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Roger William Girling

Posted By Egan Funeral Home On September 1, 2019 @ 1:01 pm In Bolton Area,Obituaries | 45 Comments

A great man loved by many, most especially his family.  Roger was a proud husband, father, grandfather and brother.   Adored by his loving wife Marilyn Girling.  A hero to his children Leigh and Corey Soulis, Paul Girling and Mike Bedore and a wonderful granddad to Tyler and Gavin Soulis.  Dear brother to Rita Matthews and beloved uncle to Sharon and Gary Matthews.

Roger’s moral compass built the foundation for a strong and loving family, as he provided a rich and wonderful life for them.  He always encouraged his children to follow their dreams.

Roger passed peacefully on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at the age of 74 years, while under the care of the wonderful people at The Campbell House, Georgian Triangle Hospice.

The family wishes, if you should choose, for donations to be made to the Georgian Triangle Hospice on Roger’s behalf.

A celebration of Roger’s life will be held in Christ Church Anglican, 22 Nancy Street, Bolton on Tuesday, September 10th at one o’clock.  Interment of cremated remains Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bolton followed by a reception at Caledon Woods Golf Club, 15608 Hwy 50, Bolton.

Arrangements by Egan Funeral Home, Bolton (905-857-2213).

Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com

Condolences for the family of “Roger William Girling”

Condolence from Ian and Irene McIntyre on September 1st, 2019 3:18 pm

Marilyn and family, we are deeply sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. Although we have not seen you for many years, we always enjoyed meeting up with Roger and you. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

Condolence from Linda Hollingsworth on September 1st, 2019 3:21 pm

My heart aches for you, Marilyn , and your family as well. Roger was not only a gentleman he was a gentle man . He will be missed by so many . May God hold you all in the palm of his hands as your move foreword . I pray your memories will sustain you at this difficult time. . He will always be with you.
My deepest sympathy to you.

Condolence from Tom McNamara on September 1st, 2019 3:24 pm

To Marilyn and family, on behalf of Beverley and I please accept our condolences on this very sad occasion. We both had the pleasure of sharing both of your company at numerous parties and dances. Roger was a kind and gentle man and we shall always remember him. God bless you all.

Condolence from Allene and Clay Blaker on September 1st, 2019 3:29 pm

Our thoughts are with the Girling family, knowing your love and strength will help each other through this sad time. Please know we love you and hope our warm Caribbean breezes are blowing your way, bringing our deepest sympathy.

Condolence from Natalie Kelly on September 1st, 2019 4:43 pm

I pray for your family and grieve the loss of Roger. He was the ultimate gentlemen and overall great man. Hoping all the wonderful memories and beautiful photos give your family some peace. We will see him again.

Condolence from Stephanie Harvey on September 1st, 2019 4:45 pm

Leigh and family,
Just wanted to send a quick note to let you know how sorry I am for the loss of your father. I hope that you are all able to find some peace during this difficult time. Lots of love from our family to yours.

Condolence from Patty Van Evera on September 1st, 2019 6:51 pm


Condolence from Barbara Mains on September 1st, 2019 6:54 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Condolence from Julie Bryant on September 1st, 2019 9:06 pm

My love, respect and sadness is sent to your family. Roger was always a handsome gentleman, professional, kind, humorous, caring man. I admired his love for Marilyn and his committment to his family and friends. Rest in peace Roger. Xo
Julie Bryant

Condolence from Ruth & John Carpenter on September 1st, 2019 9:35 pm

Roger was certainly a super friendly and gentle man. We will miss our times together both at home and in Florida. We always enjoyed meeting up with him and Marilyn as we were sure of a good discussion and lots of laughs. Our condolences go out to Marilyn and the family. You have some wonderful memories to comfort you and you are very much in our thoughts. Much love, Ruth & John

Condolence from Darren Bellante on September 1st, 2019 10:23 pm

Marilyn, Leigh, Paul , Corey and children .
I am truly sorry for your loss . I can honestly say I was lucky to have known Roger, and even luckier to be his employee. He was a great boss and an even greater person . He really did go the extra mile for us . When , quite honestly , he did not have to . Roger , my entire family Thanks you . Our lives are better by having known you.

Condolence from Ian, Jodi, Lauren, Grady and Lindsey McArthur on September 2nd, 2019 7:44 am

Leigh, Corey, Tyler, Gavin and your entire family,
Our heart goes out to all of you in such a difficult time in your lives. As time passes your pictures and memories will once again put smiles on your faces. Believe you have gained an angel looking over your entire family and that he is right beside you every step of life’s struggles and journey’s.

Condolence from Dave Parker on September 2nd, 2019 8:49 am

Roger was a true gentleman. It was an honour to know him. May he rest in peace.

