Obituary of Roger Dale Preston
Roger Dale Preston
(July 4, 1943 - February 22, 2023)
Roger was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on July 4, 1943 to Robert Bruce and Pearl Elizabeth Preston. Roger sadly passed away on February 22, 2023 at the age of 79.
Roger married Gloria Kathan in Wetaskiwin in 1967 and they were gifted four beautiful daughters Angela Lynn, Pamela Jean, Laura Ann, and Lisa Marie. Roger started his apprenticeship as an electrician in Wetaskiwin in 1969, attended NAIT and then became a master. His career allowed him to travel and work on offshore rigs including his most memorable move with his family to Iran and Dubai from 1976 to 1977.
Roger built a home for his family near Fort Assiniboine where his family could grow and eventually welcome his grandchildren. Roger loved campfires with his family. Many special memories were made around a fire, whether it was at a campsite or in his family’s yard.
Roger is survived by his loving daughter Angela (Tracey) Job, and their children Meagan (Kolten), Parker (Amy), and Coultin; daughter Pamela (John), and their children Tristan and Delaney; daughter Laura (Alan), their son Connor (Jade), and his son Axel; daughter Lisa (Warren), her son Michael (Alayssia), and their son’s Draydon and Kash. He is also survived by his sisters Roberta (Jerry) Spellman, and Marlene Preston; many nieces; and one nephew.
Roger was predeceased by his father Robert Bruce Preston; his mother Pearl Elizabeth Preston; and his sister Marjorie (Bobbie) Rose Hall.
A Funeral Service was held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 3, 2023 from the Burgar Memorial Chapel, 4817 - 51 Avenue Camrose officiated by Tracey Job.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Roger's memory may be made to Alzheimer Society of Alberta.