Gleason, Roger

Gleason, Roger

March 7th, 2016

At Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, London, on Monday, March 7th, 2016, Roger W. Gleason of London in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Audrey (Ayres) Gleason. Loved father of Joan Steenburg and her husband Dave of Woodstock, John Gleason and his wife Pat of Toronto, Graham Gleason and his wife Cathy of Midhurst, David Gleason and his wife Laura of London, and Garth Gleason and his wife Tia of Vancouver. Lovingly remembered by 15 grandchildren. Predeceased by three sisters: Lois Sawyer, Dora Hutton and Alice Self. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario in Journalism and Honours English, Roger taught English in secondary schools in Listowel, London and Woodstock where he was head of the English Department at Huron Park Secondary School for 13 years. The family would like to thank the staff at Mount Hope for the wonderful care Roger received over the past three years. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at WESTVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH, 1000 Wonderland Road South, London, on Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Jim McGee officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Roger may be made to Westview Baptist Church or World Vision.

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Bill & Jan LeeGraham, I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and your family members.
Sue Stephenson-Baker and Wayne BakerGraham, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. You are in our thoughts. Sue
Kern and Annie ScottGraham, Annie and I are truly saddened by your family's loss. You, Cathy and the boys are in our thoughts. Kern
Rick Cazabon and Val JarvisGraham, Cathy and family, Val and I wish to express our sympathy and let you know our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Harm & Peggy de WoldeGraham- Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Our thoughts are with you. Harry & Peggy
Eleanor PatersonDear Joan and family, So sorry to learn of the loss of your dad. Please accept my sincere sympathy at this very difficult time. My thoughts are with you all. Your friend, Eleanor
neville /Carmen HenryHi Audrey Carmen and I are out of the country .Please accept our sincere condolence in the loss of Roger. May the good Lord above give you and your family the faith to carry on be strong and God Bless you all. Neville & Carmen Henry
Lindsay MatthewsMy deepest condolence to you and your family! You are in our thoughts and Prayers. -Lindsay - Pharmasave
Bert Veenendaal and Shammi SandhuGraham, please accept our sincere condolences; you and your family are in our thoughts. Shammi and Bert
Grace and Ross Pirie Roger was an acquaintance through teaching, although he taught English at HPSS and I at WCI. At our school I had the privilege of teaching English to members of his family. On a more familiar basis, I had the privilege of coaching Garth and Dave basketball. I know he was a great dad. I speak a blessing on Audrey, Joan and the rest of the family at this difficult time.
Tony & Stephanie Zettel and familyMrs. Gleason, Dave/Laura, and the entire Gleason clan, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. We are so thankful for our Faith, and comforted by the promise of everlasting life when we will be reunited again. God's blessings to you all.
Gerald and Carol EngbertsDave, Joan and family - Our sympathy at this time of you father's homegoing. May the Comforter surround you and the rest of your family, Joan, by the assurance of being reunited with your dad some day. We will be remembering you in prayer.
Peter and Nancy McGuinnessGraham, our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. You are in our thoughts. Peter and Nancy
Jeff WilkinsonGraham and Family - We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you. Jeff and Charlene
Ralph & Eleanor SmithOur condolences to Audrey and the family. Roger and I, as cousins used to get together and enjoyed each other's company.
Ron & Donna Willis Dear Audrey and family, so sorry to hear today of Roger's passing. Please accept our condolences. I have many fond memories of our family times together as children. We wish we could be there for the memorial service, but unfortunately will not be able to attend. Will be praying for your family at this difficult time. Even though we have the assurance that Roger is with his Savior and we will see him again, it is still difficult to say goodbye for a time. May God give you strength through the coming days.
Dianne LesperanceDearest Audrey and all your family, my deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear husband, father and grandfather who was a man born to learn, to teach and to lead by example. He will live on in the hearts and souls of many. RIP
Brenda & Jack HarknessGraham - Our sincere condolences to you, and your family, upon your father's passing. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Rod and Shauna CaseGraham, Cathy and Family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
LEW TEBBUTTMy sincere condolences for your loss of Roger. I used to hear great things about him from my (late) friend Gordon Ullerick. To have quite recently reconnected with you (at WCI reunions) was pretty special.
Paul and Audrey LovedayDear Audrey and family---We are currently in BC visiting family and heard of Roger's passing. We rejoice with you for a life well lived and for a release from earthly suffering. I know that many were positively impacted by Roger's life and teaching over the years. May God comfort you all during this time. Please pass on our greetings and sympathy to all the family. Sincerely, Paul and Audrey Loveday
Bonnie (Smith) DutrisacDear Audrey & family: So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have fond memories of the summertime picnics when my family would get together with all of you. May God comfort you and give you peace.
Brian and Rhonda FurtneyDave, Laura and family. Our most sincere condolences on the passing of your father. Please know that you have been in our thoughts and prayers.
drew currahI was privileged to spend many a day or evening at the Gleason house when I was attending WCI. Mrs. Gleason was the social one always making me and friends feel comfortable in the house. Mr. Gleason was the quiet, intellectual one. I did manage to get into a few intellectual skirmishes with Mr. Gleason and each time I had to make a hasty retreat as I ran out of intellectual ammo while Mr. Gleason's intellectual weapons would be akin the equivalent of Russian S-400 anti aircraft ; his intellectual territory was a no fly zone for bumpkin me. But Mr. Gleason didn't rejoice in his victories and rub it in ,as I would have, and still do when I am occasionally victorious in verbal battles. Mr. Gleason treated our 'talks' as a leaning experience. Though I never attended any of his English classes I am quite confident they were magnificent. My condolences to the family.
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