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Turner; George “Michael” Boyd

Posted By Obits On September 24, 2020 @ 6:38 pm In Obituaries | 72 Comments

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Turner – George “Michael” Boyd, 73, of Milton, Queens County passed away peacefully on Monday, September 21, 2020, in the Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Liverpool, he was the son of the late George and Jean (Lundrigan) Turner.
Michael lived an eclectic life doing many jobs throughout the years but he spent much of his time as a long haul truck driver. He also enjoyed travelling, having a yarn, hunting and the great outdoors. Michael also loved collecting firearms and was a longtime member of the Hollow Log Riffle and Pistol Association. He had a great sense of humor and a warm loving heart.
He is survived by his life partner, Carol Wigglesworth; daughter, Mikaela Turner-Tupper, of Wolfville; sister, Coralee Turner (Robbie Brown), of Milton.
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Christine.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Service, Liverpool. A Celebration of Michael’s life will be held on Saturday, September 26th, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., from Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Burial will be in Milton Community Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Queens General Hospital Foundation or to the Queens County S.P.C.A.. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Doris Grant- Ethier on September 21st, 2020 6:20 pm

So sorry to hear of Mikes passing

Condolence from Valerie Rhyno on September 21st, 2020 6:35 pm

To Carol.
I am so very sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Judith Hyson on September 21st, 2020 7:29 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing.He was a very nice person.my condolences to his family! May he RIP!

Condolence from Bonnie Hartlen on September 21st, 2020 7:43 pm

Dear Carol and Mike’s family,
I am so saddened by the news of Mike’s passing. We had some good laughs when I worked at the Veterinarian Clinic. Carol, I was so happy when you two found each other, finally, both happy again. Keep the happiest memories near to your heart and may those memories last. I will be thinking of you in the months ahead, if you need a shoulder, you can always reach out!

Bonnie Hartlen

Condolence from Clark and Sandra Hebb on September 21st, 2020 8:49 pm

To the families and friends of the late Michael Turner, so sorry for your loss

Condolence from Joanie & Peter Davies on September 21st, 2020 8:50 pm

Our heartfelt condolences to Mikka, CoraLee, and Carol on Mike’s passing. How quickly things change in this journey!!! Hold the good memories close to your heart, Blessings and love to all

Condolence from Becky Williams on September 21st, 2020 9:27 pm

Oh my I am speechless, and saddened by the loss of Michael, he was a great friend to my entire family. Condolences go out to the entire family, he will be missed by many. Michael lived his life to the fullest.

Condolence from Annette White on September 21st, 2020 9:33 pm

Oh my goodness Carol, I’m so sorry to see this, Mike was such a wonderful man, great sense of humor. Although I didn’t know him very well personally, he always spoke to me and we would have a great laugh. May he rest in peace, hang onto your memories.

Condolence from Darlene Norman on September 22nd, 2020 12:18 am

Mikaela, Coralee and Carol: I am saddened to learn of Mike’s death. I smile as I recall his sense of humor and jovial nature. And yes indeed, he had warm loving heart. I know he was so very special to each of you in ways that words cannot describe. I send my condolences to all of you.

Condolence from Sheree Chandler on September 22nd, 2020 6:16 am

Dear Mikaela, Carol and Family,

Deepest condolences in the loss of your father, partner, and brother.
I will always remember Mike as a storehouse of hilarious jokes and stories.
May memories ease your grief and the company of family and friends comfort you during this difficult time.

Condolence from BELINDA SLAUENWHITE on September 22nd, 2020 6:19 am

So sad to hear about Mike. He was a super nice man who will be missed greatly. Condolences to his family & friends. RIP Turner.

Condolence from Marsha &Gordie on September 22nd, 2020 6:23 am

So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing our thoughts are with you all.

Condolence from Judi & Ken Minard on September 22nd, 2020 7:40 am

Carol, Mikeala, Coralee, and families.

Sincere condolences. We were sad to learn of Mike’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Elsa & John on September 22nd, 2020 8:19 am

So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. May the memories help you get through this difficult time.

Condolence from Irving & Jeanette on September 22nd, 2020 9:00 am

R.I.P. Mike ,You will be missed

Condolence from Peggy and Willard Woodworth on September 22nd, 2020 9:14 am

Carol,Coralee and Mikeala,

Very sad to hear about Mike.Thinking of you.

Condolence from Harry & Cheryl Kennickell on September 22nd, 2020 9:17 am

We are so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He will be missed. May your memories help you through this difficult time.

