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Michael Forrest

March 7, 1955 - February 22, 2017


Mike passed away peacefully on February 22nd in Duncan, BC, surrounded by his loving family, from complications brought on from a work place injury.

Mike is survived by his wife Debra Forrest and children Michelle Forrest (Derek) and Tyler Forrest (Anna) and his grandchildren Brooklynn, Ryder and Brenner. Mike leaves behind his siblings Ross Forrest, Grant Forrest, Lynn Harrison and their families, as well as many other friends and family. Mike was born to Peggy & Ted Forrest in Duncan, BC and made his home in Lake Cowichan. Mike was an athlete and loved hockey and baseball. Prior to his injury he owned his own construction company in Lake Cowichan and worked at the Lake Cowichan Arena. Mike was a warrior, with a sideways smile, a big heart , sparkling blue eyes and a fierce temper that echoed his passion for his family, friends, sports and community. Of all his accomplishments his greatest pride was being a Papa to his three beautiful grandchildren. The Forrest family would like to thank his dedicated medical team and caregivers, and most especially the wonderful staff at Cerwydden where he spent the last 8 months.

A Celebration of life will be held Saturday, February 25th at 2pm at the Centennial Hall in Lake Cowichan. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Maureen Lennerton
Relation: Friends

Debbie: Thinking of you and your family at this sad time. My deepest condolences, from Maureen Lennerton.

From: Joan Webb
Relation: Mike worked with my husband Ross

To All the Forrest Families,
My sincerely condolences to you all. I will remember Mike as a happy, kind & helpful person. He will be missed by many.
Kind regards,
Joan Webb

From: Dianne (Webb) Martin
Relation: Worked with my dad

My heartfelt condolences to Mike’s entire family. Mike always had a smile for everyone and I know you will all miss him.

From: Karl Fielding
Relation: friend/bodyguard

To Deb, Tyler, Michelle and family- it was a pleasure meeting you, even under such sad circumstances. I offer you my heartfelt condolences, and my wish for you is that the years of happiness and good memories ease the grief you are feeling. I am only a phone call away if you need advice or even just a friend to talk to in the middle of the night. Thank you for allowing me to spend the time with you- I hope my presence helped you for the brief time that we walked the path together with Mike. He was a larger than life personality and it was my honour to have known him, and the rest of the family, if even for such a short time.

From: Bains
Relation: Boss, friend

Sincerest condolences to Deb, Michelle, Tyler. Mike was a mentor to me. I will never forget when he said,”we worked hard, let’s go for a beer”.

From: Lorne and Sherry Eliason
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Deb, Michelle and Tyler our sincerest condolences, our thoughts are with all of you at this very difficult time.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 25, 2017
Beginning at 2:00pm

Centennial Hall
309 S Shore Road
Lake Cowichan, BC Canada

309 S Shore Road
Lake Cowichan, BC Canada

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