London’s Roger Deroo (1926-2014) Passes Away

by John Symon

Roger Deroo (1926-2014)February 04, 2014 (London, ON) – Roger Deroo, an avid local cyclist in London, Ont., passed away in his 88th year on Friday, January 31. Deroo was a tobacco farmer for 35 years and retired in London, Ontario in 1983. A fixture in the London cycling scene “…he was an avid cyclist and enjoyed his sport very much, taking part in club races and many tours.”

Deroo was a “…beloved and caring husband of Yvonne. Proud dad of Richard (Katherine) and Shirley and her best friend Gary Gamble. Loving grandpa to Jake Deroo. He is survived by his brother Julius (Nellie). Predeceased by his sister Georgette Cnockaert.”

The family expresses its gratitude to nurses at Palliative Care at University Hospital; to Dr Susan McNair and to all the doctors in her team.  Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged. On-line condolences are available here.

Remember me with laughter not tears, for I have lived a long and good life. – Roger Deroo

Roger Deroo’s obituary here.

Pedal joins the cycling community in sending condolences to Roger’s family and friends.

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