In Memory of


Michael Urbanski

Visitation

Wednesday November 28th, 2018 from 6-8 pm and Thursday November 29th, 2018 from 10 am until time of funeral service, in the chapel at 11:00 am.

Service

Thursday November 28th, 2018 at 11:00 am

Urbanski, Michael Vincent.

May 13, 1947- November 24, 2018

Peacefully, with his family by his side, at his home in Barrie, on Saturday November 24th, 2018. Mike Urbanski, at the age of 71, beloved husband for 47 years of Brenda (Dorsey). Loving father of Kim (Marc) Simpson and Mike and Brenley (Van Muyen) . Sadly missed by his grandchildren Benjamin Simpson, Ryan Simpson, Theodore Urbanski, Paige Simpson and Adam Simpson. Dear brother of Judy Harwood (Robert) and the late Peter Urbanski. He will be missed by his extended family and many friends.

 

Michael was a long-time resident of Beeton and had made Barrie his home during the past five years. He was an active community member, involved with the Royal Canadian Legion, the Rotary Club (a Paul Harris Fellow), and he served 25 years as a Volunteer Firefighter with the Beeton department. Mike had many interests, which included playing cards (especially poker), traveling, RVing, golfing, curling and fishing.

 

The family will receive friends at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, Tottenham, 905-936-3477 on Wednesday November 28th, 2018 from 6-8 pm and Thursday November 29th, 2018 from 10 am until time of funeral service, in the chapel at 11:00 am. Private family interment to follow in Trinity Cemetery, Beeton. Donations to North West Barrie United Church or the Beeton Firefighters Association would be appreciated by the family. www.RodAbramsFuneralHome.com

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Memorial Tribute

“Michael Urbanski”
  1. Lynne & Mike Madaleno wrote:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with the family during the difficult time.

  2. Kim and Kevin Dermott wrote:

    Brenda ,Kim ,Mike and family

    So sad for all of you. Mike was always kind to us and a great community person. Thinking about all of you.

  3. Gary and Susan Coleman wrote:

    Brenda and Family—so sorry for your loss please accept our deepest sympathy and our prayers. Thank you Mike for your years of service and protection with the Beeton Firefighters.

  4. Alberta Mason-Reynolds wrote:

    So sorry for you loss Brenda and family!! Thinking of you at the very hard time!

  5. Elsie & Brian Newbigging wrote:

    Brenda & Family, so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. Thinking of you at this difficult time!

  6. Brian & Joy Elines wrote:

    Brenda, Judy & Families: We are so saddened by your loss and are thinking of you at this difficult time.

  7. Cam Lindsey wrote:

    To the Urbanski Family… So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a fine man and will be missed by many. My condolences to all of you

  8. Robin, Richard, Jayden, Riley Norcross wrote:

    Brenda and Family
    Michael was such a great person. He will be sadly missed. Our deepest condolences.

  9. Mike Knoblauch wrote:

    To Brenda and family my condolences to all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless You.

  10. Susan McCormack wrote:

    So Sorry to hear about Mike. Prayers and Thoughts are with Your Family. The Dungey Family.

  11. Iain and Shauneen Mackay wrote:

    Dear Brenda, Our condolences to you and your family. Mike will be greatly missed. The Mackays

  12. Marlene Annand wrote:

    So saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. He was always so full of life and have fond memories of Staff Christmas parties and gatherings at the farm. My sincere condolences to you Brenda, Kim and family and Mike Junior and family.

  13. Jim and Pat Shacklady wrote:

    Brenda , we are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time

  14. Bernice Arnold wrote:

    Our condolences on Mike’s passing. I still remember the laughs and good times we all shared back in the Beeton Rotary days. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time.

    Bernice and son David.

  15. Ron & Norma wrote:

    Our Thoughts Are With You,Brenda And Family,In Your Many Hours Of Grief And Sorrow.
    Ron & Norma.

  16. Tara Huxley wrote:

    Our condolences you will be missed

  17. Cecil and Sandra Mason wrote:

    Our deepest sympathy Brenda and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are sith you. He fought the good fight to the end. Rest in Peace Mike and God Bless your family left behind

  18. Jennifer and Dale Dever wrote:

    Brenda and family, saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. Holding you all in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time.

  19. Jackie Calhoun wrote:

    Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Our deepest condolences. Jackie and Ryan Calhoun

  20. Ray and Brenda Lisk wrote:

    Brenda, Judy and families. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  21. Sharon MacKenzie wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Brenda, it bringings back a lot of great memories. My prayers are with you and your family.

  22. Steve Taylor wrote:

    Mike Urbanski was a man of character and honour.He will be greatly missed as a friend .My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

    God Bless

  23. Jeffrey Dawson wrote:

    Our condolences to you all. Mike will be dearly missed. He was my best friend and like a brother to me for almost 46 years. You will always be remembered and never forgotten.

  24. Karen Rankin and Terry Mason wrote:

    Brenda, Mike, Kim and families Our deepest sympathies, Mike was a very dear friend and we will miss him greatly.

