We Remember

Blacklock Roger


October 16, 1925 — April 22, 2017


It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Roger Blacklock on April 22, 2017 at Kelowna General Hospital. He was born October 16, 1925 in Mooswa, Alberta, fourth son of Alexander and Armina Blacklock. Survived by his loving wife Joanna, daughters, Nancy Brandon, Judy (Miles) Lauer, Lisa Blacklock and son Mark (Sharon) Blacklock. Two grandsons Kyle Brandon and Ethan Blacklock. He is predeceased by his son David, parents and brothers Alex, Harry, Gordon and Edwin. He is survived by his sister Joyce Swan and brother Jerrold (Dorothy) Blacklock and sister-in- laws Gertrude Blacklock and Amanda Latiff.

Roger worked in the oil business most of his life, he was one of the pioneering employees at GCOS the first oil sands recovery plant in the world.  Retiring from Suncor after 20 years’ service in Fort McMurray. He was an avid golfer and curler. Travelled extensively in retirement visiting 42 countries. Sadly, Alzheimer’s robbed him of those pleasures in his last few years. The family would like to express sincere thanks to Dr. Christopher Livingston and the caring staff of ward 4 East at KGH. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday May 6, 2017 at 1650 Highland Drive North, Kelowna, BC from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

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Service: Saturday May 6, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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The service for BLACKLOCK, Roger is scheduled for Saturday May 6, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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1650 Highland Drive North Kelowna, BC


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  • Dear Joanna
    I was saddened for you when I saw the obit for Roger in the paper. My thoughts are with you and your family. Take care.I

    Condolence sent by: Ilse Erwig on April 25, 2017 at 8:20 am

  • Dear Joanna,
    I saw Roger’s obituary in the paper this morning and wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you at this very difficult time.
    Sincerely, Deanna

    Condolence sent by: Deanna Matthewson on April 25, 2017 at 3:42 pm

  • Sorry to hear of Uncle Rogers passing. I have fond memories of his visits when we were young. My thoughts are with you all.

    Condolence sent by: Kevin Blacklock on April 25, 2017 at 7:33 pm

  • Joanna, Nancy, Kyle, Judy, Miles, Lisa, Mark, Sharon and Ethan. We were very sorry to hear of Rogers passing. Our thought are with you all. We hope that the love of friends and family, and good memories of Roger bring you comfort.
    With Love Neil and Leslie Lauer

    Condolence sent by: Neil and Leslie Lauer on April 26, 2017 at 7:02 pm

  • Joanna and her wonderful family. Sorry to read of Roger’s passing. We were distant cousins and we enjoyed meeting him and hearing stories of his growing up on the ranch and of Joanna’s first visit there. We have missed you in SLR book club and hope you will join us again.

    Condolence sent by: Eleanor Blacklock Thompson on April 27, 2017 at 5:57 pm

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