1965 Michael D. Michaud 2023

Michael David Michaud

November 20, 1965 — August 2, 2023

Westminster

 

Michael Michaud - Obituary 

 

Michael David Michaud also known as “Mikey or Mike” by family and close friends, age 57, died at University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO. on August 2nd, 2023. 

 

Michael was born 11/20/1965 in Aurora, CO.  Immediate family he  is survived by include his mother, Sharon Michaud of Westminster, his sister and brother in law, Denise and Drake Wynn of Cape Coral, FL., nephew Jordan Hunter of Breckinridge, MN. 

 

Michael was preceded in death by his father, David Michaud and many aunties, uncles, grandparents and a nephew. 

 

He was proud to call Colorado home almost all of his life. 

He loved exploring nature and the outdoors, camping in the mountains, spotting wildlife and scenic views. Brad’s cabin is a place he always wanted to be able to return to. 

 

Michael was in Arvada West Class of 1984, attended Campbell Elementary and Oberon Jr, High school.  

 

He was a thoughtful and witty guy.  He could make you laugh or bring a smile to your face when you needed it the most. He would always hand make or select the most special gifts that showed his love to his family and friends. It was Michael who brought a tiny kitten to his Mom. That kitty, Isabelle, has brought her 17 years of love and continues to bring her companionship. 

 

Mike had a huge heart for his animals and critters. He loved his “Cry Baby” (long hair Maine Coon, who has waited for him at Rainbow Bridge) and unique pets like snakes, frogs, geckos, fish and more. 

 

Mikey loved his mom’s soft scrambled eggs with cheese and her delicious cheesecake. He indulged in Chubbys smothered Sausage and Egg breakfast burritos and he and Denise 

appreciated eating spicy Mexican food and drinking a great Margarita together. 

 

Michael was inventive and intelligent. His talents and strengths included intense curiosity, superior technical and mechanical know how, and an ability to teach others how to navigate technology.  His nephew Jordan said: “He would teach himself how to fix anything that was broken. I really admired his dedication to problem solving.”

 

Michael was a Welder by trade. Hanging out with his buddy Randy and working in the shop was where many of his best ideas came to life.  

 

Brian, his cousin, said: “He could handle hay bales better than any city boy that l ever knew” after spending a summer on his Uncle Lyle and Aunt Jackie’s dairy farm. There, under the Menominee Dam, he and Brian enjoyed spending time relaxing and fishing. 

 

Horticulture and Mycology were passions that kept him learning and perfecting his abilities to grow rare or special species. 

 

He’d much prefer watching an informative documentary vs. a TV show or news broadcast. 

 

He lived in the present, one day at a time.  Mike had an adventurous spirit. He met his friend Terry at Pizza Shuttle where they worked together. He and Terry hitchhiked to Alaska for another great chapter in Mike’s life. He was an extreme snowboarder and loved skateboarding. He built his own electric bike which took him on many exhilarating, long distance,  rides. 

 

Some of his best times were celebrating holidays or special events with his good friends.

Mikey loved Halloween and all of its festivities. He looked forward to making his own prize winning costume and fully played the acting role. He joined Kristy and Scott in making scary tombstones and yard decor to entertain the trick or treaters.

 

Music was powerful for Mike and he enjoyed singing along and listening to all genres. Some of his favorites included Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Van Morrison and songs that told a story like “I wish Grandpas Never Died”. 

 

He had a unique ability to capture the beauty of nature in photography. Several of his images have been used in greeting cards made by his Mom. 

 

He faced into medical treatments like a Warrior. As he battled his recent and most difficult health challenges, his sister and mother reassured him that it was ok to go home to Jesus. Denise said: “You are the man of the house and we need you to go before us to prepare the way for us to join you someday”.  His mother and sister will miss him deeply but are comforted to know that he is free from pain and safe in the palm of God’s hands. 

 

A “Celebration of Mikey” is planned for friends and family on August 26th at 1 PM at the Arvada Elks Lodge on Yukon. 

 

 

 

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