Kevin Rodger Roebuck
September 10, 1960 – July 30, 2015
Remembrance of Our Father, Grandfather, Son, Brother, Grandson and Uncle
On September 10, 1960 Kevin Rodger Roebuck came into this world. July 30, 2015 he was suddenly taken from the ones that loved him unconditionally. His family, Haley Roebuck of Cranbrook, BC (daughter), Darius Kevin Roebuck of Cranbrook, BC (grandson), Taite Roebuck of Cranbrook, BC (son), Carleen & Rodger Roebuck of Salmo, BC (mother and father), Kim (Paul) Sansome of Vulcan, AB (sister), Alice Loughlin of Kelowna, BC (grandmother), Nephews: Arlin (Chantal) Sansome. Dale (Tara) Sansome (Adison & Zac – children), Troy Sansome, and Steven Sansome, along with several Aunts, Uncles, cousins and his dog Snugs. Kevin was predeceased by his grandparents Harry and Edith Roebuck.
Kevin was born in Vulcan, AB. Moving to Ymir, BC while still in grade school. He then attended Selkirk College in Nelson, BC. Doing his pre-appreticeship for a Millwright. In 1981 he was hired on by Fording Coal and preceded with his apprenticeship with the company. He became a Journeyman Millwright and continued working at Fording River for 30+ years. Kevin enjoyed many things in his life. Camping within the Elk Valley and Koocanusa with his children, golfing, fishing, snowmobiling, hiking into the Elk Lakes, hang-gliding with his father, downhill and cross-country skiing. Kevin valued the time he spent with family and friends and would lend a helping hand to those who needed it. He was a caring and compassionate husband. Kevin was able to see and hold his first grandson (Darius) just two weeks before his passing. A proud grandpa knowing this little boy also had his name just like his son (Taite). This was one of the most precious moments in his life besides the birth of his own two children.
Our dad will always remain in our hearts as the special person he was. His passing was very sudden with no time for the family to say “Goodbye” but we will never forget his hugs and comforting words when we needed it most. “We love you dad and miss you every day ”.
There will be no service at Kevin’s request but a family gathering to celebrate his life will be scheduled at a later date.