It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Michelle Pockey, our trusted advisor and a dear friend to many at GroYourBiz. During her courageous fight against cancer, she continued to inspire and influence the business community. She was a true hero to all of us and has left a legacy that will last forever.
I was honoured to have Michelle as a trusted advisor for GroYourBiz since the beginning in 2010. She was My ally, My mentor, My friend, and a true soulmate. She has been everything to me and the whole team at GroYourBiz. In the words of Angelika Vance, Michelle was:
“A beautiful soul. A fierce and gentle heart. A power to be reckoned with and embraced. A friend to cherish, love, and always remember.”
We send strength and love to Michelle’s family and friends, her loving husband, and dear children during this difficult time.
It is with a deep sense of loss and sorrow that I have to inform everyone of Michelle Pockey’s passing yesterday evening, 7pm, June 17, 2016, at Lion’s Gate Hospital in North Vancouver. Michelle fought very hard throughout her journey and never once stopped believing she could beat her cancer. Her parents Maurice and Carole hardly ever left her side in the ten days she was at the hospital. Thanks go to the many well-wishers and visitors who always gave her great joy and pleasure up to the last day. Noa, Nathan and myself have found strength with each other and Michelle’s parents who have been with us since she returned from Palm Springs. We have started the healing process and having our two kids Noa and Nathan show us how to be strong and resilient in the face of such a devastating loss is testament to the strength that Michelle, as their mother, lived her life with. I am so very proud of both our kids right now and proud to have been Michelle’s husband for the past 12 years.
Everyone will have to please excuse the brevity of this message. I will be communicating upcoming plans for Michelle’s service through this blog so pleased stay connected.
Thanks to everyone.
In loving memory of Michelle Pockey, a powerful woman and shining star.
Michelle’s powerful Influential Women in Business Award 2016 Acceptance Speech:
Michelle “Champion for Change”: