Michael Ray Podgorenko

In Loving Memory

Michael Ray Podgorenko

December 5, 1943 – November 4, 2022

It’s with profound sadness that The Podgorenko Family announces the passing of Michael on November 4, 2022, at Victoria General Hospital.

He was born and grew up on a large farm in Creston, BC.  At the age of 17 years, he moved to Victoria and became a union electrician for Camosun Electric and worked all over Victoria. He loved gardening and growing things, which was the farm upbringing he knew.

After a province-wide construction lock-out in 1979, Mike and his partner Robert Hammer went into a private Electrical Business called Regal Electric.  Mike worked in Victoria and Robert worked in Campbell River.  After a few years in business, Robert terminated his partnership and Mike took over and renamed his business Regal Electric Ltd. where he worked for 39 years between Victoria and Campbell River.

He is predeceased by his mom Kay and father Mike Podgorenko Sr., three brothers and one sister.  He is survived by his wife Sylvia of almost 56 years, his daughter Shannon (Paul), son Jerred, daughter-in-law Galit, and granddaughter Shyly, daughter Meggan, son-in-law Jordan and granddaughter Kaelen.

A Celebration of Life to be held on Friday, May 26, 2023, at 11:00am the Royal Oak Burial Park, 4673 Falaise Dr., Victoria, BC with a reception following at The Lakes (Holiday Inn) on Elk Lake Drive which is across the highway from the burial park.


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  1. Erin Heywood

    My condolences to you all. What a wonderful picture!

  2. Our deepest sympathies, Cousin Sylvia and family. Shirley had told us of your loss. Thinking of you and your sisters often. Cousin Milli (nee Elias) and Paul Laing

  3. Sonya Podgorenko

    Love the people
    God gave you,
    because. he will
    want them back
    one day

  4. Irene Jacobson

    So very sorry for your loss. Mike will always be remembered for how hard he worked, and for the love of his family He gave, one hundred percent. He will always remain in the Hearts of all that loved him May he rest in Peace. Hugs to all.

  5. Davide Ricciardello

    So sorry for your lost. Hugs to all.
    Davide and his family

  6. Sid and Barb Shook

    We are sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Our sympathy to you and your family!

  7. My sympathy to all of you. I feel I know all of you thru Mike and his stories. He was kind and gentle person… I saw him almost every week and as I sometimes had to keep his “paperwork” in order. Sometimes a challenge! I guess we made a connection because of our heritage.
    Keep in touch

  8. Peace, love and gentleness as we send Michael on his way to his next adventure. Huge hugs to all of you! Andria

  9. Brian and Ethel Snatynchuk

    Mike was old school but his word was the truth he was a great teacher Ethel and I learned a lot from him.He was always welcome at our place and always brought special treats and he loved our company and our cooking and we loved as our great friend and like a father to us ,he is going to be missed from our life but we have great memories of our time together.

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