Michael John Blythe, storyteller, golfer, world traveler, husband and father, left this mortal coil on Nov. 10, 2021. Born on Dec. 2, 1939, in Plymouth, England, Michael was a staunch believer in the power of ideas, and never shied away from telling you his opinion.
In the course of his long and storied life, during the Blitz of Plymouth, he survived the bombing of the building in which he lived with his mother and grandmother, where they were buried under rubble for several days. He worked for years on the ocean, on oil rigs in the harsh environs of the North Sea and the waters of West Africa, South America the Gulf of Mexico and the Indian Ocean. He fought in battles in the early days of the Vietnam War, taught Outward Bound in the moors of England and was, for many years, a Texas oil man in the offshore oil industry. He was a force of nature, an avid reader, a lover of dogs (especially his beloved Toby) and a man of some mystery. As with all of us, he was made of stardust, and now rejoins the stuff of mountains, air, land and sea.
He leaves behind his wife, Tricia, son Carew, daughter Patience and son-in-law Cody, grandson River and all of his stories that will live on in the memories of family and friends.
No services are planned at this time. If you want to celebrate Michael, please take a drive around MDI with your beloveds, learn about World War II history or tell someone a good (and grandiose) story! We thank especially the staff of MDI Hospital for their loving care of Michael in his last days. We all thank you for your love of our family.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Michael’s name to the Ark Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 276, Cherryfield, ME 04622, Acadia Senior College, P.O. Box 475, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 or MDI Hospital, 11 Wyman Lane, Bar Harbor, ME 04679.
Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.