Peacefully at Vision Nursing Home, Sarnia, Roma Dolores Forgues died on May 4, 2020 at the age of 87. Beloved wife for 59 years to the late Euclid Forgues (2012). Loving mother of Marla Kostis (George), Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Shara, Aidan, Jade, Briar and Kelton, and great-grandmother of Zander, Ashton, Heath & Rayna. Dear sister of Betty, Bobby (Trudie), and Dianne (Larry). Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews on both the Laporte and Forgues’ side, and special aunt to Junior and Narda. Predeceased by her parents Arthur and Irene Laporte, her infant son Wayne, and her brother Darl Laporte (Madeleine). Roma grew up in Alexandria, Ontario, later moving throughout the province to Chesterville, Schreiber, Hearst and Kirkland Lake. She was a Lieutenant in the Canadian Armed Forces (Reserves), and proudly obtained a Masters Degree in Education. She enjoyed her career as a secondary school teacher, describing herself as a “Teacher of English”, as opposed to an “English Teacher.” Her loss is deeply felt by family and friends who remember her for her great sense of humor, for the loving woman she was, and her beautiful smile. A lifelong learner, mid-career she earned the first university degree in the Laporte family. She put her heart into whatever she was involved in, including supporting her entire family, being there especially for all her grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, in particular Narda and Junior Blaauw. She excelled in her role as a high school business studies and student counselor, teacher and later as owner and manager of the Fashion Centre, Kirkland Lake. Committed to the Rotarian principles of service to community, she was gracious in her support to her husband Eucie, a past District Governor and lifelong Rotarian, and for providing a home to several rotary exchange students. A Canadian Forces reservist, she served from 1960 to 1968 with the SD&G Highlanders. An avid reader and traveler, Roma‘s creativity was apparent in her accomplished knitting and crocheting, for her beautiful desserts, and as the best poker player in the family. The family is grateful to the staff at Vision for their care and compassion, particularly Karin, Dave, Kerri and Lisa. She was so happy there! Arrangements have been entrusted to McCormack Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be sent to Pathways Centre for Children, Sarnia.