Condolence from Shawn Tupper & Michael Birmingham on September 22nd, 2020 9:30 am

Mikka, CoraLee and Carol
Our heart felt condolences go out to the three of you. Rest In Peace Mike.

Condolence from Dennis & Sherri Harrington on September 22nd, 2020 9:43 am

Sending heartfelt condolences to his family and friends, take care.

Condolence from Valerie Conrad on September 22nd, 2020 9:50 am

Carol & family – I’m sorry for your loss. Thinking of you!

Condolence from Ray & Evey Wolfe on September 22nd, 2020 9:56 am

So sorry for your loss

Condolence from Susan Linda Levy on September 22nd, 2020 11:18 am

My heart actually hurt when I read that Mike had passed away. He was one of the most kindest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet. From his service station days to 4-wheeling to coming to see Murray when he was sick but mostly for the best hugs whenever I saw him; at the firemen’s breakfast, weddings, funerals, or the store, he always would give me a hug and I sure appreciated them. I will miss you big guy. Dear Carol, Mikaela and Coralee, please accept my sincere condolences on your loss as I know how dearly he will be missed. God Speed Mike.

Condolence from John LEEFE on September 22nd, 2020 11:28 am

So sorry to learn of Mike’s passing. He was always larger than life and, through the years, often tendered me good natured advice. Everyone who knew Mike enjoyed chatting with him. Nancy and I offer condolences to Mike’s family, especially his wonderful daugter Mikaela who mourns the loss of both parents.

Condolence from Laura-Lee Mitchell on September 22nd, 2020 11:31 am

So very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He truly was a special man with the greatest sense of humor and the biggest heart. My sincere condolences to his family. Rest easy Michael.

Condolence from Bucky and Donna Norman on September 22nd, 2020 11:42 am

Mike’s Family:

Sorry to read this obit. Mike was a bigger than life person and always took time to stop and talk when he saw you. May all your memories keep him in your heart forever and help you through this time.

Condolence from Cookie Trainor on September 22nd, 2020 12:10 pm

Sorry for your loss, Coralee. Did not know that Mike was ill. Remember the good times and prayers are with you all.
Cookie.

Condolence from Vincent LaPierre on September 22nd, 2020 12:52 pm

So sorry for your loss, Mike was very good to me when he lived in Dartmouth. One of a kind.

Condolence from Mary Keough on September 22nd, 2020 12:58 pm

Coralee and Family, Jamie and I are so sorry to for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Colinne (Champigny) Stroud on September 22nd, 2020 1:45 pm

My condolences. Cousin Mike was a gem of a man! I was lucky to have had the opportunity to get to know him when he spent some time in Alberta working. He gave wonderful advice and was insightful. I will miss our chats. I had Atlantic Kitchen in your honour yesterday. Love and hugs to Mikka.

Condolence from Lorraine Murray on September 22nd, 2020 2:01 pm

So sad to hear of Mike’s passing. Many happy memories of him

Condolence from Tim McKinnon on September 22nd, 2020 3:01 pm

So sorry

Condolence from Margo Hanley on September 22nd, 2020 4:51 pm

To all of Mike’s family: It is sad to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a gentle soul who had an amazing wit. Please accept our condolences.
Margo Hanley and Arthur Canning

Condolence from Sue Waddington (Haslam) on September 22nd, 2020 5:17 pm

To Mikka: So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. We had a great visit with your Dad at the Tupper family reunion.
Sue (Haslam) and Jim Waddington

Condolence from Karen Hathaway on September 22nd, 2020 5:59 pm

So sorry for your loss ! Our condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Raymond and Muriel Whynot on September 22nd, 2020 6:46 pm

So very sorry to hear of Mike,s passing May he rest in peace

Condolence from Ruby Coombs and family on September 22nd, 2020 7:13 pm

Thinking of your family and sending my condolences. Mike was a soft spoken man and will miss him very much.

Condolence from Linda Lucier on September 22nd, 2020 7:17 pm

So sad to hear this.. seems way too soon. Will miss his humor. I’m sure he will be missed by so many Take care of each other .

Condolence from Donna and Kirk Whynot on September 22nd, 2020 8:55 pm

Carol, so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Condolence from William Oickle on September 22nd, 2020 9:32 pm

OH MY , my dear friend from the time I think we could walk, Im trying to write this with a tear in my eye, sure going to miss you . R.I.P. Condolences to Carol and family. Heart Broken .

