Michael Gordon Brockway (September 5th, 1945 – July 23rd 2017). Resident of Oakville, Ontario. After a courageous battle with cancer, Michael passed away peacefully at Ian Anderson House Hospice. Born and raised in St. Stephen, Michael (Mike) was always proud to say he was from Charlotte County. He was even more proud of his family and his life long friends he had from “back home”. Mike moved to the Toronto in his twenties and was a pillar in the grocery industry working as a Category Manager for Oshawa Foods/Sobeys for 37 years.
He was one of 2 children born to the late Daniel Hazen Brockway and Jean Vera (Sawyer), will forever be loved by his big brother Sidney Brockway (Charlene Brockway). Beloved father that will be sorely missed by his children and spouses Janna (Matthew Bell), Amy, Ryan (Uyen Brockway), wife of 37 years Mary Brockway, treasured grandchildren Lauren, Paige, Michaela, Emily, Fiona, Peyton, Baylee, Jevon and Makiyah. Cherished uncle to Pam Knowles (Jody Knowles), Natalie Stafford (Dale Stafford), Mark Brockway and their families. Fond cousin to Aleta, Carolyn, Nancy and Louise. His life long best buddies Michael Henderson, Ronnie Malloy, and Donnie Malloy, along with the countless other friends and family whom were so fortunate to have known him.
Mike loved being around his family, and his dogs Maggie Mae, Sally and Domi, and he loved telling stories about days gone by – usually many times over, but always very enjoyable.
Mike was a warrior, whose tenacity and work ethic were only shadowed by his heart and kindness. Simply put, he had a heart of gold and was tougher than a $2 steak. He could bring a smile to anyone’s face by way of his quick wit and humour. Even in the end, dad kept true to himself and character. Mike’s request that the following be mentioned upon his passing… “Tell Ronnie that the last time we went fishing on the St Croix, I caught the biggest fish!”. Cheers to you, Mike Brockway. What a man, what a life!
The family will be holding a celebration of life in the Toronto area in the fall. There will be a similar event held in Charlotte County in the summer of 2018. The family requests all donations be sent to the amazing people who provided Mike with such warmth and comfort in his final days at Ian Anderson House Hospice in Oakville, ON. Donations can be made online by going to https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/8416