It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of our beloved husband, brother, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Anne, his sister Karen (Robert) Walters, his son Mark (Mavis), his daughter Lynn (Tim) and his grandson Cole.
Roger, born in Moline, Illinois, was a hardworking, devoted family man with a deep love of nature and of growing things. He was a passionate history teacher with a strong sense of fairness and justice. Together with Anne he started Cherry Point Rhododendrons in Cobble Hill and he was a longstanding member of the Cowichan Valley Rhododendron Society.
Roger’s love of family, history, and horticulture were evident in all aspects of his life. The family wishes to acknowledge the wonderful care Roger received in his last years from all the staff at Cairnsmore Place. No service by request of the family.