It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Michael Steven “Mike” Morrice on Thursday, September 26, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at the age of 55 years. Mike is survived by his wife of 26 years Bonnie, his daughter Stevie (Donivan) and his son Reid (Shani). He is also survived by his brother Ken Morrice and his father Sandy Morrice, Bonnie’s family Rod and Jodie Mirosovsky and Pav and Glenn Friesen, along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mike was predeceased by his mother Ann, his brother Johnny in infancy, his mother-in-law Mary Mirosovsky and his brother-in-law Jeff Mirosovsky. Mike was born and raised in Medicine Hat and graduated from McCoy High School in 1982. He then attended the Medicine Hat College taking Power Engineering graduating in 1984. Mike began his career at Alberta Linseed Oil; moving next to Shell in Pincher Creek then on to Shell in Caroline. During this time, Mike met a girl at Hootenanny in the Hills and on June 5, 1993 that girl became his wife. Bonnie and Mike were both passionate about travel and had a strong desire to see the world. The couple made their home in Sylvan Lake and began working on their family. Stevie was born on May 1, 1995 and was quickly followed by Reid on October 20, 1996. With their family complete, it was time to make their dream a reality. After 13 years in Sylvan Lake, they were bound for the Middle East calling Doha, Qatar their home for the next 13 years, where Mike became known as “Spank of Arabia”. During this time, Mike was employed with Ras Gas, one of the world’s largest LNG plants, where he quickly climbed the ladder of success and enjoyed many accomplishments in his field of expertise. With the kids back in Canada, Bonnie and Mike were planning their next move and had decided to make Thailand their next destination when Mike was gifted the opportunity to work offshore. It was during this time that Mike started to display symptoms of what would later be diagnosed as ALS. Immediately after this diagnosis, the doctor told Mike and Bonnie “whatever you wanna see or do, do it now.” With this, they decided to fulfill their dream and moved to Thailand. The family enjoyed five wonderful months of Thailand’s beauty and the company of many visitors from all over the world. On May 26th, they arrived back in Sylvan Lake where they remained until his passing. Mike was passionate about hockey and never missed an Oilers game even from the middle of the desert. He also loved golfing and travel and was able to combine these passions in the many countries he visited. Mike’s latest passion was cycling, and he was training for a marathon when he was diagnosed with ALS. Out of all Mike’s passions and accomplishments, his family and kids were his greatest joy. Mike will truly be missed by his family and so many friends from all over the world. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. - 12:55 p.m. The funeral/celebration of life will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the ALS Society of Alberta (https://www.alsab.ca/) - Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis, 7874 10th Street NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8W1 . To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: [email protected] subject heading: Mike Morrice.