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Del Monte, Michael

DEL MONTE, Michael

1954 - 2023

The family announces with deep sorrow the unexpected death at his home of Michael Lee Del Monte on Monday, November 27, 2023 at the age of 69.

Michael was born on May 18, 1954 in South Porcupine to Arlie (McCharles) and Lino Del Monte, who both predeceased him in 2011. He grew up in Timmins where he still has many family & friends who love him and will miss him deeply.

Michael is survived by his two children, Matthew & Sarah, his two beloved grandchildren George & Rosie, and his wife Kathryn Pirie. He will be lovingly remembered by his brother Mark Del Monte (Judy) as well as the large extended Del Monte and Pirie families, and by his many friends in the Tri Town area, Timmins and South Porcupine.

Michael was larger than life; with a big personality, an even bigger heart and a wicked sense of humour. He loved fishing, hunting, golfing, woodworking, cooking and growing his endless supply of hot peppers.

He loved sharing fabulous feasts with family and friends, followed by a game of cards and a glass of wine.

Above all, Michael cherished his family. There was no limit to his devotion to his children & grandchildren. There is nothing he would not have done for them and he loved being “poppa” to George & Rosie more than anything.

Michael also loved his many nieces, nephews and in laws in the Del Monte and Pirie families. He was the “favorite” uncle who filled the room and was ready with a big hug and wonderful stories.

We will miss him forever.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative, 128 Whitewood Avenue West, New Liskeard on Monday, December 4, 2023 from 2 – 4 p.m. A Celebration of Michael’s life will take place this spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospital for Sick Children (555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 1X8, or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1200, Box 2414, Toronto, ON M4P 1E4, would be appreciated by his family.


Monday, December 4, 2023 from 2-4 p.m.

Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative, Perrin Chapel

128 Whitewood Avenue West

New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0

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Kathryn and family

I am so saddened by this news. So, so sorry for your great loss.
Love, Lucille XOX

Lucille Terry, November 28, 2023

Kathryn, Matthew and Sarah

Shocked to hear of Michael's death. So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Sue Dubois, November 28, 2023


We are so so sadden to hear about Mike. We really enjoyed his company over the years. Our deepest sympathy.

Our thoughts are with you.

Karen and Mark Cramer, November 28, 2023

Kathy Pirie and Family

My sincere condolences to you and your family. Mike will be dearly missed by everyone who counted him a friend . He was there when his friends needed help or support! He went the extra mile. He would loan you his vehicle if you needed it . He would help with projects. He made an impact on everyone he knew and was so proud of his family and his grandchildren. My thoughts are with you all.

Natrice Rese , November 28, 2023

Kathy, Matthew and Saeah

Sending our deepest condolences to you all during this very sad time.
We have so many fond memories of Mike during our time in New Liskeard and how he made us feel like family.
He will always have a special place in our hearts.

Alfonso and Teresa Colarossi, November 28, 2023

Kathy, Matthew and Sarah

Sending our deepest condolences during this very difficult time.

Dale, Antonella and Jason Dupras, November 28, 2023

Kathryn and family

So sad and shocked at this news ! Had some great chats with Mike over the weekend at Village Noel ! My deepest sympathies to you and your family! He will be missed!

Louise and Ian DeJoseph, November 28, 2023

Kathy, Matthew, Sarah & grandchildren

We are utterly shocked after learning of Mike's passing. Michael was an old friend we always enjoyed talking to each time we bumped into him in town. Thinking of you at this sad time and sending our condolences to all of the Del Monte family & Pirie family. Timmins and New Liskeard friends will miss him very much.

Kevin & Rosanna Molnar, November 28, 2023

Kathryn, Matthew and Sarah

We were so shocked to hear about Michael's passing. He was a special person and a great friend. We will miss him deeply.
Nancy & Elio

Nancy & Elio, November 29, 2023

Kathy, Matthew & Sarah

Our condolences to you for the sudden passing of Mike. He was larger than life and a great friend. We will miss his regular visits and stories. Mike was very caring and always called to check on John, no matter where he was. We had a great weekend at Village Noel and was very excited to continue his woodworking venture. Mike will remain in our hearts forever and will be missed deeply. Know that you are all in our thoughts during this difficult time.

John & Brenda Henderson , November 29, 2023

Kathy Pirie and Family

Our deepest condolences in the sudden loss of Mike to you Kathy, Matthew, Sarah and grandchildren.
May you find some peace and comfort at this time.
There will be a large gap to fill with family and friends in Timmins and New Liskeard.
Sincerely, Mary&Gary Thoms

Mary& Gary Thoms, November 29, 2023

Del Monte Family

My deepest sympathy goes out to Kathryn and family. So sorry to hear of Michael’s passing thinking of you all take care.️

Alice Peters, November 29, 2023

Kathryn, Matthew, Sarah and extended families

Sonny and I are saddened to hear the news of Mike’s passing. May your memories help to heal your broken hearts.

Sonny & Annie Kmyta, November 29, 2023

Mikes Family

High school football was the glue that bonded many of us for life. I am proud and privileged to have been both friend and teammate to Mike.
My most sincere sympathy to his family

Tom Varteniuk, November 29, 2023

Kathryn and family

So sad to hear of Mike’s sudden passing. We’ll miss his chats and friendly waves on Oak St. May all your fond memories help you at this time.
Joyce Moore

Joyce Moore, November 29, 2023


Kathryn & family
So shocked to hear of the passing of Michael. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. My prayers go out to you and your family at this deep loss. May your family feel the closeness of God wrapped around you at this time.

