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MICHAEL SHANE FITZHENRY January 1, 1962 December 11, 2009 Michael left us unexpectedly on December 11, 2009. Left to cherish his memory are his special friend, Judy Shaver; parents Eileen and Sherman Murphy; father Dominic Varrenti (Marlene); adoptive father Jim Fitzhenry (Evelyn Robinson); brothers Carl Fitzhenry (Maureen) and Steven Fitzhenry (Lesley Castledine); sister Wanita Lippai (David); and his beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Paul in 1983. Mike was a kind-hearted person who adored children and telling jokes. He grew up in Moose Jaw, Portage la Prairie, Trenton and Winnipeg, playing hockey and excelling at school. After graduating from Silver Heights Collegiate in 1980, he enjoyed travelling with Sherman's band, Three Penny Opera, doing sound and lights. He loved rock music and summer visits to the island at Lake of the Woods. Most of all, Mike valued his family and friends, and recognized the fundamental importance of love. He often played the role of peacemaker, encouraging people to treat each other with respect and affection. His acute intelligence and long struggle with health issues gave him a special perspective on the value of close relationships. He will be deeply missed. A memorial reception will be held on Wednesday, December 16 between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. (eulogy at 3:00 p.m.) at Thomson in the Park Funeral Home, 1291 McGillvray Blvd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. THOMSON IN THE PARK 925-1120 Condolences may be sent to: www.thomsoninthepark.com
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on December 14, 2009
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