Mihail (Mike) Lazarovici

December 24, 1924 - Lugoj, Romania
March 12, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta

It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of Mihail “Mike” Lazarovici on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the age of 98 years.

Mike was a special person, with a powerful touch on the lives of those surrounding him. Mike settled in Calgary in 1951, enjoying a successful engineering career and a rich life journey. Mike was a man of many interests, passionate about science, mathematics, computers, life science, gardening, classic music, baking, cooking and photography, all fuelled by a lifelong desire to explore and share his learning. 

Mike found time to share a freshly baked loaf with a neighbour, cook and host dinner for friends, offer help and company or compile a list of readings for a younger relative.

Mike retained a strong connection and attachment to his family. He left a lasting impression and a powerful legacy of kindness, integrity, and unwavering commitment, across many geographical and historical boundaries. Mike was loved, respected, and cherished by four generations of family in Romania and Ireland, who will continue to carry on his memory and legacy.

A respected member of the Calgary community, Mike built deep bridges and he will be sorely missed by friends and family. To honour Mike, a Funeral Service will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. with a Private Burial Ceremony to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery in Calgary. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here.

In living memory of Mike Lazarovici, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.