Michael Popovich

Born: Wed., Jul. 29, 1931
Died: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Dec. 30, 2018
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Mon., Dec. 31, 2018
Location: Holy Family Church

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Michael Popovich
Sydney Mines

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Popovich, age 87, beloved husband, father, uncle and friend, on Thursday, December 27, 2018. Michael passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, right where he wanted to be.
Born in Sydney Mines on July 29, 1931, Michael was the son of the late Thomas and Gerifina (White) Popovich. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Michael began his working career at Sydney Steel, and retired from Devco in 1992. Michael was deeply spiritual man and passed it on to his children and grandchildren. He was very knowledgeable in current affairs and politics, and had many fiery debates with family and friends. Michael was an avid gardener and took great pride in his vegetables and flowers.  Michael enjoyed the simple things in life; spending summers al Little Pond Beach, and sledding down the hills at Ocean St. with his children.
Michael is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Violet (Boutilier), son Greg (Karen), daughters Darlene, Anita (Brian), Ann, and Michelle (John Wayne), 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Michael was predeceased by his daughter Brenda, six years to the day that he passed away, brothers Johnny, Peter, and Danny, and sisters Veronica and Marg.
Michael’s family would like to thank Dr. Peter Poulos and the Palliative Care Team, the VON, and Susan and Heather, for all the care and compassion shown to Michael.
Cremation has taken place. His family will receive visitors on Sunday, December 30, 2018, from 2-4 p.m. in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Main St., Sydney Mines. The funeral Mass will take place on Monday, at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. James Oliver officiating. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com

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Jan Wass-Dart
   Posted Fri December 28, 2018
I am Saddened to hear of the passing of Michael my Dad's brother ! He was Kind of Heart and had an amazing sense of humor which will be in my Memory of a Good Man

Eileen MacKinnon
   Posted Fri December 28, 2018
Violet and Family:

I was saddened to read of Michael's death. We would always meet in church usually at a funeral for someone from Ocean St. and have a catch up chat. Knew him and his family since childhood. At times we find ourselves in situations that cause us to despair but remember that we will be together again. I will always remember Michael as a gentleman.

brian higgins
   Posted Sat December 29, 2018
my sincere condolences

Maureen and Philip Popovich
   Posted Sat December 29, 2018
May his soul find peace in the Heavenly Father's garden. With sympathy,
Maureen and Philip Popovich

John Popovich
   Posted Sat December 29, 2018
Sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. I always looked up to him
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Rest In Peace Michael.

Aldona Liutkus
   Posted Sun December 30, 2018
I was so sorry to read of your dad's passing, Darlene. He sounds like a wonderful man so dedicated to his wife and family. I know you will all miss him so much but you will be together some day. Condolences to your mom and other family members.

Lynn & Sandy Le Blanc
   Posted Mon December 31, 2018
To The Popovich Family:

Please except our condolences . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Lynn & Sandy Le Blanc

colleen tremblett
   Posted Mon December 31, 2018
Thinking of the family sending our deepest condolences,RIP Michael.Colleen& Peter

Carole and John Lovell
   Posted Sun January 13, 2019
To the popovich Familys sorry to hear about michael may hE RIP.

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