Roger Schreiner

September 19, 1929February 19, 2021

Roger Alvin Schreiner Sept. 19, 1929 to February 19, 2021

Our grateful family celebrates the life and mourns the loss of our devoted patriarch, Roger Schreiner, who lived well for 91 years and died on February 19 at Marjorie Willoughby Hospice Home after a brief illness.

Roger is remembered with love and respect by his wife of 68 years, Lillian, their children Christine Marriott (Terry), Michael Schreiner (Kathleen Biagioni), Philip Schreiner (Sue Kormos) and Andrea Ranson (Scott); 11 grandchildren (David, Sarah, Carley, Graham, Paul, Rebecca, Dana, Monica, Terra, Alex and Kevin) and their families, including seven great grandchildren.

Born in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan and raised on a nearby farm, Roger met Lillian in Regina, where they were married in 1952. They raised their family in Kamloops and for 32 years spent winters in California and Arizona.

With hard work and persistence Roger developed his career as an accountant in the automotive industry in Regina, Edmonton, Vancouver and Kamloops. He became a dealer partner of Smith Chevrolet Cadillac in 1969, a position he held until he retired in 1990.

Roger was a gentleman of honour, integrity and wisdom. His lifelong faith made him grateful for blessings large and small. He saw the positive in people and situations, practiced kindness and generosity, complained little and laughed a lot.

A private family Mass will be celebrated at St. John Vianney Church — Fr. Jaison Tellis, the Celebrant. Funeral arrangements are by Schoening Funeral Service and condolences may be offered online at

A celebration of life will be held for Roger post-COVID, when all is safe again.

In lieu of flowers a donation to Kamloops Hospice Association or RIH Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Sandy Devick

March 8, 2021

Dear Mike,
I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Although I did not know him he was greatly respected by my mom and dad. Sincere sympathy to all your family.

Sharon Nishi

February 27, 2021

I was sad to hear that Roger had passed away. My condolences to the whole Schreiner family. Mike, I remember your father welcoming a young, female, Asian District Manager from GM back in the late 80s into the dealership in Kamloops and treating me with as much respect as any other GM rep in the past. I learned a lot from Roger in those days and I appreciated his integrity, patience and support. He was a class act and will be missed.

Clara Fouillard

February 26, 2021

Ben and I were saddened to hear of Roger's passing. Our condolences to Lillian and all the Schreiner family. May warm memories of a life well-lived sustain you until you meet again.

Noel and Linda Hunt

February 25, 2021

Sending our thoughts and prayers to you Lillian and your extended family. We are so sorry for your loss!

Lana Todd

February 25, 2021

I was introduced to your family in 1985. I started working for Roger when I was just 21 years old. As soon as I met him, I knew he was a special man. He was considerate and kind, he made me feel valued as an employee. As time went on, I grew to know Roger as one of the most genuine, gracious men that I have EVER known. He was a true gentleman, always positive and encouraging. He loved his family dearly and he would love to tell stories about how you always supported him, how you always kept him in line. Behind every successful man, is a strong woman. I believe that you helped Roger be the man he was and stayed throughout his life. Thank you for sharing your amazing husband with us at Smith Chevrolet Lillian, there will never be another man like him. xoxox

Paul Roberge

February 24, 2021

Roger and Lillian go way back with my parents Bob and Mary Roberge. Roger and dad are both Gull Lake boys. Great stock:) Condolences from the Roberge family to the Schreiner family. God bless. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ken Desjardine

February 24, 2021

Dear Lillian,
It was with sadness Randne and I read about the passing of Roger today. Michael had called me late last week to let us know Roger was failing and in hospice. We have many memories of Roger and feel very blessed to have known and worked with him. As I said to Michael, I have great admiration for Roger and felt blessed to be able to work with him as long as I did. He was a man of integrity, compassion and faith. Always a gentleman and a man I truly admired. Even in very difficult situations, Roger was fair and compassionate. I miss the times that we were able to travel together and talk one on one about all things. Please know Randine and I are thinking of you and you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love.
Ken and Randine Desjardine

Stan and Shirley Cane

February 24, 2021

Many years have past however, remembrance of when the dealership was downtown in Kamloops, is still fresh in mind. Our condolences to all the family.

Dale & Lorraine Gruber

February 24, 2021

Lillian and family,

Sorry to hear of Roger's passing. He was truly a gentleman.

Dale & Lorraine Gruber and family


February 24, 2021

The Milton family sends our condolences to the Schreiner family. Roger was always a pleasure to talk to and we had the greatest respect for him.
My Dad told me a story of the time Roger talked him into sitting in a new Corvette in the showroom. My dad was not made to fit in a car that size, and it took Roger, AL Muzzillo and 2 other salesmen to help him get out of it. Needless to say he didn't buy the car. Everyone had a great laugh at the time.