ALCOTT, Michael John - August 20, 1927 - November 24, 2017
Michael passed away peacefully at The Scarborough Hospital at age 90.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary (nee Muldoon), children Jane (Normand Martineau) and William (Sherri Hanley), grandchildren Benoit and Jacob Martineau, Dale and Gwen Alcott, brother Philip (Shirley Billings) and sister Josie Macdonald.
Michael grew up in the village of West Clandon, Surrey, England. Following service in the Royal Navy, Michael worked in London and then immigrated to Canada in 1957.
Starting his Canadian career selling propane, he worked his way up to the personnel department of The Doctor's Hospital in Toronto, where he met his future wife Mary, a dietitian.
Michael and Mary relocated to Scarborough, where they lived for the rest of his life. Michael moved on to a number of personnel manager positions, finally retiring from ECKO Canada in 1991.
Amongst his passions were soccer, football, auto racing and military history. Michael could never stand next to a stranger for long without striking up a conversation.
Michael was always a child at heart. He often said that he could survive on English chocolate and ice cream. He loved to laugh and when something amused him he repeated it. He will never be forgotten by those lucky enough to have met him.
Thank you to the staff at The Scarborough Hospital for their excellent care in his last days.
Michael's life will be celebrated with friends and family at the family home later this year.