Michael Thomas "Mick" Geraghty

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Michael Thomas [Mick] Geraghty

24 April 1941 – 22 May 2020

In his 80th year as a result of Mesothelioma.  Dear husband of Josephine, much loved father of Kieran [Cortes Island, B.C.] and Brendan [Nelson, B.C.]

Cherished  Popa of Sidney [Gamble], Mari Róisín & Frae [Kieran - Janet], Lu  & Dov [Brendan].

Born in Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland.  Came to Canada in 1968.   Brother of Sean & Bea [Ireland], Sr. Margaret, Eileen & Chris [England]  - predeceased by Joseph, Brendan and Teresa. Beloved Uncle Mick [or UM] to many nieces and nephews in Ireland, England and Canada.

Over the years volunteer with several organisations including Red Cross, YWCA, Rose of Durham and DDS

A Celebration of Life, and a good jam session, will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers or masses please consider a donation in his memory to Durham Deaf Services, 900 King St East, Oshawa, or Canadian Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be made at www.fallis-shields.com


Sincere sympathies to Jo, Kieran and Brendan and extended families on the passing of uncle Mick. We have fond memories of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. May he Rest In Peace. xxx

Teresa Geraghty and John Kearns

Our sincerest condolences to Josie and family. Mick always welcomed us with a smile and warm handshake at the Irish sessions and house parties. He was a true gentleman and will be dearly missed. God's blessing during this difficult time.

Dieter and Barbara Kirner

Saddened at the lost of Mick, always loved to here him sing at the jams.

Mary Hunt

Our deepest sympathies to you Jo, kieran, Brendan & your families on the passing of Uncke Mick. We have great memories of him forever in our hearts He will be sadly missed.

Joan & Ernie Bourke & Family xx

Dear Josie, Kieran, Brendan and Families, We loved Mick and picture him now singing with the angels in Heaven, free from pain. Blessings to all of you.

Gerry and Pat Startek

Sending my deepest condolences to Josie and the rest of the family. Sorry we can not be together at this time. Reach out if you ever want to chat.

Ann Cushnan

Dearest sympathies to Jo, Kieran, Brendan and families on the death of my Good Uncle Mick God Bless and keep you always dear Mick XXX

Noel Geraghty

So sorry for your loss Jo..I will miss Mick so much...I so much enjoyed our visits and music..R.I.P. My friend

Mark Luckasavitch

Words cannot express the sadness I feel with Mick's passing. He was a very dear friend for over 42 years and always there to give a hand when needed. We had many visits with great food and great music - Mick always sharing his wonderful Irish lilts with us in his own very quiet way. My love to you Josephine, Kieran and Brendan. You are all in my prayers. We all know that Mick made an impression on all of us that will remain in our hearts forever.

Joyce O'Connell

On behalf of Durham Deaf Services Board of Directors, we are sending our sympathy to the Geraghty Family. Mick was a wonderful community minded gentleman always willing to help and give back to our community. Over the years Mick volunteered at many events at DDS, always with a smile. He will be greatly missed.

Durham Deaf Services

We are all saddened by the loss of such a wonderful man! I had the pleasure of meeting Mick just two years ago. During that time I grew very fond of him and admired his zest for life. He was a kind and giving man always willing to lend a hand. RIP Mick

Maggie Doherty-Gilbert

Mick I remember when we met in Watford England some 57 years ago. I did not know then that you were going to become my brother-in-law & as the years past i realized you were not a brother-in-law you were a brother, You & Jo emigrated to Canada & then we followed in 1973 where we started our friendship allover again. The times we helped each other with working on each others houses, with the kids & going places together with family, Not too many weeks went by that we did not see each other. Now that you are in heaven & you are not busy when God calls me will you try meet me & show me the way. Thanks for being in my life all these years, God bless BROTHER.

Maurice Anthony Lenihan

We sadly only had the pleasure of Mick’s company when we visited Canada, or he and Jo, visited the UK. Every time his warm personality embraced us, so it is with a real heavy heart we offer sincere condolences to Jo, Kieran & Brendan. Gerald & Sue Gallagher

Gerald Gallagher

Sympathy to the Gerathy family. Fond memories of happy times with mick.

