We dedicate this website to Mike and celebrate his life, joys, friendship, love and laughter!  
Posted by Connie Sieira on April 13, 2021
Nancy, Bruce, David and Emily and Family: Sweet Michael. He is so loved. My heart will forever ache for all of you.
Posted by Brooke Chapoton on April 10, 2021
love you always, pal❤️
Posted by Ashton Regan on April 10, 2021
Love you and Doc always!
Posted by Terry Harris on April 10, 2021
I love you Mike. I miss your grin. I miss you. Say hello to Papa.
Posted by Laurie Sweet on April 10, 2021
Bruce, Nancy, David and Emily
I have such fond memories of our kids growing up on Weybridge and the many hours of hockey on our driveways that Jason, David, Mike and Ryan played together. Many times Bruce would join them as well! Even after we both moved to new neighborhoods the friendships continued. The entire Sweet family sends our love to all of you as you go through this difficult time together. We will always remember Mike and that wonderful smile he always had on his face. 

Laurie, Paul, Jason, Kristen and Megan
Posted by Nargis, Atul Pasricha on April 8, 2021
"When we lose someone we love, we must learn not to live without them, but to live with the love they left behind." Unknown

Mike was all heart — loving, caring, and a smile that just lit up his face....and made us all so happy!

Our son Neel, met Mike, at Hickory Grove and our family knew him from then on through Lahser High School. We fondly remember and treasure the many visits and sleepovers at our home — always filled with laughter, fun, jokes and yes! loud singing! Mike’s legacy is the joy he brought into our lives, his warm and kind personality. The fun memories and moments that we shared will always be treasured.

Dears Bruce, Nancy, David, and Emily -- you are all in our prayers. We have always loved Mike very much and he will always be in our hearts.

Much love
Nargis & Atul Pasricha
Posted by Katie Birmingham on April 8, 2021
Mr. & Mrs. Pearce, David & Emily,

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I have many memories of growing up on Weybridge with your family. Mikey always always always had a smile on his face that lit up the room when he walked in. I can hear his laugh and see that smile still years later. Sending you love.

Katie (Dauch) Birmingham
Posted by Andrea McCoy on April 7, 2021
I taught art at EHMS to Michael, Emily and Dave. I have fond memories of all of them. Each was full of joy, warmth and playfulness. As I look through the posted pictures, I can see the love that ripples out from his short life. Michael's beautiful energy will reverberate on in all of those he touched. Andrea McCoy
Posted by Neel Pasricha on April 7, 2021
Mike was my brother growing up. He always knew how to make others smile, and had the goofiest, warmest, and most genuine personality. Some of my best memories are with him by my side...whether at his house swimming or messing with Emily and Dave (sorry!), football lineman practices, or trips with his family. A piece of him will forever live on in myself and all the others lucky enough to have known him. So sorry to the Pearce family for your (and our) loss
Posted by Jimmy Semelsberger on April 7, 2021
Mikey was the little brother I never had. Growing up with his older brother Dave since elementary school, I got to know Mike very well over the years. He was one of the most genuine, caring, and compassionate people I have ever met. I have distinct memories of playing poker in the playhouse in their home on Squirrel, where Mike was always the life of the party. Looking back I don’t really think Mike even cared about winning in poker, he just wanted to be involved with older brother Dave and his friends. He had a certain sense of humor where I could barely look at him without laughing, even before he could make a joke. I’ll forever cherish the times we spent together and hope that I can be half as good of a person as Mikey was. Love you buddy.
Posted by Wendy Cassady on April 7, 2021
I am so so incredibly sorry Nancy for your loss. I know that this is such a hard time and I'm thinking of you and your family.
Wendy (Golliher) Cassady
Posted by Darcy Schultz on April 7, 2021
We are so fortunate to have met Mike!  Such a sweet sweet soul and always so friendly when we saw him. We will remember him fondly. Prayers for all of his family and friends who will greatly miss him.
Posted by Abigail Kuohn on April 7, 2021
Mike will always live in my mind as the loving, pesky older brother. Some of my favorite memories as a child involved going over to Emily's house to play in the pool. These days were never complete until Mike came along and tossed us both in the pool and then inevitably started a crab apple fight. Em and I would be hiding behind our pool raft as a shield and laughing so hard we cried, meanwhile Mike continuing to toss crab apples our direction.

Even through the pranks, you could see how much Mike loved Em. He was always such a deeply caring older brother to her, playing Mario Kart for hours, and always being there for her. He always brought a huge smile to our faces and he will be greatly missed.

