Well… this is the hardest thing we have ever had to do. With heavy hearts we announce to the world that our hero, Wayne Roszell, has passed from this life onto the next. Dad was everything a boy could want in a father. He was strong in body and in spirit, he was kind when needed and strict when it was required. He taught us boys how to work hard, love hard, and serve hard. Dad was a shining example of how to love a spouse. Our dad loved our mom, Lois, with every fiber of his being. To his last moments our mom was in the forefront of every decision and thought. He used the very last of his strength to tell my mom that he loved her and would love her forever. He is such a stud.
Our pops worked as a mason - serving southern Alberta for 60 years. His legacy in masonry dots nearly every community in southern Alberta, as well as parts of Saskatchewan. Dad’s favorite pastimes were playing/watching hockey, camping and fishing. His happy place was sitting by a river or lake with a hook in the water and he was pretty darn good at it as well. Pops had the best sense of humor and nobody was safe from his jokes or teasing. If he joked with you, then he liked you, and you had a friend for life. He was the best husband and father my mom or us could have asked for and the hole that was left when he passed will never be filled. However, we are so grateful for that hole because that means he was truly loved by us and that we were truly loved by him. We will never want that hole filled, there will always be a place for him.
Our dad, Wayne Roszell, is survived by his loving wife Lois (Gardiner) Roszell, his three boys Chad, Cayle (Tiffanie) and Cort (Karli). Wayne is also survived by his eleven grandchildren Cheyenne, Kali (Dom), Roxi, Sierra, Tyson, Kiya, Lesley, Ripkin, Blaze, Rocket, and Lincoln. Wayne even had one great grandchild, little Ozzy. He loved every one of those grandkids and was proud of everything they did. We know our dad is having a great reunion with his parents, sister, and friends that have gone before him. Dad, you were an amazing example, father, and husband. Your love and legacy will live on through all of us. Love you Dad, forever.
A celebration for the life of Wayne Roszell will be held on January 14th, 2023 at the Coaldale Community Centre. The program will begin at 1pm with refreshments to follow. Please come prepared to share a story about Wayne.