Roger Salen

1926 - 2015

Of Tobermory, suddenly at GBHS Lion’s Head on Monday, August 3, 2015. Roger Leroy Salen at the age of 88 years. Cherished father of Richard Salen (fiancée Ashley Miller), and Jack Salen, both of Tobermory; and step-father of Colleen (husband Dave Naylor), of Sarnia, and Laura Mceachen, of Sarnia. Beloved grandfather of Griffin Salen, Deirdre (husband Cam Shipley), Heather (husband Ryan Leasa), Matthew (wife Erin) Naylor, Nick Demeray and Cole Harris. Predeceased by his parents Carl and Anna; wives Maureen (nee Perry), and Helga (nee Borck); brother Don; sisters Rosie and Marian; and a daughter-in-law Lindsey. Roger moved from Toronto to Tobermory in 1969 to purchase and run the Mariner Motel. In accordance with Roger’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has occurred. Donations to GBHS Lion’s Head would be appreciated and can be made through the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519)422-0041. Condolences may be expressed online at

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