James Michael (Mickey) Mulroy, who was born in Winnipeg, Man. on December 22, 1934 passed away quietly on March 10, 2005, at home, after a courageous struggle with heart and kidney disease.
Mickey was the youngest of 10 siblings raised in Togo, Sask. At age 15 he joined the army and served his country in Korea. After becoming legal age he rejoined the Canadian Armed Forces for 25 years. He spent four tours of duty peacekeeping in Cyprus and 7 years in Germany. Mickey retired at 65 for the second time from Chilliwack Zellers.
He was a family man who loved children, and outdoor activities like gardening, hunting and fishing. Mickey loved canning and made many an Apple pie. He volunteered for many years at Royal Canadian Legion Br. #265, Aldergrove, B.C. where he had a lifetime membership.
Mickey is survived by his best friend and loving wife, Lorraine. Also by his two daughters Denise Mulroy and Susan Maier (Rob Kennedy); their mother Sonia Peters; his grandchildren, Candra, Chad, T.J., Christopher and Brittany; great-granddaughter Shaye, all of Chilliwack, B.C.; step-children Berek, Travis and Michelle Hook all of Edmonton, Alta.; Angela and Rik Taylor of Aldergrove, B.C. and Sharon Boyd of Calgary, Alta.; step-grandchildren Amanda, Audrey and Owen.
Visitation for family and friends will be held Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. in the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 27555-31 Ave., Aldergrove, B.C. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2005 at 3 p.m. in the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #265 hall at 26607 Fraser Highway.
For those desiring, donations in Mickey’s memory to the Kidney Foundation would be greatly appreciated.