March 3, 1934 – May 17, 2019
Roger was born in Lethbridge, Alberta and peacefully passed away May 17th, 2019 at Mission Memorial Hospital with his family at his side.
Roger is survived by his wife of 59 years Evelyn; son Stephen (Pat) Hilliard, grandchildren Cole and Katlin; daughters Daphne (Carl) Greer, grandson Ken; Joan (Doug) McPherson, granddaughter Amanda; Louise (Marcel) Ruel, grandsons Jamie and Kasey, great grandchildren JC, Ryland and Linkin. Roger’s extended family also included sister-in-law Susan Hilliard and numerous nieces and nephews.
Roger moved his family to Mission in 1966 to become the Imperial Oil Agent for the area until 1974. Roger then became a Herbrand Mobile Tool Dealer until his retirement in 2006. Roger’s public service began with the Royal Canadian Navy (1955-57) and the RCMP Auxiliary Police Service (1964-1984). Roger continued his community service with involvement in the Western Canada Soapbox Derby, Boy Scouts of Canada, Mission Minor Hockey, Mission Marlins Swim Club, Royal Canadian Legion and a Board Member of the Pleasant View Care Home.
The family would like to acknowledge the Staff of Mission Memorial Hospital and the Chartwell Cedarbrooke Retirement Home for the care and support.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Cedar Valley Mennonite Church, 32860 Cherry Ave., Mission, BC on June 1st at 1 pm. Family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations could be made to the Canada Cancer Society.
Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home (604) 826-9548
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