Next time a crab apple falls off a tree, I'll know you're there saying hello

Rest in peace Mike

My love and thoughts are with all of you, Em, Nancy, Bruce and David
Posted by Michelle Haw on April 7, 2021
Brian and I will always remember Michael as a loving, funny and kind young man. Prayers for healing, remembrance and strength.
“Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard but always near.
Still loved, still missed and very dear.”
Posted by Tim McGee on April 7, 2021
I knew Michael through his mom and dad. Bruce and I have been friends since we were in elementary school. I watched Michael grow from a distance; whenever I got together with Bruce over the years, we’d share stories about our families and laugh like we were kids again. I always think of Michael as a gentle soul who had a heart as big as his smile. I always looked forward to seeing him, knowing I’d get a laugh from him that would brighten what might have been a lousy day. He will be missed, and I will keep all of the family in my prayers.
Posted by Jordan horvath on April 6, 2021
Mike lived two houses behind me. I will never forget walking up and down the big hill behind his house to always hang out with him. We would always sit on the bus together and just to spend a little more time with him I'd always get off at his stop and walk home. When Mike got his driver license he would always make sure I had a ride home. I will never forget all the memories we had and all the time we spent together. He would always give me the best "boy advice" when I was having issues with boyfriends or when I was away for college he would always made it a point to text me asking to get together. His smile was contagious and his advice will forever be missed!
Posted by Peggy Westman on April 6, 2021
I am so deeply saddened to hear of Mike's passing. He and my son Steve were in school together since Kindergarten days. I watched Mike grow into such a fine young man while at Lahser High School. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you....Nancy, Bruce, David and Emily and families.
And yes, Mike will forever be in our hearts!
Posted by Barb Heuerman on April 3, 2021
This is not a goodbye, this is a thank you. Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy & love. Joy when you walked into the room with your wonderful warm smile & sweet laugh. A thank you for showing and sharing your love so deeply. The warmth & love felt in your hugs and displayed as you cared for family & friends. I will carry these gifts you have shared so freely deep within my heart.

“We never lose our loved ones. They accompany us; they don’t disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms.”
I see you in your room and I in mine, we are not so far apart for our love will keep us tied together.
Posted by Nancy Pearce on April 1, 2021
Perhaps they are not the stars
But rather
Openings in heaven
Where the Love of our lost ones pour down
Through and
Shines upon us
To let us know
They are happy.

From Deb and Bill

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Posted by Connie Sieira on April 13, 2021
Nancy, Bruce, David and Emily and Family: Sweet Michael. He is so loved. My heart will forever ache for all of you.
Posted by Brooke Chapoton on April 10, 2021
love you always, pal❤️
Posted by Ashton Regan on April 10, 2021
Love you and Doc always!
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Michael Harris Pearce

July 1990 – March 2021
Compassionate, light hearted and a defender of all souls, Michael passed away in March of 2021, at the age of 30.  He is remembered and cherished by loved ones, family and friends who will continue to honor him by living their lives to the fullest.
Michael loved animals and worked in marketing in the animal service industry. He adored his dog Doc and was a staunch protector of those he loved and those who needed protection around him. Michael loved to tease and tell a joke to cheer up a friend, or, just for a laugh.  Orange was his favorite color. 
Cherished and beloved son of Bruce and Nancy Pearce. Loving brother of David and Emily Pearce. Loving grandson nephew, cousin and friend, he will be missed by all who knew him.

Due to the limitations of the COVID-19 Pandemic, a small private memorial will be held by the Family. Please join in celebrating his life through this Memorial-leave a thought, prayer or picture or just enjoy his smile! Michael will be missed every day and remembered in our thoughts and prayers with a smile and huge heart.

To make a contribution in memory of Mike consider donating to one of the following organizations: 
(To support Michael's passion for animals)
(To educate about mental health)
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Caring for others at very early age

Shared by Barb Heuerman on April 1, 2021
  One day when Mike was almost 2, big brother Dave had a minor injury.  While Nancy tended to Dave,  Mike touched my heart with his strength, bravery and compassion.   I watched him with his determination and great effort  drag a large heavy kitchen chair to the refrigerator.  After he had positioned the heavy chair, he climbed up on it and pulled himself up to the very high handle of the freezer.  As he dangled from the edge of the open freezer door he confidently reached in and snatched an ice cube.  He immediately dropped to the floor and rushed to Dave.  Where he then said, "Here Dabe, dis make it better".   Forever thinking of others, loving and supporting all along the way, this is Mike. Love you forever my Mikey Pikey Man!