Charlene Bechard (Dezan), November 29, 2023

The Del Monte Family

So sorry to hear this sad news. I remember Mike fondly as a trainer for WCWC. He was passionate about helping water operators learn their trade and was always willing to share his knowledge with others. My sincere sympathy to his family and friends at this sad time.

Corinne Louther, Walkerton, November 29, 2023

Kathryn and Family

Worked with Mike at Holloway Mine he will be missed. So sorry for your loss.

Shaun Carter, November 29, 2023

Kathryn and family

So very sad for you and your family. Mike always had a beautiful smile for everyone. My deepest condolences.

Patti Dubois , November 29, 2023

Kathryn Pirie

So sorry for your loss.

shay Cunningham, November 29, 2023

Kathy, Matthew, Sarah and family

My heart is broken. I send you my love, and endless hugs. I will never forget his friendship and the light and joy Mike brought into any room he entered. I will never forget what a beautiful, kind, gentle, funny and caring man he was. His love for his family was immeasurable.
What a reunion in Heaven! I thank God for our faith; especially knowing that Mike is now and forever watching out over his Beloved family.
May God wrap you all in his Comforting arms now and always. Love, Judy

Judy Pace, November 30, 2023

Kathy Matthew and Sarah

Dale and I are shocked and saddened to hear this very sad news. Dale spoke to him just before we left on our vacation and Mike was excited to come out to the lake, in December, for food, wine and laughs. We are heartbroken and we can’t imagine your pain. Sending you all sincere condolences and much love.
Cathy & Dale Columbus

Cathy Columbus, November 30, 2023


We are truly sorry for your loss. Eric and Deb

Debra St. Louis, November 30, 2023

Mike’s Family and Friends

I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I worked closely with him the last couple years at EXP and got to know how great of a man he was. He was a joy to be around. I will miss him! Sending healing thoughts to all.

AJ LaCarte, November 30, 2023


So sorry for your loss. He was a great guy

Dan Dezan, November 30, 2023

Kathy Matthew Sarah

So terribly sorry to hear of your loss. Mike was a wonderful person and will be missed by all who knew him.

Judy Lilge, November 30, 2023

Michael’s beloved family, Kathryn, Matthew & Sarah

We are so very sorry to hear the sorrowful news of Michael’s passing. Will be thinking of you during this sad time. Sending prayers and hugs.

Deborah & Glen Bandy, November 30, 2023

Kathryn, Matthew, Sarah and family

What more can be said than what you have expressed so beautifully? He will be greatly missed. My love to you all.

Adele, November 30, 2023

The Delmonte Family

Sincerest condolences on the sudden loss of Mike.
He always had a story to tell or a hockey memory to share and always took the time to ask how and what our kids were doing.
He will be missed by all.
Treasure your memories of happy times.
Darren & Carol Hearn and family

Carol Hearn, November 30, 2023

Kathy, Mark and Family

Shocked to hear this news. So sorry for your loss. Will miss that ever-present smile and big personality. It's the only way I will remember him and the growing up years we shared. Such great times I will miss laughing together about. We could always count on Michael whatever was needed. Usually it was a ride, in whatever vehicle he had saved and restored; or dinner as he was equally at home in kitchen.
I will miss seeing him for now- take care my friend

Rick Carbone , December 1, 2023

The Delmonte family

Mike has been a life long member of our small group of high school friends who have kept in touch with email chains, bi-annual get togethers, including some really messy golf, story telling that continued to expand and embellish with every visit and of course gourmet
cooking and long meals together that included Mike's peppers. Yes we will miss his large personality and presence, but his friendship and our memories together will last forever. Godspeed my friend. Heaven is in for a treat.

Craig Drew. A life long friend since grade 1, December 1, 2023

The Del Monte Family

Our sincere sympathy to Katherine and Family in the sudden loss of Mike. We enjoyed him as our neighbour, may be rest in peace.

Ray and Virginia, December 1, 2023

Michael’s Family

The Del Monte boys were always well thought of by the extended Miller family ( Sonny, Sis & Guy, Donna and Guy, Bucky and Diann and Myrna and Paul Charette) while growing up.

Sorry, to hear this painful news. Mike was one of the good ones.

Al Youmans and the extended Miller Family, December 2, 2023

The Del Monte Families

Our deepest condolences to the entire Del Monte families on the passing of Mike. Our families spent time together growing up. Always enjoyed being in his company. Thoughts go out to the family during this most difficult time.

The De Luca families

Dean De Luca, December 3, 2023

Family and friends

My sincere condolences to the DelMonte families and friends. Fond memories.Hugs Mark. Stay well everyone.

Wayne Bozzer, December 3, 2023

Michael DelMonte’s Family

Our sincere condolences to Michael’s family for your loss.

Elizabeth & Irvin Graham, December 4, 2023


So sorry to hear that you lost Michael. Especially so close to Christmas.

Eric and Doreen donated to Hospital for Sick Children in his name.

Their children — Rick, Randy, and Rob — will be out at their place on Vancouver Island for the holidays. We'll be thinking of you.

Rick McCharles, December 4, 2023

Kathy & Family

So sorry to hear of your family’s loss, sending you deepest condolences & .

Adelina, December 4, 2023

The families

I am very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. It sounds like he had a great life! I knew Mike in high school and at Gillies Lake where we had so much fun! Know that he was special even then!

Char (charlie) Wilson Bazowski, December 27, 2023