Daniels, Michael

Michael Daniels

June 28, 1962 – January 31, 2022


With a broken heart and great sadness we announce the passing of Mike Daniels who left us too early. Always strong and brave, with Brenda by his side, Mike passed away peacefully in the hospital after a short, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Mike will be missed by his wife, Brenda of 37 years, sons Derek (Melissa) and Lance (Brittany), the Barton family, all his family down East, his friends and colleagues.

Mike was born in Campbellton, New Brunswick. He moved to Mississauga, Ontario, where he met, married and lived with his wife, Brenda.

He started work in 1987 in the trucking industry with Intercity Papers/Unisource/Veritiv, at TNT Express, then to ADLI Logistics. Mike enjoyed his work immensely. His passion was time spent with his family at their summer home on West Lake. Mike lived life to the fullest. He made memories with his family and his friends, cheered on the Red Wings and collected all things Red Wings. He was the backbone of his family, after Brenda.

He embraced time with family, especially memories made around the campfire and avoiding games at Bartonstock.

In lieu of flowers, feel free to make a donation to a charity closest to your heart. Upon Mike’s request, take a shot of Jack Daniels and cheer on the Red Wings.



23 replies
  1. Mélanie Amesse
    Mélanie Amesse says:

    My condolences to you Brenda and your family. I can not imagine the grief and pain you feel right now but I support you and think about you a lot in this event.

  2. natalie bandiera
    natalie bandiera says:

    Very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing.
    I worked with Mike back in the Unisource days.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you Brenda, Derek, Lance, and Family.

  3. Vito Baccellieri
    Vito Baccellieri says:

    Brenda, Derek (Melissa), Lance (Brittany), my sincere condolences to all of you. May you find the strength, courage and peace to cope with the loss and know that I will be there for all of you each step of the way forward.

    Your friend always,

    Vito Baccellieri

  4. Vince Di Lembo
    Vince Di Lembo says:

    Hello Brenda

    My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.
    The lose of a family member is always hard, but rest assured Mike will always be with you guys.
    He will keep watch over his loved ones.
    Much love,
    your friend from Montreal,

    Vince Di Lembo

  5. Marg Pilson
    Marg Pilson says:

    Brenda, Lance and Derek,

    So sorry for your loss.
    Sometimes the hurt is bigger than mere words.
    Sending you hugs and understanding.
    Take care…..God Bless

    Marg Pilson and Gord

  6. Frank Gileno
    Frank Gileno says:

    Ellen and I would like to express our sincerest condolences for you. You have our deepest sympathy. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time.

  7. Vince Wadden
    Vince Wadden says:

    i am so sorry to here about Mike passing . we worked together @ Inter City papers for a number years then Unisource . Mike i will never forget the times we had at work and after work. R.I.P MIKE

  8. Gil and Lynn Large
    Gil and Lynn Large says:

    Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our hearts are with you today and always.
    Every time we see the boys put the flag out at the trailer we will know Mike watching over you.

  9. Vicki Jackson
    Vicki Jackson says:

    Thinking of you all at such a sad time.
    Mikes memory will live on in you all, never to be forgotten. Sending much love x

  10. Ray Hinksman
    Ray Hinksman says:

    Brenda, Lance, Derek I am so sorry to hear about Mike. Mike and I had a lot of good times back in the day at work and at play, Mike was always smiling. Love Ray and Family.

  11. Joanna Phillips
    Joanna Phillips says:

    I always pictured the day I’d write a goodbye note to Mike because he was retiring, not because he died.

    To his family: I am so sorry about your loss.

    Mike and I worked together for almost 5 years at ADLI Logistics. It wasn’t really work, it was camaraderie and teamwork, something to look forward to each day.

    I will never forget Mike the dispatcher, my colleague and friend.

  12. Sheila Gabura
    Sheila Gabura says:

    Brenda, Derek, Lance, Brittany and Melissa,
    Please know that I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending you love, hugs and strength.
    Love you all.


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