It was in the early morning of October 18th when Rogelio de la Rosa , also known as Roger to family and friends , breathed his last . His family was at his side when his final hour arrived . He finally succumbed to cancer after his six months battle ( with colon cancer ) . He is survived by his wife , Aida ( nee Bautista ) their children , son Javvy and wife Carmela , daughters Jonah and Rachelle , his mother Pacita and his six siblings of which he was the eldest .
Roger was working with B.C. Hydro as an Electrical Engineer till six months ago when he was diagnosed with cancer . He took his engineering course at Saint Louis University in Baguio City . He met and married Aida , who is from Malabago , Mangaldan , Pangasinan . He worked in the Philippines for a while before he took an engineering job in Saudi Arabia . After the three and a half years stint in Saudi Arabia , he went back home to be with his family . Roger and Aida started some few businesses in Pangasinan before he decided to go back to his engineering career . He was lucky to get an engineering job in an American company in Singapore . After more than ten years in Singapore , Roger , along with Aida and their three children decided to emigrate to Vancouver , British Columbia , Canada . Due to his extensive experiences abroad , Roger was able to get a prime job at B.C. Hydro . It should have been his 10th year in the company this year .
Roger was 56 years old last January . He will be greatly missed specially by his immediate family . He was a loving and dedicated husband , a loving and patient father , a loving son , and a good and understanding brother . His friends and colleagues all have good words to describe him . He left a big void in the lives of those he loved and those who love him . The memories he left behind will sustain them now and the years to come .
To those who are interested in paying their respects , here is the funeral schedule :
Prayers and viewing : Wednesday , October 26th and Friday , October 29th from 5-9 P.M . at the Ocean View Funeral Home at 4000 Imperial Street , Burnaby , B.C.
Funeral Mass on October 29th at 12:30 p .m . at Corpus Christi Catholic Church at 6350 Nanaimo Street , Vancouver , B.C. ,
Interment at the Ocean View Burial Park will follow after the mass .
Let us pray for the repose of Roger's soul . ETERNAL REST GIVE UNTO ROGER , O LORD , AND LET THY PERPETUAL LIFE SHINE UPON HIM . MAY HE REST IN PEACE .
On behalf of the Mangaldan Residents of Vancouver ( MAREVA ) , I wish to convey our deepest sympathy to Aida and the three children and daughter-in- law , to Roger's mother and his brothers and sisters ...