Whittle, Roger Lee

Whittle, Roger Lee

July 14th, 2021

After a courageous fight, Roger passed away surrounded by his family, at St. Joseph’s Hospice of London, on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in his 75th year. Beloved husband and soulmate of Dinie for 51 years. Loving father of Eric Whittle (Tish Mouritzen). Dear brother of Cathy (Bernie) Hall and Sherry Whittle (Joe Dorian). Predeceased by his parents, Lester and Erma Whittle of Blytheswood, Ontario.

Roger lived life with a sense of adventure and a love for the outdoors. An avid skier, Roger skied close to 100 ski resorts in 51 years of skiing. An adventure enthusiast, Roger snorkeled in the Caribbean, whitewater rafted in Alaska, hiked the Grand Canyon, and skated the Rideau Canal. Roger loved travel and exploring new places. With family or on cruises, Roger visited Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Greenland and Iceland to name just a few.

A lifelong history buff, Roger enjoyed nothing more than discovering the untold history in his own back yard of Southern Ontario. A lover of theatre, Roger was a regular attendee of summer productions at Ontario playhouses. A baseball player growing up, Roger passed on his lifelong love of baseball and the Toronto Blue Jays to his family.

A kind and gentle man, Roger will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his family and friends.

See you on the heavenly slopes.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Roger are asked to consider London Track 3 Ski School, St. Joseph’s Hospice of London or a charity of your choice. 

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Catherine Walker-StolWe are so sorry for your loss Dinie, Eric and family. Roger was a wonderful person and he will be missed. We hope that your memories of adventure, travel, and skiing together give you comfort. Prayers and hugs, the Stols
Paul ChaytorVery sad news, please accept my condolences. Paul
Paula & Robert HuddersDinie…..so terribly sorry to hear about Roger. Such a dear sweet man. May you find comfort in knowing that his love is with you always.
Anyes GrzeniaDear Dinie & Family, I am so very sad about the passing of Roger. I have such great memories of our time together in Caledon East. Sending you lots of love, Anyes
Lia en JannieDear Dinie, Eric and Tish, Words don't say enough, sometime silence says too much. May the words below offer you some recognition and comfort; " And I believe, That angels breathe, And that love live on, And never leave". You're in our hearts , thoughts and prayers. We will carry Roger in our memories and heart.
The Benner'sDear Dinie, Eric, Tish and Family...Sending heart-felt sympathy on the loss of a treasured husband, father, brother and son...Dinie-I know that Roger was your world and I know that the new normal will be extremely difficult for you, Eric and Tish. I hope you carry on with his adventurous spirit as your guide, as you travel this journey of life. Sending Hugs...Love HB
Bob LambierI was saddened to read of the passing of an old friend. I want to express my sincere condolences to Rogers family. I have known Roger for over 60 years. While our paths over the years did not seem to cross I still consider Roger a true friend. Yes we played baseball together back in Leamington, a suburb of Blytheswood, and the team that won the All Ontario Baseball championship. It is so nice to see that Roger enjoyed life and to read of his many accomplishments both personally and as a family. He truly was a very nice guy and described so eloquently. Again my sincere condolences.
Anne LippoldDinie, I was saddened to learn of Roger's death. I enjoyed many years of sharing the ice with you and Roger at Lambeth, Nichol's and Bostwick arenas and loved hearing about your latest trips/excursions and hikes. Your memories of life together will be full of the fun, laughter and adventures you both shared. My sincere condolences go out to you on behalf of all the skaters who knew you and Rogers.
Harrison Bonnar I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Roger. I only knew Roger for a short time. I met Roger in the gym at Riverbend. We had a lot of nice talks, and I found Roger to be a kind gentle man. I will miss our chats. My sincere condolences to your family. Harrison Bonnar
The Mouritzen familyWe were truly saddened to learn of the passing of Roger. He was a good person and had family and friends who loved him. His passion for travel, sports and the outdoors inspired others. He was truly fortunate to have a loving partner and son to make the last chapter of his life easier. Roger possessed all of the attributes of a successful life well lived. Our sincere condolences. Love from the Mouritzen family.
Sallie HammondDear Dinie, Eric and family, Alex and I were so sad to read about the passing of Roger. What an heroic man. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time, Sallie and Alex Hammond
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