July 23, 1936 – October 12, 2014
On Sunday, October 12, 2014, Roger passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the age of 78 years. Roger was born the sixth of eight children in Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan. He was very proud to have been raised in Willow Bunch and to be of French ancestry. Upon graduation from school, Roger became a dedicated and compassionate educator. He retired after 35 years to enjoy a full and happy retirement. He spent his time golfing with his good friends, playing cribbage, watching football and cheering for the Saskatchewan Rough Riders, regularly attending Red Deer Rebels games and helping neighbours. It was Roger’s greatest pleasures to have been a 23 year volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels where he made many good friends. In his younger years, Roger was a regular blood donor having donated over 100 times. Roger and his wife Carol enjoyed travelling together, experiencing different cultures and having adventures. Roger was kind and considerate to his family, friends and acquaintances. He will always be remembered by his loving and devoted wife Carol, his three sons, Maurice (Elaine), Gilles and Alain; his step-children, Teresa (James) Chase and their son Mitchell; and Jim Gordin. He is survived by his siblings, Agnes Fiset, Rachel Dionne, Albert (Thérèse) Rodrigue, Cecile (Del) Bain, and many nieces and nephews. A Prayer Service will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5508-48A Avenue, Red Deer on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. A Celebration of Roger’s Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2810 Bremner Avenue, Red Deer, on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to Meals on Wheels, 4725 43 Street, Red Deer, AB, T4N 6Z3.
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