In Celebration of

Roger Esdon

September 25, 1954 -  August 23, 2018

Peacefully, with family by his side, at Credit Valley Hospital, on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Beloved husband of Denise for 37 years. Loving brother to Norman S.D., Bill, Marjorie Smith (Doug); loving stepbrother to Judy Voth (Harry) and Margaret Merizzi (Nelson). Much loved uncle to Greg and Kim; much loved step uncle to Christopher, Ashley, Lisa, Nadia, Dashia and many great nieces and nephews. Lovingly remembered by his mother-in-law Fleur-Ange Bertrand and sister-in-law Lucie Bertrand (Denis Turgeon). Predeceased by his parents Norman John and Betty Jean (nee Vallance) and stepfather Wendel MacDermid. Friends may call at Turner & Porter ‘Neweduk-Erin –Mills’ Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W., Mississauga (east of Erin Mills Pkwy), on Thursday September 6, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service will be held at Streetsville United Church, 274 Queen St. S., Mississauga, on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 11 a.m. Reverend John Tapscott officiating. The family would like to thank Toronto General and Credit Valley Hospitals’ doctors, nurses, and staff for their professional and compassionate care. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or Streetsville United Church.


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Maureen & Doug Cameron (Friends)

Entered August 28, 2018 from Niagara-on-the-Lake

The sadness comes in waves. Luckily, it is interspersed with many, many fond memories. Denise and Roger are dear friends, extended family really, as they have been with us at countless life moments including milestone birthdays, dinners and celebrations. Roger was a kind, thoughtful and very interesting man. We loved sharing conversations about great wines, travel destinations, must-go-to restaurants and the adventures of our beloved dogs. We will miss him terribly but will never forget him. Denise, our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you.
Maureen & Doug Cameron

Dianne Lemm (Friend and former Associate of Roger's)

Entered August 28, 2018 from Toronto

Dear Denise,
I am so saddened to learn of Roger's passing. He was such a wonderful gentleman and I feel very blessed to have known him professionally and socially over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Roxie. May you find comfort in your family and friends around you and knowing that Roger is Home with God and free of pain and illness, smiling down lovingly on you all.

I regret that I will be unable to attend the next week as I am out of the country on business however; I will thinking of you and knowing Roger will be joining in from above, in singing all his favourite hymns.
Dianne Lemm

Nancy Rich (Former COO & Pres. Claire's, No.America & personal friend)

Entered August 29, 2018 from Henderson, Nevada

My heart goes out to Denise & Roger's entire family. He was a WONDERFUL man & HIGHLY respected professional. I will forever cherish the countless meetings & extensive bisiness trips we took together. I had the pleasure of promoting Roger @ Claire's Stores, Inc. from (TVP) Territorial Vice President, Canada to (COO) Chief Operating Officer, United Kingdom. Working closely with him & his entire team (in Birmingham, England) to achieve the HIGHEST profits & contributions in their collective ( 800+ stores) history. His team building, dedication & loyalty were some of his strongest abilities. His legacy is forever etched @ Claire's as a world class leader, mentor & achiever (on a global scale). GOD BLESS YOU my friend in business & beyond. Sincerely, Nancy Rich

Margaret and Nelson and family (Stepsister)

Entered August 30, 2018 from Cornwall

Denise, we were all shock and sad to hear of Roger recent passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through out this difficult time.
Love always
The Merizzi family

Karen Newberry (Friend)

Entered August 31, 2018 from Calgary

Denise I was very sorry to hear of Roger's passing. Far too young! I have many many memories of Roger and our days together at Claire's. He was a great boss and just such a genuine man! I will keep you in my prayers.


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