

  11. Sharon Dorney wrote:

    Mike thank you your teasing and constant smile will always be with me
    Bonnie and family I will keep you in my prayers.

  12. Maureen and Dave Archibald wrote:

    Will miss you forever Big Brother “Farm on”

  13. Wayne and Lynne wrote:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bonnie and family! He will be greatly missed. Stay strong and know that your loved by many ox

  14. Karen Henry wrote:

    My heart felt sympathy goes out to you Bonnie and the entire O’Hara family on the loss of Mike. It was really hard to fathom what happened to Mike a couple of years ago but this really hit hard. I’ve known Mike since we were very young and thought often of him but have not talked a lot through the years. He always had that boyish grin on his face whenever we met. He will be missed.


  15. Judy & Gerry Duffy wrote:

    Dear Bonnie & Family,
    There are no words to describe the sadness we felt at hearing the news of Mike’s passing. We enjoyed the times we spent with Mike. Your courage together was remarkable. Sending hugs, love a prayers.

  16. Barry & linda Matson wrote:

    Our sincere sympathies to Bonnie and all the family

  17. Jessica Puccia wrote:

    My sincerest condolences to all of Mike’s family and friends! May you find the strength to weather this difficult time by remembering all of the good times you shared and the happy memories made together. I know I will always remember Mike’s smiling face greeting me around town, and the laughter he shared!

  18. Ailene Mabee wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.Ailene Mabee

  19. Stephanie Lee Stephenson wrote:

    Mike’s smile and dedication to agriculture and community were infectious. He will be greatly missed.

  20. Doug Groombridge wrote:

    This news breaks our hearts. So many years working with Mike is hard to lose. You never let up and all of us lift you and your family in the days ahead. Mike, you will be remembered by so many of us.
    Gods speed

  21. Ernie and Daina Wienecke wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing!
    Our deepest sympathy to all!

  22. hutchins family wrote:

    so sorry for your loss Bonnie & family you are all in our thoughts & prayers

  23. Mary & Paul Kavanagh wrote:

    Rest In Peace Big Brother Michael.

  24. Mark Hayhoe wrote:

    A blessing to have known you Mike.Thank you Bonnie for your incredible endurance these past few years. May you rest in peace smiling Mike.

  25. Don (other) Hunter wrote:

    Old Memories of the O’Hara family.
    Good hearted hard working people.
    Helped out tremendously when my cousin was killed on the farm,
    Mike was every bit one of them.
    I only wish that I could have been more a part of his community.

  26. Norm & Mary wrote:

    Sending our deepest sympathy to Bonnie and family RIP Mike

  27. Charmaine Wall wrote:

    My heart is saddened today to hear of Mike’s passing. Our families were friends, and we all went to school together. A kind, hard working man who never spoke a harsh word. He will be missed. It is my prayer that family, friends, and community will be an ever-loving support for you at this difficult time. Rest in peace, my friend.

  28. Bob Munro wrote:

    Micheal, I am thankful to God for giving me the gift to have known you in my life.

    Thoughts Prayers and Condolences to Bonnie and family.

  29. Bob Munro wrote:

    Michael, I am thankful to God for giving me the gift to have known you in my life.

    Thoughts Prayers and Condolences to Bonnie and family.

  30. Ed & Lyn Robinson wrote:

    Our deepest condolences to you Bonnie and Family. Thinking of you at this time.

  31. Mike and Janis Boykach wrote:

    Bonnie and Family: you have a beautiful angel looking over you’s now. Our sincere condolences to all the O’Hara and Courtney Families.

  32. Ian and Vickie Witherspoon wrote:

    On behalf of Jim and Millie and the whole Witherspoon Family, please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. It was a pleasure knowing Mike and the fun years we had curling together.
    God bless.

  33. Sandra and John Rodrigues wrote:

    Dear Bonnie and family – we are saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers. May God fill you with strength in the difficult days and years ahead.

  34. Dane and Maureen Coxworth wrote:

    Bonnie and family…it is with a very heart we send our love and sympathy to you at this sad time..May God’s love surround you all. Xo

  35. Pamela Close wrote:

    To Bonnie and Family,
    Thinking of you. My deepest sympathy.
    Pamela Close

  36. Mary and George Milner wrote:

    Bonnie, we were very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and all of your family.

  37. Jack and Julie wrote:

    Dear Bonnie and family – our deepest sympathy. Mike showed such courage. We will miss him.

  38. Todd Marchant wrote:

    To Bonnie and family,
    Our most sincere condolences go out to you all.

    Todd, Marilou & Don Marchant

  39. Cathy & Brent Webb wrote:

    Bonnie we are so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  40. Sarah & Peter Ogborn wrote:

    Bonnie, we are so saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. He was always so kind to us,the family that moved in to “the old O’Hara place”!
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

    Sarah & Peter

  41. Marg Tough wrote:

    Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Margaret Tough and families

  42. Lorraine Gingerich and family wrote:

    Bonnie and Family, so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Our sincere condolences. It is not easy, God give you strength to get through the days. Lorraine

  43. Sandra and John Galt wrote:

    Our sympathies to Bonnie and family for your loss. With time we hope your pain will be replaced with fond memories of the special moments you shared together.

  44. Mary (Leonard) Storey wrote:

    Bonnie, Thinking of you in your time of grief.

  45. John Wiederhold wrote:

    Evelyn Elmer and I extend sincere sympathy at this difficult time.

  46. James Peter Naisbitt wrote:

    Too soon to leave us Mike,was a pleasure knowing you.Better pasture and happy cows.

  47. Debbe Crandall wrote:

    Mark Hayhoe told me about Mike today.I didn’t know him well, having met him in 2013 when I joined the board of Albion Hills Community Farm.
    Mike was funny in a wry, delicious kind of way. His most prevalent quality to me was his quiet gentleness. He was one of the good ones and we are less as a result. I guess we have to all try a bit harder to make up for the void he leaves behind. My condolences to his family and friends.

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