Belan, Michael Sr.

May 1, 1932 ~ January 23, 2020

BELAN, Michael Sr. – Age 87 of Oil Springs, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Bluewater Heath, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Di Belan for 63 years. Loving father of Mike (Pam), Pat (Donna), Doug (Cindy), Dennis (Sandy), Todd (Liz), Tony (Cyndi) Belan. Cherished grandfather of Mike (Leah), Nikki (Bryan) Weaver, Breyden (Michelle), Kris (Sarah), Hannah, Cody, Brandy (Derek), Curtis, Brittney, Kelsey (Joel) Myers, Jamie, Justine, Brock, Shawna (Jesse). Great-grandfather of 12. Survived by his brother Lloyd (Patricia) Belan and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother John (Muriel) Belan and parents Tony and Anna Belan.

Funeral Details
A celebration of life will take place at the Inwood Fire Hall (6483 Weidman Line, Inwood Ontario, N0N 1K0) on Sunday, February 09, 2020 from 2-5 pm.

Donations
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice.

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  1. Thinking of you and your family, Mike and Pam. Sending peace and strength at this sad time. Celebrate and cherish your happy memories. Cathy & Bruce Stephens

  2. Di and family,
    Please, accept my sympathy. Mike was a nice man and always had a smile. Glen and he had many a chuckle. He will be missed.
    Thinking of you, Barb Campbell

  3. So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. One of the great neighbors that so many of us had the pleasure of knowing. Along with Di and the rest of the Belan boys, he made growing up on the 13th of Dawn, a much richer experience!!

  4. Pam, Mike and family…So sorry to hear about Mike’s dad….we will be thinking of you all in the days to come and after too…..Love: Cathy and Bob Macgillivray

  5. Dennis. We are so very sorry to see that your father has passed away. You spoke so very highly of your Dad when you were at our house doing electrical work. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Sincerely Dave and Beth Studnicka

  6. Mike Belan could fill a room just by walking in. He worked hard, played hard and always had a laugh. I’ll remember most about Mike was talking about “Donkeys” all the time? Then one day it struck me, he was talking about , Todd, Tony, The Twins, Pat, Mike JR.. and all of us that hung around the Belan homestead…. “Donkeys!” …. this Donkey will miss Mike and I’m sure all of us who hung around the homestead with Mike & Di….. To Diane, all the family thoughts and prayers are with you…

  7. Our condolences to Di and family. Mike will be greatly missed. Murray always had a “Mike ‘ Belan story to tell after we saw him out and about.
    Accept our sympathy for your loss.
    Murray and Betsey Reid

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family. I remember meeting Mike when I was a kid. He always had “something” to say and always made you feel welcome.
    Sorry for your loss.
    Bonnie (Wright) Kershaw

  9. Di and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. We have memories of Mike over the years, will never forget his witty personality, always a smile and never knowing what he was going to say! He will be greatly missed.
    Our deepest sympathy, Al and Loretta Webster and Family, Carroll and Donna Hall

  10. Di & Family , sincere condolences on Mike”s passing . We had some good times & always enjoyed talking to him . Ron & Helen Law .

  11. Our Condolences to Di and family for the loss of Mike. Sincerely, George and Jean Van Damme and family.

  12. Heartfelt condolences to Di and the entire extended family . Mike will be greatly missed . He loved to chat and always had a smile .

  13. To Di and the family: We are sorry to hear of your loss. I will miss seeing him in the front window doing puzzles. Mike lived a full and colourful life. Your memories will comfort you in the months ahead. He will be missed . God bless you.

  14. Di and all the Belan family , So sorry for your loss of Mike. He will surely be missed by all that knew him. Lots of good memories at the Old Shop Always made you laugh!

  15. Mike, Pam and family: Sending our condolences to the Belan family as you mourn and cherish your Father’s full life.

  16. DI and all the family, we would like to add our sympathy at this hard time. Mike and Di and family have been good friends over the years. So sorry to hear this. He will certainly be missed.

  17. To the Belan family. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Cherish all the great memories you had together!!

  18. Di and family, I am very sorry to hear of Big Mike’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Jill, Lisa and I still share stories of our time spent with you.
    Sue

  19. Di and kids. Sincere sympathy. Lots of good memories from when the kids were young. Mike had a personality larger than life. God bless.

  20. Di, Mike, Pat, Dennis, Doug, Todd, Tony and families

    I have many fond memories of Mike. He was certainly “One of a Kind”. I am sure there will many great stories being told as you remember Mike. Cherish the memories.

    Kerry Jacklin

  21. Di and family: So sad to learn of Mike’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you, the boys and their families.

  22. Vážená rodina Belanová, príjmite úprimnú sústrasť nad stratou Vášho otecka. Mária Jamborová, Slovakia

  23. Mike, Pam and family – we were sorry to read of your father’s passing. We are thinking of you all during these difficult days.

  24. Di and family – we celebrated Lloyd’s birthday on the Wednesday and we spoke of both of you — sending our sincere condolences so sorry for your loss……Carol and David (Lloyd’s sister-in-law).

  25. Sorry for your loss Di and family, think it was just last Sunday I saw both of you. Will miss Mick in the window doing his puzzles. You have strong family ties let them help you.