  25. Donna Stewart Schneider wrote:

    Dear Brenda and the Urbanski family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mike. Mike and I where buddies from early childhood till now. He was a very special person, and he will missed!

  26. Tracy and Graham Huxley wrote:

    Brenda our heart felt condolences to you and your entire family at this difficult time.

  27. Bonita Girard wrote:

    Brenda and family…my thoughts and prayers are with you…sorry for your loss

  28. Greg & Sharon (Lance) Murphy wrote:

    Brenda & Family,
    Our condolences on Mike’s passing. You are in our thoughts.

  29. Pete & Jenn Boychuk wrote:

    Brenda, Mike and Kim,
    Our condolences to you all and extended family. Mike will be greatly missed by our entire family. He always welcomed our family and treated us with kindness and unlimited entertainment. I always new I could pick up the phone at any time day or night and he’d be there. Thinking of you all.
    Jenn Boychuk

  30. Rosemarie Elsdon wrote:

    Dear Brenda and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a tireless worker for the Legion during the days I knew him. Loving his Family and helping others in any way he could. My fondest memory of Mike was when he threw me over his shoulder and took me upstairs on Paul Pesikaka’s double decker bus to join Joyce Dermott from Beeton. I was not exactly light and had sprained my ankle. I could see then how this skill helped him as a Firefighter. I pray Brenda that you and Family find patience and inner peace. Rosie

  31. Jason, Halley & Jordyn wrote:

    Our hearts go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Big Mikes energy and happiness will be missed by many.

  32. Carol-Lynne and Larry Smilsky wrote:

    That happened “way too fast”. We are so sorry to hear about Mike and hope that wonderful memories help you and your family during this sad time.

  33. Susie Robinson wrote:

    Sorry for your loss.Sincere Condolences.

  34. George and Heather Bayley. wrote:

    Brenda and family: George and I are so sorry to hear about MIke. Thank you Mike for your service to the community. May God bless your soul. Sincere sympathy to your family and friends. George and Heather.

  35. Sherri Burke wrote:

    So truley sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  36. Carla Williams (Westlake) wrote:

    To the Urbanski Family…I am truly sorry for your loss. May the memories ease your sorrow at this difficult time.

  37. Mike Wraight wrote:

    To the Urbanski Family,
    My family sends their condolences to you during this difficult time.

    Mike Wraight

  38. John and Colleen Simpson wrote:

    Mike was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be sorely missed by all those who knew him. He was a giving person who served the community with dedication and compassion. Colleen and I extend our heartfelt sympathy to Brenda, Kim and Michael, and all the Urbanski family. Mike will live forever in all our memories.

  39. Hal & Madelyn Rutledge wrote:

    Brenda, Kim, Mike and family,our condolences on Mike’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  40. Ross Elliott wrote:

    My condolences to Brenda and family on the passing of Mike

  41. Mike, Janice, Kieran & James Wall wrote:

    Mike was a great man and will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts are with you Brenda and family at this very sad time.

  42. Frank and Sun Thibault wrote:

    We will miss Mike, he was a wonderful friend, a strong competitor at the poker table, a raconteur second to none , and a sharing, caring individual.
    Our prayers are with Brenda and family.
    Sun and Frank

  43. Stuart Kenn wrote:

    My deepest condolences. Mike was a great mentor and companion in the fire service. You will truly be missed brother.

  44. Lisa Elshayeb wrote:

    Mike was one of a kind. He was always there to help out when asked for a favour. I respected him deeply. He was a great man. Mike you will be missed! My condolences to the family.

  45. Warren Holmes wrote:

    Brenda, Judy and family. My condolences on Mike’s passing. He will be missed. God bless.

  46. Ann Anderson wrote:

    Brenda and family. I was saddened to read about Mike’s passing. I will be thinking of you often in the days ahead.

  47. Lori & Harvey Cook wrote:

    Brenda and family; Sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. We send you are thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Sincerely, Lori (Lisk) & Harvey Cook.

  48. Louise Rivett wrote:

    Brenda Kim and Mike and your families
    My deepest condolences.
    Take care

  49. Dawn Westcott wrote:

    To Brenda and Family, it was only two months to the day when I was last talking to you and Mike at Tiffin Conservation Centre where we were attending a memorial service. I will keep you and your family and Michael in my thoughts and prayers.

  50. Amanda Ranby wrote:

    My condolences to the Urbanski family Micheal may he RIP

  51. Margaret Salmon wrote:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and praying for peace.

  52. Mary Hutterer wrote:

    Brenda & family, my sincere condolences, such fond memories of Mike

  53. Bob and Marg Milligan wrote:

    We were so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He will be missed by this community! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  54. Debbie and Phil Trigiani wrote:

    Our deepest sympathy to you all.

  55. Sue and Al Stanbury wrote:

    Our memories go so far back. Mike was a great guy. Loved life and helped many. Our sincere condolences Brenda, Judy and families. We will miss him.

