Sidney Lucien Roberge
November 25, 1921
October 10, 2011

Sidney Lucien Roberge

Our family is deeply saddened by the passing of our father, Sid Roberge in his 90th year at Lions Gate hospital, surrounded by family.

Sid was predeceased by his wife, Verna, son Garry, and granddaughter Alison, as well as numerous brothers and sisters.

Sid is survived by three sons, Dennis (Donna) of West Vancouver, Alden of Squamish and Phil (Denice) of Squamish (Bamfield), and brother Maurice of Swan River, Manitoba, and daughter-in-law Marilyn of Winnipeg; as well as numerous extended family members and friends including 12 grand-children and 10 great grandchildren.

Sid was born in Grandview, Manitoba in 1921. He grew up on a home-stead during the 'Roaring' 20's and endured the 'Dirty' 30's, leaving school after grade eight to work in a saw mill his father managed. Like many young men of his generation, he joined the Canadian Army in 1939 and spent five years overseas during World War II in both the Italian Campaign and the Liberation of Holland.

After the war, he moved his family from Manitoba to the Interior of BC to continue his Sawmill work. In 1949, they moved to Langford on Vancouver Island where he became a Falling contractor. In 1969, he and his wife Verna spent four years at the old logging camp in Function Junction at Whistler. In 1973 he bought the existing Howe Sound Equipment and Rental business in Squamish, where he worked until his retirement in the mid '80's.

Sid lived a good life with adventure and conviction. He truly loved his family and especially enjoyed his grandchildren in later years. For his family and many friends, Sid will always be remembered for his storytelling and his exceptionally good sense of humor. He enjoyed a good time and was never stuck for words. In his retirement years his morning routine always included coffee and stories with the gang at Tim Horton's.

Our family wishes to thank the staff at Lynn Valley Care Centre for their excellent level of care and support over the past several years. Sid will always be remembered and sorely missed. A family gathering was held to celebrate Sid's life, sharing stories filled with love, tears, and good humor.