PECKHAM, Michael Henry Hayward

Peckham Michael

July 10, 1953- March 30, 2021

Michael (Mike) Hayward Peckham was born and raised in New Waterford, Cape Breton Island, NS. He was the oldest son of 14 children born to parents Mary and Hayward Peckham. Mike later met and married Lorraine Roach, settling in Avondale Vernon River, PEI where they started their family together welcoming children Amy and Ian. Mike tried his hand at pig farming but later sold and packed up roots, moving to Alberta in the early 80’s expanding the family and welcoming youngest daughter Victoria. Mike continued to put his farm experience and knowledge to good use working for local farmers and then taking on work with Laden’s Industrial in Linden and later moving to Innisfail. Mike’s career led him to parts management and sales. He enjoyed working with agricultural customers and built many long-term friendships as he traveled throughout the province. As those of you who knew Mike, you will recall his love for story telling, practical jokes and company. He always had the door open and enjoyed visitors. You will also know that he struggled with diabetes, and in the end after a strong and determined willingness to overcome his disabilities, he sadly succumbed to his illness and several related and underlying medical conditions, passing away in Red Deer hospital on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. After having lost one leg several years ago due to diabetes he was determined and committed to making huge life changes but unfortunately, in 2020 Mike had a second leg amputation. He achieved incredible milestones in the last 12 months regaining his ability to stand and walk with the help and encouragement of his long-term partner, Linda. Mike will be sadly missed by his children, grandchildren and his 2 great-grandsons and Linda Traveline, as well as his brothers and sisters (near and far) and extended family of nieces and nephews. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca.