The late Michael Archer of Corrigeenroe, Boyle, formerly of Enniskerry, Co.Wicklow.
Perfect time keeper, departed most beautifully with a rainbow over Galway.
It is with great sadness that the family of Mike announce his death on the 14th August in The Galway Clinic.
Mike fought his condition with humour, bravery and honour remaining steady and respectful to the ebb and flow of life.
He is greatly loved, and will be celebrated and sincerely missed by his wife Doris, his daughters Christine and Lorraine, his grand-children Dylan, Yasmin, Rebecca, Katie, Charlie and Georgina. His family, sisters Anne, Rosemary and Hazel, brother Philip and late brother Peter, his in-laws especially his son-in-law Neil Stewart and his sister-in-law Helen Bradshaw.
His dear friends in Boyle and elsewhere who shared his many diverse paths, be it botany, motor sports, or intellectual discussion and humour, his colleague and friend Brendan Maloney.
The family would like to sincerely thank his many consultants, doctors, nurses and carers in The Galway Clinic, Roscommon Hospital and Boyle.
Service to be held at 12 Noon on Thursday 17 August, at Church of Ireland Parish Church, Green Street Boyle.
Burial afterwards to Cemetery at Aughanagh Parish Church, Ballinafad, Co Sligo.
House private please. Garden flowers only please. Donations in his name to a charity of your choice