Wednesday, May 22, 2024
May 22, 2024


 It is with great sadness that the family of Michael Overholt announces his sudden passing on March 27, 2024, in Vancouver, B.C.

Michael John Overholt was born in Vancouver, BC, on February 19, 1940, to John (Jack) and Jean Overholt. Mike earned a degree in Commerce from the University of British Columbia and went on to become the successful business owner of Murphy’s Stationery, a company founded by his maternal grandfather. He was proud to carry on his grandfather’s legacy and continued to grow and modernize the business throughout his career.

Mike enjoyed teaching courses at Simon Fraser University and later sharing knowledge through mentoring. He was a generous supporter of local artists and worthy causes, one of his favourites being the Lady Minto Foundation.

An avid golfer and member of Salt Spring Island and Shaughnessy Golf & Country Clubs, Mike served as Shaughnessy’s Men’s Golf Captain in 1998 and Club President in 2002. He was also an enthusiastic member of the Salt Spring Eggheads.

During his time at UBC, Mike met his beloved wife and best friend, Linda. They shared 57 wonderful years of marriage together and had two sons, Christopher and Steven.

Mike and Linda divided their time between Vancouver and Salt Spring Island. The two of them had many adventures together and enjoyed travelling, skiing, playing tennis, golfing, boating in Desolation Sound, wintering in Palm Desert, and spending time with friends and family—especially their grandkids.

Mike is survived by his sons Christopher (Yvette) and Steven (Amanda), grandchildren Jacob, Olivia, Woodrow (Rachel), great-granddaughters Sophia and Claire, his sister Lynne (Ken), nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and his adoring Irish Terrier companion Madi.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Linda.

The family will be holding a private ceremony but invite you to join them afterwards, in a gathering of remembrance, at the Salt Spring Golf Course on June 8, 2024, from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Rest in peace, Mike. Your legacy of hard work, love for family and zest for life will always be cherished.


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