Mike Moffatt

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Passed away at the Brantford General Hospital on Friday November 20, 2015 at the age of 58 years. Beloved husband of Lynda (Shaver) Moffatt. Loving father of Adam (Rachel), Scott, and Erin (Tom). Dear grandfather of Mikey, Mikaela, Xander, and Audrey. Brother of Yvonne, Robert (deceased) (Rose), Lorna (Neil), Sandra (Andre), Randy (Janice), and Elizabeth (Mark). Mike will also be remembered by his nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and the Shaver family. The family will honour his life with visitation at the Hyde & Mott Chapel, R.H.B. Anderson Funeral Homes Ltd., 60 Main Street, South Hagersville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration to remember his life will be held in the chapel on Wednesday November 25, 2015 at 11 a.m. followed by a reception at the Hagersville Community Centre. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Simcoe SPCA. www.rhbanderson.com


Posted by Larry & Cheryl Grigg on
Hello Lynda & family,

We received the news late today about Mike. We only knew Mike for the years you lived on Soyers Lake but Mike was so optimistic and positive. Words can not expressed our sadness of Mike's passing. I have wonderful memories of Mike helping with the lake markers and helping with the DO testing on the lake. Our condolences to you and your family.

With sympathy,

Cheryl & Larry Grigg
Posted by Mark Capland on
Dear Moffatt family
I just received the news about Mike
I have been friends with Mike for over 25 years and consider him a good friend he was always helpful to me in the tire industry.He was truly a unique individual. I will always have great memories of him and will never forget his funny laugh and his pleasant outlook on life. I truly enjoyed spending time with him. Condolences to the entire family.
Posted by Gerry and Roz Rumball on
Dear Linda and family, We were so shocked to hear of Mike's passing. We did not know he was not well . It seems like just yesterday that you moved from Athens St. We missed our great neighbours. Mike was always so friendly. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathy.
Most sincerely yours,
Gerry and Roz Rumball
Posted by Richard Bender on
Dear Moffatt Family,

Just received the sad news on the passing of Mike. I'm certain he will be remembered by so many in so many special ways. I will always remember his infectious laugh, wonderful smile and warm generosity. 'Go rest high on that mountain'

God bless

Richard & Nancy Bender
Posted by Dear moffat familly on
We are so sorry to hear of Michaels passing. We have only known Mike and Linda for a short time but in that short time we have come to love them both. Mike you may be gone but you will not be forgotten. Linda our thoughts and prayers are with you and your familly through this time of need.
Lorraine and Gerald
Posted by Ron Carlson on
My heartfelt condolences to Lynda, Adam and all of your families. I've only known Mike for about 7 years through the tire business but I have some wonderful memories in that short time. Mike was extremely dedicated, loyal, generous and caring. I know from my discussions with Mike how much he loved his family. He was great to be around. I know he'll be missed by hundreds of people who got to know Mike through the tire recycling business. May God bless all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Ron Carlson
Posted by Andrew Horsman on
On behalf of the entire OTS team, and myself personally, I'd like to extend our sincerest condolences to the entire Moffatt family. Mike was a towering figure in the scrap tire business and an entrepreneur who had forgotten more than many will ever know about the industry. His hard work, know-how and bottomless good humor earned him the deep respect and admiration of those around him. I know that he will be dearly missed by many, none more so than those closest to him. Our thoughts are with the entire family during this difficult time.
Posted by Ryan Politewicz on
On behalf of everyone at Moose Creek Tire Recycling/Trillium Tire, I would like to offer our thoughts and prayers to the Moffatt family. Mike was a fixture of the waste tire industry in Ontario. He was someone that we all knew, someone we spent time with, did business with, laughed with, argued with, and competed with. Ultimately, he was a person that we all learned a great deal from, and all of us in our small industry are the better for having had the opportunity to know him. His wit, energy, and infectious sense of humor will be deeply missed. Our sincerest condolences to Mike's family at their time of sorrow.
Posted by Don Frisby on
Sarah and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Lynda, Adam and family. We loved Mike for his many fine qualities, first and foremost his obvious love of life itself. He was a great guy and will be missed but certainly not forgotten.
Posted by Melissa Sharp on
Wally and I would like to extend our condolences to the Moffatt family. We are thinking of you all at this sad time.
Posted by Jo Willems on
Dear Linda and family, I would like to extend my sincerest condolences with the passing of Mike. For a few years we made a couple of dives together, but he was very often in my memory and will be. I once wrote a short story in which Mike is mentioned. I am not sure if this is the time and the place for it but I would like to dedicate it to Mike. he won't be forgotten.


