Michael John Varley


Michael was born September 15, 1949 in Summerstown, Ontario to his parents Robert Varley and Theresa (Carriere) Varley and passed away at Sherwood Park on May 25, 2018 at the age of 68 years.

He is survived by his wife and best friend, Carol Varley (Thibeault), children: Michael Varley and Laurie (Sawka) Varley, grandchildren: Blaine Varley and Shawnna (Sullivan), Brenden Varley, Alannah Varley. brothers: Robert (Darleen) Varley, Thomas (Cindy) and Tyler Varley, sister: Jocelyn (Archie) Macdonald, many nieces and nephews and numerous close friends.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will take place at 1:00 pm on Wednesday June 6, 2018 at the Josephburg Community Church, Josephburg, Alberta, Burial to follow in the Josephburg Community Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers (allergies), donations should be made to Heart and Stroke, Edmonton
5241 Calgary Trail NW, Suite 144, Edmonton, Alberta T6H 5G8, https://hsf.donorportal.ca/Donation/Donation or charity of your choice.

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Josephburg Community Church - Fort Saskatchewan

21380 4B8, Township Road 550, Fort Saskatchewan, AB

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Shelley and Denis Bruyere

Aunt Carol, I’m so thankful you and Mickey made it down a couple summers back. He was such a great man to so many. We are thinking and sending prayers your way. Rest in peace Uncle Mickey. Look for the rainbow!

Charlotte Mills

So sorry for your loss Carol. I’ll remember Mikes laugh, and love of motorcycles!


I am so sorry for everyone’s loss. Carol, although I have not seen you two in years, I was comforted to know that you two cared about me and always showed it! I Thank God for the times we rode together and shared many stories! Thank you Mike for all the smiles & cares! You are never far from my thoughts & heart. Carol, many blessings are being prayed upon you. Hugs. And much love

Tyler Varley

Aunt Carol: I am really sorry for your loss, I really loved Uncle Mickey, and all his funny jokes, Remember how he used to give you hugs from me? Remember the feel of those hugs when you feel sad and think of me and Uncle Mickey!! I love you Aunt Carol Love Tyler

Cindy and Tom

Carol, Michael,Laurie ,Blaine,Brendon and Alannah
Even though we are not there in person, know that our hearts are with you. We will also be standing tall with you as you say Good Bye to your husband, dad and granddad, to the man that was bigger than life.. We send you all our love and prayers. Rest In Peace big bro

Monica Mueller

Carol’s love of bears was certainly reflected in her choice of partners. Mike sometimes tried to pass himself off as a grizly bear but he was really the biggest teddy bear you would ever meet. He was, at times, a father figure to me but more importantly, was always a great friend. He has helped me in so many ways and his passing leaves a big hole in my heart. I will miss his smile and laughter but most of all, those big bear hugs,

Brenda Jacobs

Carol and families; please know my love, thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Mike was a great guy and will be forever missed.

Archie & Jocelyn MacDonald & family

You will be in our thoughts and prayers on this day.

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