Obituaries

Roger Stupack

January 31, 2019

Roger  Stupack

Service Date: February 8, 2019

Church St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

at 11:00 a.m. in St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 2400 Portage Avenue

Posted by:
Wayne Flaherty

Posted on:
February 9, 2019

RIP Roger. Sue and I offer our deepest condolences to all family and friends of Roger. He will be missed by many and remembered with respect by all

Posted by:
Paul & Shirley Winsor

Posted on:
February 8, 2019

So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Roger, he was family to us because we shared a wonderful Grandson! It is always sad when we lose one of the family, may the memories we shared help through this difficult time.

Posted by:
Bert Boily

Posted on:
February 8, 2019

Marie and I, we are saddened to hear of Roger passing. Our sincere heart filled condolence to you and your family. We are sending our love and prayers to you that God's wonderful presence will be with you and fill you and your family with His love and strength to help you through these difficult times. We are thinking of you, Bert and Marie from Trail, BC

Posted by:
Trevor and Helen Whitehouse

Posted on:
February 7, 2019

Helen and I were very sad to hear of Roger’s passing. With his departure a little slice of air carrier history disappears. Roger started with TransAir back in the mid-60’s starting what would be a long career in his first post at Norway House where he was the company’s mister everything. From dealing with persnickity Bellanca AirCruisers and Norsemen, to tempermental pilots, rapidly changing weather, and everything else; he approached every task in the same good-natured way all the while carrying the company’s cash in his left pocket. These were the days long before cell phones, credit cards, or computers where what you said and did had to mean something. Roger earned lots of trust. I met Roger in 1966 when were both at Churchill with TransAir. Roger ran the bush division and he and I often had competitions to see who could get the most revenue dollars per mile out of a DC-3. Roger won that competition many times over as he knew fifteen different ways to skin a cat. Roger got along with everyone he ever worked with, even when language was a problem, he could be folksy with a native just out of the bush or an Iniktitut arriving for medical treatment. He defused situations, encouraged fellow employees, and lumbered along like a big bear in his parka and arctic boots. He was a good man - he was our best man when I married Helen in 1968. We met occasionally as our paths continued to cross and later in retirement when we would meet in Mexico. We weren’t in touch as often as I would have liked but we still maintained an interest in each others lives and families as well as the goings-on of former colleagues. So farewell Roger. No more wing covers, no more engine tents, no more flare pots, no more blizzards - you have finally landed and tonight you get a spot in the hangar.

Posted by:
Diane (Adriana) Foresto

Posted on:
February 7, 2019

Dear Martha & Family, My sincere condolences on the loss of your wonderful, husband, father & grandfather. My memories of Roger were when we worked together at Transair in Toronto and Thunder Bay. He was like a father to many of us 'new airline employees'. While he always made it fun he was our teacher and mentor. Sadly, Diane Fiorido (aka Meatball ( Roger's nickname for me)

Posted by:
Donna Draper

Posted on:
February 4, 2019

Sorry to hear the passing of a dear friend. I worked with Roger for many years. He made work a lot more fun. He always had our customers laughing. My sincere and heartfilled condolence to Roger's family.

Posted by:
John McArter

Posted on:
February 4, 2019

I enjoyed working with Roger for all the time I worked in Winnipeg from 79-85; he always had a way about him that endeared him to everyone who met him. Now that I have retired and moved to Calgary I was amazed when I would visit Mom to find him out on Portage Ave either walking to or coming from Superstore and we would stop and catch up with each other. He always had a story. My condolences to the family, I grieve for your loss.

Posted by:
GAIL DUNLOP

Posted on:
February 2, 2019

I was saddened to hear the passing of Roger.He was one of the nicest and kindest man i worked with at Transair.What i remember is his laughter and how he treated our customers with warmth and sincerity.My condolences to the Stupak family.

Posted by:
Gail Grimen

Posted on:
February 2, 2019

Martha - so sorry to learn of the passing of Roger, your long time companion and love. May you be consoled by the knowledge that others share in your grief and may God's loving presence be with you and your family in these difficult days.