1932 - 2018
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Roger Camiré of Geraldton, Ontario on November 5, 2018 at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital.
Born in Hearst, Ontario on May 28, 1932 to Emile and Florida Camiré, Roger was the second oldest of 12 siblings. Growing up on the farm, Roger established strong work ethics early in life.
In 1952 he met the love of his life, Cécile in Hearst. He dedicated his life caring for her and remained true to her until the end of his journey when he passed the torch over to his daughters. His greatest joys came from the birth of their children, Jocelyne, Linda and Carole whom he was extremely proud of. Since his loved ones lived afar, he looked forward to family visits, phone calls, and especially special event cards.
He was a man of many talents. For instance, he could play a mean game of pool, catch a fish when no one else could, track and shoot a moose, and fix anything mechanically in his back yard. While employed as a mechanic for 40 years, he established a successful Bait Business for 50 years and will be forever known as “Roger the Minnow Man”. He had the ability to instantly connect with those he met while making lifelong friendships and memories. When not on the lake, he enjoyed playing crib, cards and watching his favorite hockey team, the Montreal Canadians. A proud accomplishment from which he spoke about was the 15 years he served as a volunteer fireman and the great fire of the “Queen’s Hotel”.
Roger was predeceased by his two children, Nicole and Denis, his father Emile, mother Florida, sister Gisèle Dubé, and brothers Fernand, Lionel, Robert, and Noël.
Roger was deeply loved and will be dearly missed by his loving wife Cécile of 63 years. Roger is survived by his wife Cécile, daughters Jocelyne (Yvon Michaud), Kapuskasing, Linda (Richard Sheldon), Ottawa and Carole, Thunder Bay; sisters Monique Camiré, Rockland, Rolande (Rock Lacroix), Hearst, Pauline (Harold Donohue), Geraldton and Suzanne Camiré, Ottawa; brothers Léopold Camiré, Sherbrooke, Claude (Nicole) Camiré, Hearst; grand children Alain (Nat) Goulard, Jason (Candice) Goulard, Tammy (Steve) Michaud, Daenis (Whitney) Camiré, Hayden and Nolan Camiré; great grandchildren Jacob, Isabella and Ava.
A heartfelt thanks goes out to Dr. Kovacs, Dr. Blonde, Dr. Harris, medical residents and especially Heather and Jenna, his nurses, for the exceptional care and attention Roger received during his stay in the Intensive Care Unit.
Friends are invited to visit at Fawcett Funeral Home on Thursday November 8th from 11am until the time of the Memorial Mass at 12noon at St. Theresa Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations to the Kenogamisis Fish & Game Conservation would be greatly appreciated by the family to establish a memorial award to be presented at the Annual Junior Walleye Classic Fish Derby on behalf of Roger “The Minnow Man”.
Donations can be made by cheque payable to the Kenogamisis Fish & Game Conservation or via e-mail money transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information call 1-807-854-7772. Website information: http://www.gcfi.net/article/geraldton-walleye-classic-4.asp.
Roger, I was supposed to spend the rest of my life with you
And then I realized…you spent the rest of your life with me.
Kenogamisis Fish & Game Conservation
Box 838, Geraldton ON P0T 1M0