Roger Dale, Gionet
February 29, 1952-
December 24, 2013
Sadly, our beloved Roger Dale Gionet left us on Christmas Eve, 2013 after a brief illness. Roger passed away peacefully at Vancouver General Hospital with his partner Debbie, son Matt and daughter Nikki by his side.
Roger was the son of Leo and Helen Gionet, both of whom predeceased Roger. He is lovingly survived by his long term partner Debbie Leger, her daughters Denie, Leah and Gabrielle, his children Nikki Stewart (Andy) and Matt (Sylvia), brothers Barry (Cathy), Ron (Carole) and Wayne (Melinda), grandchildren Dakota, Brody and Kate as well as many other extended family members.
Roger was born in Vancouver, raised in Toronto, and came to Vancouver Island as a young adult. As a successful young entrepreneur, he was a devoted friend and family member and could always be enticed to help out on any project or chore. He loved the outdoors and was instrumental in cultivating a strong work ethic in his young family by working at Elk Falls Mill as well as by following his own passions in home building and landscaping. First and foremost, Roger thrived on helping his friends and his family.
After retiring, Roger became very active in various sporting activities, including triathlons, cycling, kayaking, and running. In his retirement as in his working life, he was a valued and important member of his community and many people came to rely on his giving spirit, active nature and wonderful smile.
As a family, we would like all the nurses and doctors at the Campbell River Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital ICU to know how grateful we are for all your efforts and devotion. A special thank you to Doctors Mahoney and Grace, Nurses Brad and Tess (Campbell River ER/ICU), and Anita and Robert (VGH ICU). We will never forget all the compassion and determination you showed.
In honour of Roger Gionet, please join his family and friends in a Celebration of Life on February 1, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Campbell River Sportsplex, 1800 S. Alder St. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Roger’s name to Greenways Land Trust or the Campbell River Hospital Foundation.