Paddy and Jennifer Keane and family

Let us not mourn his loss but rather be grateful for having had him, indeed for having him still. For those who die in grace go no further from us than to God and God is very near. We will grieve for you. We will remember you. Please watch over us Mick!! Gary, Raeanna, and Meehan

Gary, Raeanna, & Meehan

I was very sorry to hear about the death of Mick. He was a real gentleman and it is lonesome to think we will never have him to visit again. I really enjoyed having him and Jo to stay even if it was only for a short time. I am sure he will be greatly missed by you all. Mum also sends her condolences at this sad time for you all. Take Care. Mary, Shane and Alice.

Mary Treacy

Our sincere condolences to Josephine and all the family on the passing of Mick. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

Catherine and John McTeggart

Dear Josephine, we are so sorry for the sense of loss you and your Family are feeling at this sad time. We only met Mick a few times but we know that the world is poorer for his passing. Some lives are like a song , every note rare and precious——-we were luck to have heard the Music. May he Rest In Peace, With sincere sympathy, Brendan&Maureen

Brendan&Maureen Fitzgerald

Dear Josephine, Kieran, Brendan and and grandchildren. How sad we were to hear of dear Mick's passing. He was a quiet, caring and gentle man and we were so fortunate to have him in the family fold when he married cousin Josephine.

Kate & Robert

Dear Uncle Mick - we're so sad that you have left us so soon - all of us loved seeing you coming home on holidays over the years, with Jo and Kieran & Brendan. You always had a great smile and a kind word for everyone, and we also knew we'd hear some good singing in the back kitchen! You'll be very much missed and our love goes out to Jo, Kieran, Brendan, Sidney, Mari Rosin, Frae, Lu & Dov. With much love, Maggie & Mike xx

Maggie Geraghty

Josie and family my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Mick was a lovely quiet gentleman. I was so sorry to hear of his passing, he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Hold on to your precious memories of him, think of him often and smile when you hear his name.

Debbie Clarke

So sorry to hear of Michael's passing. He was very helpful with the YWCA Bingo sessions and we always had a chat and a laugh. Sincere sympathy Josephine and extend condolences to the rest of your family.

Heather Abramczuk

Condolances Jo and family. Mick was a gentleman with a mischevious twinkle in his eye and a love of family and conversation. So glad to have had the pleasure of spending time with him over the years. Rest well friend.

Catherine & Jerry Lenihan

Dear Mick, were gonna miss you big time, and sincerest condolences to you Jo. Tears as I write this, but a smile too as I think of you guys waltzing to AC/DC at our wedding a few years ago! One of many great memories. God speed Uncle Mick.

John G & Lorraine

Friday May 22th my life changed forever with the passing of my wonderful brother in law Mick. From the first time we met he seemed to fit into the family he was always willing to help when ever he could. His smile, his singing will be greatly missed. With the way the world is right now Mick was blessed to be in his own home and bed till the end. Rest in peace Mick, love you sincerely.


Our family is forever changed by my Uncle Mick’s passing. I’m not sure when it will ever not feel surreal knowing he is not with us. A gentle and friendly man who preferred to be a smiling spectator. And although quiet, was always up to singing a song - a unique voice that I will never forget. Thank you for the memories. There are so many which I will be forever grateful for. I miss you so much already and love you with all my heart. RIP

Karen Lenihan

Our deepest sympathy to Jo, Kieran, Brendan and the extended family in Canada, USA, England and Ireland. We are friends since 1974 and Jo and Mick have welcomed us to their home many times. Archangel MIchael and all the saints of Kilmeena and Oshawa present Mick to the Lord.

Margaret and Donal Johnson

May 22nd the world lost an exceptional man and our family has been forever changed. Uncle Mick was gentle and soft spoken and showed kindness to all he knew and met. His beautiful, irish singing voice will be missed by all. I will always be grateful for the help he gave me throughout the years and for all the love and support he always showed which made him more like a 2nd dad than an uncle. Your gentle ways will never be forgotten Uncle Mick..i’ll love and miss you always xo ☘️ Treacy

Treacy Lenihan

My condolences to Jo and Kieran & Brendan. It saddens me greatly to have to say goodbye to my favorite brother, Mick. We always got on so well. He was happy to be my best man when Maureen & I got married, thanks Mick! We worked together in Watford & Coventry before Mick went to Canada and I moved home to Ireland. When we would go for a beer at the weekend, we didn't have to ask Mick twice to get up & sing a song, he loved to do it, especially the Isle of Innisfree! Mossie, thanks for your nice words. Mick, I'm happy you & Maureen are now free from pain - may you rest in peace always. Love, Sean


