His family issued a statement saying: “Mike loved being a paramedic with Calgary EMS and loved being a soldier in the Canadian Forces, especially his time in the Canadian Airborne Regiment.”
“Michael died doing what he loved. In his heart, he was a soldier and in his blood, a paramedic. But soldiering wasn’t the only thing that Mike gave his heart to. He gave his heart and soul to his wife, parents, family and friends.”
Mike was a former member of 2 Commando, serving from 1991 to 1995. He left the military to become a Paramedic in Calgary where he grew up. He served as a reservist with 15 Field Ambulance and was on his second tour of Afghanistan when he died.