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Saturday October 5, 2019
1:00 PM
The funeral/celebration of life will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
In memory of
Michael Steven 'Mike' Morrice
June 19, 1964 - September 26, 2019 - Age 55

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.

Message from Dean Elford October 02, 2019

Mike,
You have been a friend to many that have been so blessed by what you have contributed to their life. You had a true passion to listen to others, to be patient and to teach others. You always looked for a good laugh, even it was directed at you. You were always a great sports competitor and a great team player. I will always remember the many times that we shared a drink or more and talked about everything, although we never did solve world hunger or poverty, we certainly found a way to enjoy each other's company. The world just got to be a bit more lonely with you not being here.... but I look forward to the day I can sit and have another drink with you on heaven's stoop!!! God bless you SOA....


Dean Elford
Message from Linda Lamirade October 02, 2019

My deepest condolences to the family of Michael Morrice especially sending prayers out to Sandy Morrice - Michael's father.


Linda Lamirade
Message from Peter Robertson October 02, 2019

Beautiful Bonnie. Mike was such a wonderful man and I am filled with pain. I am glad though that he no longer feels any pain and I am comforted by that. It has been an amazing year of togetherness though and I was so glad to share some time with you all. You are an amazing family and did everything to help Mike with his condition. RIP Mike. Lots of love Peter and Sandi.


Peter Robertson
Message from Bernd and Dolores Wehmeyer October 02, 2019

We are so sadden to hear the news of Mike’s passing. We will think of you on Saturday and always, your family & Friends showed so much Love and Strength. You truly were amazing Hugs and Prayers ❤️


Bernd and Dolores Wehmeyer
Message from Sandi and Peter Robertson October 02, 2019

You where a true friend and shined a bright light on our lives may you RIP Mike so blessed to have so many wonderful memories shared with you and Bonnie and later with Stevie, Reid and Ken. Our thought are with all. Sandi and Peter ❤️❤️❤️


Sandi and Peter Robertson
Message from Kevin and Debbie Noseworthy October 02, 2019

You are all in our hearts xo


Kevin and Debbie Noseworthy
Message from Ingrid Peers October 02, 2019

There are no words, for something like this to happen to such a young man. My thoughts are with all of the family, and all of you are in my prayers! ALS is such a terrible disease, and when I did see Mike I was shocked and so saddened. There were tears in my eyes and tears in his eyes. So sorry for your loss, but he is actually in a better place now and doesn’t have to suffer anymore.


Ingrid Peers
Message from Darlene and Dave Romanchuk October 02, 2019

Bonnie.
Our Heartfelt thoughts are with you and your family,
May Cherished Memories and Friends comfort you through this very sad time.
Love Darlene and Dave


Darlene and Dave Romanchuk
Message from Shelly Kelly October 02, 2019

Bonnie...please know that I am thinking of you and your family, sending lots of love and strength through the ties that bond us all. Xo


Shelly Kelly
Message from Wendy October 02, 2019

Sadly I never got to meet you dear Mike, only your beautiful wife Bonnie. I saw from a far what a wonderful close knit family you are.
God bless you Mike. My love, thoughts & strength are with you Bonnie & your family x


Wendy
Message from Shelley Benson October 03, 2019

Dear Bonnie... so sorry for your families loss. Thanks for sharing Mikes Journey. You are an amazing family filled with Love.
I am so sorry I won’t be in town this weekend & will miss Mikes celebration of life. Hugs to you all & May Mike RIP.


Shelley Benson
Message from Laurie Faulkner October 03, 2019

Dearest Bonnie & Family,
My Deepest Sympathies to you all!
I 'm so very sorry to hear about Mike's Passing,
I only learned of his illness a few days ago.
So this news came as quite a shock!
It can't have been easy for any of you!
He is no longer in Pain or Suffering & it gives me Peace knowing that.
Sending my Warmest Thoughts, Prayers & Well Wishes to you all!
RIP Mike! Laurie XO


Laurie Faulkner
Message from Madhan Ganesh October 03, 2019

Mike, you are a very good leader and I have learned a lot from you. It's very sad for me to hear your departure from the real world. May your soul rest in peace and my deepest condolences


Madhan Ganesh
Message from John Sellhorn October 03, 2019

To Bonnie, Sandy and family. My sincere condolences to you all on the loss of Mike. I spent 11 years at Ras Gas and another 8 years on projects including Barzan before I retired. Another good an taken to early. Mike and I had several great conversations and times there. Remember all the good times. Our thoughts are and will be with you.