I am very sorry for your loss. We had many lovely dinners and visits. Know that you are on my mind. Lori

Lori Hogg

We were sorry to hear about the passing of Mick and feel so pleased to have met such a lovely man during your visit to Wales some time back. God bless

Martin & Eileen Coyle

My dearest Brother Mick. I cant believe your gone " I miss your phone calls the chat and your smile. You were quiet but when you started to sing everyone went quiet .I remember when you sang in the Galtymore with Philamena Begley you said you never thought you'd sing there ' you were happy and Kieran and Brendan are carrying on your muisc God love them and Jo. I hope your singing with the angels .Rest in peace Mick So much love Eileen. X X X


Sympathy to the Gerathy family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

Eileen Sinnott

Dear Jo, Keiran & Brendan and all extended family and grandchildren. ' are so sad knowing ye lost a man that played a huge part in all yer lives. He was so proud when he talked about u all . We loved yer visits home to ireland and Uncle Mick always made sure he had time to visit each of us and catch up. We all have great memories and one of mine is the day uncle Mick walked me up the aisle 25years ago it was a special moment. We will keep u in our hearts and prayers forever and we are thinking of you Jo and all the family as u mourn the loss of Mick. Enjoy the angels of Heaven Mick with all our family that's there to greet u as you go on ur new journey in life. Until we meet again We love u Mick. Dympna, Pat, Robert & Aishling xxxx

Dympna Moran

My darling Uncle Mick, our hearts are broken, but heaven has gained a very special angel. Our deepest sympathys to Jo, Kieran&Brendan, grandchildren&extended family. We will miss you forever, a wonderful man and fabulous Uncle ❤. Xx. May you Rest in Peace. X.X.

Tina Geraghty Conmey

Sending our condolence to the Geraghty family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Rest in Peace Mick

Pat & Penny Corrigan

We extend our sincere condolences to Mick's family - Jo, Kieran and Brendan.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Frank and Bernice Corrigan

Sincere sympathies to Jo Kiern and Brendan.Our prayers are with you all at this very sad time.Will miss all the card games and get togethers.

Jim and Sonja

Josie & Family, We are so sorry to hear about Mick's passing. Hoping that your special memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. God Bless.

Ron & Sharon Avery & Kay Schnaider

We want to offer our sincere condolences to Josephine and her family on Mick’s passing.

John and Janet Kraan

Jo and Family, Jim and I wish to express our Sincere Sympathy for your loss of Mick. Will always remember our chats over the French when we lived on Athol street.

Jim & Betty Anne Jefferies

Josephine, My mother Margaret and I were saddened to read about Mic's death. We will miss seeing his smiling face and know that you are going to feel a little lost without him. Please know that you are both in our thoughts and prayers. May God bring you peace.

Diana Scahill

Sincere Sympathy to Jo & The Geraghty Family on the sad death of Mick R I P....... A true gentleman . Fond memories of meeting Mick & Jo in 2008 in Boston at the Mayo Assoc. Mick was so delighted to find out that we were from his home parish of Kilmeena, Westport, and everytime he visited Ireland he would call to see us , which we appreciated so much. May his gentle soul rest in peace . Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Oliver & Bernie Durkan

In remembrance of Mick. A true gentleman. Always remembered from John Moran an old school friend in Kilmeena.

John moran

Deepest sympathy to Jo , kieran and Brendan on the passing of Mick. Also to our dear neighbour Bea Moran on the loss of her beloved brother Mick and also to her children Joe, Geraldine, Padraic, Teresa, Dympna, Joan, Michelle and Kevin devoted nieces and nephews of their dear uncle Mick. Sympathy also to his brother Sean and family, kilmeena and to his brother Christie and sisters Sr.Margaret and Eileen. May he rest in peace

Pauline Mulroy and Noel Marley

It was was with great sadness I heard the news of Michaels death from Vin , We have happy memories of our meeting you both in Ireland & at Geralds & kates gathering . Our thoughts are with you at this time .Love Ray & Greta

Ray Gallagher