Marc Roza

In Memorial

October 31, 1953 – August 6, 2010

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Marc after a 15 month battle with pancreatic cancer. Marc was born in Hong Kong, and was predeceased by his parents, Helen and Gerry Roza. He leaves behind to deeply mourn him, his devoted partner Helen, stepdaughters Selena (Stu), Andrea (Mike), and Theresa, his brother Paul (Deirdre) and niece Kristen, Cousins: John (Willie), Veronica, Len (Tammy), Marilyn, Carol (John), Eleanor, Toni, Mother-in-law Antoinette Vogel, Brothers-in-law Peter (Maria), Mike (Karin),Paul (Penny), and their children. He will be truly missed by his wonderful lifelong friends and the many friends he made along the way.
Our family would like to thank our Employers and co-workers at Maple Ridge Chrysler and Maple Ridge Eye Care for their continuous support and overwhelming generosity during Marc’s illness. We express our heartfelt thanks to our friends and neighbours for your constant presence during this heartbreaking time. We also express our thanks to Dr. Fernandes, Dr. Do, the Chemo Nurses in ARHCC, Dr. MacPherson and the nurses in Home Care and McKenney Creek Hospice.
A Catholic Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 22587 – 121st Avenue, Maple Ridge at 2PM, with a Celebration of Life Reception following in St. Patrick’s Hall. Prayers will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Monday, August 9th, 2010 at 8pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations to McKenney Creek Hospice in Maple Ridge will be gratefully accepted.

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  1. Janice Paul RN :

    Dear Helen and Family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Marc’s passing and I only pray that he went peacefully without pain. It was such an honor to have met you both and always a joy to be Marc’s nurse in the chemo room…..you both touched my heart…and I will never forget you…
    love Jan

  2. Lori & Russ Lawson :

    We met Marc while purchasing a vehicle @ Maple Ridge Chrysler, he was my salesperson shortly before he moved into the service dept. My husband and I found him to be such a wonderful part of that purchase experience, a kind and caring man unlike any other salesperson we’d ever met! We got to know him and look forward to talking to him each time we took our vehicles in for servicing (my husband also purchased a Jeep there a fews years after mine). I usually brought him a drink from Starbuck’s or a gift card as he always treated us so very well and was such a pleasure to be around. He had a very positive impact on our lives, as surely he did on so many others, and will be greatly missed. Our most sincere condolences to his family and friends.
    Lori & Russ Lawson

  3. Lloyd & Margaret McLaughlin :

    We were very sorry to hear of Marc’s passing. Our sympathies are with you and he will be remembered in our prayers.

    Lloyd, Margaret and Mike McLaughlin

  4. Helen, Selana, Andrea, Theresa, Paul, Deirdre, Kristen and the rest of Marc’s family. I just wanted you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Time passes, but memories don’t…. In the middle of the overwhelming sadness I felt when I read of Marc’s passing I broke into a smile – Marc always made me laugh, and laugh and……….
    Some of my fondest childhood memories are with Marc and you Paul, The relentless hours at Kin Park playing tennis until we couldn’t see, the the belly aching laughter, the times when Marc would find his game and shine, and the times when he would choose a few choice words and we’d hear his racket fly into the net – eventually he’d always find humour in it – it just took a while!
    The driving around in my MG ‘bonbertible’….remember Paul your neighbours little girl gave it a memorable name ‘Hey Mister, sure like your bonbertible!’
    The hours spent at work with Marc, they never seemed like work – we just laughed a lot.
    Most importantly just the times hanging around together, with Marc and Paul there was never a dull moment. It was a time when Marc and you Paul were like brothers to me. I admit a strange family but a wonderful fit!
    Life took us in different directions and our paths seldom crossed. When they did the glimmer in Marc’s eyes and the wry smile on his face always made me feel like it was like yesterday – a kid again!
    The world has lost a very special friend but Marc made the world such a better place. I feel blessed that he touched my life, blessed of the memories that I cherish and feel blessed that I can call Marc my friend.
    A friend that I loved.
    Thinking of you all,
    Your friend, love Warren Cleal (Deb) Maple Bay

  5. Karen (Reed)Straker :

    I remember Marc from St.Pat’s right through to SFU. What a gentleman. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  6. Tom and Joyce Atkins :

    Our Deeepest Sympathy to Helen for the love and care that she shared with Marc over the many years,and Paul who will always carry in his heart the Brotherly love he had for Marc and his deep sorrow for the loss. Mrs Atkins and I,will miss Marc,always cheerful and a friend we will never forget.

  7. Today I came across my dear friend Marc’s picture in the newspaper. I was unaware of his illness so his passing comes as a great shock. Marc was one of the good guys..in fact he was one of the “Great guys” and hew was always a pleasure to be around. I am so very sorry we never got the opportunity to say good-bye.

    I would like to pass along to my condolences to Paul, Dierdre and the rest of Marc’s family.

    Rest in peace my dear friend.

    Rick Tippe

  8. Shelley (Froelich) Klatt :

    I was so sorry to hear of Marc’s passing. The world has lost a gentle soul.

  9. Wendy and Brian :

    We will always remember your great laughter and smiling face, Marc! You always had a story to tell and kept us laughing. You were a great friend and a loving husband for my friend Helen, we will keep her safe for you. Miss you, until we meet again, rest in peace.

    Love Wendy & Brian Magowan

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