It is with great sadness that the family of Roger James Whitty announces his passing, which occurred on Sunday, October 16 at his home. Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, on July 5, 1968, he was a son of Mary (Kieley) and the Late Michael Whitty.
Roger is survived by his children: Donnie Smith of St. John’s, Dominic Whitty of St. John’s, Cody Whitty, Isabella Raven and Mary Raven Dawn Whitty all of Sussex; his mother, Mary Whitty of St. John’s; his brothers: Keith Whitty and Glenn Whitty (Taralee) of St. John’s; his nephews, Logan and Connor; the mothers of his children: Michelle Lemmon, Stephanie Hovey, Janet Smith, and Michelle Coleman; his goddaughter, Sophia Leger and her mother, Natalie Leger; his close friends: Barb Jordan, Randy Munroe, Dave Lemmon, and Freddie Wheaton. Roger is also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Roger was predeceased by his father, Michael Whitty.
Roger was a father first and foremost. He loved his children; he loved goofing around and having fun with them. He loved Newfoundland, he talked all the time about going back home to visit. Roger was also known for being a Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He had a huge memorabilia collection, he watched every game, always waiting for when they finally brought the cup back home again. He was extremely dependable and always there whenever anyone needed help with anything. Roger was loved by many and will be forever missed by many.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Wallace Funeral Home, 34 Sunnyside Drive, Sussex, NB (506-433-1176). A celebration of Roger’s life will take place on Friday, October 21, 2022 at 2pm from the Wallace Community Chapel.
Donations in memory of Roger may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Personal condolences to the family and donations may be made through wallacefuneralhome.com