Captain John Michael HoyneSept. 13, 1938 — Feb. 8, 2024

Mike passed away peacefully at home from heart disease on February 8, 2024.

Mike passed away peacefully at home from heart disease on February 8, 2024.

Mike was born on September 13,1938 in Los Angeles, California. Mike’s father, Captain Thomas Hoyne, was killed during World War II in the Philippines. He was very proud of his father’s service and was honored to be a Gold Star family member.

Mike graduated from the California Maritime Academy and sailed on merchant ships through the 1960s. He served as a Panama Canal pilot from 1970 to 1978 and had many stories of guiding ships through the canal and life in Panama. Mike then spent two years taking ships across the ocean before becoming a Grays Harbor Bar Pilot. He held this position until he retired in 1998.

Mike married his beloved wife Barbara on February 6, 1965 in Piedmont, California. They had many adventures together, including living in Panama and traveling to many countries all over the world. They moved to Boise after retiring and were active in several clubs, including the Les Bois Miata Club, the Idaho British Car Club, and the Welcome Club. Mike also enjoyed woodworking and building model tugboats.

Mike was a parishioner at the Cathedral of Saint John Catholic Church. Mike was happy to serve as a volunteer usher for many years. He had a special bond with the cathedral as his father was born in the house across the street.

Mike is survived by his two sons, Lawrence (Christy) Hoyne of Rolling Hills Estates, California, and John (Donna) Hoyne of Boise, Idaho. Mike leaves behind five grandchildren: Thomas, Katherine, Charlotte, Harrison and Hudson. Mike is preceded in death by his wife Barbara, parents Jean and Thomas Hoyne, and daughter Elizabeth.

Mike made many close, lifelong friends in the Panama Canal Zone, Grays Harbor, and Boise. His many stories and friendly conversations will be missed.

The celebration of Mike’s life will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Louie’s Italian Restaurant in Meridian, Idaho.