It is with peace that the family of Carl Ramsey Roger announces he has ‘boarded up the windows and shuttered the doors’. Carl was born to Edith Selena (nee Chidley) and William Ernest Roger on July 14, 1929, a brother for Ted, on the family farm near Eatonia, Saskatchewan. In 1951 Carl married the love of his life, Gladys Godfrey. In 1957 he moved his young family to Kitimat, B.C where he worked in the fire department at Alcan’s aluminum smelter and later for the Kitimat fire department. He relocated to Prince George in 1966, taking the position of Fire and Security Chief of the Intercontinental and PG Pulp & Paper Mills. In 1974 Carl moved to Salmon Arm, and became a professional in the art of retirement. As his grandchildren appeared, Carl built special toys or furniture for each one. He will be remembered for his ability to build anything, for his quick wit, his dry humour, his sermons-on-the-lake and his great love of the outdoors.
Carl is predeceased by his brother, Ted, his brother-in-law, Leslie Godfrey, and sisters-in-law Peggy Roger and Maxine Godfrey. Left to celebrate his life are his dear Gladys, his son, Glen (Pamela Walters) Roger, his daughter, Donna (Tony Brigham) Roger, 5 much-loved grandchildren, one very precious great-grandson, his sisters-and-brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and many, many, friends.
Special thanks to the wonderful staff of Logan Manor and Glenwood Manor for their excellent care of dad since his stroke in 2003, often above and beyond the call of duty, and especially for their compassion in his last days.
Carl now passes through the veil and joins his best buddy, Jim Van, to discover fishing (and watering!) holes in the great beyond. Happy fishing, dad.