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Roger Moreau



May 20, 1984 – September 21, 2022

With heavy hearts, we sadly announce that Roger passed away on September 21, 2022 in his home surrounded by his belongings and his cats, Phoebe and Cruise at the age of 38 years.


Roger is survived by his Mother, Connie Rennie (Steve) and Father, Rod Moreau (Cecile); his siblings, brothers Robert (Jessica), Raymond (Felicia), Adam (Kelly), Dylan and step-sister Megan (Christopher); his only surviving Grandmother Ruth Daynard (Harold), step grandparents Bob and Sandra Rennie, many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and cousins from all around the world. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Ron & Leona Moreau and Albert Daynard.


Roger was the oldest of all his siblings and was raised in the Greater Toronto Area - Scarborough and Mississauga, Ontario.  He also spent time in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario with many of his relatives on both the Moreau and Daynard sides.  Roger graduated from St. Josephs High School and Sheridan College in Mississauga with degrees in Early Childhood Education and Hospitality.  He later received certificates in social work. 


Roger began working in education as a special educator working with children with special needs.  Although Roger loved this type of work, he also enjoyed working with others in hospitality.  After he received his degree in hospitality, he was hired as an intern and then a permanent employee for The Sheraton Center Hotel in Toronto.  After years of working in the hotel industry, Roger moved to Seattle to be closer to his mother and family.  He then began a wonderful journey working on Princess Cruise Ships as an Officer, Shorex and Front Desk Supervisor.  Roger absolutely loved his time with Princess, cruising all around the world.  He met many lifelong friends from his time on the ships.  I remember for his 26th birthday, he was so excited to share that he was able to spend the day and night in Greece – a memory that he cherished always!


After working on the cruise ships, Roger decided to move to Sault Ste. Marie and ultimately Winnipeg, Manitoba to be closer to his father’s side of the family.  In Winnipeg, Roger decided to investigate working with troubled youth, which led him to his latest job with New Directions.  He spoke very fondly of all the youth (boys and girls) that he was working with in the group homes.  He took pride in knowing that he was there helping them through their troubles and shared in their pain.


Roger had a passion for writing and filming at a very young age.  He worked with his close friends in high school and produced many short films and wrote short stories.  His passion for writing and filming never left him and he published his first book: A Boy Growing Up Different which was printed in September 2021 by This was his first of 3 memoirs; the 2nd and 3rd were still in the writing/editing stages.


There will be many small private celebrations of Roger’s life from both the Rennie, Moreau, Daynard families as well as his closest friends.  The family encourages the sharing of stories, memories, and condolences by using the comment section on this tribute page.


A special thank you to Berny and Rosa for helping Roger through some difficult times.  Also thank you to Shane and Sandy of Ethical Death Care for all your help with the cremation and support to both Rogers mother and father.  Thank you also for the care you displayed in ensuring that Roger will be reunited with his mother in the United States.


In lieu of flowers, please consider making contributions in Roger’s memory to Mental Health Canada or United States.


Roger, you are so missed by many and will be loved forever!  Thank you for being in our lives and Rest Easy until we meet again!


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