Condolence from Randi Dickie on September 22nd, 2020 9:54 pm

Dear Family..
Mike will live on in the many hearts he has touched …… I shall always remember his larger than life smile !. Sending heartfelt sympathy and care to you at this time
Randi

Condolence from Boomie and Brenda on September 22nd, 2020 10:23 pm

We are so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing ,our deepest sympathy to all of Mike’s family

Condolence from Marilyn Huskins on September 23rd, 2020 10:49 am

Coralee, Carol,

Please accept my condolences on Mike's passing . I will keep you in my prayers.
Marilyn

Condolence from Judy Vey on September 23rd, 2020 11:52 am

Mikka and Carol..my sincere condolences on your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this sad time.

Condolence from SandY Hiltz on September 23rd, 2020 12:21 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was bigger than life and just a great man and a friend you will never forget

Sandy Hiltz

Condolence from Judy Hart on September 23rd, 2020 12:47 pm

Our thoughts & prayers are with Carol & the family. Mike sure was a mixture of unusual wit & humor. Will miss our phone conversations for sure. Longtime friend, Chuck & Judy Hart—Bye Mikey.

Condolence from Laura on September 23rd, 2020 12:57 pm

Coralee – We are sorry to read of Mike’s passing. Sincere condolences .
Laura & Gord

Condolence from Linda Durling on September 23rd, 2020 1:05 pm

A note of sympathy to Mike’s family from Linda Durling (nee Freeman). I knew Mike his growing up years and was sad to hear of his passing. May he rest in peace.

Condolence from Helen Hansford on September 23rd, 2020 1:19 pm

Coralee: Sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. It has been quite some time since I saw you but often think of the nice times we had at the Turner home many years ago. My sympathy to all the family. Helen (Thomas) Hansford

Condolence from Jennifer Fyffe on September 23rd, 2020 1:29 pm

Dear Mika:
I am tearful as I write this note of condolences because I know the enormous hole losing a parent leaves. It’s even more heartbreaking when you have so much life yet to navigate, and wonderful experiences you wanted to share. I remember meeting your dad at your graduation and he was lovely. I’m sending love and praying for you at this time. Love Jen Fyffe

Condolence from DEBRA SPINNEY on September 23rd, 2020 4:00 pm

So sorry to hear about mikes passing our condolences to his family…Debbie (Boudreau) Spinney…Ellen (Cunningham) Brewster..

Condolence from Rachel Dexter on September 23rd, 2020 7:49 pm

Coralee and Family

So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Please know you and Mika are in my thoughts. May the many memories help in the months ahead. My sympathy to you all.

Condolence from Lily and John Nuttall on September 23rd, 2020 9:41 pm

Dear Mikka , Coralee and Carol
John and I are saddened to hear of Mike’s sudden passing . We will always remember him as a “ larger than life “ character with a great heart . His love for our sister Christine was a great joy to us all . Their daughter Mikka is a lasting testament to their love .
We are happy that he was able to find further happiness in the last few years of his life .

Condolence from Connie Wright on September 24th, 2020 8:27 am

Coralee and family:.
I remember Michael well. He had a great sense of humour and made me laugh. I enjoyed those weekends with your family so much.
Please know that you are in my thoughts at this sad time.

Condolence from Kelly Herd on September 24th, 2020 2:07 pm

Thinking of you all at this time… Many fond memories of Mike when he visited the Eldridge family. I am Karen’s sister…

Condolence from Jim and Marlene Leggett on September 24th, 2020 2:44 pm

Jim and I are shocked and saddened to hear the news of Mike’s sudden passing. Our heartfelt sympathies to Mikka and Carol and the family.

Condolence from Beverly Llewellyn on September 25th, 2020 8:46 am

Dear Carol…..so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. Take care.

Condolence from Peggy Zwicker on September 25th, 2020 9:45 am

My heart goes out to the family and you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. He was a wonderful man!

Condolence from Brian and Phyllis on September 25th, 2020 4:11 pm

Please accept our sincere condolences. May the wonderful memories that you have be a comfort at this difficult time.

Condolence from Jeanette Toplis on September 25th, 2020 4:24 pm

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. Sending my heartfelt condolences to Carol and all of Mike’s family.

