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.Print This Obituary & Condolences