Michael John Winterburn

07/01/1975 - 23/07/2023


Obituary For Michael John Winterburn

January 7, 1975 – July 23, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Michael John Winterburn at his home in Crofton, BC, on July 23, 2023.

Mike was born in Edmonton, AB to Terry and Donna Winterburn. The family moved to Grande Prairie in 1980 where Mike spent his childhood. He graduated from St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in 1993. Mike would become certified in asbestos removal and earned his red seal for insulating.

He had two daughters, Amelia and Ava, of whom he was so proud. Mike and his family moved to Vancouver Island in April of 2017, where Mike worked at Catalyst, Crofton Paper Mill as an insulator. He loved garage sales, music, and his record collection. Mike was a big hockey fan, especially of the Edmonton Oilers and Team Canada. He was the kind of guy who could wear a suit and overalls both in one day and looked good in both. He could build anything, including building friends everywhere he went.

Mike is predeceased by his mother Donna, grandparents Roy & Doris Suitor and Norman & Jean Winterburn, and aunt Shiela Suitor.

He is greatly missed by his daughters, Amelia and Ava, father Terry, sister Karen, mother of his children Serena, dog Murphy, the Zallum family, the Grant family, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Life took place in BC on August 3, 2023.

A Memorial Service will be held at Bear Creek Funeral Home, 11802 99 Avenue, Grande Prairie, Alberta, on Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at 1pm.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742


15 Aug

Memorial Service

01:00 PM

Bear Creek Funeral Home 11802 99 Ave Grande Prairie, AB T8W 0C7 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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  • 16/08/2023

    Mike and I played hockey together, every other year back in our junior high and high school days. I had not seen Mike for years but every once and a while something sparks up a memory of us back then which makes me smile. He was always joking around with a grin which was infectious. I like to think Mike not just lived life but loved life. My sympathy to Mikes family.

  • 15/08/2023

    I never seen anyone drive like Mike we used to turn n his wipers and pull his ebrake in the winter but you couldn't ask.for a more loyal friend I will miss you buddy

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  • 14/08/2023

    We are so sorry for your loss! Our sympathy to Terry, Karen, and his daughters.

  • 13/08/2023

    Loved ur smile and heart.

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  • 12/08/2023

    Nan Jentink always loved your heart and smile. RiP Mike .

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