Michael Joseph Theriault

December 05, 1954 - September 17, 2012

Michael Joseph Theriault

December 05, 1954 - September 17, 2012


Michael Joseph Ironman Theriault, born on December 5, 1954 in Concord Massachusetts, peacefully went home to be with his Savior and Lord on Monday September 17, at 10:04 pm. He leaves behind a lasting legacy and thousands of loved ones including his beloved wife, Catherine and his little brown dog, Kya, and two cherished children, Graham and Jillian. His wonderful family includes his lovely Mom Helene; his brother Tom; and sisters, Yvonne and Cecile. His many nieces and nephews are all counted and remembered in his legacy. Michaels life can be summed up in a few words, A life well lived. Though diagnosed with leukemia 13 years ago, he never allowed the disease to define him, and he passionately lived his life for the glory of his King. Though hard pressed on every side, he was not crushed, and he found Gods grace every moment of his life, right up to his deliverance into eternity. His life verse was Ephesians 5:1-2 Be imitators of God, therefore as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. His life was truly an example of one who gave his life as a fragrant offering to God, and everywhere he set foot, he left behind the aroma of Christ. The impact that his years on staff as the worship pastor at Cornwall Church will never end. His music and his love for the Word as expressed in the Arsenal CD will carry his message to the world forever. His zeal for life included things like making a difference in the life of men as he daily Texted His Guys; worshiping God, studying Scripture, laughing, playing guitar, writing music, painting, traveling, surfing, scuba diving and deep theological conversations with anyone that would engage him. Though he fought the good fight and finished the race well, cancer was not what ended his life, but the call of God home to begin his eternity in his new body; that was how he left this earth. Strong and determined to the very end, he went home peacefully, surrounded by the people who loved him and ushered him into the Presence of Jesus with songs of worship and praise. Words cannot adequately describe this valiant warrior, this mighty man of God, and the void that remains without him here is indescribably massive.
Please sign the online guest book and share your thoughts and memories of Michael at www.farewelltributes.com.

Moles Farewell Tributes, Greenacres Memorial Park, Ferndale

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There will be a celebration of his Life Well Lived on Saturday September 22, 2012 at 1:00 pm at his home church, North County Christ the King, in Lynden, Washington. Donations Information

Memorial donations may be made to Makeway Partners, Caring Bridge, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, or to a ministry of the donors choice.

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13 responses to Michael Joseph Theriault

  1. Oh, Catherine, we were SO shocked & saddened to hear of Mikes passing. We just saw you guys at the fair last month, and looking so good, so we had no idea he was so sick. What a special guy Mike was. We are just two of the many who dearly loved the ‘awesome worship’ at Cornwall with Mike ‘at the helm’! Out of the kindness of his heart, he made us a C D of our favorite worship songs once. We always loved it and will cherish it even more now. A ‘collectors’ item! Our hearts ache for your great loss, Catherine, but we all know that Mike ran his race & ‘heaven’ is his PRIZE! We love you, Kath & Hank

  2. Sharon says:

    Dear Catherine I was terribly saddened to learn of Michael’s passing. While I never met him, I felt as though I knew him from all the wonderful stories you shared when I was in your shop on James Street. The glow of happiness that he brought to your life was wonderful to see. I hope you can feel the big hug and support I am sending you. May God hold you in the palm of his hand during this very difficult time and bring you peace. Much love, Sharon

  3. Sue Bergosh says:

    Dear Catherine and Family, My heart goes out to all of you in your loss. Mike was such a good friend and such a terrific worship leader, we all missed him when he left Cornwall. Now he is leading worship in Heaven with Denny Reynolds playing bass. Can you imagine the worship time they are having. Praise God, we will see them both again and hear their music. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love.

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