Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Komets Lose Friend and Board Member

Mike Mulvaney
Mike Mulvaney

The Kawartha Komets have lost a wonderful friend, encourager, board member and stalwart supporter.  Mike Mulvaney passed away on Thursday, December 8th, 2011.

Mike was "on-board" with the Komets right from the outset of our Special Needs Hockey Program.  He gave us such wise counsel as we launched the Komets and served proudly and willingly on our board.  Because of Mike's influence we received the backing of the Peterborough Community Church Hockey League (PCCHL).  Through his generosity and kindness we were given many hours of free ice time courtesy of Mike and the PCCHL.

In the early days of the Kawartha Komets we were invited to speak at the Scott's Plains Kiwanis Club where Mike was a faithful, committed member.  That club got behind the Komets and they were one of our 1st sponsors, helping to launch the program.

Words cannot express how much we will miss Mike, his wise counsel, his friendship and his positive attitude.  Mike was loved and respected by many in our community and will be sadly missed.

Our prayers go out to his wife Diane and their children and grandchildren.

- David & Carol Fisher, Matthew & Nathan, the Kawartha Komets Board of Directors and all the players.

Here is the obituary that appears on the Nisbett Funeral Home web site:

Mike Mulvaney

(June 7, 1941 - December 8, 2011)

MULVANEY, Michael, Passed away suddenly, surrounded by his loving family on December 8, 2011 at the age of 70. Beloved husband of Diane for 45 years. Cherished father of Stefanie (Darren Byers), and Danielle Tyers (Bryan). Devoted Grandpa of Joshua, Jordana, and Kieran. Dear Brother of Carol (Rick Buta), and the late Peter. Mike will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by family and friends. A celebration of life will take place on Tuesday December 13, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Grace United Church (581 Howden St.). Donations to Grace United Church, or the Heart & Stroke foundation would be appreciated. 

1 comment:

  1. We too are so sad to hear this sad news. We know Mike through CHEX Television. His daugher Stefanie works there and is currently on maternity leave.
    Mike was the best "Santa Claus" at the CHEX Kids Christmas Parties over the past few years.
    Hugs to his family...he will truly be missed.
    Joe Laurie and Nicholas McLoughlin