Condolence from Bonnie Ayre on September 2nd, 2019 8:50 am

Dear Marilyn, Rita & Family:
I was so sad to hear about Roger. What a sweet gentle man he was. Roger always had a wonderful smile, and was always happy to see you. My heart aches for you, and I hope that you know so many cared about Roger. Hold his memories close to your heart, and know that I am thinking about all of you, at this sad time.

Condolence from Mike Nicholls on September 2nd, 2019 10:43 am

Dear Marilyn & Family

So very sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. He was a very special man, that was a very big part of my life, and my family.

He will always hold a special place in my heart. Thinking of you all, and this very difficult time.

Mike Nicholls

Condolence from Monika and Kenn on September 2nd, 2019 10:55 am

Marilyn, we are very sad to hear of Rogers passing .

Condolence from Ken Macdonald on September 2nd, 2019 4:34 pm

Our deepest condolences! Roger was an awesome guy and he will surely be missed!!

Condolence from Lorraine and David Rush on September 2nd, 2019 4:40 pm

So sorry for your loss Marilyn and Rita, our hearts and prayers are with you at this sad time

Condolence from sue lucas on September 2nd, 2019 8:28 pm

Marilyn, We are so sorry Roger was a lovely man and will be greatly missed by all who knew him….. Tony and Sue Lucas

Condolence from Catherine & Nick Connelly on September 2nd, 2019 10:12 pm

Dear Marilyn and family please accept our deepest sympathy. Roger was a special person who will be missed by many. Your memories of Roger will last forever.

Catherine and NickConnelly

Condolence from Linda and Fredy Wehrli on September 3rd, 2019 7:04 am

Hi Marylin and Family,

We are so sorry for the loss of a very special person and friend. Roger was a great man who loved his family and enjoyed life as only he could. Our hearts and lots of prayers are with you during this time.
Roger will be missed.

Condolence from Tonni Shamon on September 3rd, 2019 7:52 am


Thank you for giving me a chance to work with someone who believed in honesty and hard work, without you, I would not be where I am today. You will forever be remember as a person who gave others chances and believed in them.

Marilyn, Leigh, Paul,
My deepest condolences to you and all those who knew Roger.

Condolence from Canadian Elevator Contractors Association on September 3rd, 2019 8:28 am

On behalf of the Board of Directors and members of Canadian Elevator Contractors Association (CECA), please accept our sincere sympathies on the passing of Roger. Roger was a past board member of CECA and a strong contributor to our Elevator industry. He will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Girling family at this time.

Condolence from Magdi & Mona Hanna on September 3rd, 2019 8:38 am

Dear Marilyn,Leigh, Paul and family
I was so sad to hear about Roger’s Passing .he was a true gentleman ,I was very lucky to be one of his employee , he was a Boss , Friend and Brother, our prayers are with you May he rest in peace .

Condolence from Leanne Rapley, Rapley & Company on September 3rd, 2019 10:17 am

I am sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. I had occasion to meet and speak with Roger at CECA events only a couple of times, but was inspired by his kindness, and knowledge and experience. My thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Julie DeRose on September 3rd, 2019 11:38 am

Dear Marilyn, Leigh, Corey, Paul, Mike, Tyler and Gavin
Rita, Sharon and Gary

My heart aches for all of you.
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this most difficult time.

Condolence from Pauline and Geoff Schofield on September 3rd, 2019 2:19 pm

To Marilyn and family our deepest condolences, Roger was such a lovely man and we know you will all miss him dearly. Our thoughts and love go out to you ❤️xx

Condolence from Marty &Linda McInnis on September 3rd, 2019 3:15 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Marty & Linda McInnis

Condolence from Andrea Lawrence on September 3rd, 2019 4:36 pm

Sometimes we don’t know what to say – but if there are words that would help, I hope you know they’re here in my heart and in every caring thought of you.
I think we will all miss that lovely gentle person that Roger was – thinking of you Marilyn.
Andrea and Daniel Lawrence.x.

Condolence from Eileen and Pete Morris on September 3rd, 2019 6:07 pm

Marilyn and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Roger was a lovely man and you Marilyn had wonderful years and very fond memories together. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Eileen and Pete

Condolence from Rhonda & Tom Grealis on September 4th, 2019 7:37 pm

Great neighbour & friend that will be sadly missed & will always be remembered in our hearts.

Condolence from Ian Hambly on September 4th, 2019 8:10 pm

It was an honour to know Roger, to have worked with him and watched his business grow. Our industry has lost a true gentleman. I never had the opportunity meet the family, but in this sad time, I and my family wish you our heart felt condolences. Be strong through these difficult times.

