Mike Purnell Obituary, Death – It is with a heavy heart that we come together to remember and honor the life of Mike Purnell, a beloved brother, whose presence touched the lives of many. On August 25, 2023, Mike’s journey on this earth came to an end, leaving behind a legacy of enthusiasm and warmth that will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew him.
In recent months, Mike faced the challenges of heart and pulmonary chronic illnesses, alongside the battle with diabetes. Despite his struggles, he continued to embrace life with the same vigor that defined him. However, as time passed, his health declined, and on that fateful day, the heavens opened their gates to welcome him home, reuniting him with his late brother, Jim, as well as their parents and other cherished loved ones.
Surrounded by the embrace of his family, Mike’s departure from this world was marked by the removal of life support, allowing him to peacefully transition, knowing that he was cherished and treasured by those he was leaving behind. The bond he shared with his family remained unbreakable until the end, providing solace in their shared moments of love and togetherness.
As we gather to celebrate Mike’s life, the memories he created will be a beacon of light during the upcoming Celebration of Life in the coming weeks. This event, scheduled for late September or early October, will undoubtedly be a testament to the impact he had on the lives of many. While the pain of his absence is profound, there is solace in the knowledge that Mike is no longer in pain and has found eternal peace in the arms of God.
The void left by Mike’s passing is immense and deeply felt. His absence will be a reminder of the close bond he shared with his surviving siblings, Marianne, Tom, and John. The grief they bear is eased only by the memories of the times they shared with both Mike and their late brother, Jim.
In this time of sorrow, may the memories of Mike’s laughter, kindness, and unwavering spirit provide comfort to those who mourn his loss. As we reflect on his life, may we find strength in the love he bestowed upon us and in the indelible mark he left on our lives. Mike’s legacy will endure in the stories we share and the lives he touched, ensuring he is remembered with warmth and fondness for all the days to come.