Condolence from Greta Connolly on September 25th, 2020 5:59 pm

Mikaela, Coralee& Carol. I was saddened to read Mike’s obituary .Having known him since he was child he always lived his life to the fullest. One of his happiest and proud times was Mikaela’s birth giving his parents a granddaughter. You all have your ‘special’ memories to hold in your heart. Sincerely Greta

Condolence from Francis & Peggy Payzant on September 25th, 2020 6:19 pm

Dear Carol,:::: Francis & I Are Very Sorry To Hear About Mikes Passing. I Myself Grew Up In Milton The Same As You & Mike. . We Were So Glad To See That You & Mike Had Found Each Other After Loosing Your Partners, But Very Surprised To See This Happen. Cherish Your Memories Of You & Mike For The Time That You Had Together. I’m Sure They Were Pretty Special Moments. May Mike Rest In Peace Thinking Of You All At This Terrible Time In Your Life. God Bless!!
Sincerely:
Francis & Peggy Payzant. ( nee Freeman)

Condolence from Shirley and Paul Shot on September 25th, 2020 9:10 pm

To Mike’s family: Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Mike.. He was a great guy, always smiling whenever we met. Mike was so supportive to Paul and I over the past few months. We greatly appreciated his phone calls and help in making our lives a whole lot easier. His family was his life and I know you are in pain trying to make sense of what happened. I hope it will be a bit easier knowing others are grieving with you. Please call if there is any way we can help during this difficult time. Blessings

Condolence from Nancy Richards on September 26th, 2020 3:14 pm

Mikka ,Cora Lee & Carol I’m sorry I wasn’t,t able to get down to the service today .I send you all my sincere sympathy & heartfelt prayers.Keep your memories close to your heart ,they will be a big comfort to you in the days ahead. Much love Nancy

Condolence from Murray Kirkpatrick on September 26th, 2020 4:06 pm

Mikaela. I was sorry to hear of your dad’s death. Mike was such a warm and friendly guy. He and your mom were a very good match and I enjoyed them when I’d go for coffee and a French lesson. We’d talk about the house renovations, the new kitchen etc. And of course the Blacksmith shop. I’m glad he found happiness after your mom. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. My best to you and the rest of the family.

Condolence from Donna and Dale Peverill on September 26th, 2020 8:36 pm

Mikka, We are so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Lots of laughs and great conversations were had over the years in Mike’s company, He will always be remembered fondly. May he rest in peace. Thinking of you and the family at this sad time .

Condolence from Horace on September 27th, 2020 5:13 pm

Sorry To hear about Mike’s passing ,growing up together in Milton we had some great memories Horace

Condolence from Richard West on September 27th, 2020 8:02 pm

Sorry to hear of Mike’s passing , many fond memories of him in high school . My condolences to his entire family

Condolence from Jack Fancy on September 28th, 2020 9:53 pm

Carol, Mikeala, Coralee, and family, So sorry for your loss, Mike will be greatly missed. Jack and Andrea Fancy

Condolence from Lynn Kempton-Lowe on September 28th, 2020 10:57 pm

Dear Carol,
When I saw Mike’s obituary among my e-mails, time stood still for a minute. I couldn’t believe what I had just read and had to read it a second time – and then I just sat, gazing at Mike’s picture, with tears running down my cheeks. Both you and Mike had already suffered the pain of losing a spouse and it seemed so right that you and Mike would end up with each other. The happiness that you shared was evident to all who knew you and we rejoiced with you, sure that you and Mike would share many years of happiness as the time rolled by. Mike will be remembered as a very caring and compassionate ‘gentle giant’ who would do anything in his power to help someone else out, if they were in need of a helping hand. Treasure your memories of the time that you had together, Carol, and know that the love and prayers of your many friends are with you at this very sad time in your life. – Lynn xoxo

Condolence from Tina and Mike Quinn on October 8th, 2020 10:23 pm

So very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to all of his family.

Condolence from Mervin Bernadette Hartlen on October 13th, 2020 1:41 pm

Carol and family Sadden to hear of Mike’s passing . It just seemed that we talked a few days before. May all your memories help you all through this sad time. Take care.

Condolence from Donnie Scott on November 12th, 2020 8:43 pm

Oh my, it was a shock to see that Mike had passed away. I was looking forward to catching-up with him on my next trip back home…but I’ve waited too long. We started LRHS in the same room and remained friends throughout our high school years. Mike always had a presence, and usually an attractive girl on his arm. He had a little white Vauxhall Victor that served him well for several years. As so many have noted, he was friendly with a big welcoming smile. He got to see much of country, finding work in various fields as he migrated, only to return to his roots a few years ago. My condolences to Mikaela, Coralee and Carol. I recall how proud he was of you graduating from Acadia Mikaela. Cherish the memories and carry his good natured spirit with you.

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