  26. Di and family, So sorry to hear about Mike as he was was a great husband , father, grandfather and friend and will be missed by all. We had so many laughs and fond memories of those long fishing stories up north, and will miss his great humour and laughs. Love to all Bill and Ev

  27. To Di and the entire Belan Family:
    So sorry for the great loss to the Belan Dynasty. Many jovial memories are wide spread, I’m sure, in this neighbourhood and beyond, about this man!! Each of us treasure our own.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Ellen & Dave

  28. Our condolences to the entire Belan family. I have often noticed how tight knit and supportive your family is of each other. I’m sure your father was very proud of all of you and your strong family commitment will be a great support for your mom.God Bless.
    Ted and Faye Barnes

  29. To the Belan family, We are very sorry to hear of your loss. We had a lot of fond memories at the Belan household. Mike certainly won’t be forgotten, he was a very entertaining man.

  30. Pam, Mike and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss , our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  31. Pam, Mike and Family, deepest condolences to you all in the loss of your dad, grandpa & great grandfather.. (((HUGS))) Deanna

  32. Diane and family…..sorry to hear of Mike Sr’s passing…he was a funny guy who kept us in stitches laughing anywhere he was in a crowd telling his jokes…he certainly missed his calling as a comedian instead of a farmer….take care at this difficult time….Bernie Baillargeon,Windsor,Ont

  33. To the Belan family,
    So sorry to read about Mike. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. May pleasant memories bring you peace.
    Michael and Cathy

  34. I’ll miss his humour and always stopped and talked to us so glad I got to talk to him the other day he cheered ya up thoughts and prayers to Di and all the family he will be missed Kevin and Cheryl

  35. Our condolences to Di and the Family.
    I have fond memories of the Belan home when we were young.
    Take care of one another at this sad time.

  36. To Di & family: So sorry to hear about the death of Mike, Sr. Our sympathy and thoughts are with all of you at this time.

  37. Our deepest sympathies on this very sad news. Sending prayers and support to the whole Belan family .
    Graeme and sally Weaver and family

  38. Hi, Di and family sad news about Mike he always put a smile on my face loved his wit sending you all our deepest sympathies love and hugs!!

  39. Our condolences Di and the entire Belan family. Can’t help but smile at the legacy Mike is leaving behind.

  40. Our deepest condolences to the Belan family may the great memories of Mike help you get through the days ahead
    Larry and Sandra Wagner

  41. Deepest sympathies to Di and all the Belan’s.
    Mike Belan was a true character and will be greatly missed.

  42. Dear Di, boys and families…we send our sincerest condolences. I will always treasure each moment I met up with you and your family and got to share a laugh or two and a great visit. I will miss him. Mary Jean (Hill) Prangley and family.

  43. My condolences to everyone in the Belan Family. When every I came home to visit my parents in Oil Springs over the past few year, I would notice on occasions Mike sitting at a table in the window looking like he was putting a puzzle together. May you have smile and chuckle as you reminisce about all the fun and joyful times that you had together over the years.

  44. Hi Belans- deepest Condolences. I always remember Mile with a smile. So interesting. We sure had some times didn’t we. Peace and comfort to you all. Luv Debbie Greenwood (Zimmerman)

  45. Hello Di and all the boys the wives & kids we are so sorry for your loss today!!! From what I know, what I’ve seen & what I remenber over the years Mike was a great man, a great husband and a great father, who with Di’s help raised 6 great sons!!! He will be missed and remembered by many!!!

  46. We are deeply saddened by the news of Mike’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Belan Family!

  47. My deepest sympathies to you, Di & your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during most difficult time. So many great memories of how Mike liked to tease and had a great sense of humour!! Barb

  48. To Di and all the Belan family…we are sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a good, well respected neighbour.

  49. Dear Belan Family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  50. To Di and the boys..so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Lots of memorys..especially when our boys were young . I remember Mike as one of the most colorful characters I ever knew. My condolences to you all.

  51. What a legacy he leaves. Extremely fond memories of time spent at the Belan home in my early years. Condolences to Di and ALL those handsome men and their families.

  52. We are So Sorry to hear of Mikes Passing, Our Condolences go out to the whole Family….I remember When he Smiled he lit up everyone around him….😇🙏🏻

  53. To Di and family our deepest sympathizes. So very glad we had a great visit a couple of weeks ago. Cherish the memories during your time of sorrow. Sincerely Don & Penny Phillips

  54. We are so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was indeed a unique individual with a great gift of the gab! He will be sorely missed by family and friends alike. Our sincerest condolences to you all. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Cliff and Penny Murray

  55. The kids and I loved trick or treating there the most. We are so sorry for your loss. He was a joy to have in the community. Our deeest sympathies.
    Sincerely
    Anthony, April, Audrey and Kingsley Larsen

  56. My deepest sympathy to the Belan families. I’ve got such fond and fun memories growing up just down the road from all of you! He will be deeply missed, I’m so glad that I got a chance to have a little visit with him at Dad’s Birthday!
    Laurie

  57. So sorry to hear about Mike’s passing ,our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time!He will definitely missed.

  58. To all the Belan Families, so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing . Mike was quite a guy he loved to chat and tease . I remember years ago as a small child we would snowmobile with them and had many laughs . Thinking of all the Families at this difficult time . We sure are going to miss him driving around Oil Springs on his Scooter. Love Always Ron and Maureen Bailey and Family xoxo