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

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  1. Betsy Gross says:

    I unfortunately did not have the opportunity to meet this fine man, but knew him through his wife Catherine. i read the news about his passing in the paper yesterday and am moved to send my condolences to his loved ones. While he has gone to a better place, it is a challenge to adjust to the loss of such a fine person. So sorry to hear of your loss, Catherine. Betsy Gross

  2. Dear Catherine and family, Mike made an impact on my life through his soulfelt music and kind interactions. I am so sorry for your heartache.

  3. Dear Catherine & family Mike’s awesome talent in music – voice & instrumental – was one of the reasons we decided to stick with Cornwall when looking for a church years ago. His music was from the heart & a ministry gift to all. We have missed him. May God comfort you as only He can. D & J

  4. Dear Cathrine, I am thanking God for the wonderful time you were able to share with Mike. Those special memories will always be with you. God’s everlasting arms are around you while you as you go through this separation. I remember so vividly how you and Mike visited Ed in the hospital as you helped him accept Christ into his life as his Savior. You and Mike both gave so much to so many. I’ll be there tomorrow. Much love to you my dear friend, Sharon

  5. Peggy says:

    I grew up across the street from Mike Theriault in Concord from the age of 1day to 11. He was 6 months older than I and a year ahead in school. He was very quiet but always fun. He did like to play kick ball and street hockey. He got his first pair of drums on Ash Street and treated everyone to some great drumming from his upstairs room which faced the street. His younger sisters loved it! Peggy

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