Michael Scott Lucarz
Mike passed away peacefully with his loving partner in crime, Christine, and brother-in-law Rick by his side.
With his usual tenacity, Mike fought cancer for almost 4 years, bravely and with grace, strength and determination.
Mike was born in Regina and moved to BC at a young age. His tugboat career started at an early age when someone didn't show up for work (you know who you are!). Mike worked for various tugboat companies in the harbour and on the coast for 20 years, his last being Seaspan. Fourteen years ago, with much trepidation, Mike made the move to the office of Seafarers’ International Union of Canada, eventually becoming a Port Agent. He loved it! His passion was working with both companies and his union brothers and sisters. As in life, Mike was gratified when he succeeded, he felt strongly about finding a win/win for both sides.
Mike got into metal detecting, which he thought his buddies were nuts to do, until he found his first old coin, then he was hooked. Mike also loved playing golf and could crush the ball, but let's not mention his putting. He also enjoyed playing on-line bingo with his buddies. Mike's passion though was fishing, especially in the Cariboo.
Mike leaves behind his partner Christine, mom Dee, father Jerry and sister Michelle, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews and friends.
Per Mike's request, there is no service, but a reminder to be kind to each other. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Shore Hospice or Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.
Thank you to Mike's angels in the Oncology department for taking care of him. He always came home with a smile.
A special heartfelt thank you to the entire palliative team at Lions Gate Hospital for their compassion and care as Mike went through his journey.
Mike, may your shot always be a hole in one and your rod have a "fish on".
You will be missed.