Roger Marchischuk died peacefully in Nakusp Sunday March 24, 2013. Survived by his loving wife, Joyce; sister, Victoria. His children: Kim (Denise); Christine (Tal); Tammy (Mike); Greg; Roger (Josette); and Roxane. Grandchildren: Adam, Christie, Tracy, Dustin, Saedy, Logan, Chad, Charity, Blake, Matthew, Danielle, Cassandra, and Carlene. Great-Grandchildren: Kalen, Isabella, James, Darren, and Jaxon. Predeceased by his Mother, and Father, six brothers and one sister and son-in-law, Richard.
Roger was born in Manitoba November 21, 1932. He moved to Alberta when he was 17 to become a Cowboy and ended up attending Calgary Tech to be a Body Man in 1952. After working through the province of BC, he settled his roots in Nakusp in 1970 and started Roger’s Auto Body. Every spare sunny day, Roger was on the lake fishing for that big one or on the golf course. Roger loved to re-store old cars and spend time in his salvage yard.
After retirement in 1984, his favourite time was playing cards with his Family and Friends, playing pool in the Legion with his buddies. The last few years was spent in his garage listening to his music, tinkering and chatting with his neighbours or cruising around on his scooter.
The Family has honoured his wishes for no service and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.