MICHAEL (MIKE) MACGREGOR
December 22, 1959 - March 25, 2022
Surrounded by friends and family in his last hours, Mike peacefully slipped away from us on March 25, 2022.
Mike was born in Winnipeg on Dec 22, 1959. He spent his first five years living with his mother, Lena Trybel and then moved in with his father and stepmother, Lewis and Joy MacGregor. He was a bit of a wayward soul in his teenage years but developed into a gentle, fun loving, adventurous, honest, moral, hardworking man.
Mike worked at several jobs but was proudest of his long-term job at Reliable Tire Recycling (23 years). He was also proud to hold a Class 1 driver’s license and was a damn good truck driver. He was also proficient at driving a loader, bobcat, excavator…. you name it!
Mike was a Foster Parent for 13 years and welcomed in many children who couldn’t live in their own homes. He treated them like his own really cherished their special moments.
Mike loved his cars and his toys. He cherished his 1966 Pontiac GTO, with the license plate TIGGRRR, as well as his 1969 Datsun Deluxe, with the license plate LIL TGRRR. Over the years he enjoyed boating, water skiing, his high-powered remote-control cars, and driving his Polaris RZR. He relished in the time he could spend at his cabin and often commented on the serenity compared to the city.
Over the years Mike had many, many friends. He loved to spend time with them playing cards, drinking coffee, going to car shows, or just chatting.
Mike was the godfather to a special girl named Katelyn, born in 2005. He enjoyed watching her grow up and was proud that she is learning to drive. He wished he could have helped teach her and will be watching over her to keep her safe on the roads.
As a child, Mike’s nickname from his father was “Smidge”, in his middle years, his friends called him “Chopper”, and more recently, he was referred to as “Magoo”.
Mike will be truly missed by his wife, Marla, and his aunts, uncles, and cousins who have survived him. Mike would often refer to Marla as “Mom” and would embarrass her by yelling it out in public.
Miss Me – But Let Me Go
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room
Why cry for a soul set free.
Miss me a little – but not too long
And not with your head bowed low,
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me – but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take
And each must go alone;
It's all a part of the master plan
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
Miss me – but let me go.
A ‘Come and Go’ CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held on April 2 from 1:00 to 3:00pm at 603 Wellington Crescent at Academy Road (Unitarian Church). It will be informal but there will be the opportunity to say a few words or share a memory. Masks are recommended, and we ask that you limit
your time so everyone can come in comfortably and safely.
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