dispatcher Roger Mahar (deceased)

Unexpectedly at the Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John NB on August 9, 2009, Mr. Roger Dale Mahar, husband of Rose (Cook) Mahar of Blacks Harbour NB. Born at Blacks Harbour on April 11, 1951, he was a son of the late Sylvanus and Hazel Belle (Cooke) Mahar. A loving husband, father, special grandfather and brother, in addition to his wife Rose, he is survived by one son, Adam (Samantha Cobham) of Blacks Harbour, five brothers; Howard (Shirley) of Truro NS, Robert (Betty) of Penticton BC, David (Eliza) of Blacks Harbour, Allen (Glenna) of Pennfield and Randy (Trudy) of Edmonton AB, six sisters; Dawn (Calvin) Justason of Pennfield NB, Lucy Tracy of Utopia NB, Janice (Ralph) Justason of Seeley’s Cove, Norma (Gerald) Belliveau and Dorothy (Mike) Barry both of Pennfield and Beth Mahar of Blacks Harbour as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, special friends, Alan (Linda) Brown of Grand Manan NB, and special island grandchildren, Dominick and Shyloh. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Patricia Seeley.

Roger was previously employed by Connors Bros for over 35 years. He was a member and dispatcher with the Blacks Harbour Fire Department for 20 years. Roger was very involved with his community as he was a fixture at the Blacks Harbour Arena for many years whether it be officiating at hockey games both on and off the ice and later as the announcer in the penalty box for the Blacks Harbour Silverkings and Jr. Silverkings, Fundy League and any arena function. He was also President of Connors Bros Softball League and will be remembered as a very special person at Christmas time.

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