BELANGER, Roger - It is with profound sadness that the family of Roger Richard Belanger announce his sudden passing at his home on Friday, September 16, 2011 at the age of 45. Beloved son of Roger and Helen Belanger. Proud father of Noah. Roger will be sadly missed by his sister Sue Patus and her husband Mark and their children Joshua, Chad, Dylan and Ocean and his brother Chris Belanger and his son Weston. Cherished grandson of Anna Sobieraj. Dear nephew of Joey Sobieraj, his wife Judy and their children Jordyn and Lyndsay and Claude Belanger and his son Jimmy and family. Roger's family was immensely proud of what he accomplished on the ice as well as off the ice. Roger devoted countless hours in both professional and volunteer capacities to enriching the lives of special needs youngsters. He shared his vast hockey expertise as a Welland Minor Hockey Association coach and gave selflessly as a community events supporter. His proudest accomplishment was being a loving mentor and father to his son Noah. Respecting the wishes of the Belanger family, a private service with only immediate family in attendance has taken place. Flowers gratefully declined. As an expression of sympathy, donations in memory of Roger can be made to a trust fund for his son Noah with cards and information available at the H.L. CUDNEY FUNERAL HOME, 241 West Main Street, Welland who are in care of the funeral arrangements. Online condolences available at www.cudneyfuneralhome.com “Pride means nothing when it comes to love“ 10586644
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Posted by Mike Zareski (Friend) On Saturday, May 4, 2013
I wasn't a close friend of Rogers' but we hung out on a few occasions and with fond memories. I've been away from the area for many years and just today, (while visiting family) of heard this horrific news. I often asked my sister if she new what Roger was up to over the years.
A big fan, admirer of his personality and pleasantness and he always seemed to go out of his way to say hi. I wish his family and his boy nothing but my deep condolences...very very sad. God Bless!
Posted by Jack Brooks (Fan) On Saturday, February 11, 2012
Roger was a huge part of bringing GOOD hockey to baltimore. I was shocked to hear of his passing. He was one of THE GOOD GUYS , and will be missed.GOD BLESS.
Posted by Carolyn Creighton (Family Friend) On Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Thank you for always being such a great big bro and protecting me when I was just a little girl from all those big bad hockey players. You were the best! Just thinking of you today and every day. God Bless! Love Minky
to the belanger family
Posted by James and Mirella Marischuk (friends) On Thursday, September 22, 2011
It's with heavy heart the sadness of the passing of your loved one. Roger's smile and laughter will always be in our memories he will be sadly missed RIP Roger. Jim and Mirella Marischuk.
Posted by Venanzio D;Addario (Friend) On Wednesday, September 21, 2011
My heart felt sorrow goes out to all his family and friends. I am going to miss that great smile. I did not see him often but when I did he was always ready to give his time freely to any charity event I needed him for. Love you Roger