Sgt Roger Lundquist (Ret’d)
We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant Roger Lundquist (Ret’d) at the Pine Island Lodge in Maidstone SK on 18 March 2015 at the age of 94 years.
Roger was born in Maidstone and grew up in the Dry Gully District north of the town. He joined the Royal Canadian Engineers in April 1942 and served in England and Northwest Europe. He was discharged in March 1946. After the war, he farmed in the Dry Gulch area and raised a large family. In 1981, he and his wife moved into Maidstone. Roger later moved to Hearthstone Place and The Hemstock Residence in Lloydminster in 2006. In 2014, he moved back to Maidstone and took up residence in the Pine Island Lodge where he died ten months later.
Roger was very involved in the community. He was a founding Leader of the North of the Gully 4-H club and served for 25 years. He was on the boards of Milleton Hall, the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and the Maidstone United Church. Roger was a founding member of the Lashburn Seed Cleaning Plant as well as The Waseca Credit Union. He was a member of the Maidstone Branch #142 of the Royal Canadian Legion and served in many capacities for most of his life. He was named Maidstone Citizen of the Year in 1981.
There will be a Legion Service for Roger on 4 April at 1:30 PM. Donations in memory of Roger may be made to the Pine Island Lodge Activity Fund through the Maidstone Hospital Auxiliary, to the Maidstone Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion or to the charity of your choice.