Mike’s Story

Site created on October 25, 2018

On May 1st, 2018, Mike was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Since then, he's undergone a bile duct stent which instantly improved his symptoms, and then was given the option to start a course of chemo treatment. He had 6 chemo treatments and felt pretty good for most of the summer, enjoying his favourite activities like motorcycling, sailing and of course playing music as often as possible. He has continued to work at his job that he loves. 

In mid-August, a CT-Scan determined that the tumor had doubled in size so additional chemo would be ineffective. 

While he remains hopeful that his alternative treatments will begin to take effect soon, unfortunately his health has declined in the past month. The tumor has now blocked part of his stomach which causes great discomfort and nausea, and as of October 15th he hasn't been able to eat or drink anything. 

On October 20th we took him to emergency at Juravinski hospital, and he was quickly admitted and is awaiting a Duodenum bypass surgery which will enable him to eat and drink again. 

In order for all our loving and caring family & friends to stay updated on Mike's progress, we've created this site to keep you all in the loop. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Bailey Northcott

We've created a Facebook event page to get an idea of numbers for the celebration of life party for Dad. If you're on Facebook, please check it out and mark as attending:


If you're not on Facebook and wish to learn more, or sign up to perform or speak at the party, here are the details:

In honour of Mike Northcott, let’s party on! Mike McCurlie and the Northcott Family will be hosting a bash to celebrate the life of the artist formerly known as Mick Dazzle. We welcome all who loved him to gather on this special day to share music, stories, and friendship in Mike’s honour.

Please take a moment to suggest a song that reminds you of Mike to be added to our playlist: https://goo.gl/forms/DI83uePOFJcnLA8j1

If you’d like to sing or play a song or two in honour of Mike, sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/iVuOXRBVybICtcnh1

If you’ve got a story to tell about Mike (and who doesn’t!), please give us a few details and we’ll do our best to work it into the afternoon’s festivities. Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/ib1iSw88uxczqjyG2

Any further questions can be directed to Bailey Northcott or Mike McCurlie.
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