Celebration of Life
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday, August 17, 2017
1498 Venetian Blvd.,
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Final Resting Place
11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, August 18, 2017
1016 Colborne Rd.
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Additional Obit Info
MINAKER, ROGER GORDON - Sarnia has lost one of its finist. Corporal Roger Gordon Minaker died peacefully at Marshall Gowland Manor, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Velma. Loving father of Jody Minaker & his wife Wendy. Dear step-father of Gerry Maccartney and Rick Macartney & his wife Darlene. Cherished grandfather of Nathan & Mallory Barnhardt, Tiffany Felton (Jim), Sarah Ryan, Joey Minaker, Skyla & Kasha Minaker, Robert Macartney, Shannon Soaeres (Jack) and Jamie Macartney. Great-grandfather of Harvest Ryan, Matthew Minaker, Mataoe & Joequim Soaeres and Aiden & Ash Felton. Also survived by his sister Tracy and many nieces & nephews. Predeceased by his parents Elmer & Lorna Minaker, daughter Rodlynne Barnhardt, son Roger Minaker Jr., baby sister Agnes Minaker, brother Ronald Minaker and his sister Maxine Minaker. Roger served with distinction on the Sarnia Police Force, where he earned the rank of Corporal, and the trust and admiration of his fellow officers and the citizens he served before retiring in 1985. Roger boxed and enjoyed a brief career as a professional wrestler. Throughout his life, he was dedicated to fitness and earned awards as a power lifter even into his 70's. He loved the gym and spent many hours at Iron Works working-out, training other members and enjoying the comradery of countless friends. He especially enjoyed coaching and encouraging the Developmentally Disabled. Roger loved boating, snowmobiling, traveling and spent many summers fishing on the shores of the Bay of Quinte. He was a relentless opponent in a game of "pepper", a great story-teller, and a man deeply devoted to his family and friends. Arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, (519-344-3131) Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Roger's life will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1-940 Murphy Rd., Sarnia, ON N7S 5C4 or the Canadian Cancer Society - Lambton Unit, 556 N. Christina St., 2nd Floor, Sarnia, N7T 5W6. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com
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Evelyn (King) Flanagan posted a condolence
Friday, September 1, 2017Sarah, I am so sorry to read about your grandfather's passing earlier this summer. Thinking of you and sending hugs your way.
Sherri Hibbs posted a condolence
Friday, August 18, 2017Your family is in our thoughts during this difficult time. Take care of each other and our condolences to you all in the loss of such a wonderful man. The Greys (Freda, Jamie & Trevor, Brent & Travis and Jay, Sherri & Dave and Christopher Hibbs
steve hewitt posted a condolence
Friday, August 11, 2017I am so sorry for your loss.
Bonnie Helps and family posted a condolence
Wednesday, August 2, 2017Jody, Wendy, Skyla and Kasha, Sending you all heart-felt sympathies on the loss of your father/grandfather. Thinking of you all.
Michael Miceli posted a condolence
Wednesday, August 2, 2017I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Roger and his wife Velma during the summer of 2014 when I went to visit my aunt in Sarnia for a few days. My deepest condolences to Velma and the rest of the family at this time. May Roger rest in peace and I pray for the repose of his soul. Michael Miceli, Toronto
Herb Deelstra posted a condolence
Sunday, July 30, 2017Dear Jody,Wendy and family I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad/grampa Roger. I have known him for many years and he will be missed Wishing your family our deepest condolences. Herb Deelstra and family
Doug and Janet MacKey posted a condolence
Sunday, July 30, 2017Dear Vel and family. So saddened to hear of Roger's passing. Doesn't seem so long since we chatted in the mall. Vel, both of us missing our Burr Street kitchen. Still the best in my lifetime. I know that your family and close friends will be at your side in full support. Our sincerest condolences. Janet and Doug MacKey
Kelly & Caroline posted a condolence
Saturday, July 29, 2017So sorry to hear of your loss.
Christine Cole posted a condolence
Thursday, July 27, 2017May the kind words and deeds of friends and loved ones bring you comfort at this time. Roger had a wonderful sense of humour and always had a story. When I think of Roger it brings a smile to my face. Leo and I had a lot of good times with Roger and Val. I'm grateful to have known Roger. Christine
Andrew and Tracey Beni posted a condolence
Wednesday, July 26, 2017Dear Val and Jody. Tracey and I share the loss of your husband and father and our "Mighty" uncle "Rog". We have so many wonderful memories of Roger and enjoyed all kinds of wonderful adventures together. He was such a great man of integrity and so much fun to be with. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying for all of you during this difficult time. Love Andy, Tracey, Madison and Myles.
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Phone: (519) 344-3131
431 N. Christina St.
Sarnia, Ontario N7T 5V8