Born in England Oct. 16, 1938 passed away suddenly at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC Oct. 11, 2013. Michael leaves his loving wife Norma of 55 years, son Mark (Susan), daughter Karen (Fred), grandsons Tyrell and Danny, granddaughter Alison and devoted dog Molly. Also, Michael leaves his brother Arthur (Nora) and family in England and many other family members and friends. Thank you to all the doctors and nurses, especially Dr. J. Flynn for their love and care for Michael over the past years. No service or flowers by request. “I love you and will miss you forever”, Love Norma. “Thanks for being our rock Dad, miss you forever”, Love Mark and Karen.
It’s written in the stars
That night will follow day.
And the tide will ebb and flow onto the shore,
This is the way it is, so try not to rock the boat
Sit back relax, your time will come for sure.
Work hard, try hard, there is no easy way.
It takes time to do the things that count,
Shortcuts don’t pay.
If you would do a thing with skill, Hone it.
If you would do a thing with strength,
If you would do a thing with love,
You are already half way there.
For in this world, too much is short
For reasons that are false.
Tell me what man of great wealth,
Would not give his last gold piece.
To regain the thing he was given free,
You have this health, it was given free,
To you, the same as he.
And if you guard it with your life,
A man of wealth you’ll be.
The moral of this tale I tell,
Is very plain to see.
In life’s great race to reach the top,
Of your own chosen tree.
Remember the things that were given to you,
Written by Michael Lester