Soganic , Michael Keith
Beloved husband of Mary Laforest of Rosemary, Alberta, passed away suddenly while fishing on a beautiful lake near Cardston, Alberta on June 7th, 2006 at the age of 56 years. Born on September 9th, 1949, Keith was a proud son of Cumberland, BC. He followed in his father’s footsteps to become a faller in the logging industry. He had drove a Special Needs School bus for Courtenay District #71 for 20 years and lovingly cared for his chosen son Josh who resided with him from the age of 6 years until his death. Keith and Mary were married in Cumberland on April 24th, 2004 and moved to Rosemary in July of 2005. He was currently employed in maintenance at Lakeside, Brooks, Alberta. Keith will be lovingly remembered for his love for his family, for his sense of humour, for his love of high mountain lakes and for being forever in pursuit of fast silver trout. He was predeceased by his father Mike in 1975, his mother Dot in 1977, his chosen son Josh Remington in 2002 and his father-in-law John Stubbs in 2005. Keith is survived by his loving wife Mary, daughters: Candice Patterson and Kelly Soganic, grandson Jonathan Patterson, sons: Skyler and Noel Laforest, daughter Desiree Laforest, brothers: Wayne (Ann-Marie) Soganic and Jim (Glenys) Soganic, sister Gloria (Granville) Airton, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Monday, June 12th from Smith Memorial Chapel, Brooks. Rev. Dean Southern officiated. Honorary Pallbearers were Noel Laforest, Jim Bottcher and Jim Soganic. Pallbearers were Wayne Soganic, Granville Airton, Skyler Laforest, Mike Nuttall, Jim Chamberlain and Troy Drayson. In memory of Keith, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to either Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 1820 Richmond Road SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 5C7 or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, #124 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 2S8. Arrangements in care of SMITH FUNERAL HOME. Telephone 362-4636 or Toll Free (866) 362-4652.