MAXWELL, Johnston Roger

Johnston Roger Maxwell IV
July 12, 1975 – December 10, 2020

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Johnston Roger Maxwell IV, age 45, of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. Our beloved Roger passed away at home on December 10, 2020.

Roger was a Senior Corrections Officer for over 20 years at the Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Centre, having served several years on the Tactical Team and as a Mentor. He was the union Health and Safety Advocate for fellow employees. He was a self-taught computer wizard, loved video games, and he was in his element when he was singing karaoke. He was a gentle giant and a gentleman loved by many.

He is survived by his loving mother Wendy King, his sisters Alison Maxwell Melnychuk and Jennifer Maxwell (Kevin), and Grandmother Lois King-Ford (George), Uncles Kevin Stuart King (Cindy), and Gordon Donald Maxwell. He was predeceased by his father Johnston Roger Maxwell III, maternal Grandfather John McGrath King, and his paternal Grandparents Donald Gordon Maxwell (Emily).

Roger will be mourned by his Brothers in Blue at the Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Centre.

Cremation has taken place as per Roger’s wishes.

An intimate family service at his graveside will take place in the Spring.

In lieu of flowers or donations, we ask that you reach out to thank a frontline worker.

*Be Safe, Wear a Mask, Social Distance, Wash Your Hands Often *

“If there ever comes a day where we can’t be together,
keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.”

– Winnie the Pooh

Serenity Funeral Service
North Central Chapel

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I am so sorry Wendy and Allison for your loss. You are both in my heart and I am sorry I was not able to say goodbye to both of you. I am praying for your family and I am sending my love.

Heidi and Dylan

Wendy and Alison, my heart breaks for the loss of your son and brother. May you find comfort in the love of your family and friends and keep the memories close to your hearts.

Wayne Reddon

My thoughts and prayers are with Roger’s family, and all of his brothers and sisters at FSCC. I know the sadness and pain of Roger’s passing is immense, and I only hope that your memories of him will help with that pain and keep him in your hearts forever. “God gave us memory so that we may have roses in December” RIP my friend.

Vanessa Almeida

My sincerest condolences to an incredibly great loss. Rest In You will be deeply missed. Rest In Peace my friend.

Sue Filipek

Roger was definitely a gentle giant. His loss will leave a hole in the FSCC family.


My dear friend Roger, you will be missed. I wish we got to karaoke this year but I’m glad we got a few songs in over the fire last summer! You were a kind friend, caring person, and always down for a good time! Thank you for always singing “bed of roses” for me.. even though I requested it every kareoke might and get together. I know you will sing for us up above and we will be listening! Cheers Rog, may you rest in peace..

Ashley Weiss

I will miss you so much! You were an amazing person, friend and game night buddy. All the dancing in the living room and nights filled with out of the box karaoke, cards against humanity and crashing on my couch will never feel right anymore! I wish this wasn’t true and you were coming over tonight! I miss you, I miss you, I miss you!


I would like to express my heart-felt condolences to the family for his loss. Roger was a friend and co-worker for many years. We had some good laughs and long chats in general especially when it came to comedy. Roger served and did his best considering the circumstances that front line workers must face to keep the public safe. In saying this, I want to say thank you roger for your contribution. We salute you!!


Roger my friend.. you will be so dearly missed. I’m glad we got to sing one last time this summer, but I will miss our duets and hearing you sing my song request at every kareoke night and get together – Bed of Roses. I know you’re singing from above and we will all think of you often. Until we meet again, RIP.

Phyllis Hennig

Wendy, Alison, Jenny, Lois, our hearts break for you. The loss of Roger is so tragic. May the many happy memories comfort you in the days to come. Peace and love to you all. Phyllis & Ken


Roger was always so refreshing to have walk into my show. His singing and smile lit up the room every time. I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to sing our Duet with another and not cry wishing you were there. Thank you for your service, your smile, and for being you. Til we can sing again in heaven my friend

Keisha Cleal

I would like to start of by sending my deepest condolences to the family of roger. I had the privilege of meeting roger about 4-5 years ago. We would spend countless nights at the horshu singing karaoke or at original Joe’s he was always down to sing any song anyone asked him too even if it was a song he wasn’t used to singing. Everytime I was around him
Or anyone for that matter we always had a smile or a roaring laugh. He was one of the nicest guys I ever had the privilege of knowing he definitely holds a special place in my heart ! He always made sure I got home safe! Till we meet again my friend love you lots !


Wendy and Alison , Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Words cannot even begin to express my sorrow. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.

Cindy Boivin

Roger was an amazing beautiful soul, was always a joy when I had dealings with him at work, RIP sweet Roger, you will be missed❤️❤️

Jamie Delaney

I feel very blessed to have met you and known you my friend. My karaoke shows will never be the same without seeing you smile or hearing you sing. May you fly and sing with the angels. I love you my friend and will never forget you.

Harry Satdeo

Rodger was such a good friend , we had a Good time working together. He was ALWAYS in a Good Mood.
The last time I saw him was at the ROYAL ALEX HOSPITAL IN EDMONTON .HE CAME TO VISIT

Marilyn Nixon

Wendy, Alison and family. I am so very sorry for your loss and pray your memories will sustain you while you deal with this tremendous loss.

Take care and God bless



To the Maxwell family, I send my deepest condolences. I was fortunate to meet Roger about 3 years ago, and he quickly became a great friend. He was always up for a song or a drink, but always made sure whoever he was with, got home safely, even if it was completely out of his way. He was the pure definition of a gentleman. He will be sorrily missed by everyone who knew him. Thank you for your friendship Roger. Until we meet again my friend.

Evan Dunn

I worked with Roger for almost 7 years at Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Center. He was always a good friend, one of the happiest people I’ve met in this line of work.
I had a health issue a few years back and was in the hospital at UofA for almost 2 weeks. Roger was one of the first people to come see me and hang out for awhile. He was a great guy and will be missed.

Linda Manning

My prayers are with your families. I can only imagine how he will be missed. I remember him from the first days on the job and throughout the years. He was humble and strong. Those traits don’t always go together but he pulled it off. As a former co-worker I feel his loss like a punch in the gut. Your pain as family is so much more. May you find comfort in the many lives he touched and the treasured memories that will live on.

Randy Jeffery

I knew Roger for many years, loyal friend and co-worker. The world needs more men like him. Rest In Peace ole friend

Joanna Wiegers

You always had a smile on your face no matter what. You had the kindest hard and you never judged Anyone! Karaoke at the pub will never be the same. Thank you for your service Max…”we will watch it from here brother”

Thomas Kuperus

My sincere condolences on this loss. Roger will leave a space in the life of everyone that knew him, he will be truly missed at FSCC.

Amanda moriarity

Our heartfelt sympathies to the Maxwell family. Roger was always kind, helpful and extremely compassionate. May you Rest In Peace.

Lynne (Al) Kline

Roger was a friend, an officer and truly one of the most kindhearted people I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. I remember his first day with our shift. I saw he was so nervous, a little boy in a big mans body. Uncertain, a bit naive yet he had a willingness to absorb it all as quickly as he could. I asked him if his Mom knew where he was and if she was okay with his career decision… and then I heard a rumble like no other, this mans beautiful, genuine laugh that shook the CAB. From that moment on I liked him, watched over him like a Momma Bear protecting her cub. I watched him grow into a fine man, a great officer and develop genuine friendships, I am so grateful for all the times we spent together. Sending hugs to all who knew and loved him. Heaven has gained a beautiful soul, until we meet again, sing on Roger.
We have been honouring our friendship; and his memory by displaying blue lights since his passing, we shall never forget.

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