Michael SANDS

Michael SANDS

SANDS, Michael David (1962 – 2015)

His glass was always half full. Lessons to be learned from this courageous man: Give thanks in all circumstances. Have faith, be hopeful and love deeply. Talk is cheap so walk the walk. Be generous. Never give up! And if you don’t have a napkin, just wipe your hands on your socks (he always wore knee highs). Our beloved son, brother, husband, father, granddad, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend, was called home to Heaven on Monday January 5. His chains are gone, he’s been set free! He’s doing cartwheels now with Jesus and enjoying steak dinners and fettuccine. For four years, Mike battled ALS with brilliance and when the Lord called him to give up the fight, he humbly obeyed. A friend says, “Though his earthly body may have ‘lost the battle with ALS’, his spirit conquered it tenfold.” Mike will be dearly missed, but his lessons live on forever! A celebration of the life he leaves behind and his new life in glory will take place on Mike’s birthday, January 16 at 3:30 pm at Maple Ridge Baptist Church (Wear bright colours). A memorial well will be drilled in Malawi, Africa in Mike’s name this spring, so in lieu of flowers, a donation to Project Wellness is appreciated … that was Mike’s wish. Project Wellness address: #405 – 12090 227 St. Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6J5

My dearest Michael,

I love you to the moon and back compared to an ant…

and far more than that.

Your sweetheart, Nadine

You can read more about Mike and his courageous story at alswithcourage.blogspot.com

Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.gardenhill.ca


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