Remembering R. Michael Ratcliffe


Memorial for Michael Ratcliffe.

The afternoon will be casual and guests are free to come and share their respects and memories with his family and friends over light refreshments. 
Sunday June 9th. 
Noon to 2pm

Rocanini Coffee Roaster. 127 West 5th Avenue,Vancouver, BC V5Y 1H9. 

It is with an extremely heavy heart that I am informing you of the shocking passing of our friend Michael Ratcliffe. 
Those of you who were fortunate enough to call Michael a friend,  can empathize with how tragic this news is. 
Michael was a force of nature. 
He did things with an impact that far exceeded his stature.  He attacked life with a dedication, passion and  ferocity that few could keep up with.

When life dealt him the cruel blow of a degenerated hip joint,  Michael simply moved on. ” I will just tough it out for a few years and have hip surgery later”, he said nonchalantly. 
And that’s what he did. 
Unfortunately despite having  the courage of a lion, and conviction well beyond his young age, life is unpredictable. 
That precious heart stopped beating last week. 
We are all devastated and emptied with this unexpected and sudden loss.

We ask that we allow his family time and space to process all of this. 
We will relay information  as we receive it. 
Please take some time to reach out to each other and help everyone heal. Michael’s family is putting together a memory book of thoughts, stories, photos and other media (poems, music, art etc.) and would like to request that you share your good thoughts, memories, photos, videos or other media of Michael. Please send to #rememberingrmratcliffe