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Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

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Maggie in Leics

Maggie in Leics Report 3 Feb 2014 12:24

Forgive me if this has already been posted - haven't seen it on genes....

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It is my very sad duty to let you all know that my dad "mike from Leicester" passed away suddenly last Friday.

I'm sure over the years he has helped a great number of you and that was my dad... He loved to help with any problem and I know tracing family's brought him a lot of joy.

He will be missed more than would of ever realised and touched on so many peoples lives

Sleep now dad xxx with al my love always Rachel xxx"

Mike was so helpful and generous to me and many others both in genealogy and in his "other life" as a "Boy" Scout. Will miss him and our chats. Maggie

The Meercat

The Meercat Report 3 Feb 2014 13:48

Thanks for posting this Maggie.



Sylvia Report 3 Feb 2014 16:16

R.I.P. Mike x

Chris in Sussex

Chris in Sussex Report 3 Feb 2014 17:08

So sorry to read this.

R.I.P Mike


JoyDean Report 3 Feb 2014 18:51

That is sad. Thank you, Maggie, for posting this here.

R.I.P Mike.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 3 Feb 2014 19:25

So sorry to read this.

Mike gave me willing help with tracing family in Leicestershire.

R.I.P. Mike.



Eileen Report 5 Feb 2014 13:29

He has helped me in the past. Sleep peacefully Mike.


Porkie_Pie Report 5 Feb 2014 18:31

I had seen Mike post in the past although i never had the pleasure but all the same its sad to know that another researcher has past away,

my sincere condolences to his family

R.I.P Mike



Chrissie2394 Report 6 Feb 2014 03:43

Thank you for posting this, Mike helped me on many occasions.

RIP Mike



Annx Report 14 Feb 2014 20:36

Yes, he was always cheerful and obliging....he has helped me in the past too.

Rest in peace Mike and thank you.

Staffs Col

Staffs Col Report 17 Feb 2014 09:07

Sad news - thoughts are with Mike's family and friends


Cindi Report 25 Feb 2014 20:06

So sorry to hear this. Mike helped me with my ancestors in Leicestershire and I'll always be grateful.
RIP Mike the Leicestershire Lad.

Maggie in Leics

Maggie in Leics Report 26 Feb 2014 07:37

Mike's funeral was on Monday. Genealogy friends came from as far afield as Manchester and Norfolk. The attendance of so many was much appreciated by the family.


MaryfromItaly Report 7 Jun 2014 08:59

Very sorry to read this news on Rootschat today.

Mike was a fantastic help when I first started my research on Genes years ago, and I'm so glad I had the privilege of meeting him.

RIP Mike.


alviegal Report 8 Jun 2014 19:27

So sad to hear of another researcher gone. I know it's been a few months but I've only just seen this.

My sincere condolences to his family and I hope that knowing he was such a great help to so many people on these boards brings you all a degree of comfort.

RIP Mike.

Liz :-( <3