Farewell to Michael

23 Feb

Thank you for visiting Social Justice For All. Sadly, its author, Michael Hulshof-Schmidt, passed away on January 30, 2021, after a long battle with cancer. I am leaving up this blog — his thoughts, words, celebrations, struggles, and wishes — as a tribute to the way he lived his life and the impact he had on so many people around the world.

You can visit his memorial site for more information about his life and work.

7 Responses to “Farewell to Michael”

  1. Mary Russell February 23, 2021 at 1:48 pm #

    Michael’s spirit was contagious.

  2. centraloregoncoastnow@gmail.com February 23, 2021 at 2:34 pm #

    Robert, I am so very sorry for our loss, but especially your loss. I met Michael when we were on the board of TransActive. I knew immediately that he was a very special person. Michael definitely left the world a better place for those who knew him or were the recipients of his goodwill. Sending love. Nancy Campbell Mead

  3. katy b. February 24, 2021 at 6:48 am #

    Michael was a compassionate soul driven to help people. It’s amazing to see how much time he spent working toward noble causes and writing so many posts about his love of other human beings. May you have peace in your sorrow.

  4. Kathleen Dolores Saadat February 24, 2021 at 1:04 pm #

    Robert, Michael’s passing created a giant hole in our universe. He leaves us with inspiration to be like him, courageous, tenacious and loving. I am so proud to have known him.

  5. Xena February 28, 2021 at 2:07 am #

    Please forgive me for being late reading this. My condolences. Michael was an inspiration and I appreciate you keeping his words alive here.

  6. villagerambler March 4, 2021 at 8:24 pm #

    Just saw your post, Robert. My sincerest condolences to you and Michael’s family and friends. I only knew Michael through his blog but I have always felt lifted and inspired by the love and fierce spirit that shone through. He was clearly a great force for good in this world and made such a difference to so many lives. Thanks for the link to the memorial site as well, reading of Michael’s wonderful life just makes me admire him all the more.

  7. Molly Lyons May 17, 2021 at 12:21 pm #

    Oh Robert. I’m so sorry. I don’t know why I didn’t see this before.
    How heartbreaking to lose such a wonderful soul. I can’t imagine how you, his beloved, must be faring without him.

    I simply wanted to let you know that he made a difference in my life. His blogpost (which I now must find) about how he used to hate HRC then grew to love her, deeply affected me.

    Then we became Facebook friends.

    I so wish I’d been able to meet in person.

    Big love to you and all who love Michael.

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