Michael C. Forrester 64, born September 15, 1952 in Flint, Michigan passed away peacefully in his sleep at home, Thursday, October 6, 2016.
He was an Oakland Park Firefighter for 5 years, a General Motors Forman for 15 years and owned/operated 3 Durable Medical Equipment Companies for the past 20 years, until he retired.
He dedicated his entire life to helping those in need.
• Supplied necessary equipment to disabled children and adults from all over the US
• Traveled to India to help the disabled and underprivileged - Making many friends there along the way
• Donated time and money to Saint Mother Teresa's Children's School
• He was a first responder to those who suffered losses in Mississippi
and New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina with his Son Michael Forrester and friend Mike Blakey
After he retired, he built customized wheelchairs and gave them away to those in need. He will always be remembered for his genuine kindness to other's. His family and friends were his life.
He is survived by his sister, Debbie McCreedy of San Diego, CA; daughters, Angel Forrester-Leonard of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Nikki Frank of Flint, MI; son, Michael Forrester of Sarasota, FL; grandsons, Josh of Flint, MI
Brandon of Sarasota, FL and Joshua of Miami, FL; granddaughters, Jordyn of Irving, TX, Danielle of Orlando, FL, Amy of Sarasota, FL, Sarah of Ft Lauderdale, FL, Victoria of Sarasota, FL and Kaidyn of Flint, MI; nephew, Paul Creekmur of Iowa; nieces, Dawn Ruther of CA and Amanda Mendez of CA; extended family, Lisa Forrester-Ledwith of Sarasota, FL, Jan Spence-Ferguson of Sarasota, FL, Paul Clark of Sarasota, FL, Starr of Sarasota, FL, Mikie of Sarasota, FL, Joyce Farrow of MI andJackie Farrow of MI.
There will be a celebration of Mike's life on Saturday November 5th, 2016 at the Sea Club II, 5955 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key at 6:30pm
Beach attire, a cooler and fishing gear welcome. Call Angel Leonard 954-531-5291 for additional information
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Mother Teresa's Orphanage per Mike's request. http://www.mtorphanage.org/
You wouldn't believe this world today Mike. I think of you often believe it or not. Tonight I'm sitting in the back porch thinking about you and all the good you did when you were alive how many people you helped so many I can't even count anymore. Wayne is with you now one of your biggest fans. Well I just wanted to let you know you're not forgotten and you never will be. ❤️ Love you Bucky
Thinking of you and remembering the good times we shared.
Dad, Miss and Love you always. Xo Angel
To Michael in Heaven: I will never forget how good you were to me and my son oh, so many years ago....you helped me believe I was better than the circumstances I found myself in, and as my life has changed and old demons have passed, I have often remembered you in my prayers....and silently thanked you for being a part of my life. May you rest in peace..................my friend.
DEAR ANGEL MICHAEL AND FAMILY, MAY YOUR FATHER REST IN PEACE. KNOW THIS IS A VERY DIFFICULT TIME FOR YOU PLEASE KNOW THAT MY LOVE, PRAYERS ARE WITH EACH OF YOU. GOD BLESS YOU. MARY ANNE www.soundchoicecremation.com/obituary/168681/Michael-Forrester/#
Dear Angel and Michael and Nickie, I am so sorry for you loss, and pray that god gives you all the strength to get thru this difficult time, and to carring on you dads great legacy. Your dad was a great friend of mine for many many years back. Even though we lost touch over the years with raising our familes and going down different paths in life, I always considered Mike to be my best friend and I will always remember him as the kind and careing man that he was. RIP My Dear Friend!!!
I will always miss you but I know you are happy in Heaven with Jesus. I pray for all of your loving family and friends that they will find peace and comfort in that thought. Love you dear brother. Deb
Mike I am so sorry to hear about your I pray to God the Heat comfort you and the family at this time I know how it is it hasn't been too long since I buried my husband. God bless you and your family. This is a nice Saunders grandmother we all love you
Dad, We will always love you and miss you smile.
Deepest condolences to the Forrester family and friends from Kay Waites and Staff at Sound Choice Cremation & Burial.
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