Michael Simon Pett, shipwright, artist, son, brother and friend, passed away May 18, 2012 in Sointula, Malcolm Island, British Columbia. He was 46.
Mike was born in England and lived in Brampton Ont, Calgary, AB, Vancouver BC and finally Sointula. He was a graduate of Alberta College of Art and Design
(Visual Comm) 1988.
Left to mourn are Michael’s parents, John and Audrey Burrows, siblings Clare (Rob), Christopher, Adrian and Lisa (Brent), his two beloved nieces and nephew, and his best friend, Myke Amon and family.
Michael loved the sea, and in particular old boats. Always up for a debate, he was passionate about many topics and a wealth of knowledge on many subjects, from environmental issues, to religion and politics, motorbikes and art ? just to name a few.
Michael’s kind soul and big heart will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. An informal ‘farewell’ will be held at Sointula Gallery & Bistro in Sointula from noon-2pm on June 10th and another in Calgary at a later date.