It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Roger Grouette, who went peacefully on Monday, April 16, 2018 in the presence of his family at HSC.
Roger was predeceased by his parents, Marie Elizabeth Marguerite and Joseph Eduardo Grouette; brother, Edward Grouette; and sister, Doris Brown (Grouette).
He forever will be loved and remembered by his wife, Pamela Grouette; children, Crystallee (Dan), Allison (Matthew), and Aaron (Kacey); and grandchildren, Atticus, Michael, Eve, and William,
He also is survived by his sisters, Betty McTavish of Fort Frances, Ont., Leona Morrish of Cranbrook, B.C., Beatrice Friend of Nashville, Tenn., Angela (Duane) Morneau of Winnipeg, Man., and Patsy (Douglas) McEvoy of Whitecourt, Alta.; brother, Leo Grouette of Winnipeg, Man.; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Roger was born in Emo, Ont. Growing up he played sports, worked at a carnival, and had many exciting adventures. He was truly a jack-of-all-trades; he loved cooking, gardening, and woodworking and was exceptional at all three.
Roger met the love of his life, Pam, in 1977 in International Falls, Mn. Two years later, they were married.
Roger was a passionate man who cherished his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed planning every detail of family vacations, and spending quality time with his family was an utmost priority. He took his family on many memorable adventures.
He loved being in nature, and enjoyed fishing, camping, and picking berries. He knew how to enjoy the simple moments in life, like gazing at the stars. Roger also had a passion for music of all genres and often played his music for all to hear.
He was a selfless, kind-hearted man who treated people with respect and often put the needs of others ahead of his own. He found a new passion for life after his liver transplant.
In his memory, we ask you consider becoming an organ or blood donor to provide the gift of life to others as we were so blessed by these amazing gifts.
Roger made a conscious choice to be joyous and grateful for every day. Therefore we are choosing to remember and celebrate his life.
Come to share your memories of Roger with us on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Soul Sanctuary, 2050 Chevrier Blvd., Winnipeg, Man.