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John Butler

Team Canuckle Heads

It is with a very heavy heart that I have to pass on this news.

Last night my good friend "Zeke" Mike Demars suddenly passed away. He was a good   Husband, Father and Grandfather. He was a great friend to me and everyone who new him.

My condolences goes out to Cindy and all his family.

Rest in peace Buddy.

4/15/2022 1:54:46 PM


Central NY

This one hurts. I’m so sorry to all zekes friends and family. He was such a great friend with a very caring heart. Helped me in many ways these last few years. I just can’t believe it. Love you man.

4/15/2022 2:20:16 PM


Jericho Vermont

What sad news! Mike was a great guy. Condolences to his family.

4/15/2022 3:51:51 PM

Garden Rebel (Team Rebel Rousers)

Lebanon, Oregon

Sorry to hear. What a great loss.

4/15/2022 3:59:30 PM


Aurora, Il

Mike was a great teacher and an awesome source of support here on this site. He will be missed, but his legacy will live on in all he shared with us! My compassion and prayers go to Mike's family.

4/15/2022 10:03:25 PM


San Diego, CA

Oh wow. Absolutely terrible news. I've only known Zeke for one season & only through the '21 tomato Team Challenge interactions. He was always so supportive of my rookie efforts and progress. His trajectory in growing giant Toms was straight upwards. His contributions to this forum and sport will be sorely missed. Really saddened. Praying for his family and friends.

4/15/2022 11:00:04 PM

wixom grower

Wixom MI.

Wow,this is such sad news Mike was such a great guy and he will surely be missed.

4/15/2022 11:04:19 PM

Little Kins

Grittyville, WA

What bad news... I liked how prompt he was with the emails. Seemed to me to be a good steadfast guy.

4/15/2022 11:36:47 PM

wile coyote

On a cliff in the desert

I am sad to hear this. I appreciate all his efforts on the Team Tomato competition. Grow some tomatoes over 10 pounds in the giant tomato patch in the sky and say hi to Marv for us Mike.

4/16/2022 1:55:12 AM


Gone With The Win

Wow so sorry to hear this.

4/16/2022 2:03:55 AM


Oak Grove, Mn

I just received an email a couple of days ago from Zeke about this years team competition. He was apologizing about a delay in answering because of health issues, but the email was so upbeat and encouraging that I was feeling good after reading it. The tomato world will miss him very much.

4/16/2022 7:11:46 AM

26 West

Urban Prior

Wow what sad news. My condolences to his family and friends.

4/16/2022 9:20:51 AM



Very bad news my condolences big loss

4/16/2022 2:48:43 PM

Dawn, Suburban Gardener

Western Washington

I'm shocked and saddened to read this. I was looking forward to another season of the 5-Gallon Bucket Contest with Zeke's thoughtful emails. No cigar.

Best wishes to his Friends and Family.

4/16/2022 11:56:24 PM


Levittown Long Island New York USA

sorry to hear this , may he rest in peace

4/17/2022 1:00:29 PM


Honesdale, Pennsylvania

What sad news, Zeke you will be missed! We were sharing some wonderful text messages the day he passed. I had sent some of his EASTER EGG seeds out in this years seed exchange. I think it is a good year to plant one and think of Zeke along the grow. RIP Zeke!

4/17/2022 4:11:10 PM


Littlerock, WA

I am so very sorry to hear this news. He will be missed.:(

4/19/2022 12:25:09 AM


Tenino, WA.

Very sorry to hear this news. We will all miss him RIP Zeke

4/19/2022 12:51:59 AM


Aurora, Il

Mike has touched so many here and will be missed. This is a very sad time. Please feel free to use the link shown to pass on your condolences to the DeMar's family. Our support during their loss will give encouragement during their grieving. https://www.echovita.com/ca/obituaries/on/wallaceburg/michael-joseph-demars-14528276

4/19/2022 12:59:06 PM

Jane & Phil

Ontario, Canada

Sad news indeed.
Our Condolences to Cindy & family.
RIP Zeke

4/21/2022 4:54:34 PM

Altitude (to)maters (Scott)


This is quite a shock. I was just emailing him in February talking about seeds. Very sad news. My condolences to his family.

4/26/2022 12:35:22 AM



Very sorry to hear this news. sad!!!!

4/28/2022 11:58:31 PM


Hertfordshire, UK

So sorry to hear this. He’ll be missed. I enjoyed getting his email updates and chirpy chat on the board - ever enthusiastic. Condolences to his family

5/6/2022 2:51:35 PM


Penryn CA

Very sad news. My condolences to the family.

5/7/2022 6:29:38 PM


central Nc

We'll miss you Zeke. I'm growing for you this year.

5/7/2022 7:13:10 PM

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