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BENARD, Roger Michael

October 2, 1933 – June 20, 2012

Roger Michael Benard passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, following a brief but courageous battle with cancer at the age of 78 years.

He is with his beloved wife Shirley now who went before him in 1996.

Roger is survived by his five children and their spouses, Debbie (Mark), Brenda (Greg), Greg (Kelly), Cathy, and Carol (Russ); and his ten cherished grandchildren all living in and around the Calgary area; as well as his sisters, Louise and Rita; and brother Gerry.

A man of many talents; Alzheimer’s had diminished much of them, but the memories of family, faith, music, nature, and community will never diminish.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas More Catholic Church (15 Templebow Road N.E.) on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com or to the Santuari Hospice, c/o Calgary Health Trust, 800, 11012 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, www.calgaryhealthtrust.ca. We want to thank the staff of Chinook Care Centre, Unit 72 Rockyview Hospital, and Santuari Hospice for their compassionate care of our father.

In living memory of Roger Benard, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Don and Nell Jacques :

    The Family of Roger :
    We hope that the many good memories of the wonderful times you shared with Roger will help you through this difficult time. We will always remember the get togethers where members of your family would entertain us with old and new songs……some made up by the Benard “kids”. Roger and Shirley were so proud. Roger and Shirley are now together again…….no doubt talking about their beautiful family.
    God Bless each one of you.
    Don and Nell ( Jacques )

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  2. Gloria Wells :

    Sincere condolences for this great loss to your family.

    Gloria

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  3. Pam Kroeker :

    Brenda and family,
    We wish to pass along our condolences to
    you and your family. This is a difficult stage of life no matter what a blessing this is or how prepared we are. Take support from those around you!
    RIck and Pam Kroeker

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  4. Gordon and Lorraine Stangness :

    The Family of Roger:
    Gordon and I and our family send out most sincere condolence on the passing of your wonderful father Roger. Although we haven’t seen you for many years, we have many fond memories of the “Vermunt” family reunions and the special relationship you had with both your father and your beautiful mother Shirley.
    Gordon & Lorraine Stangness & Family

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  5. Bill & Lana Worthington :

    With our deepest sympathy to all of you.
    We are so very sorry to hear about Roger.

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  6. RON AND ANNA FLOWER AND FAMILY :

    So sorry to hear about you Dad and our dear friend Roger..We wish we were there to give each of you a BIG HUG…
    Thanks to your Mom and Dad and all of you for being part of our life…
    lorianne will be there. keep in touch
    LOVE YOU GUYS ..RON ANNA KIM LORIANNE AND BREANNE

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  7. Dagney Vermunt :

    Condolences to the family of Roger and Shirley. So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear father. Have the most wonderful memories of family gatherings with your warm loving parents, grandparents and all of you.
    God bless.
    Love Dagney

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  8. Mary and Peter Baxter :

    Peter and I were with you today in spirit and wish that we could have been there in person. We know you will miss your dear father enormously, but he is still with you, inside each of you as long as you have your memories of him. So think about your dad and remember the good times. Love and many hugs
    Mary and Peter.

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  9. My condolences to the family.

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