It is with profound sadness, that the family announces Roger’s passing, peacefully in his sleep, in the early hours of August 7th, 2021 at the age of 65. Loving husband of Lynda (nee Taylor), who were to celebrate their 45th Wedding Anniversary on the 21st of August. Caring father of Mark (Michelle), Holly (Matt), Ashley and Michael (Shannon). Beloved grandfather to Triniteigh, Troy, Madison, Sophia, Ellie and Brielle. Brother of Gary (Linda), Steve (2015), Jayne and Michael (Jacqueline). Loved son-in-law of John Taylor (Lynne) and the late Patricia (Stark). Fondly remembered by brother-in-law Chris Taylor (Linda) and sister-in-law Shelley Taylor. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by his parents, Donald and Bernice (nee Saville).
Roger leaves behind a legacy in the volleyball community, where he was involved in almost every aspect of the game. He was also an active participant in the Seniors Community. You could find him working in his wood shop or on the golf course, beach, baseball diamond, soccer field, badminton court or at a card table. Roger was a fierce, left handed competitor and would always push you to be the best you could be. He loved watching his kids play sports, he was a dedicated fan. He was enormously proud of his children and grandchildren.
Roger as a youth was an Air Cadet where he received his Pilot License (single engine) at 17. He helped with Sea Cadets & sailing. He graduated from University of Guelph (Bachelor of Science) and Conestoga College (Air & Water Resource Engineering.) Roger was a Chemistry Technologist at Bruce Power for over 25 years, retiring in 2017.
Cremation has taken place and there will be a private family gathering in the near future. There will be no formal service, although donations to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, in his name, would be greatly appreciated, as an expression of sympathy.
"He is just away playing in a higher league"
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