You may recall the story of Peterborough’s Mike Smith and his family. Global News and CHEX TV followed the story of the father of 3 young kids as he battled cancer over the past few years. There were ups and there were a lot of downs but Mike never stopped fighting. Sadly Mike passed away Sunday at 2:30pm. Above is Facebook post from Mike’s wife Ashley who used social media to not only keep Mike’s family and friends up to date on his battle but I think as a way of helping her deal with the pressures that the terrible journey cancer can lead a family down. My heart goes out to this family today.
I didn’t know Mike all that well but I have gotten to know his kids a little bit. His son Ethan is the same age as my youngest son. Ethan won Fresh Radio’s Kids With Class last year. He has a million dollar smile and is a heck of little hockey player. I coached against Ethan in the league finals two seasons ago. Mike was there despite being pretty ill at that point. It’s about the only time I really didn’t mind losing. Ethan’s team beat us in a shoot out. He scored and inside I was pretty darn happy he did. His other two kids are also great kids who have been through so much.
I know it’s a cliche and often people will say it at times like this but if you have kids, tuck them in tonight, give them a hug and a kiss, and tell them you love them.
Rest well Mike
Global News Story From Earlier This Year
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