Mike passed away peacefully at St. James Cottage Hospice in Vancouver on December 15, 2011, at the age of 72. Mike’s career in theoretical physics included being a member of the research team headed by 1977 Nobel Laureate, Ilya Prigogine. In recent years, Mike retired to Vancouver where his many friends included those in his walking clubs.
Predeceased by his parents, Bill and Irene Haggerty, and sister, Robin Pretious, Mike is survived by his children, John, Megan (Greg Cargnelli), Braden (Anthony Dutton); grandsons Sam, Ivo, Declan and Luca Dutton; longtime partner, Sharon; sister, Joan and several nieces and nephews.
The family is grateful for the care and support provided by the staff at Vancouver General Hospital, the Cottage Hospice, and by those who visited Mike during his hospital stay.