CHRIST­MAS, Roger Michael Joseph

Mem­ber­tou

Cape Breton Post - - In Memoriam / Advice / Games -

It is with great sad­ness that we an­nounce the death of Roger Michael Joseph Christ­mas, 30, of Mem­ber­tou. He passed away peace­fully sur­rounded by his fam­ily at home on Sun­day, May 14, 2017. Born in Hal­i­fax, he was the son of Jessie (Si­mon) and the late Roger Christ­mas Sr.

Roger was born with Spina Bi­fida and dur­ing his time he went beyond ex­pec­ta­tion of what the med­i­cal doc­tors said. In his teen years, he had his leg am­pu­tated which lim­ited his abil­ity to some de­gree. Roger was a true fighter in ev­ery one’s eyes. Nine months ago he was di­ag­nosed with cancer which took a toll on him.

Roger had a heart of gold and al­ways greeted others with a smile and con­ver­sa­tion. He en­joyed the com­pany of his best friend Justin Christ­mas and fam­ily friend Paul Clarke. In his younger days he would clean the bus for our fa­ther and with his re­ward he al­ways walked to the store with a smile.

Rogers favourite past time be­fore be­com­ing an am­putee was rid­ing on his ATV, his other hob­bies in­cluded play­ing games on his PS4 and com­puter, watch­ing his CSI movies, scratch­ing his lot­tery tick­ets and mak­ing mu­sic cd’s for his best friend. Roger grad­u­ated from Syd­ney Acad­emy in 2006. He held a few on the job ex­pe­ri­ences at the Mem­ber­tou C@P site and the former Hines Truck­ing.

He is sur­vived by our mother, Jessie; sis­ters, Cynthia (TJ) Syl­li­boy and Mi­randa (Billy) Loveys; brother, Ben Christ­mas (Michelle Paul); neph­ews, Kee­gan, Cody, Ethan, Ma­son and Colton; nieces, Brit­tany, Shayla, Shana, Ocea­nia, Hope, Emma and Jayla, and god­par­ents, Robert Christ­mas and Ce­ceila Christ­mas.

Be­sides our fa­ther, Roger was also pre­de­ceased by grand­par­ents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray­mond Christ­mas; grand­mother, Susie Bernard; un­cles, Rus­sell Christ­mas, John Si­mon and Rene Bernard, and aunt, Irene Paul.

Vis­i­ta­tion for Roger will be­gin at 5 p.m. on Mon­day, May 22 at the fam­ily res­i­dence, 37 Veter­ans Ave, Mem­ber­tou. Fu­neral Mass will be cel­e­brated at 11 a.m. on Wed­nes­day, May 24 at Our Lady of Fa­tima Church with Rev Bill Burke of­fi­ci­at­ing with in­ter­ment in Mem­ber­tou Me­mo­rial Gar­dens.

At this time we would like to say a huge thank you to Mem­ber­tou Chief and Coun­cil, Mem­ber­tou Health Care staff, Pol­letts Drug Store, Dr MS Vir­ick, Dr Rent, Dr But­ler, Dr Archibald, the staff of 4D at theCBRH, VON Staff, and to the Palla­tive Care unit es­pe­cially to Jackie who made things a lot eas­ier.

On­line con­do­lences may be made to the fam­ily by vis­it­ing www.twcurry.com.

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