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Captain Kenneth Michael Austin

AUSTIN, Captain Kenneth Michael - Nov. 11, 1950 - Dec. 22, 2012 - Passed away peacefully at Willowbrook Hospice, Prescot, Merseyside, United Kingdom, in his 62nd year after fighting a short but courageous battle with cancer. Sadly missed by his wife Cecilia and daughter Katherine. Loving son of Captain Kenn & Ilean Austin, brother to Sharon (Maks), Margaret, Jim (Nancy), Perry (Gayle), David (Debbie), Darryl (Sheri). Also survived by parents-in-law Bernard & Kathleen French and brother-in-law Michael, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by his brother-in-law John. Mike was born and raised in Owen Sound. He was a distinguished merchant Captain, who was respected and liked by all. He started his career in 1970 as a deck hand, rising to Captain in 1987 on the Woodland. He worked 25 years with Upper Lakes Shipping and recently with Algoma Central Corporation on the Algoma Enterprise. To be brave is to cry, but still to fight on, and that's what you did, Our Hero, Our Son. The battle was hard, we thought we had won, but still you fought on, Our Hero, Our Son. You are loved so much - Mom and Dad. Funeral services have taken place in the United Kingdom. As expressions of sympathy, Mike requested donations to Willowbrook Hospice. Willowbrook Hospice Fundraising Office, 54/56 Claughton Street, St Helens, WA10 1SN. www.justgiving.com/willowbrook/donate 12206846
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Posted by Wayne Cruickshank (friend) On Friday, January 11, 2013
Sharon and family; Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your brother , husband and father Capt. Kenneth.

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