Working as a dive-instructor at a dive shop on a Caribbean Island like Curaçao, most times is shear fun. People visiting us most times only have one goal, they want to make as many enjoyable dives as possible. As dive professionals we share the same interest and therefore friendships are made very easily and sometimes even last for life. At the end of their stay, guests very often like to show their appreciation in providing us with a most times more than generous tip. I do like a few bucks extra at the end of the month but for myself, even more than money, I am enjoying the small presents we sometimes receive as a token of appreciation.

Captain ´Sea Tow´ Less handed me a company-baseball cap and ´Popeye´, proud to be a citizen of Canadian State Ontario, provided me with a T-shirt decorated with the Ontario Coat of Arms.
Every year again when visiting beautiful Curaçao, Jim and Julie, two avid divers from Chicago, invite me to join them for dinner. While diving with us David, a captain of a Colorado fire brigade, together with his wife Lori and daughter Ali, invited me several times to join them for Thanksgiving Day dinner at their hotel.
Dick is a former fighter pilot and Korean and Vietnam War Veteran whom I trained to be a divemaster. And after every dive we had a feast on a large and delicious home made fruit salad his wife Connie provided us with.
Every time they visit Curaçao, Canadian citizens Mike and Linda hand me a with a kind of solemn gesture, a beautiful slender shaped blue coloured bottle of Canadian Ice-wine.
Anna, a lovely young German lady handed to me as a good luck charm a turquoise, a beautiful bluish, green coloured gemstone, when she heard I was leaving Curaçao for a motorcycle tour in the northern part of India,
These are only a few examples and I easily could mention many more. On the other hand there are sometimes also divers that provide you only with a tremendous headache, due to their bad attitude towards diving and safety regulations. But that goes with the job.

One morning a gentleman in his fifties, together with his wife, entered our dive shop. The man made some inquiries about diving, but when I asked if he perhaps would like to join us for a dive, he told me that, due to medical restrictions, he was no longer allowed to dive. When meeting visitors from abroad, out of politeness one often asks from which country the visitors originate. Today was no exception. The visitor told me they were Canadian citizens. To that I replied that their native country to me was very special. When visiting a foreign country one often is approached in such a friendly, tip money hustling manner of speech and I immediately recognized on the man’s face a glimpse of `yeah, sure, I heard that story one time to many´.

But this time I was not making small talk. I was telling the plain truth because I still cherish precious memories on the first kiss I ever exchanged with a girl. Many years ago, a young and shy sixteen year old Dutch teenager was passionately kissed by Shirley, a young Canadian girl. As a junior citizen of Moose Jaw, a small town in the province of Saskatchewan, she was on a sightseeing tour in Holland.
I told the Canadian visitor here home address which I remembered quite well, even after more than thirty five years. Being familiar with the town, the man was very impressed. ‘Well, when you still can remember all those details, than it must have been a hell of a kiss,’ the man replied with a big smile on his face. I only could affirm what he said so with an even bigger smile I replied ‘Yes sir, it was, it really was!’ We had a good laugh and after that they left for the bar.

The next morning the gentleman, together with his wife, returned to the dive shop and with a big smile he handed me a Canadian national flag Maple Leaf pin. `You have earned it´, he grinned as he told me he had enjoyed my detailed real-life story very much. While looking in admiration to his wife he said: ‘You should have sticked to that girl, because Canadian women are the best.’ That night at my house, in my Ontario T-shirt with the Maple Leaf-pin attached to it, I searched the Internet for a Canadian radio station and opened the one bottle of Ice-wine which I head kept for occasions like tonight. I sipped Mikes magical Canadian winter gift and found myself listening to Saskatchewan’s Aboriginal Radio Network. And for an hour or so I was back in the seventies, back on Memory Lane. Never thought that would happen to me while diving on Dushi Korsou.
Posted by Kevin and Sherry Moody on
Dear Lynda and family.

We are sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Many fond memories of Mike are passing through our minds at this time.

Kevin and Sherry Moody
Posted by Aziz DEDHAR on
May your soul RIP
Aziz Dedhar - Ottawa ON
Posted by Chris Sutherland on
Our sympathies to Mike's friends and family - Such a great guy! Chris and the Staff of Car-go auto Recyclers North Bay ON
Posted by ED Straza on
Dear Lynda and Family,.
I'm saddened to her of Mikes passing so early in life, and my deepest sympathy
and love goes out to Lynda and Family
Blessings ED
Posted by Pat OBrien on
Linda and Family. I'm sorry for your loss. I just hear of Mike's passing. My sincerest condolences.Pat and family.
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