Roger Scully

Para Course_2On Sunday, October 30, 2011, Mr. Roger Scully of Vermilion passed away at the age of 67 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Dorothy Scully; children Dan (Kelly) Scully and Cara (Micheal) Schalin; grandchildren Jayden and Ethan Scully, Jude and Joel Schalin; brothers Richard (Judy) Scully and Ralph Scully; sisters Lynn Marshall, Pat (Mike) Wilcott, and Terrie Wilcott as well as many nieces and nephews.

Roger served in both 1st and 2nd Battalion of the Canadian Guards in the 60’s, the Airborne Regiment and then the PPCLI until retirement.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Parkview Alliance Church, 5902 – 52 Avenue, Vermilion on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of Vermilion Health Centre Palliative Care or the charity of the donor’s choice.

2 Responses to “Roger Scully”

  1. on 11 Nov 2011 at 11:38 amReg

    I served with Roger in 2 cdo canadian airborne regiment, and also at the canadian airborne centre as parachute instructors. he was in every way a pleasure to work with, mainly due to his outstanding detication to duty and knowledge of subject. rest in peace , and see you again in the big drop zone in the sky…..

  2. on 11 Nov 2011 at 4:19 pmThe Trad

    I’ll never forget Sgt Scully. I went through the school as a visiting US soldier from Ft Bragg. Sgt Scully seemed to evoke the very soul of the proper senior noncom. Tough, no BS and very funny.

    He told me since I was a Yank and already airborne qualified, I would not have to double time off the DZ after jumping. Walking off the DZ, I saw Sgt Scully on some sort of tower with a bull horn. I waved to him and he proceeded to chew me out for walking and that if I didn’t double time he’d come out and kick my ass.

    When I got to him and asked what the heck was with the ass chewing he apologized and said he didn’t recognize me. I got the same ass chewing on the next jump and the next. Each time with the same apology and smile. Finally, I just double timed with everyone else. As I should have from the beginning.

    With all my respect. I never met anyone like him.

    “Chevrolet Coupe. That’s all the French I know.” Sgt Scully May 1979

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