Mike Groulx Obituary, Death Cause – Even though they are mourning Mike Groulx’s passing away late last night, his friends and family are finding some solace in the fact that he will be able to help save the lives of others through organ donation.
On February 22, a man from Angus, Ontario, 32 years old, fell approximately 15 feet off the garage of a house that he and his crew were framing on a worksite on Goldie Crescent in The Blue Mountains, near Collingwood. The incident occurred on a Wednesday.
Groulx suffered a skull fracture as a result of the accident. Groulx passed away at 11:28 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1 at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario, exactly one week later. He was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his passing.
Carlee Lewis, Groulx’s sister-in-law, wrote in an email this morning, “His fight is over.” She went on to say that Groulx was an organ donor, and that after he passed away, he was immediately taken to the operating room so that doctors could remove his organs. It is hoped that he will prevent deaths.
Groulx was the sole proprietor of Groulx Construction. He was married and the father of a son who was 22 months old at the time. Lewis explained why Groulx was transported to London by ambulance in an earlier this week telephone interview. He stated that the local hospital simply did not have the necessary equipment, so Groulx was taken to London.
“They were unable to fly him to a hospital (elsewhere) due to the ice storm, and there were no ICU beds in Toronto or the surrounding areas, so they brought him to London,” she continued. Groulx underwent brain surgery shortly after arriving at Victoria Hospital; however, his family was informed that it was extremely unlikely that he would survive the operation. Groulx’s condition deteriorated rapidly after the surgery began.
“By the time we got to the (hospital) through the snowstorm — it took us about eight hours to drive,” said Lewis, adding that he had been non-responsive but still had some brain activity up until that point. “He did make it off the table,” said Lewis. “It took us about eight hours to drive.”
Groulx had an MRI on Sunday evening, and on Monday morning the physician and social worker asked Groulx’s family to come to the office, according to Lewis. Groulx’s MRI was on Sunday night. “We had a feeling it wouldn’t be good news,” she said. They let us know that it was time for us to part ways,” she continued to explain.
Groulx, along with his wife Charlotte and son Damon, have all spent the past year making their home in Angus. According to Lewis, her sister was raised in Alliston, while Mike was brought up in Blind River, which is located in the north of Ontario.
According to Lewis, the couple first crossed paths in Alberta, where Charlotte was attending school and living with her father at the time, and Mike was working on oil rigs at the time. After having to postpone their wedding plans due to COVID-19 restrictions, the couple finally tied the knot on July 17, 2022. In April of 2021, they welcomed a son named Damon.
Lewis characterized Charlotte’s emotional state as “completely devastated” after the passing of her husband. “Charlotte has had a difficult life, and Mike represented a level of normalcy and happiness that she had never really experienced in her life,” she said.
“Charlotte has been through a lot.” “It seems as though she has to start all over again,” she said. I am certain that she is going through a lot of grieving and that some of the thought process is not necessarily rational, but she just has this overwhelming feeling that the world is completely against her and that she does not deserve happiness.
Lewis referred to her brother-in-law as the “kind of guy who is the salt of the earth” and said he would help anyone who was in need.