Michael Meade
Michael Meade
Michael Meade


Service Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Service Time: 12 noon Service Location: St. Dunstan’s Catholic Church


Visitation: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 Visitation Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm Visitation Location: McAdam's Funeral Home

Obituary of Michael William Meade

The family of Michael William Meade are heartbroken to announce that he passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home, after a lengthy battle with PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) on February 16, 2022. Mike is survived by his wife, Colleen (Goodine) Parent-Meade, the love of his life for 37 years; his daughters, Andrea Dawn Meade (Alison) and Andrea Louise Milley; his son, Captain Sean Joseph Parent; Mike’s two grandsons, whom he loved dearly, Hayden Milley and Logan Milley; siblings, Melvin (Carol) of Sunderland, England, Paul Meade-Clift (Sheryll) of Edmonton, Chris (Linda) of Calgary, Edward (Norma) of Rexton, David (Jill) of Quispamsis, Clare Smith (Warren) of Waterford. He was predeceased by his brother Steven, sister Monica Dykeman (Ronald) and his parents William "Bill" and Mary Monica "Molly " Meade. Born on February 8, 1949, in Fredericton to Bill and Molly Meade, the family relocated to Sunderland, England, when Mike was only six weeks old. The Meade family returned to Canada in 1965 and settled in Woodstock, NB. He got his first taste of the printing world in Fredericton, working on the printing presses for the Daily Gleaner in the late 1960’s. He would send his pay cheques home to help provide for his family, in true Mike style. Mike began working as a radio DJ for CJCJ in Woodstock in 1968. He was the voice of the Valley known as "Alphalfa Aloysius". His radio voice can still be heard as the voice for his daughter’s business, the PC Girls. Mike was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus, having served with councils in Woodstock, St. Stephen, Fredericton and New Maryland where he was Grand Knight. He loved singing in the Knights of Columbus and Sts. John and Paul Church choirs or reading Scripture at Sunday mass. Even when he wasn’t in the choir you could hear his great baritone voice above the congregation. Mike’s love of music included playing the organ and singing at many family gatherings. His grandson’s favorite memories are of Poppy G singing on the porch and around the campfire with their Dad. A car enthusiast at heart, Mike worked for car dealerships in St. Stephen and Fredericton. He was a star salesman at Sunset Motors from 1996 until he retired in 2010. In 1984 Mike met the love of his life Colleen. She brought into Mike’s life her beautiful children, Andrea Louise Milley and Sean Joseph Parent. Together Mike and Colleen raised their 3 children and shared a beautiful life together. He was a romantic at heart and showered his love on Colleen. Self taught with do it yourself books, Mike could fix anything and if he didn’t know how, he would figure it out (possibly duct tape was involved). He willingly modeled for fashion shows at the Regent mall with Andrea and Sean, and Andrea Louise was the only one able to fix his "unfixable" hair. Mike cherished his two grandchildren, Hayden and Logan Milley. They love their "Poppy G" and their "Poppy G" loved them and was so proud of them. His oldest grandson’s favorite memory is going to lunch, on half day school days, with his Poppy G every Wednesday "just the men". Mike loved family time and especially loved towing his fifth wheel trailer in the summertime. Mike and Colleen were members of the River Valley Runabouts RV club for a decade. Mike and Colleen created, with many friends and family, fond memories of camping together. When they were not on the road, you could find them at local campgrounds or it wasn’t uncommon to find Mike in his trailer parked in his driveway waiting to get back on the road again. We can still hear him singing "On The Road Again". He was a man who equally saw the beauty in sunrises and sunsets. A true family man and devoted, doting husband equally accepting his family and close friends into his heart. Mike's family would like to thank his caregiver Emma Keats, the staff at York Care Centre and Extra Mural for the wonderful care they provided to Mike. A very special thank you to Randy Geneau who made it possible for Mike to stay at home with his family. We are eternally grateful. Visitation will be held at McAdam’s Funeral Home in Fredericton on Tuesday, February 22, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Dunstan’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 12 noon with Fr. Bill Brennan as celebrant. Proof of double vaccination and government issued identification will be required for entrance to both events. For those unable to attend in person a recording of the service can be found at the following link: https://vimeo.com/681033756 Donations in Mike’s memory made to St. Dunstan’s Knights of Columbus, the PSP Society of Canada or York Care Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
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