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Roger Houle

July 9, 1927 - January 5, 2013

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On Saturday January 5, 2013, Mr. Roger Joseph Houle of Oliver passed away peacefully at the McKinney Place ECU at the age of 85 years.

He was predeceased by his mother Elizabeth, father Albert, two brothers Leo and Lee, sister Jeannette, and daughter Marcelle.

Roger will be fondly remembered by his loving family including wife Betty; seven children: Marni [Larry] Anderson, Roger [Barb] Houle, Norm [Shirley] Houle, Jeannine [Royce] Coghill, Theresa [Tim] Fitzgerald, Dan Houle, Mary [Mick] Gzowski; twenty grandchildren: Glen [Jill], Pat, Alicia Anderson; Jenna, Kim Houle; Nikki [Paul]Cescon, Terry, Randy, Brady Houle; James Houle & Regan, Kaitlyn Coghill; Colin, Trevor, Myles Fitzgerald; Adam, Maxine Houle; Casimir, Simon, Matthew Gzowski; two great-grandchildren: Parker Anderson, Natalia Cescon; one brother: Al Houle; sisters Germaine Nault & Rita Houle.

Over the years Roger worked for Coca-Cola Edmonton, Grande Prairie & Dawson Creek; Manager at the Eatons Store, Esterhazy, Sask.,  before moving to Oliver in 1968 where he owned/operated Valley Auction until retiring in 1988.

Roger enjoyed many trips to visit friends & family in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, & Quebec. Highlighted by cross-country trip in 1991 from BC to Nova Scotia

Active member of Christ the King Catholic Church; a Past Grand Knight of the Oliver Knights of Columbus and a three time recipient of the Family of the Month Award through the Knights of Columbus

Roger was a family man who enjoyed building and fixing anything for family and friends.

A prayer vigil will be held at 7:00 P.M. Friday January 11, 2013 at Christ the King Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Br. Gerald Craig at 1:00 P.M. Saturday January 12, 2013 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment and committal at the Oliver Municipal Cemetery will follow the Mass. A reception in the church lower hall hosted by the CWL will follow the interment.

If you wish to send flowers please see below:

OLIVER SUPERVALU
FLORAL DEPARTMENT
250-498-2636 Ext. 1
www.oliversupervalu.com
Email: sv3318@telus.net
 

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.

 

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Dorothy A Taylor
Relation: CWL member

You are now at peace Roger and you have left so many fond memories . You will of course be missed by your wife, Betty ,family and friends.

From: blaine and joan nunweiler
Relation: friends,co-worker

Dear Betty and family, Sorry to hear of Rogers passing,will always remember his jokes and helpfulness to others. Condolances to all your children, but now he is at peace and has no pain, what a blessing, Joanand Blaine

From: Rick Kwitkoski
Relation: friend

Dear Betty and family,
I am deeply sorry for the loss of Roger. I remember him as a happy and friendly man who loved a joke. He was also very fatherly in his presence and made everyone comfortable. He is at peace now. Please take comfort from all of us who knew Roger and now wish you and your family peace.

From: Lynn Whitfield [Kwitkoski]
Relation: daughter of friend

Betty, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Even though I haven’t lived in Oliver for a great many years, I remember Roger as a man who was always friendly and had a ready smile.

From: joyce mee
Relation: friend

Sending my condolences to Betty and Family with the passing of husband and father, my thoughts are with you

From: Bonnie Thompson
Relation: Friend of family

To all the Houles:
It was with great sadness that I read of Rogers passing. I will forever remember his smile and upbeat attitude whenever we met. His legacy will live on through his family and the good work that he did in his life. Betty, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

From: Tammy Vesper
Relation: friend

Mrs Houle and families…I was so sad to read this in the morning news…
I guess God needed a fix-it man and Marcelle gets her daddy. Prayers for you all, stay strong as a family….you are all loved!

From: Jennifer Wetter (Kwitkoski)
Relation: daughter of friend

Betty my condolences to you and you’re family. What I remember of Roger was his quick sense of humor and he was always smiling. He will be missed by all who new him.

From: John and Darlene Chapman
Relation: Family friend

Dear Betty and all the Family,
We were both saddened to hear of Roger’s passing. Having arrived in Oliver only a few years before you and having known so many of your wonderful family over the years through school and so many community activities, we have always felt close to all of you. Such a wonderful family – our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
January 12, 2013
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Christ the King Catholic Church
35060 - 107th Street (6044 Spartan Street)
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Br. Gerald Craig at 1:00 P.M. Saturday January 12, 2013 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment and committal at the Oliver Municipal Cemetery will follow the Mass. A reception in the church lower hall hosted by the CWL will follow the interment.

35060 - 107th Street (6044 Spartan Street)
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

 

Date & Time:
January 11, 2013
Beginning at 7:00pm

Location:
Christ the King Catholic Church
35060 - 107th Street (6044 Spartan Street)
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

A prayer vigil will be held at 7:00 P.M. Friday January 11, 2013 at Christ the King Catholic Church.

35060 - 107th Street (6044 Spartan Street)
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:
OLIVER SUPERVALU
FLORAL DEPARTMENT
250-498-2636 Ext. 1
www.oliversupervalu.com
Email: sv3318@telus.net
 

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