John Sellhorn
Message from Alex & Irene Onody October 03, 2019

To Sandy (George) Morrice: So very sorry to read of the passing of your Son MIke, our thoughts and prayers are with you and his family, please convey our deepest condolences to Boonie and their children. WE still often think of you and our trip together, it too bad that we cannot be closer so that we could visit. As parents ourselves, we share your sorrow and may God guide you through this very difficult time. Sincere condolenced,


Alex & Irene Onody
Message from Ward, Crystal & Ben Clattenburg October 03, 2019

Bonnie, we’re absolutely shocked and saddened at the news of Mike’ passing. We recall his gentle, caring demeanour, good sportsmanship and total commitment to his family. Real easy to talk to. Our hearts break for you, Stevie and Reid. We’re sure that Mike had encouraged all of you to “keep chin up and move forward” What a fine man! XO


Ward, Crystal & Ben Clattenburg
Message from Stephen Penny and Family October 03, 2019

On behalf of Trudy and my kids, please accept our deepest condolences. We have been deeply saddened by the news of Mike's ALS diagnosis and of his passing. Mike always made a conversation interesting and his laugh was definitely infectious! A great friend to my parents and someone that I had a lot if respect for, Mike will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.
Cheers Mike, RIP


Stephen Penny and Family
Message from Wilbert & Linda Langille October 04, 2019

To Sandy, Bonnie and family of Mike. Our condolences to all families als is a horrible disease.


Wilbert & Linda Langille
Message from Maureen Callahan October 04, 2019

Bonnie, I well remember visiting you and Mike when you bought your house in Sylvan Lake. I recall a charming young man well suited to you. You have shared many adventures together since then. Keep those memories close to your heart. My condolences to you and your family.


Maureen Callahan
Message from Denis and Geraldine Unreiner October 04, 2019

Sandy and Family,

We are saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved son Michael. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. With our deepest sympathy.


Denis and Geraldine Unreiner
Message from Laura White October 05, 2019

Thinking of you Bonnie, Stevie, Reid, Ken and Sandy and I am with you in Spirit. Sending Love and Hugs from Newfoundland. Condolences to all who knew and loved him.


Laura White
Message from Karen Burnat & family October 05, 2019

Dearest Bonnie,Stevie,Reid, Sandy, Ken & families
My Deepest Sympathy to you all. Mike is now at Peace.. Love & Prayers


Karen Burnat & family
Message from The Sage Family October 06, 2019

So many fantastic memories from the rink, to the compound, to the Pearl patio, to chaperoning and teaching Reid and Stevie, to the laughs, to the plans to fix the Oilers...Rest in Peace Mike knowing you have earned the love and respect of many.


The Sage Family
Message from Jo-Ann Christensen ( nee Remfert) October 08, 2019

Dear Bonnie and family,
My deepest sympathy on the passing of Mike. Janice, my sister, has kept me informed on your familiy's journey. My heart goes out to you on your loss. Your journey over this last year and more, I am sure was not easy but the strength of family and togetherness you showed is a testament of love. May other's be inspired by you.


Jo-Ann Christensen ( nee Remfert)
Message from Rudi Prasetyawan October 23, 2019

Dear Mike, you are a very good leader and I have learned a lot from you since working together at Train 6/7 on May 2007.

It's very sad for me to hear your passing from the real world. May your soul rest in peace and my deepest condolences

God bless you Mike. My love, thoughts & strength are with your family

Rudi Prasetyawan


Rudi Prasetyawan