In Memory of Michael (Mike) Dunne
Michael John Dunne, 63, passed away on October 30th, 2022, in Ottawa, Ontario surrounded by his family holding his hand.
Mikey’s Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm until 4:00pm on November 6th, 2022, at the Heritage Funeral Complex at 1250 Trim Road, Orleans Ontario.
He is survived by his loving wife Louise Dunne, his two sons Wesley and Dallas Dunne (Aina Tell) and his sister Maureen Dunne.
Mike was an eccentric guy who was defined by his many idiosyncrasies. He was an avid player of the violin (only by ear and over music that played louder than he could play), an avid car fixer upper (no formal mechanical training), an athlete who played as competitively in beer leagues against old men and on the ODR against children, as he did playing against his peers in Junior hockey and a creative genius in his own right that couldn’t find an unsolvable problem, even if that meant creating 5 more problems while fixing it. What defined Mike were these traits and unique qualities, but most importantly was his work ethic. Mike had been working in Interlok since 1984 with his very own company ‘Mr. Interlok’. His memory is all around us, in his lifetime he had completed over 1000 projects. He had an incredible capability for hard labor. Despite working from morning till night on a job site, he would still find the time to work out or go play hockey. He was in incredible shape; he could be described as a “specimen”. To be as unique as Mike, you need to be stubborn, and certain of who you are. Mike was very sure of who he was. If he could work on cars, build stuff, eat Johnny Canucks for breakfast, lunch and dinner, in addition to playing hockey at least once a week, that would have been perfect for him. In addition to his special qualities, he was creative. Mike was an inventor, he had a million ideas, if he had been business centric, he may have created an empire. Finally, and for me personally (his son), the best part about my dad was his humor. Mike could joke about anything under the sun, always looking for an opportunity to crack a wise one; he had such a rich personality that centered on trying to make you laugh.
Mike was a son, a brother, a husband, a father, an uncle, an entrepreneur, a coach, a trainer, an inventor, an artist, a mechanic, a salesman, an athlete, a musician, a psychologist and very strong individual. My family and I will miss him dearly.