As I'm sure many of you know by now, we lost our beloved Michael Fortin this last Wednesday evening. He went peacefully in our mother's home to natural causes. He touched so many lives and will be missed by all. Always the joker, he made everyone he came in contact with laugh out loud. Kind and genuine with his words he would always seem to etch out a few minutes to talk with someone in need. With his incredible knack for picking up the vibe of his audience and uncanny ear for good music, he pioneered the night life scene for many years as he loved to get people dancing. Ever the artist he'd create beautiful pieces in all types of mediums and styles, but preferably abstract art using paint on canvas. He also loved to read books on philosophy, and would sometimes get deep into the weeds when it came to thinking of knowledge, reality, our existence and the meaning of life; he was always thinking. He was never into collecting a lot of material possessions or having the biggest bank account. Looking back it seems as though he was a collector of people's hearts more than anything. Mike was a Gemini; always changing, spontaneous, complex, fluctuating from charming, light and lively to captivating, dark and mysterious, Michael was all the emotions and feelings of a lifetime rolled into one human.
I'd like to share something that my cousin sent to me a couple of days ago. It moved me so much that I felt I had to share.....
"I sat in quiet nature today and dedicated my prayers and meditations to Michael Angelo Fortin, to you all, our Family.
I felt him in the wind on my arms, in the rays of light and warmth that beamed through still as I had my eyes closed.
My arms filled with goose bumps, my soul a warm chill, my eyes water.
I felt he is light and free now.
Free from his heavy earthly body and for him it was even heavier than for most.
He was scared. Now he is happy.
He is brave.
He blessed us with his earthly presence by his infectious smile....his endless comedy and laughter.
He brought those really great kind of deep felt in the belly kind of laughs. At least he always did that for me. I'm sure he did for you too.
He brought fun. He outwardly spread light and sunshine on to people even though he lacked it for himself inwardly.
That's why he was so brave. Because he stuck around and spread that outwardly light on all of us as long as he possibly could until he couldn't anymore.
Now he is full and abundant of inside light. The kind that can never ever feel heavy or be taken away from him.
He is now our Angel to call our very own to bring us that inside light.
To guide us and show us how to spend the rest of our days here on earth with that kind of light on the inside and the outside.
It is possible. To be the light. To spread the light. Can you feel it? Can you feel him like I do?" Reyna M.
Michael's celebration of life will be on Wednesday, April 10th, beginning at 1:30 PM at the Dahl Funeral & Cremation Service, located at 300 Highland Blvd in Bozeman, MT. Followed by a burial in the Sunset Hills Cemetery located at Lindley Park. All are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Starts at 1:30 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)
Burial at Sunset Hills Cemetery to follow the service, and a celebration of life will be held following the burial at the Dahl Funeral & Cremation Service Tribute Center.