Ellen Moderator Posts: 1,300

I am so very sorry to have to let everyone know that @Mike1 has died.

Mike was a stalwart member of the online Community visiting nearly every day since he joined in 2019. He supported everyone with advice, his own experience or just a friendly word. He also initiated 'Pet's Corner' thread and the 'Levity' threads.

Many of you will know that Mike was diagnosed with cancer and has been largely absent in recent months while he had treatment. Sadly it was not successful.

He will be sadly missed by us all. Val's café are raising a glass to his memory.

Rest in Peace @Mike1

My best wishes to you all



  • Jewels
    Jewels Member Posts: 201

    So sad 😞

  • Lilymary
    Lilymary Member Posts: 1,724

    He will be missed more than he might have realised. His life really was blighted by arthritis, having been an active member of the armed forces, eventually confined to a wheelchair, but he never lost his fighting spirit, nor his devotion to his puss Vixen, and gave his advice and friendship freely to the people on this forum . RIP Mike x

  • That’s really sad 😢

  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,505

    It is really very sad.

    He was such a genuinely lovely man always there every day.

    RIP Mike

    We miss you😓

  • Lilymary
    Lilymary Member Posts: 1,724

    I found this picture of Mike that he had posted some time ago, with the legend “Me, in a previous life”. He really was a character, who lead a very full life before arthritis, and then cancer, felled him. Let’s hope he’s tearing up roads in heaven now. Perhaps this is how he’d really like to be remembered? That, and loving cat-daddy to Vixen, and a loving brother to his sis, who did so much for him. Xx

  • KazandNoo
    KazandNoo Member Posts: 128

    So sorry to hear this sad news,Mike was one of a kind. The best kind.Hope his darling Vixen finds a loving home soon,she will miss him lots.

  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,280

    RIP Mike you really will be missed xx

  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,505

    @Lilymary I love this photo of Mike 😊

    Bless him. This is just too sad.

    He had a really full life; ex-forces, his biking etc


  • N1gel
    N1gel Member Posts: 154

    I wondered why he hadn't posted recently. I'll miss him.

  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,505

    I have been missing his posts for a good while @N1gel too😕

  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,505

  • dachshund
    dachshund Member Posts: 8,596

    Rest in peace Mike

    you had a hard life but you found a way around everything you made a joke of it.

    you had your exercise getting out of bed you said.

    We will remember you.

  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,418

    R.I.P. Mike.

    The forum needs more guys like you, not fewer.

  • crinkly
    crinkly Member Posts: 131

    Mike's honesty and tongue-in-cheek humour will be much missed.

    How good that he found an outlet in this forum where he could safely express his frustrations and generously share his experience with those who are struggling. Mike's family, VA and Cornwall have lost an irreplaceable character!

    Thank you to all who give of themselves to support others as Mike did.

  • Lilymary
    Lilymary Member Posts: 1,724

    For those who knew how much Mike loved his puss Vixen, I’m pleased to report she has stolen someone else’s heart and is now “reserved”. Mike would be so pleased.

  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,505

    Oh gosh that has made me bawling again Lilymary all the way from France❤😻❤

  • Lilymary
    Lilymary Member Posts: 1,724

    @frogmorton sending hugs across the water ((()))

  • CCM
    CCM Member Posts: 113

    You occasionally come across someone by chance who inspires you to be a better person. Despite his condition, he commented but never complained, always ready to offer help.

    A sad loss to the world.