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Michael Menelaos Viglas
December 10, 1932 - June 26, 2018
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<div itemprop="description">Mike passed away peacefully at the Lakeshore General Hospital on Tuesday June 26th surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife Richère, his sons George (Anne Marie) Bill (Wei) and Mark (Camile and son Marlon), his grandchildren Matthew, Michael, Alisha, Melanie, Gabrielle, Pascale, and his great-grandchildren Juniper, Eleanor, Charlize and Maverick. He also leaves behind his former spouse Angèle Gauthier and his predeceased wife Marika Kournikakis. <br> <br>Mike immigrated to Canada from Greece in 1952. He was the quintessential entrepreneur. After being involved in many businesses he became a heavy truck dealer for Ford of Canada in the early 70’s called Signal Ford. Under his ownership Signal Ford became the biggest heavy truck Ford dealership in North America. <br>He loved the game of golf and was a proud member of the Royal Montreal Golf Club. <br>Mike wanted to escape the winter so he purchased a hotel in Ft. Lauderdale called the Jolly Roger. <br>After his success with Signal Ford he began a new chapter and purchased an high-end audio company called Classé Audio. Under his leadership it became an international success. <br>Mike had a great passion for life. He traveled the world and loved to drive his Ferrari. Above all, Mike loved his family and friends. <br>Visitations will be held on Sunday July 1, 2018 from 1pm to 4pm, with an orthodox blessing at 2pm, and on Monday July 2, 2018 from 1pm to 3pm, followed by a celebration of his life at 3pm. <br> <br>Mike was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2014, it was a long and difficult struggle. Donations to a dementia foundation in Mike's memory would be appreciated. <br></div>