(February 18, 1942 – June 25, 2017)
Roger Peter Tro died at home on Hornby Island.
Born in the Bronx, NY, Roger enlisted in the Marines when he was 17. He served four years, completed his GED, and attended university, studying English literature and archeology. He was a committed activist, speaking out against US military interference in the world. Roger continued learning all his life, completing an MA in Anthropology, a PhD in Anthropology and undertaking a MA in Counselling Psychology. He became a Canadian citizen in 1992.
Roger was blessed with children: Dylan Tro, John Burton (Arwen), Aidan Tro, and Harold Burton. He was a loving grandfather and a proud great-grandfather. He studied karate for more than 50 years, and he was a devoted sensei in Chilliwack. He was a good friend. He will be remembered forever by his beloved companion of 35 years, Wendy Burton, his brother Joel Tro (Ellen), and his loving collection of “in-laws and out-laws”.
Most of all, he was a teacher, a man who loved teaching and respected and admired those who had the courage to learn.
No service by request.