  56. Bob and Sherry Robison wrote:

    We cannot believe how attached we became to you and Michael in the few years we were together. We are heartbroken for you and your family. He will be missed by all and we will probably still be looking for his hat when we go to Arizona. May peace be with you and your family. Love and miss you. Bob and Sherry.

  57. Al & Judy Lord wrote:

    Dear Brenda and Family,
    We are so very saddened to hear about the passing of Mike. Mike was a fine gentleman always willing to help others as was shown by his involvement and dedication with the Beeton Firefighters and also the Royal Canadian Legion where we first really met him. Mike will truly be missed by many who knew him well. Please try and find comfort by cherishing the great memories he has left with you and all of us.

  58. Judy Baguley wrote:

    Brenda and Family,So very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing.Our prayers and thoughts are with you all may you always find comfort in the memories.Judy and Family

  59. Karen & Michael Parker wrote:

    Brenda and family
    So sorry to hear of Michael’s passing.
    You are in our thoughts at this difficult time.
    May you cherish the memories.

  60. Bob & Pat Jackson wrote:

    Brenda & Family
    We are very sorry for your loss.

  61. Earl and Judy Gray wrote:

    Brenda and family
    We heard of Mike’s passing and we are truly sorry for your loss. Mike was a wonderful man. Stay strong and hold your memories close to your heart.
    Sending you love and strength to get thru this sad time.

  62. PENNY BECK wrote:

    Brenda and family, Jim and I are truly sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

  63. Greg Winhall wrote:

    I just want to say MB will always be in my heart.I had the honor to work alongside with him and learn many things. To Brenda , kim and Mike i’m so sorry for your loss.

  64. Pat Shelenko wrote:

    My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. I have thought of Mike a lot recently – especially when I want to tell people – This ain’t my first rodeo!

  65. Joan Wellar & Bill Paterson wrote:

    Brenda, Bill and I have only known Mike and you for about 5 years but felt we had known you forever. We are saddened about Mike’s passing. He was a wonderful person, generous and caring. We know he loved his family so much and they will always miss him.

  66. Richard Preiss wrote:

    I am sitting here fondly recalling all the projects and events we worked together on, personally and through Rotary. Wow, way too young.

  67. Hank & Betty Lou Vanderpost wrote:

    Dear Brenda & family:
    Our deepest sympathy is with you all at this very sad time.May the memories surround you with love & blessings.

  68. RCL Branch 421 Beeton wrote:

    Brenda and family
    On behalf of the executive and members of Branch 421 we send our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts are with you at this time of loss

  69. Gwen and Tom Robinson wrote:

    Brenda, we are so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Please except our deepest sympathies

  70. Christian Goetz wrote:

    It is impossible to meet Mike, even briefly, and not recognize his love for family, friends, community, and nature. I am also inspired by his love for adventure, including the confident strides he took towards his current voyage.

  71. Michael Cook wrote:

    I think the saying only the good die young is so true in Mikes case.

  72. David Pegg wrote:

    Worked with Michael and his dad for two summers building the grain elevators at the seed mill. A great worker and all around person. My thoughts are with you at this time of loss.

  73. Ruth Dermott & Bill Zerback wrote:

    Dear Brenda and family, we are deeply saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. Keep your memories close to your heart! Thinking of you.

  74. Timothy Danby wrote:

    Brenda, Mike, Kim and family My deepest sympathy. I am proud to be a good friend and we will miss him greatly. God bless all of you during this hard time.

  75. Debbra macdonald wrote:

    Brenda and family, my deepest condolences on the loss of Mike..a true hero at heart. He will watch over you from above. Sending you hugs, strength and love during this difficult time.

  76. Darlene Sunnerton wrote:

    We were very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Please accept our condolences to Brenda and all the family. Mike was a wonderful person and will be missed by many.
    Walter, Darlene and Robert Sunnerton

  77. Shirley Ross wrote:

    Dear Brenda and family, our sincere condolences, during this very difficult time. RIP Mike

  78. Deborah Hardwick wrote:

    Brenda, my deepest condolences on Mike’s passing. I hope you find strength and peace in your memories of this kind and fun-loving man. He will be missed.

  79. Barry and Donna Jebb wrote:

    Brenda, Kim & Mike: our sincere condolences to all of you. Thank you Mike for your years of volunteer services in our community.

  80. Pat Squire wrote:

    Brenda, my heart goes out to you and your family at this very sad time. You are in my prayers.

  81. Robert Edison McGadden wrote:

    My Condolences to Brenda and Family. Always enjoyed working with Mike. A Gentleman and Friend. RIRIP Mike. May your journey be Grand.
    Bob McFadden

  82. Darlene Mooney wrote:

    Dear Brenda and family,I was sad to hear of Mike’s passing.
    I am extending my deepest condolences to you all at this difficult time. Years have passed since sharing some very special times that will always be treasured.

  83. Kevin Bulman wrote:

    Sorry for your loss Brenda and family. Are prayers and thoughts are with you

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