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Michael Fitzgibbon passes away

 11 April 2017     HGO Staff 

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – It is with great sadness that his family has announced the passing of Canadian furniture industry veteran Michael Fitzgibbon on Tuesday, April 4. He was 63 years old.

He was the beloved husband of Pat for 38 years and loving father of Meghan and Lauren.

Michael Fitzgibbon‘Fitz’ – as he was known to many of his friends and business associates – worked for many years in the consumer electronics, appliance and furniture categories in Ontario. Early in his career he worked with the Borg Warner Acceptance where he spent a few years with their sales group. He then joined Whirlpool Credit Corporation, before joining Gest Accor buying group as regional sales manager for Ontario. For the past 18 years, Fitzgibbon served as business development manager for Eastern and Northern Ontario for Mega Group, the co-operatively owned buying group based in Saskatoon.

Always known for his passion for his customers Fitz developed many great friendships with the electronics, furniture and appliance retailers throughout his territory.

An avid golfer, Fitz sat on the board of the Hamilton Appliance Dealers golf tournament raising money for various charities for many years.

If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by his family.

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