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FALK, Roger Graham

June 5, 1950 – Winnipeg, MB
July 25, 2014 – Calgary, AB

It is with great sadness that we announce that Roger Falk died on Friday, July 25, 2014 after suffering a fall from which he did not regain consciousness.

Roger drove more than 25 accident free years with Calgary Transit, and survived prostate cancer for 10 years; retiring to spend more time enjoying his passions for fast cars and motorcycles, including long road trips to races and enjoying exploring small towns and out of the way places along the way.

He loved music of all types, especially classical, and photography, amusing us with his 35 mm selfies, invented long before the internet made it popular.

He was intelligent and quirky, funny and somewhat cynical and an endless source of arcane trivia. He was always curious about others’ lives and enjoyed being a volunteer driver for the Cancer Society.

Predeceased by his parents Dave and Joyce, Roger is survived by Andi, his wife of 40 years; his son Flash (Heather) Bartnek; his brothers, Alan (Trudy) and Colin (Adrienne); and by numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren. His daily lake walks will be greatly missed by his pal Odis.

The family would like to especially thank Dr. Doig and the nurses and staff in Foothills ICU Pod A for their compassionate care and kindness. Funeral Services will not be held, however a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire memorial tributes in Roger’s memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society/Volunteer Driver Program, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca or The Prostate Cancer Centre, Rockyview General Hospital, 6500 – 7007 14th Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2V 1P9 Telephone: (403) 943-8888, www.prostatecancercentre.ca.

If he could play us a farewell song it would probably be Leonard Cohen’s “Bird on a Wire”.

Roger: We will miss you. Hope we see you down the road again someday….moto longa, vita brevis.

In living memory of Roger Falk, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, AB. Telephone: 403-948-1100.

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  1. Dearest Andi and Flash: You were the greatest blessings of Roger’s life, and our hearts are with you at this time of sadness and loss. You are surrounded by a circle of support and love. In deepest friendship, I send my heartfelt condolences, Sr. aka Tina Campbell

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  2. Emily McAdoo :

    Roger, you were a wonderful mate to my dearest friend. Like her, you were smart, observant, critical and humorous. My sincere condolences to Andi and to Roger’s many other friends and family.

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  3. Deanna Sprague :

    Dearest Andi
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss.
    Roger was always so fun to talk to & to listen to his stories. (And to look at 🙂
    He will be missed.
    Take care of yourself in the short term & know that people are thinking of you & willing to jump in & help.
    Luv Deanna

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  4. David Brackman :

    Totally impossible to win an argument with Roger, always had the coolest toys! Always the fondest memories from way back when, love to Andi and Flash,

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