CALLARD, Michael (Mike) Owen
July 23, 2021

Mike Callard

We are saddened to announce that late on July 23, 2021, Michael (Mike) Owen Callard lost his hard fought battle with cancer. Loving husband of Marina (Rina), Father to Huw and Rhian. Grandfather to Daryl, Brandyn, Christopher and Stacey, great-grandfather to Kian. Predeceased by his parents, Percy and Edith, brother and sister-in, Allan and Pat.
Born in Cardiff, Wales at the end of WW2. Immigrating to Canada in 1975 to start a job with Rolls-Royce Canada, in Montreal. He transferred to Vancouver in 1983 to be part of the Rolls-Royce support team there. His work enabled him to see many locales around the world. In 1994 he met Rina and they married in 1996. Once again, the transfer bell rang and they were transferred to Montreal late 1999.
As an active member of his parish, St. Thomas à Becket, Mike enjoyed being involved in several projects.. Mike had a passion for music and woodworking, which he shared with our parish. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, Becket Social Club, and more.
Mike will be greatly missed by his Family and Friends here, in Wales and around the world.
We would like to Thank the Doctors, Nurses and Staff of the Lakeshore General Hospital, CLSC & Nova for their care of Mike. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to The Lakeshore General Hospital or St. Thomas à Becket Parish.
To attend Mike’s funeral please register at:
It can also be livestreamed:

Funeral Mass

St. Thomas à Becket

4320 Saint-Anne St, Pierrefonds, Quebec H9H 4Y7

11AM July 31, 2021

9 responses

  1. Deacon Ciaran Pitchford St. Patrick's Basilica

    July 27, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    Rina, I wish to express my deepest condolences to both you & Family. Even though I have been away from the Parish for a number of years I always had fond memories of Mike. Of significance, he would always take the time to say “HELLO MATE”! And how are things? May he forever Rest In the Peace of Christ +

  2. Esperanza Martinez

    July 27, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Peace be with you Rina! My sincere condolences to you and your family. I pray the Holy Spirit continue to strengthen and guide you. You are a witness to all who know you. Remember you are LOVED! Prayers offered for Mike xo

  3. Leslie and Margaret

    July 27, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    Dear Rina,
    We are saddened to read about Mike’s passing away and offer our heartfelt sympathies to you/ family. May Mike’s soul RIP.
    May our Merciful God bestow on all of you strength, solace and courage to go through these difficult times. May Peace reign in your hearts to know Mike is with his Creator watching over you.
    With our united Love and Peace and Divine blessings in Health.
    Leslie/ Margaret❤

  4. Doreen Kojoian

    July 29, 2021 at 8:47 am

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. May God Bless you and comfort you during this difficult time and May Mike’s soul rest in peace in his true home with our Lord Jesus.

  5. Elizabeth Arthur-Samugana

    July 30, 2021 at 11:01 am

    May God grant Mike eternal rest. May God grant Rina the fortitude to bear this loss. Stay strong Rina.

  6. Grace Jaimungal

    July 31, 2021 at 10:47 am

    RIP Mike. You will be missed. You were a great person, always a smile and kind words. Rina, my condolences to you and your family. Your faith will carry you through this terrible period.

  7. Barry & Janet Saville

    July 31, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    We were very saddened to hear of the passing of Mike. His legendary friendship of him and family, when we were all new to Montreal, was much valued and it is to you all that we send our condolences. His funeral service was both moving and memorable. Our thoughts are with you Rina and family. Barry & Janet

  8. Elizabeth and Alfredo

    August 2, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    Rina, you know what both you and Mike mean to me. I will miss Mike’s “Hello love” and his true sincerity. May God continue to give you strength and comfort during this difficult time.


    August 11, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Mike was a real gentleman may he rests in peace. Our sinceres condolences for his wife and family.


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