June 23, 1947 – October 07, 2020
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family announces the passing of Roger Laforest, who left us peacefully at home surrounded by family on October 07, 2020 at the age of 73 years.
Roger leaves his wife, companion and soulmate of 50 years, Lorna (Legault). Also survivng are his three daughters, Lynn Snow (Kent), the late Leanne, Lise Laforest, Lou-Ann Lalonde (Tim), his five grandchildren, Kourtney Laforest, Branden Laforest-Davis,Connor, Drayden Pelletier, Cameron Belisle (Regan), Ethan Lalonde and his great granddaugther Andi Dennis.
Roger was born June 23, 1947 the youngest son of sixteen siblings to the late Lucien and late Lousie Laforest (Joly). Brother of Rose Godbout (late Arthur), John (Fran), Lucy Rienguette (late Ted), Madeline Prudhomme (Noel), Simone Boivin (Philip), Gerald, Suzanne, Annette Larabie (late Denis), late Irene Sabourin-Dolittle (Frank), late Theresa Wood (Rod), late Jean Romolock (Johnny), late Noella Roshko (John), Louie (Paulette), late Cecile Verkaik, late Rita and late Aline. Predeceased by his mother-in-law Laura Charlebois. Survived by his father-in-law Garnet Legault, his sisters-in-law Diane Labelle (Danny), Karen Gomme and Laurie Proulx. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Roger loved life and enjoyed everything he did from his hockey, broom ball, baseball and darts to camping, hunting and fishing. He also loved music and to sing. He worked at INCO, where in 1979 was injured in a Rock Blast. He then became a great stay at home dad to his children and grand-childern, becoming a great cook and even created his own dishes (Papa’s rice). In his later years he decided to drive school buses and took the challenge of driving special needs children. He loved it! Each and every child on the bus was like his very own. Roger was a kind and gentle person who touched the life of everyone he met in some special way and he will be missed by all. Due to Covid-19 a celebration of life will be held at a future date where we will share our memories and celebrate Roger’s Life.
Cremation services provided by Simple Wishes of the North Inc, Sudbury.
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