Obituary of Michael Fisher
The family of Michael Fisher of Melville, beloved husband of Sandra Fisher sadly announce his passing on Friday, May 12, 2023. Michael was 76 years of age.
As per Michael's wishes, a Private Family Service will take place at a later date.
Michael Kenneth Fisher, LLB, K.C., 76, of Melville, Sask., passed away peacefully on Friday, May 12 in the arms of “the love of his life”, Sandra Fisher, and in the presence of his three children, Fredric Fisher, Garnet Fisher and Joella Mooney.
Mike was born on Feb. 19, 1947, to Eileen and Fredrick Fisher in Saskatoon, Sask. After Mike graduated from Saskatoon’s Bedford Road Collegiate in 1965, he went on to study at the University of Saskatchewan and received his Bachelor of Arts with a Major in History. He continued his education and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law in 1970.
He started his legal career by articling at a law practice in Estevan, Sask. where he stayed for four years. In 1975, he moved to practice law in Melville, Sask. Mike was a successful lawyer for 52 years who was both grateful and proud to have worked with his two sons, Fredric (Fred) and Garnet Fisher at the Fisher Law Office. Mike was still practicing law until his final days.
Mike was predeceased by his parents and two siblings (Lorna and Justine). Mike is survived by his beloved wife, Sandra Fisher; his three children, Fred, Garnet and Joella. He is a loving grandfather to Marisa and Justin (Fred’s children); Ethan, Bronwyn, Declan and Lachlan (Garnet’s children); and, Ronan and Conall (Joella’s children). He is also survived by his two daughter-in laws, Beverly Stewart and Tracy Fisher; and his son-in-law, Liam Mooney.
In his early years in Melville, Mike contributed to Melville by coaching and managing many different minor sports hockey teams.
Mike was extremely active in his community and spent his entire life sharing his leadership skills and volunteering with various Boards and organizations, including:
Melville Lions Club; Melville Rotary Club; AFS (International Exchange Student Program); Melville All Saints Anglican Church Vestry; Melville Minor Sports; Melville Millionaires Hockey Club; and the Rail City Industries Board.
He achieved the honor of Queen’s Counsel in 2005 as he served as President of the Law Society of Saskatchewan. He also served a term on the Benchers of Law Society of Saskatchewan. He was elected to be a board member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan and served as a board member of the Saskatchewan Nursing Association.
More recently, Mike was a Saskatchewan Rentalsman Officer for the past 10 years. He was also an active board member with the Painted Hand Casino Community Development Corporation and helped to promote many Melville and surrounding area groups and associations with receiving grant funding.
Over their years together, Mike and Sandra also opened up their home to others by billeting hockey players and hosting international exchange students. Many of these players and students remained close with Mike and Sandra after their stay with the Fishers.
Mike was always so happy to meet up with his coffee and breakfast crews comprised of his friends. He also enjoyed his occasional evening at the casino. As a lifelong fan, he took a great deal of pleasure in going to the Melville Theatre to watch new movies - particularly if it involved taking any of his grandchildren. He enjoyed any baseball game he could watch. He was an avid reader and enjoyed sitting outside taking in nature.
Mike is being recognized by the lowering of the flags at the Melville City Hall for his 26 years of devotion to the city of Melville in his former roles of both Mayor and City Councillor.
Mike not only touched many lives but also countless hearts over his wonderful life. Mike was a loving husband, thoughtful father, proud grandfather and loyal friend. He will be greatly missed. Go in peace Mike.
To respect one of Mike’s last requests, there will be no memorial service. We would only encourage you to remember Mike the next time you read a book, see a movie, hug your children or just sit outside and take in the beauty that this life offers.
Michael Kenneth Fisher
Feb. 19, 1947 - May 12, 2023