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Michael Blythe

Mr. Michael (Mike) Gearing Blythe

Thursday, October 2nd, 1941 Monday, January 20th, 2020

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Obituary for Mr. Michael (Mike) Gearing Blythe

BLYTHE, Michael Gearing “Mike”

1941 - 2020

Peacefully, surrounded by his family on Monday, January 20, 2020 in Guelph, Ontario. Mike Blythe of Guelph; age 78 years, was the beloved partner of Anneliese Blythe (née Villhauer) and adored father of Catherine (Rick Kingston), John (Jacqueline Kinloch), Jeffrey (Francesca Rossi) and the late James “Jamie.” Dear "Poppa" to his grandchildren, Madeleine, Sean, Michael, Charlotte and Joey. Much loved brother of Claudette, Ted, Linda, Clifford, Paula and the late David, Sandra, Peter and Shirley. Adored son of the late Jules and Norine Blythe (née Jackson). Cherished uncle and brother-in-law to the Villhauer family and uncle to his nephews and nieces in the extended Blythe clan.

His marriage to Anna, in 1963, brought tremendous happiness into his life and set the tone for 56 years of family life, T-ball and Guelph Minor Baseball, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Keybrand, Crime Stoppers, Rotary Club and St. George’s Church. He had a lifelong dedication to his community--and a shared life full of music and laughter. Mike had a passion for the military and was an amateur golfer (or at least thought he was), a beautiful singer and a wonderful piano player with a distinctive touch of warmth and swing. He had an incredible love for his wife, children and grand-children.

The family would like to thank the special people who enriched his years and invite them to call at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon St., Guelph (519-821-5077) on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church, 99 Woolwich St., Guelph, on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2 p.m. As expressions of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations to the St. George’s Anglican Church Choral Fund, to the Foundation of Guelph General Hospital or to a charity of one’s choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Condolences may be made online at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com/obituary-listing.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 24th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Hart Chapel
    1099 Gordon St.
    Guelph, Ontario
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    Friday, January 24th, 2020
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, January 24th, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Hart Chapel
    1099 Gordon St.
    Guelph, Ontario
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, January 24th, 2020
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    St. George's Anglican Church
    99 Woolwich St
    Guelph, Ontario
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    Saturday, January 25th, 2020
    2:00pm
    Officiant
    The Rev. Canon Ralph Blackman
    Co-Celebrant
    The Rev. Canon Jean Mitchell
  • Interment

    Woodlawn Memorial Park
    762 Woolwich St.,
    Guelph, ON
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  • Reception

    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Mitchell Hall, St. George's Anglican Church
    99 Woolwich St
    Guelph, Ontario
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    Saturday, January 25th, 2020
    3:00pm - 5:00pm

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Doug Gilchrist

Mike was a real gentleman and a real presence in our community.
Comment | Posted at 11:20am via Condolence
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Jim, Jane, Jessica and Joel Wilson

Sincere sympathy to Mike's family. We highly respected Mike for his dedication to St. George's Anglican Church and outstanding commitment to the operations and building management to ensure the comfort for the community of St. George's and beyond. We will miss his welcoming smile. May the many great memories and reflections provide you peace in the days ahead. God bless.
Jim, Jane, Jessica and Joel Wilson
Comment | Posted at 09:15pm via Condolence
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Andrea WD

Condolences to Jeff, Francesca and the Blythe family. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Rob and Andrea Devlin
Comment | Posted at 11:49am via Condolence
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Joanne Hasson

Anna and family. So sad to hear of your loss. Ive grown up knowing your family and know how close you all are, so there will be many wonderful memories to share. Sending my condolences and prayers to all. Joanne Hasson.
Comment | Posted at 11:16pm via Condolence
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Joanne Fahy

Dear Anna and family, I just sadly learned of Michael’s passing. He was a delightful man and I always enjoyed seeing his smile at our IODE gatherings. You were a true, loving and devoted wife through all his health issues. May he Rest In Peace.- Joanne and John Fahy
Comment | Posted at 08:17am via Condolence
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