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Official Obituary of

Bayard Michel

February 28, 1961 ~ March 18, 2024 (age 63) 63 Years Old

Bayard Michel Obituary

Bayard Michel born Feb 28,1961 in Desdunes, Haiti to parentage of the late Talicia Charles P. Michel and Parmius Michel. At an early age, Bayard enjoyed sports but, there was one that stood out to him. What started as just fun grew to a passion. Bayard began playing soccer so well that, he pursued it as a career. Community looked forward to seeing him on the field. With bands playing, soccer Jersey waving and crowd cheering Bayard's determination and talents along his team Santos began their journey. Shortly after joining the team Rasta earned multiple championships.
At the tender age of 23, he traveled to the U.S remaining consistent and ambitious but, with new team Technikal. The Haitian community embraced him with admiration and support. Early morning and late nights of practice lead the team to multiple trophies and championships. His talents span both U.S and Haiti.
Giving his heart to someone other than soccer, Bayard Michel met his soul mate Bernadette in 1995, with whom he had two beautiful children Andre and Matthew. Growing fans while remaining determined to break barriers. But also raising his own family at home with his wife, was something he bragged about. His love for her was passionate, loving and unique. Merging now all the children and raising them with love and care. Bayard and Bernadette were inseparable. He admired her loyalty and compassion, even after 29 years together; growing old was still his dream.
Although, he retired later Bayard lent his skills and talent to co-coaching. The joy he had for soccer was so profound, so it was natural to see him on the field screaming plays or even from his couch cheering them on with his wife.
Bayard continue to build his name as a businessman. Gaining trust and respect from his peers. Providing for his family and giving opportunities to others through employment and mentorship. Bayard was so generous and always willing to give even the shirt on his back. Continuing to showcase his multiple talents, his obsession for music blossomed as well. Always with a guitar and ears for every string and key that plays. Founding the band P.A.M and gracing the stages with his guitar or at times just performing for his wife and kids.
Bayard was known for his sense of fashion. He took pride in his appearance. His smile and laughter lit up every room. Bayard stories of his life would keep you listening for hours with joy. Honoring his position as a provider and protector to wife, kids, grand kids and now his first great grandchild. Despite his illness, trials and tribulations he was still full of life. Being in the company of friends and family brought him joy.
On March 18th, Bayard Michel was called home to be with the Lord. Sharing the memories of his honorable life are his wife Bernadette B. Michel. Three sisters: Marie-Maude Pierre
Louis, Valentine Michel and the late Riguelle Michel. Two brothers: Walter Michel and Pierre- Charles Michel. His children: Andrew, Matthew, Michael, Woudy ,Babiounie, Niduel, Robertha, Belmose and Bernadine. Grandkids: Baranoch, Wisleydjy, A’mare, Alyse, Nakeya, Aniyah, Yahmeer, Bejenska, Leobenard, Breanah and Brandon. Great grandchild Dezmond. Three Nieces and eight nephews. Along with Michel Family, Jean-Baptist Family, Pompulus Family and all his great friends


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