Melvin Raymond ROGUSKI

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our wonderful father and husband Mel Roguski. Mel left us in the warmth of his wife’s arms surrounded by his family on May 14, 2023, after a long valiant health battle. Mel loved golf , the Oilers, traveling, bbqing, music, his long list of friends, and his many nieces and nephews, but most importantly his wife Lillian, whom he married June 14, 1969.

Mel’s life was dedicated to his daughter Robyn, son Douglas, his large extended family and his career in insurance as an adjuster, retiring in 2018. 
Born May 6 1949, he was the eldest of 4 siblings, David Roguski, Garry Roguski and Janis (Brian) Horne. He was predeceased by his parents Emil and Anne.
Please join us in celebrating his life and his journey on May 25 at 4pm, Lauderdale community hall 12937 107st NW Edmonton AB.
We ask that in lieu of flowers please make a donation to STARS Air Ambulance. 


  1. Amy Duerr

    Condolences 🙏 ☹️

  2. Donna Gartner

    So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family !!!
    Love Donna 💕

  3. Harry & Audrey Kwasniewski

    Sorry for your loss. We have have fond memories of Mel.

  4. Val Ray

    I am so very sorry for your loss Lil and family. Mel was a true gentleman, great friend and mentor. I loved his stories and his life advice was always spot on. I hope all the many happy memories you have will bring you comfort in the days to come. Val Ray

  5. Keith & Linda Sorsdahl

    Our deepest sympathies to you & your family Lil. We were so sorry to hear of Mels’ passing.

  6. Colleen mchale

    So sorry for your loss

  7. Marjorie and Patrick O'Hara

    Thanks for all the wonderful, fun memories. Our golfing in Red Deer, and the Kootney’s, and your visits here in our new home on Vancouver Island. Mel, you will live in our hearts for ever. Lil, Doug and Robyn I am sending you hugs. Until we met again may you find comfort in how much your Mel, meant to us.

  8. Jeff & Cindy karavokeres

    Doug, thinking of you and your family during this time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

  9. Alan and Martha Andre

    Sending our deepest sympathy for your loss. May Mel Rest In Peace. Our thoughts are with you.

  10. Natasha Davis

    Deepest condolences

  11. Alan Andre

    My deepest sympathies to the family

  12. Dan

    Mel, you were a lifelong friend of over 60 years.

    I will miss our weekly golf games together, all the fun you and I had beating up on politics, sports and just trash talking in general.

    This was especially fun during Oiler games when we would text back and forth. You and I knew what was wrong with the team and how to fix it. It’s just that the Oiler brass never listened to us old dudes. If they had they might still be olaying.

    You have given me good and logical advice about everything, including my own health battle. It has kept me positive about life overall.

    You knew about all our family and you cared about us all.

    RIP my friend. We will all miss you.

    PS, we still golfed on Wednesday so we could celebrate you. We shared a shooter on number 11 tee box along with a lot of Mel stories and the wisdom that came out of all of them, and the humor of course. And, we talked about your game last week. It might very well have been the best game we had seen you play.

  13. irene grimoldby

    My deepest condolences to the family

  14. Doreen

    Heartfelt sympathies to you and your family Lil. Oh to hear Mel tell one more story he always had one for every occasion. The good die too young

    • Dianne Shostak

      Sending Our Deepest Sympathy, Our hearts, hugs & prayers are With All of You. Dianne,Bob Shostak & families

  15. Bill Craig

    We are sorry to hear of Mel’s passing. When I arrived in Edmonton at the old Co-operators office in Oct. 1973 Mel was the first person to take me under his wing and explain how things were done differently here than they were in Sask. Over the years I learned much from Mel, especially from observing how he dealt with people and his special gift of being able to gain people’s confidence. Mel was a star in the world of insurance claims and will be long remembered.I am honored to have been considered as one of Mel’s many friends.Unfortunately Heather and I will be in week and unable to attend the Celebration of Life.

    Heather & Bill Craig

  16. Charlie Roberts

    So sorry for your loss. Mel was one of the good guys.

  17. Ron Hilkewich

    Deepest Sympathies to the family! RIP Mel.

    • DAN Mount

      A good friend, a loyal mentor and someone who made my cancer journey very easy to take on. He saw it all the way he wanted me to see it. I did see it that way and he was 100% correct. Mel also probably had his best golf game the day before his surgery. RIP my friend !

  18. Karen Johnson

    I am so very sorry to hear of Mel’s passing. I have so many fond memories of him when he was coach of our ladies ball team and the good times we had. RIP Mel.


  19. Sharon Marie Mount

    So very sorry for your loss Lil, Robyn, & Doug, So glad Dan and I got to reconnect with you after all those years. Then COVID came and changed things. Did not see each other as freely as we would have liked. Glad the boys got to have their weekly golf, that meant the world to Dan… Huge hugs to you all…RIP Mel

  20. Patricia Abele

    My heart ♥️ was so saddened to hear of Mel passing. Such a great loss for all who knew, respected and loved him. Momma Lil, Dear Doug & My Loveliest Rockyn Robyn. I cannot even begin to express to you how sorry I am. Xx love to you all. Xx

  21. Doug Schmidt

    Prayers and thoughts to you Lil, to your family and many friends on your loss of Mel. So enjoyed my time working and playing together with him back in the day. Was also a great adjuster. Great memories will live on. RIP Mel.

  22. Doug Schmidt

    So sorry Lil to hear of Mel’s passing. My prayers and thoughts go out to you, your family and friends. Sure enjoyed working and apre-work with him back in the day, and he was a great adjuster. Our good memories of him will live on. God Bless.

  23. Wayne Olstad

    This is hard, saying goodbye to an old friend. Mel, you were never one to leave anything early. This is too early! Life was so full of things for you and Lil to do. Golf trips and BC and more golf. I have many good memories of you and Lil. One of those is that you barbequed the best and most tender steak ever. Gonna miss that. I am so sad for you Lil, Robbie and Doug. And all the family. Mel left a bit of himself on all that he touched. Goodbye my old friend!

  24. Andy & Gail Jarema

    Please know, Lil, Robyn. & Doug – that Gail & I share your grief at this time! Mel was such a stoic & resilient guy ! I thought after all he went thru that he was bullet proof! We can only marvel at how he had faced all his adversity over the past few years & had the strength to soldier on! God Bless!

  25. Lil Skelding

    Heartfelt sympathy to you Lil and your families . Our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Cherish the memories.
    Lil/Ed Skelding( nee Kobylka)


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