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Born: Sep 11, 1933
Date of Passing: Dec 04, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
A private family memorial service is being held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Desjardins Funeral Home. The service is being Livestreamed and can be viewed by going to the following link:
Family and friends may sign a book of condolence online at www.desjardinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Desjardins Funeral Home
Publish Date: Jan 2, 2021
Papa est né à Saint-Claude, Manitoba le 11 septembre 1933. C'est à Saint-Claude qu'il rencontra Huguette, qui deviendra sa femme en 1957. Après leur mariage, Papa et Maman ont vécu à Portage-la-Prairie. De là, ils ont déménagé à Winnipeg pour que Papa puisse poursuivre sa formation de carrossier. En 1967, sa formation en main, Papa a construit sa maison à Saint-Norbert où il demeura jusqu'à sa rentrée à l'hôpital en novembre.
An autobody mechanic by trade, Dad spent many years working at several autobody shops in Winnipeg. In the early 1980s, Dad started his own shop in Saint-Adolphe. Dad's repeat customers were a testament to his skill and his devotion to a job well done. He sold the business in 1988 to enjoy his retirement, during which he and Huguette enjoyed spending winters in Mesa and Palm Springs, with summers in the Lake of the Woods area. Family gatherings at Lucky Dog's cabin were filled with family and laughter. There was never an empty wine glass when Dad was around.
Papa était un pitouneur, un homme qui pouvait tout faire avec un morceau de bois et quelques clous. Un homme de famille au grand coeur, il était toujours prêt à rendre service. With his MacGyver skills and his generous spirit, he was always willing to help someone with a project. He loved spending time with his family, whether it was helping a brother-in-law with year-end inventory or devising carts with another, building a playland for his grandchildren at the lake, teaching his grandson how to golf, taking time to taste his granddaughter's sand pies or introducing one of his nephews to a king can of beer. His twinkling eyes and his sense of humour will not be forgotten.
We are forever grateful to the Victoria General Hospital and in particular to Kristen Jabbour, who was so helpful the day before Dad's passing. Nous tenons aussi à remercier du fond du coeur l'abbé Charles Fillion, qui nous a guidés en prières virtuellement le jour avant le décès de Papa et Léon Gagnon, qui a fait l'urne pour ses cendres.
Roger leaves to mourn his loving wife of 63 years, Huguette; his daughters, Patricia (Wylie) and Lynn (Kurt); his grandchildren, Justin (Laura), Alexa (Paul) and Matthias. Also mourning his loss are his siblings, Jeanine, Léon (Odile), Mireille (Kevin), George (Edith); his brothers-in-law, Paul and André; sister-in-law Elaine and several nieces and nephews.
In Dad's words,
"We'll see you later in the funny papers."
Funeral arrangements are pending.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to La paroisse Saint-Norbert (Fonds de rénovation) 110 - 80 St. Pierre Street, Winnipeg, MB R3V 1J8 or to the Victoria General Hospital.
Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence online at
Desjardins Funeral Home
Publish Date: Dec 19, 2020
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 19, 2020, Jan 02, 2021
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
Our condolences Huguette and family. - Posted by: ROLAND & SHIRLEY (Cousin) on: Jan 02, 2021
Our condolences to the family. - Posted by: Marcel & Patsy Arbez (cousin) on: Dec 26, 2020
Condolences to the family. Roger was one of the "Good Guys" at the old MHFB on Portage la Prairie. - Posted by: Fred Dalkeith (Acquaintance) on: Dec 19, 2020
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