Michael William (TAZ) HEYKOOP

Heykoop, Michael William (TAZ)

March 20, 1964 – August 3, 2006


It is with sadness and sorrow that we announce the tragic passing of Mike on August 3, 2006 in Port McNeill, B.C.


He was predeceased by his big sis, Kathleen Potts.

He is survived by his wife and best friend, Shirley, his step-children Shane (Jodi), Krista “TA-TA” (Rob), Clint (Kim), sisters Melissa (Bob/Tom), Shannon (John), Alana, Shannon, Robin, brother-in-law Dave and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandchildren. He is also survived by his father, Ernie, mother, Sharlene and grandmother June.

Mike was a man who made many friends where ever he went and he deeply touched the lives of them all. He was especially close to his dad, Ernie, his granddaughter Kylie Dawn and his “special” cat Herman.


There was never a dull moment with Mike, you never quite knew what he was up to next. He had a way of lighting up a room whenever he walked in. Mikes happiest times were when he was on the ocean and he took every chance he could go fishing.


The family would like to extend our sincerest thanks to Clem (brother from another mother), Amy, Ashley (Smash), Crystal, Kris, Trina, Mikes work crew, Bob, Cindy, Yvonne and all of Port McNeill for all of your hospitality and comfort to us during this difficult time. We would also like to thank all of the doctors, nurses, police and firemen who tried to rescue him.


Your at peace now, Pa-Pa.


A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, August 13/06 at Sands Funeral Hoe, 1 Newcastle Ave, Nanaimo, B.C. Viewing will be held at 11:30-12:30 p.m., reception will follow at 1 p.m. Please bring your funny stories to share.


Sands – Nanaimo