“Bee man” Mike was born in Hungary and immigrated to Canada with the Sopron University group in 1956.
He was employed by the BC Forest Service in various locations in northern and central BC before settling in Williams Lake in 1975. He retired from Horsefly in 1995 after 35 years of service.
Mike poured his energy into his many interests, from curling to ice-fishing to wine-making and more. He especially enjoyed peering down a hole in the ice, pressing the grape and tasting the wine. He became an avid beekeeper in the early 80’s and was always eager to share his enthusiasm for bees and honey. He was thrilled when the Central Cariboo Beekeepers’ Association presented him with an Honorary Mentor plaque in 2004. Later he was granted Life Membership in the B.C. Honey Producers Association.
Throughout, Mike’s life was enriched by his many friends and acquaintances.
Mike is survived by his wife of 46 years, Pearl and children Annette (Jim) and Michael (Arianne). He will be remembered by his sister-in-law Olgi Ambach, a nephew, two nieces and their families in Hungary and also by his lifelong friend, Rudy.
No service will be held.
“How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower!”
– Isaac Watts
Compassionate Care Funerals entrusted with all arrangements. 250-392-3336