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Michael 'Dan' Sorochan




It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I hear the news of Dan's passing. His life was well lived. As an avid sailor, a family man and a great business mentor who taught me many great things in the short few years I worked for him. He had such a strong work ethic. Even at 65 when I first had the pleasure of working for him. I can't say enough good things about Dan. He did such great things for Canada. I'll never forget his unconventional ways. He definitely thought outside the box, and gave many people a chance to do better in life. My condolences to Joanna, Kim, Cindy and the rest of the family.
posted by Rosemary Livojevic : I was his assistant at Sinclair Supply Ltd from 1992-1995. I named my daughter after Kim. : Feb 12, 2019


I have known Dan for many years and it was such a pleasure having him in our PAG. We enjoyed hearing about his adventures and his business ventures. He was a man I greatly admired and respected. Our group referred to him as the "Captain". He was an example of fitness to all of us who needed a reminder. He will be sorely missed. God Bless Al Davey
posted by Al Davey : Through business. : Feb 04, 2019


I had the great pleasure to work with Dan as part of his legal team many years ago. He was one of my favourite people on the planet and always a pleasure to deal with. I always admired Dan's love of life, his family and his "work family". He was a true gentleman that will be missed greatly. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
posted by Kelly Timmermans : worked with him : Feb 01, 2019


Gayle and I would like to extend our sincerest condolences to Dan's family. He was a mentor a friend to so many. May he rest in peace.
posted by Denzle Laporte : Gayle dealt with Dan for many years through business. My contact would have been through sales and contracting. : Feb 01, 2019


My deepest sympathy to Dan's family and close friends on his passing. I will always remember that Dan's filing system at work was neatly arranged stacks of paper on tables in his Office. I recall calling on him one day and asked if he had received an important memo from our Company's Head Office that was sent out about a month prior.....Dan got out of his chair, walked over to about 8 stacks of paper each a foot high, lifted one stack about 1/2 way down and pulled out the memo I was asking about. That was impressive! Dan was first a client and later a competitor, but over all he was a true gentleman who I had a deep respect for.
posted by Cam McPherson : Dan was a client of mine when I worked for Johnson Controls Inc. : Feb 01, 2019


Our deepest condolences. May Dan’s Soul Rest in Peace. He was a very kind and caring person. I would never forget what he once told me - “treat your staff fair.. always remember that they buy their groceries from the same store that you buy yours”. Memories he shared with us at Belvent will always be treasured.
posted by Fernando Dimailig : Dan is a long-time boss/business partner at Belvent Manufacturing Ltd. : Jan 31, 2019


It is poignant for me to look back and remember Dan's generosity as well as how I thought of him as the "ultimate bachelor" with his luxurious (to my child's eyes) cottage and boats. I believe it was he who served me my first alcohol ever; my father and I had capsized while sailing in Lake Wabumn on a bitterly cold day and Dan not only brought us to shore, but served us hot mulled wine to warm us. I recall my walking tipsily down the path after that.
posted by Lorna Cheriton : Fellow members of the Wabumn Sailing Club : Jan 31, 2019


Deepest condolences to all the family on the loss of such a wonderful father, grandfather, and employer. He will be sorely missed throughout the community. Take care and God bless.
posted by Tom & Maeve & family Crothers : I was employed by Dan and his family for 33 years : Jan 30, 2019

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