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.
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Moles Farewell Tributes, Greenacres Memorial Park, Ferndale
Farewell Tribute Information
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.