Michael Bade of Bayfield passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at the age of 61.
Michael was the loved best friend and partner of Katie Hathaway. Raised in a large family, Michael was the second youngest, growing up with his siblings, Sabine and Peter Scanlon of Omemee, Ont, Elke Bade of Millbrook, Ont, Fred and Lori Bade of Port Franks, Ont, Ralph and Vicki Bade of Grand Bend, Ont, Rick and Tammy Bade of Surrey BC, Loretta Therrien and Blaine Horton of Oil Springs. Michael is predeceased by his brother Jurgen Bade (2017) and his parents Willy Bade (1999) and Johanna (1993).
Michael will be missed by his good friend Gerald Rodges who was always very kind to Michael. A mentor relationship, a friend who treated Michael like a son.
A favourite uncle to his many nieces and nephews and is missed by his many extended family, friends, and neighbours.
Katie, coffee, and cars were Michael's greatest loves. One who possessed the gift of contentment, always happy and finding fulfilment in simply helping out a friend. Michael enjoyed using his gifts of construction and vehicle repairs with those around him. He loved to talk with friends and family, watch movies and spend time with his four-legged buddies Gunner the cat and his dog Hope.
A friend to all, always helping those around him, always thankful, always caring. Donations in Michael's name are appreciated to the Bayfield Foodbank, your local food bank, or your local Humane Society.
Arrangements are entrusted to Gilpin Funeral Chapel, 123 King Street in Forest. 519-786-4964. Please leave a memory or condolence at www.GilpinFuneralChapel.com