Michael Kavanagh

Michael John Kavanagh

Saturday, April 13th, 1968 - Monday, October 12th, 2020
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Kavanagh, Michael John

Passed away suddenly on October 12, 2020, at the age of 52. Loving father of Monica Elzie. Beloved brother of Damien (Dale Ann), Trish (Terry) and Gerard (Helen). Dear uncle of Shannon (Joe), Maureen (Matt), Conor, Cheyenne, Ryan and Stephanie and great-uncle of Quinn, Bonham, Padraigh, Siobhan and Nora. Will be missed by Marci, mother of Monica. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Monica. Special thanks to the ICU Nursing Staff at Station 3 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

Our much beloved brother Michael grew up with a love of all sports. From a young age he played hockey, soccer, and golf. Throughout his life he worked for Bell Canada, the financial industry, and then found his true passion as a cook/chef. He had a love for all varieties of music. He enjoyed getting together with friends at the studio to jam. He and Monica would sing and play various instruments together as often as they could. Michael loved life and his biggest love was Monica. He will be dearly missed by everyone whose life he touched.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Armstrong Funeral Home (124 King St. E., Oshawa). A Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Please register for the visitation and service online at or by calling 905-433-4711. Masks are required.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 | 10:00am - 10:45am
    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am
    Armstrong Funeral Home
    124 King Street East
    Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1B6
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Please register for the visitation by using the RSVP tab or by calling 905-433-4711. Masks are required.
  • Service

    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 11:00am
    Armstrong Funeral Home
    124 King Street East
    Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1B6
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Please register for the service by using the RSVP tab or by calling 905-433-4711. Masks are required.


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Fiona J

Posted at 06:07pm
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John Davey

Posted at 04:44pm
Mikey you were one of a kind. I am glad we met all those years ago in our youth, full of hope and dreams of musical stardom. Most of all it was pure fun. You were the life of the party and a joy to be around. I always considered you a friend and am so glad we reconnected later on in life to once again share in some fun with music, a passion we all shared. God bless you Popstar and I will see you on the other side one day brother. Peace.

Gerard and Helen Kavanagh

Posted at 09:33am
My baby brother died far too young and you had so much to live for! Thank you for being in my life you made it a fun and happy place to be. Thank you for being the fun, full of life uncle to your nieces and nephews, Shannon, Stephanie, Maureen (Mo), Taylor, Cheyenne, Ryan and Conor they will treasure your memory. Monica your father may be gone, but he will always be by your side throughout your life, he loved you so very much. Michael rest in peace until we meet again x

Jim Nelson

Posted at 09:19am
Mike, I have great memories of our musical time together. From high school to the Horseshoe, I feel blessed to have you as a friend. We will meet again. My sincere condolences to the Kavanagh family.

Tom Desson

Posted at 04:35am
Mike you were one of a kind! Thanks for all the time we shared playing music and recording together over the years and the lifetime of memories created.

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