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Michael Traynor
July 30, 1959 - January 29, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">After a wonderful life, Thomas Michael Joseph Patrick Traynor passed away peacefully in January 29, 2016, with his wife Judy by his side and with the love of their family and friends surrounding the two of them. Mike was born in Hamilton, Ontario to Julia (nee Chernish) and Paul Traynor on July 30, 1959. He graduated from Cathedral Boys' High School in 1977. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario in 1980, and then his Master of Business Administration from Wilfred Laurier University in 1994. He joined the family business, Traynor's Bakery Wholesale, in 1980. Ten years later he became the third generation owner/manager with his brother John. He was a hard-working boss who was admired. He was a businessman of great integrity. Family meant everything to Mike. Blessed to be the brother of Colleen (Dave McGraw), John (Laurie), Kathryn (Steve Wraggett) and Peter. Beloved husband of his true love Judy (nee Edmunds). Loving uncle to Julianne and Heather McGraw, Alannah, Meaghan and Rachel Traynor, John and Krissy Sterne, Emily and Kate Traynor, Daniel and Kestrel Wraggett, Angela and Erik Wallden, Daniel, Renee and Paul Edmunds. Proud nephew of Stanley Chernish. Mike was predeceased by his grandparents Mary and John Chernish, Helen and David Traynor, his parents and his brother Peter. Mike was a gentle, honest, courageous soul. He very quietly helped many people along the way in life. He had the greatest sense of humor, both clever and outrageous. He felt privileged to have explored many parts of the world with Judy. He was an avid runner and triathlete, completing many marathons and Ironman events. He was happy to be a member of the Hamilton Harriers Running Club and made many lifelong friendships there. He was honoured to be a member of St. John's Anglican Church in Ancaster. He touched many lives and will be greatly missed throughout his community. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Parveen Wasi, Dr. Torres-Trejo, Mende Katz OT, David Jones, and the staff of Wards 3M and F3 for their compassionate care. And a heartfelt thank you to the many friends, family and clergy that have eased Mike's journey. Mike's funeral service will be held at St. John's Anglican Church, 272 Wilson Street East, Ancaster on February 12th at 1 p.m. Visitation at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, 378 Wilson Street East, Ancaster on February 11th from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Interment will occur at a later date in Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to The Terry Fox Foundation or to St. John's Anglican Church of Ancaster.<br /><br /><br /><br />&quot;So I went forth and,<br /><br />finding the hand of God,<br /><br />trod gladly into the night&quot;<br /><br /><br /><br /></div>