TOOHEY, Michael

Michael Edward Toohey  

 March 26, 1953 –   March 26, 2022

On March 26, 2022, loved ones of Michael Edward Toohey said goodbye to ‘their storyteller’ who tragically passed away.

Michael is survived by his wife Kathie, their sons TJ, Sean (Nichole) and Adam (Sheri).  All who knew him knew his boys were his pride and joy; however, the love he had for his grandchildren Kieron, Cohen, Aubrey, Jace, Seth, Mason, and Hudson was obvious every time he shared their stories.

Michael’s face would light up when he spoke of his grandchildren’s hockey skills, their reading aptitudes, and of the tremendous joy they brought to his life.  Memories of Michael carving whistles, spending time at the beach, embarking on fishing trips and attending music festivals will be relished by his loved ones.  He made time to attend special events for his children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews alike.

Michael has a wide circle of friends and family who will miss him dearly.  He leaves behind his siblings Maureen (Ron), Thomas (Sheree), Daniel (Kimberly), William (Melanie) and Matthew (Sher); far too soon after losing their dear sister Frances (Patrick).  His 20 nieces and nephews, along with their spouses and 9 great nieces and nephews will miss his presence at the many family events, especially the annual family farm gathering.

Michael’s family identify him as the ‘ever-so-Irish’ first born who could weave a story from: his many adventures, his vast knowledge of music and his romanticism which activated the imaginations of all who listened.  He taught school for many years and without a doubt, his innate skill as a storyteller would have been an asset in the classroom.  His students would have appreciated his ability to describe history and language enhanced with Michael’s articulation of abundant detail.

We all take comfort in knowing that his dad Edward, his mom Irene, and his sister Fran would have been there to greet him as he left this world.  We’re ever grateful to Michael for the love and friendship he shared, as well as the ‘listening ears’ he provided in his many conversations. Michael loved to text family and friends on St.  Patrick’s Day.  His 2022 greeting reads:

Hey folks! Happy St. Pat’s. Love to all.

‘May your troubles be less.  And your blessings be more.

And nothing but happiness come through your door!’

Details of Michael’s celebration of Life will be shared at a later date.

Serenity Funeral Service, Wetaskiwin

Ph: 780.352.5300

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Linda Shaw

It was very sad to learn of Mike’s passing. I have good memories of how kind and thoughtful he was and a number of great conversations we’ve had over the years since high school. Such a gentle, caring person. He will be truly missed by many. My sincere condolences to all his family and loved ones!

Rob Toohey

Sorry to hear of your losses cousins. We were good pals back in the day, and Mike was a caring person. Thinking about you all. Rob

Joanne McMurdo

I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. My condolences to all of the family. Thinking of you at this sad time.

Sharon Anderson

My sincere condolences on your family’s loss of Mike. I enjoyed the rare occasions we shared in passing. He was always a friendly, congenital person.

Dora Jasperse McNeal

I’m so sorry Kathie to hear of Mike’s passing. Strength to you and all your family….hugs….Dora

Marcia Hoskins

My heart hurts for all of the Toohey family! So much to face in this short space of time!! May he Rest In Peace as we send love to each person who will miss his presence here on earth!

Bob and Joyce Lacey

Tom and family, We are terribly saddened to hear about the loss of your dear brother and knowing this happening so close also to the loss of your dear sister, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories of them both help carry you through these difficult times.


This is such sad news to hear today, Rest in peace my friend Michael.
Until we meet again

Barbara Toohey

Sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. I remember fun times together when we were children, and spending time with him in Banff. These are nice memories, he was a good friend and cousin.
Condolences to Kathie and family.

Tom and Karen Levy

Tough to find a kinder and more gentle soul than Micheal Toohey. Heaven is richer and mother earth poorer with his passing. Condolences to all whose life he touched. His love of music created an instant bond between the two of us and fond memory’s of us sitting in my family room just listening and then discussing what we heard. Very cool.

Colleen Connolly

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Especially when the loss of our Fran is so near. I pray for you all.

Myra Maciborsky and Jim Litvak

We are so terribly saddened of your loss, way too much sadness for one family to go through. If we can do anything please let us know. Thinking of you all through this difficult time. ❤️

Monica Haukenfrers

Kathie and family My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Theresa Kirwer

So shocked and saddened to hear of Micheal’s death especially so suddenly and soon after Fran. My thoughts are with all of your families.

Lorrie Trodden

So sad to hear about Michael! Your family has been through a lot! I’m sending out lots of prayers, love and hugs! God Bless you All! ❤️

Lisa Jevne

My condolences to you all. I can still hear him say “ hey there little girl”. He will be missed by many. My thoughts are with you all

Marjorie Carman

Kathy, I’m so sorry to hear about Mikes passing I just want you to know I’m thinking of you and the kids . Love Margie

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