Posted: October 7th, 2023

MCKNIGHT-HOGAN JAX MCKNIGHT-HOGAN, of Lethbridge, cherished son of Shanda McKnight and Ken Hogan, passed away at home on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at the tender age of 14 years.
Along with his parents, he is lovingly remembered by his siblings, Kyle (Amanda) Hogan, Courtney (Tanner) Barendregt (son Bennett), Jamie Turner (daughter Piper), Stephanie Hogan, Rich (Tessa) Hogan (children, Hunter, Prezlie and Beuxy), furry brother Sporty as well as aunts, Trina (Kim) Tymko (children, Jordan, Kalyna, Noah), Sherry Eisel (daughters, Lacey (James), Jennifer Eisel), Cathy Stockton (Roger) (children Garret, Brianna, Kaley) and Uncle Brian Etter (Mabel) and grandparents, Connie McKnight (Claude Giurissevich) and Dwayne (Geselle) McKnight.
Jax was predeceased by his grandparents, Dorothy Etter and Terry Hogan as well as one cousin, Trevor Eisel.
Jax was born and raised in Lethbridge. All through his life, he was a natural athlete and musician. He was talented at anything he tried: track, golf and especially baseball and skateboarding. Jax loved music. He was naturally gifted; writing and composing his own songs. He was a talented guitarist, drummer, pianist and percussionist. Not only did he have an ear for music and could quickly learn a new song, but he also shared his love of music by mentoring others. He spent this past summer writing and recording punk albums.
Jax was an adventurer and loved the outdoors. He loved to be in nature. The crisp mountain air and skipping rocks made him feel alive. He would often venture down into the coulees to create in, and explore nature.
Jax’s spirit was spontaneous, sometimes extreme, however quietly fierce and laser focused when doing something he loved, especially when pitching during a baseball game. He was also a dreamer and had visions of living in a van and travelling around, booking gigs with his band in beautiful B.C. Known affectionately in our families as “Boo”, “Boo-Bear”, “Jaxie” and “Grandpa Swagger”, Jax was a much-loved son, brother, grandson, uncle, cousin, boyfriend and friend. He loved spending time with his family and friends and was a natural and caring protector. Jax would do anything for anyone, was generous with his time and energy, and empathetic to the plights of others. His maturity was beyond his years. His impact was far-reaching.
Jax will be remembered for his quick-wit, goofball antics, smart-aleck comebacks, and fun sense of humour. He was gone too soon, and his tragic passing has left a huge hole in our hearts. Jax will be deeply and forever missed.
A Celebration of Life service for Jax will be held at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 4:30 P.M. with Pat Siedlecki officiating. The Celebration of Life service will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Jax’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
In memory of Jax, donations can be made to the “Jax McKnight-Hogan Music Fund”, at the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southern Alberta,

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  1. Blake Babki says:

    I am so sorry Shanda and Ken. My thoughts and prayers continue your way❤️

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