August 16, 1958 – March 27, 2021
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Michael Clayton on March 27, 2021, beloved husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend.
Left to cherish Mike’s memory are his wife Maxine; son Brendan; daughter Crystal (David); grandchildren, Alexis and Colten; brothers-in-law, John and Barry (Arlene); brother Ray (Cindy); niece Bonnie (Mike and family); nephew Allan (Michelle and family) as well as his extended family and friends. He is predeceased by his parents, Dora, Hugh, and Doris and sister-in-law Beverly.
Mike’s passion was woodworking, everything from house renos to toy boxes. He took meticulous care of his ’65 Parisienne and spent time as the President of the ‘Manitoba Pontiac Association’. Mike loved music and the guitar, only the classics of course. He loved to cook, always trying a new sauce, spice, or rub. He enjoyed all sports, playing hockey, watching his grandkids, and cheering on the Canadiens. Always rooting for the Chiefs and Roughriders on the field. Mike enjoyed fishing trips with the boys, and he and Maxine looked forward to winter holidays in Mexico with family and friends.
In 1987 Mike began working for the City of Winnipeg as a building inspector. With his last few years before retirement as Chief of Existing Buildings. It was here that he made lifelong friendships with great co-workers.
Mike was diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy disease in 2014. Although there was no cure, he was determined to live life to the fullest, and remained incredibly positive.
The family would like to thank the 5W Lodge nurses and staff, Andrea, Sandra and Dr. Stasiuk at Deer Lodge for their care and compassion.
In accordance with Mike’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date when we can all gather safely together. Until then, raise a glass and remember what a wonderful person Mike is. Cheers! In the meantime, Mike’s family kindly requests that his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos and/or sharing your own memories and stories using the comment section on this page.
'You may be gone from our sight,
but never from our hearts.'
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