Jan. 27, 1924 – Oct. 5, 2014
Michel Hapalo was born in 1924 in The Ukraine. At three years of age his family moved to Paris, France where he grew up. Michel immigrated to Canada in 1945 where he continued his career as a chef. He always took exceptional pride in his work.
In 1970 Michel and his family moved to the 108 where they managed the 108 Clubhouse for many years. He will be remembered by many friends and patrons for the famous Baron of Beef Dinners. After his retirement he kept right on cooking for many BBQ’s at The Hills Health & Guest Ranch. Michel loved to entertain people, and good food and drink was important. He will always be remembered by many for being an incredible host.
Even in his passing, he would ask that you enjoy a good glass of red wine when thinking of him.
Michel is survived by his wife Heidi of 46 years, daughter Nadia, (Sheldon) and his 2 grand children Micheal and Kaitlin.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at 1 p.m. at The Hills Health & Guest Ranch.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Weep not for me though I am gone into that gentle night.
Grieve if you will, but not for long upon my soul’s sweet flight.
I am at peace; my soul’s at rest there is no need for tears.
For with your love I was so blessed for all those many years.
There is no pain; I suffer not, the fear now all is gone.
Put now these things out of your thoughts, in your memory I live on.
Remember not my fight for breath, remember not the strife.
Please do not dwell upon my death, but celebrate my life.
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