Condolence from Bobby and Wendy Richer on September 5th, 2019 11:28 pm

Marilyn, we were saddened to hear of Roger’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Sending you healing prayers and comforting hugs.

Condolence from Marina Goodall on September 6th, 2019 12:34 am

No words can comfort at a time like this. The support of family and friends is magical at this time. You are so loved by so many the support will be never ending…..May his memory live on and on as your sorrow fades away……
God Bless Lovely Lady

Condolence from Karen, Rob & Craig Harris on September 6th, 2019 10:55 am

Dear Marilyn, Leigh, Corey & Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Roger was a lovey man and although we met him only once just a month ago, he left quite an impression on us. May your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Lynne Wilson on September 6th, 2019 4:45 pm

We are so saddened by Rogers passing. A member of our Canadian family for 39 years we can’t imagine what life would have been like for us if you hadn’t knocked on our door all those years ago.
You are loved and missed by many. A true friend and a gentleman. Thanks for the memories.
Love and hugs to all of you
Lynne and Jim Wilson

Condolence from David and Myra Nunn. on September 6th, 2019 5:07 pm

Marilyn, Myra and I are so sorry for your loss. It was such a shock to us. Roger was a great team player in the Brampton Mens Soccer and a good friend of mine. I know he was a terrific husband and father.
Henry Wordsworth Longfellow said it best. ” The lowest ebb is the turning of the tide!”
His passing will become easier as time goes by. Thinking of you!

Condolence from Bart and Rosanna Chase on September 6th, 2019 7:43 pm

We are deeply saddened for the loss of such an amazing man and friend. We hold dear the time for dinners, the laughter and special time shared with Roger and Marilyn.
God gives his beloved SLEEP.

Condolence from Nancy Ritchie on September 9th, 2019 5:09 pm

Dear Marilyn and Family….we are deeply sadden to hear about Roger. Our sincere sympathies to you and your family
We will always remember his “big” smile. It was so nice to have had some good times with you both.
Nancy & Sam Ritchie

Condolence from Mark Cianfarani on September 9th, 2019 5:21 pm

Mark & Vince Cianfarani – Vista Property Management Inc.

We are saddened to hear of Roger’s passing. Roger was a gentleman and pleasure to deal with. We worked with Roger many years ago when he was starting his succsessful elevator business. He was one of the good guys, he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Condolence from Norah Kilmartin on September 9th, 2019 7:04 pm

Marilyn, Rita and family please accept my condolences on Rogers passing. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Roger was a very kind, caring man who loved life and lived it to the fullest. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at such a sad and difficult time. May he find eternal peace.

Condolence from laurent gravelle on September 10th, 2019 10:04 am

Our condolences… Roger was a very special person… Kind, helpful, generous, always active and had a great sense of humour. Friend to all…We are so glad we knew him and will miss him immensely. Our prayers and hugs to Marilyn and her family. God Bless

Condolence from Rob Soulis on September 10th, 2019 11:49 am

Marilyn , Leigh, Paul, Mike, Corey, Tyler and Gavin
We are brokenhearted at the loss of Roger and we grieve along with you. Roger always had a kind word for everyone and we appreciated every visit and conversation we shared with him. Our most favourite memory is of watching Roger and Marilyn dancing at events. You were so in sync and the happiness you shared was so evident in every turn. We witnessed him caring and sharing with his family and others always, a true gentleman who we will miss forever. Our hearts are with you.
Rob and Mac

Condolence from Leigh Soulis on September 12th, 2019 5:29 am

When I walked into the church on Tuesday, I felt alone and scared and so nervous. When I stood up to the microphone to speak and looked out into the church I was overwhelmed, To see that there were people packed into the church, with so many of you even standing in the back, is something I will never forget. I no longer felt alone or scared. I felt love and support and gratitude. Every person there helped us to get through the day. The love and support was incredible and we are so grateful to each of you. Though my feet are still numb my heart is full. I know my Dad would be so grateful for the beautiful celebration in his honour. We are grateful for the many hugs and kind words and for the love we were shown. Thank you, to everyone who attended the church, the reception, and those who were there in spirit. For the continued support, the meals, the hospice donations, the cards and flowers. We have so much love and our hearts are full. You truly gave us strength to get through this most difficult time. It was messy and painful but also full of laughter and love. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
I love you Dad. You created this wonderful life for us. I miss you with all my heart.

Condolence from Paul and Marianne Tschopp on February 27th, 2020 7:08 am

It was sheer coincidence that we came across the message about Roger’s death in August last year.
We met both of you in London back in 1970 as members of the Selo Sub-Aqua Club.
We remember Roger as a trustworthy diver and a sympathetic person.
Dear Marilyn, we wish you and your family all the best.
Paul and Marianne from Switzerland

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