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Friday July 31, 2020
2:00 PM
The funeral service by invitation only will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Mike Landry officiating.
In memory of
Michael Engel
September 27, 1978 - July 24, 2020 - Age 41

1978 ~ Mike Engel ~ 2020

The family of Mike Engel are sad to announce his passing on Friday July 24, 2020 at the age of 41 years. He was the much loved son of Dale and Linda Engel, brother to Jen (Scott) Nadeau and uncle to Josh and Ember Nadeau. Also left to miss him are many uncles, aunts, and cousins.  Born in Regina Sask, Mike moved to Medicine Hat in 1981 with his parents and baby sister. Mike was an avid hockey fan and player, even as a very young child he enjoyed watching his dad play hockey. During his school years he played a lot of hockey and made lifelong friends through the sport. He enjoyed the outdoors, hot summer days, surfing, bike riding, swimming, motocross, golfing, fishing, slow pitch, always had a frisbee in his truck, and loved snowboarding on many mountain ranges. After high school Mike worked at various jobs in Medicine Hat and Lethbridge. He loved to renovate and between him and his dad they could reno anything. He once told his Mom that there wasn’t anything that he and his dad can’t do to renovate their house. And that was proved to be true many times. Mike also moved to BC where he loved the west coast life for about 8 years. There he also went on to get his Red Seal carpentry ticket proving that his talent was real. Mike had a real love for cats, his favorite little buddy, Zane had many adventures with Mike, often flying many miles with him on Westjet, travelling back and forth to BC.  Because of his heart for missions he spent time in Africa helping with a church renovation and also went to Guatemala to work in an orphanage. The children he met and helped there forever have a piece of his heart. A definite highlight of Mikes life was his visit to the Holy land in 2017. Walking where Jesus walked impacted his life. Mike will be forever missed and is deeply loved by many. He saw the beauty in nature and was able to capture that in pictures. His heart for others was genuine, with the ability to make people feel included and valued. Mike’s faith and belief in God carried him through many hard times and when God told him it was time to go, he went to his eternal home. There he was welcomed by his grandparents who he loved so deeply.  We miss you Mike, you are part of us forever. Rest in the arms of Jesus.  The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Mike Landry officiating. Due to restrictions in place regarding COVID-19 from the Chief Medical Officer of Health - funeral services are now limited to no more than 100 attendees including family and funeral home staff. Those family and friends not attending the service by invitation may do so by streaming it live on the following link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsCvtUhwqmAr2y5igcfB-Ww, the video will go live 10 minutes prior to service time. A private family interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Mike Engel.  

Donations in Mike's memory will be accepted for: Wagner Hills Farm Society, 8061 264 St, Langley City, BC V1M 3M5

Those who wish to view the funeral service may do so at the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDMD8HN-l3M

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Message from Gary & Dianne Smith July 29, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss . Still remember all of
the good times we had when Mike was playing hockey. Please reach out Dale and call
for coffee meet
Gary & Dianne Smith
Message from Mike Cross Child July 30, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I am so happy to read that Mike was doing the lords work. It makes me truly great full I was friends with such a great outstanding gentleman. God bless.

Mike Cross Child
Mike Cross Child
Message from Barry & Marlene Knodel & family July 30, 2020
When I think of Mike, in my spirit I feel that Mike is the true example of kindness. I feel a warmth just thinking of that smile. In this aspect ,He stands alone,his success unequaled on earth. May God expand your steps under your family, and lifted in peace in this time by the Power of Holy Spirit.
Barry & Marlene Knodel & family
Message from Shannon Rattai July 30, 2020
My heart breaks for you all. I always remember Mike with a smile on his face and joy on his face when he was doing what he loved. I am, and will always be, honored to say we were family. My deepest condolences.
Shannon Rattai
Message from Corey and Holli.Friesz July 30, 2020
It was a pleasure to Meet Mike, he was such an outgoing, very kind, person. We met him through my sister. We went boating and fishing, and played Buzz words on dales boat. Rest In Peace Mike. Till we all meet again.
Corey and Holli.Friesz
Message from Jackie Gilbertson July 30, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear this! Mike was such a great person, I always remember how he could make everyone laugh! I even had the privilege of having him on one of my flights. I recognized him and reminded him I was Justin Bremer's sister and we had a great visit! Please know I am thinking of you all and sending all my love to you!!
Jackie Gilbertson
Message from Rhonda Friedt (English) July 30, 2020
My deepest sympathy to you Dale & Linda. So sorry to hear of your loss ❤️
Rhonda Friedt (English)
Message from Ralph and Annette Nadeau July 30, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow, a big hug to all of you ,especially Josh and Ember
Ralph and Annette Nadeau
Message from Brad Soanes July 30, 2020
Really sorry to hear this... Every time I saw Mike, he was always smiling and happy to see a friend. My thoughts and condolences are with the Engel family. Rest peacefully, Mike.
Brad Soanes
Message from Ron Hazelaar July 31, 2020
Just want to offer my deepest Condolences to you Dale Linda and Jen.May Gods Grace and comfort be with you in the coming days ahead.My thoughts and prayers our with you.
Ron Hazelaar
Message from Aunt Esther Riegel, Brian & Marilyn Riegel July 31, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as we offer our condolences to you. May the Lord Bless you and keep you in His Grace.
Aunt Esther Riegel, Brian & Marilyn Riegel
Message from Christie Kurpjuweit July 31, 2020
Praying Gods gentle healing and comfort during such a tragic and heartbreaking time. My sincere condolences to you all: Linda, Dale, Jen. 💔 RIP Mike 😥
Christie Kurpjuweit
Message from Blair July 31, 2020
My heart is full of sorrow by hearing about the passing of Mike. I have no words to make you feel better but know I’m praying for you and your family in this time of need. Always take comfort in the fact that he is sleeping in the arms of God, and you and your family have my deepest condolences. Mike was a beautiful soul and may he rest in eternal peace. May the Lord comfort and bless you during this time of bereavement.
Blair
Message from Connie Baines July 31, 2020
Dale and Linda and Jen,
Such an amazingly beautiful tribute to Mike. What a wonderful servant of God. He will be dearly missed. Praying God's daily grace and strength for you until Jesus takes us home!
Connie Baines
Message from Tim, Stacy, Hallee & Ethan Rau July 31, 2020
Mike was such a beautiful person inside and out. He was always so very gentle, loving and kind. He’s going to be greatly missed but never ever forgotten and forever loved. Our heart breaks for you Uncle Dale, Aunt Linda, Jen, Scott , Josh and Ember. We just pray that God wraps his loving arms around you and let’s you take great comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of great times spent with Mike. Hold them very close to your heart and know that he may be gone but he continues to walk with every single one of you every single day. Lots of love and prayers.
Tim, Stacy, Hallee & Ethan Rau
Message from Wayne and Kris Mugleston July 31, 2020
Linda and Dale you have our deepest condolences. May Christ comfort your family during this time.
Wayne and Kris Mugleston
Message from Stu and Nola MacPheat August 04, 2020
Dear Dale Linda and family
Our hearts hurt so much to hear about Michael. He was a wonderful person and I remember him with such kindness and love.
His infectious smile . Looks to much like you Dale . Our deepest condolences and prayers are with you.
Stu and Nola MacPheat