In Memoriam: Roger Aston, FPInnovations
By Gary Heroux Composite Panel Association
August 6, 2015 - Longtime industry colleague Roger Aston recently passed away after a long battle with cancer. Roger retired from FPInnovations/Forintek following a long career in formaldehyde certification and industry research. In the 1990’s, he managed the Canadian Particleboard Association’s formaldehyde certification program and was instrumental in transitioning the program into the CPA after the organizations consolidated in 1997. Roger continued to support CPA’s Grademark program by auditing eastern Canadian mills until his retirement. Roger will be remembered fondly and greatly missed by the industry.
Visitation will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, 347 Richmond St., Westboro (Ottawa), on Friday, Aug. 7 from 12 to 1 p.m., followed by a service at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in Roger’s memory.
About Roger Aston (November 21, 1945 - July 19, 2015)
Roger was born in Woverhampton, U.K. He spent his early years in England then travelled with his family to Cornwall, Ont. Roger held a BSc in chemistry and a BA in sociology. Roger was the beloved husband of Sylvia (nee Juvet), devoted father to Sonia, Matthew, Jason and Jessica. Roger leaves behind his brother Michael, sister Hilary and nephews.