It is with great sadness that the family of Roy Noga announces his passing on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Roy was born Oct. 15, 1933 in St. Boniface, Man. to Jacob and Sophie Noga. Roy grew up in Mine Centre, Ont. and attended high school in Fort Frances. He was hired on the B&B and then at age 18, joined the army and fought in Korea.
He was hired by Canadian National Rail in 1955 and promoted to engineer in 1963. Roy retired from the CNR in 1992 with 35 years of service.
He was united in marriage to Donna Calder on Sept. 5, 1959.
He enjoyed the outdoors and could be found fishing, hunting, gardening, and going for walks.
He leaves behind his wife, Donna; children, Jody Noga and Teryl (Glen) Noga-Brown, all of Thunder Bay, Ont., and Garry (Bev) Noga of Fort Frances, Ont.; and grandchildren, Keith Noga, R.J. Noga, Cale Brown, Cody Brown, Cary Brown, Erin McNally, Kelsey Tika, Emma Noga, and Carson Noga.
Also surviving are his brother, Edward (Joan) Noga of Tennessee; sisters, Nellie West of Camrose, Alta. and Lucille (Dan) Legros of Dryden, Ont.; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Roy was predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Sophie; son, Jimmy Noga in 1992; and nephew, Dane Wood.
Memorial services were held Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004 at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church in Rainy River, Ont., with Deacon George Chojko-Bolec officiating.
The honourary pallbearers were his grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place at Riverside Crematorium in Thunder Bay.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to Our Lady of Good Counsel Building Fund, 303 First St., Rainy River, Ont., P0W 1L0, or to the charity of your choice.