FAIRHART, Michael Henry

With broken hearts, the family of Michael Henry Fairhart share the news that Mike has finally moved to the front of the chairlift line and has been granted a perpetual ski lift pass along with a guarantee of bluebird weather and pristine snow conditions.  At 97 years of age, his final run into heaven occurred on Monday, September 14, 2020.  Born in Oshawa June 17, 1923, Michael was predeceased by his wonderful wife Marion and his daughter Sheila.  He is survived by his sister Charlotte, his children; Patti (Peter), Mike (Linda), Charles, Mary (Don) and Jane (Dave), his grandchildren; Jessica, Brent, Jamie, Patrick, Mack, Lindsey, Lauren, Sarah, his great-grandchildren; Nora, Alex, Milo, Gabriel, Aria, Brea and Jayla, along with many nieces and nephews.  Family was always Mike’s number one priority with him sharing his love of downhill skiing, golf, tennis, music and the outdoors with his immediate and extended family.  While he made plenty of time for fun and recreation during his retirement years, giving back to the community was his second priority where his time was spent delivering Meals on Wheels, driving cancer patients to and from Toronto, volunteering with a number of disabled ski programs; the list goes on.  Mike’s children would like to thank the wonderful staff of Hillsdale Estates and, in particular, the staff of Pineridge Place.  Their loving care and devotion to Mike during his time at Hillsdale was second to none.  The recreation and music programs, along with weekly pubs and bingos helped to make his final years most enjoyable.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to the McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).  A celebration of Mike’s life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Mike’s memory to either the Alzheimer’s Society of Durham Region or SickKids Foundation would be appreciated.  Online condolences can be shared at makfuneralhome.com.


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  • Sep 15, 2020

    Lorraine Jackson
    It is with a very saddened heart, I send my condolences to the entire Fairhart Family. Mike was a lovely man and I most remember his great sense of humour in past conversations growing up with the family. He was such a nice man, always made me feel welcome, like part of the family. He will be missed by everyone, my heart is with you all. Sorry for a great loss, Lorraine 
  • Sep 15, 2020

    Anthony Battaglia & Tracey Michael
    To All Our Special Cousins:
    Our beloved Uncle Mike and my Godfather will be greatly missed.  We are here for all of you.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers and are sending lots of hugs and love to each and every one of you.  We wish we could be there to support you through this difficult time.  You have been blessed by Uncle Mike & Aunt Marion to be such a close knit family.  Your parents are holding Sheila in their arms together now.  We will wait for “Uncle Mike’s Celebration of Life” to see and hug you all.  
    Sending lots of love,
    Tony & Tracey 
  • Sep 15, 2020

    Wayne Stovell
    On behalf of my sister Anne (Stovell) Venning and myself, I'd  like to send heart felt condolences to all the Fairhart clan of Byng Ave. Mike Sr. was in my mom and dad's wedding party back in 1951. Mike Jr and I have stayed in contact since the 60's and continue to do so to this day.
    It was always great to see Mike Sr. always smiling, laughing and on occasion I was able to get some "golf balls" from him on my visits. He was a lovely man and I know you all loved and cherished him. He will be missed.
    A big hug to you all. 
  • Sep 15, 2020

    Bernadette and Dennis McDonald
    So sorry for your loss!!! He sounds like a wonderful caring man!!😘
  • Sep 15, 2020

    Hillsdale Estates Family Council
    Our sincere Condolences on your loss!
  • Sep 15, 2020

    Ivan Wallace
    Rest easy my friend.
  • Sep 16, 2020

    Patti Kramp
    My deepest condolences to the Fairhart family. I have many fond memories of serving Mike at KEDRON Dells golf club. He was such a special man, always helping and caring of others.  He will be missed by many but we all will have special memories of our time with Mike. Rest In Peace.
    Patti Kramp
  • Sep 16, 2020

    Jayne Inez Fisher
    Thinking of all of you at this time.  I loved to chat with Mike when he was here skiing in the early years.  I'm sure he's having some fabulous runs know....Take care all.
    Jayne fisher
  • Sep 16, 2020

    Kelly & Ken Lynch
    Our heartfelt condolences to our dear friend Chuck and his family on the profound loss of your father/grandfather. May the memories of his greatness and the love and companionship within your family give you the strength to endure the difficult path to healing in the time to come. 
    With love and grace, 
    Ken & Kelly Lynch
  • Sep 16, 2020

    Mark Rutherford -BRIMACOMBE-
    I, along with the Board of Directors and Management team of the Oshawa Ski Club o/a Brimacombe would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the Fairhart family. Mike was such a bright thread in our clubs colourful fabric of members and volunteers out here on the slopes. I have fond personal memories of Mike, whether it be the club fun days he ran, seeing him working with skiers that required adaptive equipment or simply assistance to just chatting with him about the ski day in general.
    Mark Rutherford
    General Manager
    and Friend    
  • Sep 17, 2020

    Frank & Lynda Vanderzwet
    Frank and I are saddened  by Mikes’s passing.  Our condolences to the Fairhart Family.  We both have great memories of Mike and his dedication to the success of the Oshawa Ski Club whether it be keeping the Board of Directors in line, skiing with the disabled skiers, or cooking hot dogs on Fun Day..  we always thought of Mike as an Ambassador for the members of the club.  We have fond memories of time spent with Mike.  Please know we share your loss and are thinking of the family during this sad time.  Cherish all your wonderful memories.
  • Sep 18, 2020

    Fraser Family
    What a full life your father had, will always remember his warm smile. Our sincere condolences from the Fraser clan.
  • Sep 18, 2020

    Randy Cebulski
    To the family: Your dad always had a warm smile, and a friendly hello no matter how cold it was on the ski hill.  He will be missed!
  • Sep 18, 2020

    Larry Cebulski
    Mike (Jr), Patti, Chuck, Mary, and Jane, and to all Fairhart extended family, my sincere condolences. Mike (Mr. Fairhart to me) was such an important figure in my youth it is difficult to express my sadness at his last chairlift ride. The ski club, afternoons and evenings in the Bying Ave. pingpong and ski prep and repair centre, evenings on the 106 Bying ice rink, living room music sessions, and folk mass at St. Greg's, with Mike's calm and always engaged presence, are experiences that I will always cherish. Godspeed.  
  • Sep 20, 2020

    Marie Nylund
    Mary and family,  I am saddened to learn that you  have lost your father.  Our sincere condolences.  
    Marie, Leo, Nancy-Lee and Guy. 
  • Sep 24, 2020

    Betty Anne & Brian Watts
    We are really going to miss seeing Mike's gorgeous smiling face and his vibrant loving presence during our shows.
    During times like this, we are extremely grateful to GOD for Heaven where we will be all together again for all of eternity!
    Sending our deepest sympathy with lots of loving hugs and prayers always from Betty Anne & Brian 
  • Oct 7, 2020

    Diane Sandra Trauzzi
    I am SO sorry for your loss. I knew your father while my Dad was living at Hillsdale Estates, through singing with him in choir, to seeing him at pub or seeing him walking around the lobby with you. My sincere condolences to you and your entire family.

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