Michael “Mike” McCullough of northern Vancouver Island passed away suddenly at Caroline, AB on January 14, 2015 at the age of 63 years.
Mike was born September 11, 1951 in Toronto. His father was in the Air Force and the family lived at various bases across Canada. They eventually settled in Comox, BC where in 1974 he went to work for Canadian Forest Products as a heavy duty partsman and later in the Fire Shop. He stayed with Canfor for 25 years. In 1976 he met Angelika “Gaylee” Hornung. They were married in 1977 and had 2 sons. In 2007 they moved to Alberta and had recently settled near Caroline. Mike was a longstanding Legion Member and, other than his family, Mike’s passion in life was golf. For the past few summers he worked as a greenskeeper in the mornings and would play up to 27 holes after work if there was nobody slowing him down. He won many various local tournaments and just this past summer he shot his best round of 64.
Mike is lovingly remembered by his wife Gaylee, sons Steven (Renee) of Calgary and Craig (Lyndsay) of Caroline, as well as his grandsons, Andrew and Rory. He is also survived by his siblings Anne (Dave) Foden, Donna (Harvey) Rutzen, Jim McCullough, Pat McCullough, and Billy McCullough as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Enid McCullough, sister Carmel McCullough, niece Rhea Foden, and nephew Brian Rutzen.
As it was Mike’s wish, no Service will be held. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Heartland Funeral Services, Ltd. entrusted with arrangements. http://www.heartlandfuneralservices.com