Wile – Michael Melbourne, age 80, of Greenfield, Queens County, formerly of Hubley, HRM, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 5, 2023, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII .
Born in Liverpool, Michael was a son of the late Otto and Dorothy (Emeno) Wile.
In 1962 Mike graduated as a heavy duty mechanic and worked with several different companies in Halifax, retiring in 2002 from CN. Mike had many talents and there was no job that he would not try to fix. His sons called him an Engineer without his papers. He enjoyed working in the woods cutting logs and firewood, sharing his love of the woods with his family. He built his house in Hubley and his camp in Greenfield plus many garages and buildings. Mike kept all his spare parts that he always used at some point in time to fix his cars, trucks, tractors and other pieces of machinery.
Mike loved being able to live in Greenfield and work at whatever tasks he wanted to do. He took pleasure in going for boat rides, helping his friends and neighbors and just being outside with nature. Most of all Mike will be remembered for the love he had for his wife, children and grandchildren. He was loved and will be greatly missed.
Mike is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Linda; sons, Jamie (Sarah), Jason (Malana); grandchildren, Maya, Emma, Mahala and Mikel; sisters, Pam (Gary)Wagner and Jackie (Dale) Ryan, and many nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Service, Liverpool. A private family burial will take place Wednesday, August 30, 2023 in Pine Rest Cemetery, Greenfield. There will be a celebration of life held Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the Greenfield Fire Hall, all are welcome to attend. No flowers by request, donations in Mike’s memory may be made to the Greenfield United Baptist Church, Pine Rest Cemetery Fund or to the Greenfield Volunteer Fire Department. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.comPrint Obituary & Condolences