A devoted husband, Father and “Wampa”, Roger Michael Janusc passed away July 28, 2021 in his 67th year. A man of thousand nicknames, “Big Rog” will be missed by his wife Terry, Mother Hildegard, and his children “Ray Babe”, “Herky Man”, and “Didder”, brother Gary and 7 grandchildren, Hudson, Tyson, Brayden, Griffin, Thorin, Bodie & Briar.
A Queens alumnus from the class of ’77 and a General Electric employee for 40 years, ‘Boomer’ was happily married for 43 years which was filled with stories, laughter, yardwork and debate which would often highlight his unique reasoning which his family fondly termed “Rogic”. For every nickname he had, those around him including family, friends, neighbors and all those he may pass on his daily dog walks were graced with nicknames of Roger’s choosing as well.
“Tractor Man” had a passion for completing yard work, most notably tasks that involved keeping ‘Big Rog’s pool’ in immaculate condition and included hosting annual opening and closing ceremonies. His life centred around hockey including coaching his children’s teams, and an extended playing career playing right up to his final years in the Beverly Men’s Hockey league, famously registering a natural hat trick that will forever be etched in his families’ memories and seemed to get better with time. More recently, time had also been spent perfecting his golf swing.
As busy as ‘Dodge’ was, he was always there for his family. For all the activities he participated in, he is best known for his ability to bring the family together with stories and laughter. His actions, habits and “Rogisms” are legendary for those who knew him, which was many. While he will be deeply missed, he will continue to be a big part of daily lives for years to come.
Family would like to acknowledge and thank all the professionals at HHS for their unbelievable care and support. A celebration of life will take place Thursday August 5th from 2-4 & 7-9 at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St., Dundas. Private family service to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MitoCanada.
I am so very sorry for your loss
Rachel and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Roger’s presence will be missed. Passing along our deepest condolences.
Terry and Morgan we are very sorry to hear about the passing of Roger. Our deepest condolences to the entire family. We enjoyed our time cheering for the University of Maine’s women’s ice hockey team with Terry and Roger.
Rosemary and Roy Law
I have just read your obituary, Roger. Very sorry to hear of your passing. You were good friend in Peterborough at GE in the 1970’s. Too bad our paths have not crossed again.
I see that you have a family that loves you very much.
Your old MFO at Switchgear,
Terry and Family….I worked with Roger at Mabe/MC Commercial. He was a great colleague, and a genuinely nice person who would go out of his way to help others to succeed. You could alway tell that family was #1 for him, and he proudly shared family milestones/accomplishments. My thoughts are with you and the family at this time. Roger was one of a kind and will be missed.
I knew Roger from Camco/ Mabe. Roger was a hard working soul with a such a big personality.
I am really sorry to learn of his passing. My condolences to you all, I know he will be greatly missed.
Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of Roger.
I had the privilege of knowing Roger for a number of years both at Camco/Mabe and at Rockton men’s hockey league.
You couldn’t meet a nicer person and he always had a smile and a laugh.
He will be sorely missed.
Roger was easily the most entertaining man rink side for many years. Ben and I have had the pleasure of many long conversations and a lot of laughter while we sat and watched our children and Rogers’s grandchildren skate. We will miss you, the rink will not be the same.
My condolences to all of Roger’s family. He was a colleague at Camco and Mabe since the 90s and we shared many laughs and lively conversations over the years. I am very sorry to hear of his passing. He was a good man. May his eternal rest be in peace
We are so sad for your family. We loved our time as neighbours to tractor man. We have so many memories of watching the antics next door- including watching big rog up on the roof as a tie-off for Tristan or hearing rog sing loudly as he cut the grass – of course on his tractor. Lived life well!
Our sincere condolences to Terry and family. We were so sorry to hear this sad news. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Roger was a true gentleman and will be greatly missed.