July 5, 1934 – January 6, 2009
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father and grand-papa Georges Roberge. Mourning his loss are Lise, his loving wife of 49 years, his children, Serge (Kelly), Christine (Brent), Daniel (Michelle), Diane (Richard) and Michelle (Justus) and his grandchildren Erica, Nicole, Denise, Shaun, Caleb, Sophie, Jacob, Daniel, Joseph, Madison, Louis, Kate, Penelope, Simon and Olive. Also grieving are his brothers Richard (Paulette), Rene (Denise), Gilles (Florence) and Michel (Sonia) of Quebec. Georges leaves behind many brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins from Quebec and Alberta. He was predeceased by his father Alphonse, his mother Suzette, six brothers and his only sister Rachel.
Georges started working in the bush in the Lac St. Jean region of Quebec when he was a teenager. He married Lise in 1959 and within a few years headed west with his young family. After working and living in St. Isadore, Alberta and Chetwyne, BC, he headed to the Island where he and Lise enjoyed the ocean, mountains, forests, and mild climate. Settling in Cumberland, Georges continued working in the forest and spent 22 years working in Gold River for Tahsis Logging Co.
Georges always loved camping and being on the water fishing. He also spent many enjoyable hours playing cards or working in his shop. In his retirement, “Silvertop” was able to spend more time camping with family and taking fishing trips with his good friend Leo. Georges was known and will be remembered for his friendliness, his joking, and his contagious laughter. He will always be “a-frien’-a-mine”.
A Catholic service will take place at 10:30 am on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Christ the King Church in Courtenay with a reception to follow. For those who wish, a donation in his memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.