Roger F. Wishart
September 25, 1952 – November 09, 2002
Roger was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His true happiness came when he was helping others and when he was on the water and could smell the salt in the air, whether it was on the Bruce Brown II, a sailing boat or his beloved “ACE CAT”.
He had many areas of expertise that included computers, leading others, teaching, sailing or piloting a power boat for pleasure or in the worst weather possible with the Coast Guard Auxiliary to assist someone in distress on the water. Roger was an outstanding member of the community, especially the marine community, but his true impact was upon the people that he touched with his unique personality. He was a compassionate, enthusiastic, caring individual with a keen sense of humour, who was always willing to look after others before himself. He always looked for new challenges, problems to solve and ways to make things better.
Roger lived aboard “ACE CAT” much of the time and once said “all the boats in the marina are my children and it is my responsibility to look after them” Roger will continue to over see us all and we will feel his presence every time we feel as gentle breeze against our cheek.
We will miss you Roger
A celebration of Roger’s life will be held on Sunday 17 November 2002 at the Summit Room, above the Edgewater Marine Pub, 1230 hrs. to 1530 hrs. with a short service at 1300 hrs. Cards with your thoughts and memories can be sent to his mother, Patrica Wishart, 4950 Reickens (Arthur 3-10), Hornby Island, BC, V0R 1Z0