1945 – 2011
Roger Dale Clement was born on November 16th 1945 to Winston and Freda Clement in Stettler, AB. Roger passed away peacefully on March 30th 2011, leaving behind his wife Arlene of 43 years, whom he had known since his early childhood, his four daughters Kelly (Clark) Garrett, Karen (Trevor) Jensen, Brenda (Garth) Patterson, Susan (Karson) Mix. He also left many great memories and laughs in the hearts of his 9 granddaughters and 2 grandsons. Jessica (Randy) & Karlee Garrett, Stephanie (Brandin), Chanelle & Taylor Jensen, Amy, Sarah, Cody & Thomas Patterson, Karmen & Sydney Mix. Roger grew up in Donalda, AB. with his two brothers Gary and Allan Clement and his sister Sharon Blouin. He later bought himself a gravel truck which led him to the purchasing of Donalda Transport in 1966. He married the love of his life Arlene, in 1967 and they began to raise their family together. After selling the company in 1969, he worked seismic for Bertram Drilling for nearly 24 years. In 1985, Roger and his family moved to Carbon, AB. where he continued to work for Bertram Drilling until 1995. Roger and Arlene moved to Vulcan, AB. where he spent his time farming and in 1998 they moved onto the Bar-4T ranch in Patricia, AB., where he worked as a hired man. Roger and Arlene then settled in Drumheller, AB. in 2000, where he drove for the Valley Bus and later retired. Roger cherished the time he spent camping with family and friends, fishing, hunting and especially his horses. Roger will be missed for his outgoing personality and quirky smile. He truly knew how to make you laugh at any given moment. Love you and miss you always. A funeral service for the late Mr. Roger Clement was held at the Brennen Funeral Home Chapel in Stettler on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. with the Rev. Mervyn Penfound officiating. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Roger, memorial contributions may be made to the Drumheller Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre or to the Donalda Cemetery in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have neen entrusted with the care and arrangements. 403.742.3315 or toll free at 888.942.3315. Condolences can be e-mailed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org
The very word conjures a certain image, strong, logical, wise.
Father is the master of that scary, firm disciplinarian stare.
Father is the one who paddled your bottom, temporarily bruising the tender young ego belonging to naughty you.
And it was father who grounded you, destroying your budding social life, or so you thought.
But even the strongest, sternest and most logical father has another side to him.
Every last one of those pillars of fatherly strength can be soft and sentimental, and usually that side is tucked away into a memory.