May 6, 1947 – Montreal, Quebec
February 22, 2015 – Okotoks, Alberta
Michael Arnold Pavey beloved husband of Linda, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the age of 67 years.
Michael was born in Montreal and grew up in Toronto with his three beloved brothers. It was back in Montreal where he and Linda started and raised their family, with a brief interlude in Newfoundland, before moving on to Calgary in 1991. In 1999, Michael and Linda returned east to live in Moncton, before finally returning to Calgary in late 2014 to be nearer to family.
Michael retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Major Drilling Group International Inc. in 2006, where he had worked since 1999. Prior to that, Michael held senior executive positions with TransAlta Corporation. Michael served as a Director of Maritime Electric Company Limited from 2001 to February 2007, and as a Director of Fortis Inc. from 2004 until the time of his passing. Michael held a Master of Business Administration from McGill University and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Waterloo.
Michael and Linda spent their retirement years spending as much time as possible with their grandchildren, travelling around the world, and taking their yearly pilgrimage to their cherished winter home in Florida. There, Michael and Linda enjoyed the visits from their family and friends, golfing, bicycle rides, and a good glass of wine. Michael was also an avid supporter of the New England Patriots, and took great satisfaction in the last weeks of his life with their Superbowl victory!
Michael will be sorely missed by his wife of forty-three years Linda (nee McCaskill); daughter Shannon (Howie) Thomas; three sons, Matthew (Amber), Mark, Ian (Robyn); five grandchildren, Sarah, Grace, Kirsten, Jackson, Carson; three brothers Don (Libby), Dana (Sheran), and Brian; sister Bronwyn; mother-in-law Chick McCaskill; brother-in-law Earl (Doreen) McCaskill; and many other extended family. He was predeceased by his father Arnold and mother Mary.
Michael will be deeply missed and always loved.
Private family memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Foothills Country Hospice Society, P.O. Box 274, Okotoks, AB, T1S 1S1, Telephone: (403) 995-4673, www.countryhospice.org. The family wishes to thank all their dear friends and extended family who were so supportive during these past difficult months.They would also like to thank both the staff of Foothills Country Hospice as well as Twee and Ruth from Calgary Palliative Home Care for their wonderful nursing in his final days, and Dr. Laura O’Neill for her compassionate care in his final months.
In living memory of Michael Pavey, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. CALGARY, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.Print This Obituary & Condolences