Michael Drake

Michael Joseph Drake

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
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It is with broken hearts that the family of the late Michael J. Drake of Fortune announces his passing at sea on Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 at the age of 48.

Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are mother, Theresa Drake (Randell Coady); son, Michael Vardy of Texas; daughter, Megan Vardy of Texas; step-daughters, Sarah Vardy of Grand Bank and Rebecca Vardy of St. John’s; sisters; Raelene Carroll (Darren) of Fortune, Bonnie Drake (Mervin Kearley) of Grand Le Pierre and Sandra Drake (Ambrose Bolt) of Grand Le Pierre; 1 step-grandchild, Nevaeh; plus a large circle of relatives and friends.

Michael was predeceased by his father, Michael Drake Sr.; brother, John Drake.

The Drake Family will be accepting visitors at Wiseman’s Funeral Home in Fortune. In order to maintain social distancing and to follow the public health advisory of COVID 19, a walk through visitation will take place on Monday, December 21st from 3pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm and Tuesday, December 22nd from 10am to 12 noon. A maximum of 20 people at any one time is permitted. A private funeral service will be held at Wiseman’s Funeral Home, Fortune on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 at 2:00pm.

As per COVID 19 regulations, everyone is asked to sign the contact tracing sheet upon entering the building and masks are required. Please note that there is no food permitted in the building.

Cremation will take place.

In Michael’s memory and in-lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Drake Family.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wiseman’s Funeral Homes – Fortune.
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    Roman Catholic Cemetery-Fortune
    Cemetery Road
    Newfoundland A0E 1P0


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Fay Herridge

Posted at 10:42am
Sincere condolences to the family of Michael Drake. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Fay Herridge

Cecilia Ann Dodge

Posted at 05:14pm
To the Families, and Friends of Michael Drake...
Your Loved Ones teach us to love, to see beauty, to take our place in the world… and bloom there.
Your Loved Ones will always be with you--in the lessons they gave, the life they shared, and the love they showed.
May all your beautiful memories of Your Loved Ones comfort you and bring peace..
And may you find the blessing of strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends during the coming days ahead...
And also may you gain strength and understanding as the loving memories of Mike's life continue to shine through you and your family...
Rest assured ours thoughts, ours prayers and along with ours deepest sympathy are with you all during this very difficult times. May God Bless you all....
Cecilia and Ron Dodge & Family.

Henri Gamache

Posted at 04:09pm
sorry for your loss my condolences

Pierrick Quedinet & Victoria Dias

Posted at 02:55pm
To our dear friend Mike.
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William & Norma Stacey

Posted at 10:29am
Sincere condolences to the Drake and Boland families. May the love of God and support from family and friends help you through this very difficult time.

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