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Joseph Wilfrid (Denis) Roberge


Petty Officer 1st Class, Boatswain, C.A.F. (Navy)


Born: May 1951, Cadillac, Quebec


Died: Mar 2019, Ladner, British Columbia


ROBERGE, Joseph Wilfrid (Denis) - passed away at his residence, in Ladner BC, on March 7th 2019 at the age of 67. Denis is predeceased by his father Gérard Roberge, Claire (nee. Senécal), his brother Gaëtan, his godson Martin Côté, his father-in-law James Bryce, and his mother-in-law Mary Frances Bryce (nee. Lister). Denis is survived by his wife Janet Roberge, married on HMCS Oriole. He was lovingly remembered by his children Kaela (Turner), Gage, and Cherise. His sister Andrée (Raymond Bélanger), his brother Marcel (Agathe Gagnon) and their daughters Josée and Marie-Claire. His sister Diane (Mario Valenti) and their children Pascal and Claudia. His sister-in-law Lise (nee. Bégin) Roberge and her sons Jocelyn, and Claude. His sister-in-law Heather (nee. Bryce) Lahoda and her children Jeff, Katie, and Aly. His sister-in-law Kimberly Beaudoin and her son David. His brother-in-law Johnathan Bryce, and his daughter Jessica. Denis was born in Cadillac, Quebec, May 3rd 1951. He graduated high school in the Armed Forces in 1974. He went on to serve 28 years in the Navy, becoming a PO1 (Petty Officer First Class). Then worked for the BC Ferries for 15 years as a deckhand. His hobbies include reading books, connecting with his friends on Facebook, playing pool, spending time with his children, flying his kite, helping his neighbor's, decorating his window, cooking, riding his bike, keeping in contact with family, and talking off everyone's ears. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. (The Delta Optimist 28 Mar 2019)


Ships served in:

HMCS YUKON - Served in Yukon 1979-1983



Denis Roberge standing guard at the brow HMS Brittannia, Vancouver, 1983. He was serving in HMCS Yukon at the time.

From the collection of Robbie Robertson



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