- Recent Comments - Chatsworth Metrolink Crash - L.A. Times http://projects.latimes.com The latest user comments on en-us kaitlin spacey on April 16, 2010 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c25734 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c25734 Roger, although i never saw you i know my daddy always loved you. I will always think about you in my prayers and will never ever forget you. I was really looking forward to seeing you in november and so sorry I never got to meet you. I was so sad and i hadn't even seen you before but it was that you were my Great uncle and nothing would stop me from crying. xxxxxxxxx Fri, 16 Apr 2010 04:22:35 -0700 Jaqi Spacey on September 12, 2009 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c17889 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c17889 A year on...still loved and missed xxx Sat, 12 Sep 2009 01:16:46 -0700 Janice & Richard on July 28, 2009 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c16265 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c16265 Months have passed but Roger's spirit is around all of us who reach out or who just want to share some time again since he was such a short time here on earth Roger surrounds us his is such a bright star one of few, wow I feel blessed to have shared life on earth with Rog. Peace to Liz Matt Danielle Maddy and Chris. Remember Poppi's in the moon Goodnight Moon Love Janice Tue, 28 Jul 2009 06:14:26 -0700 Ken & Linda Mills on May 11, 2009 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c14368 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c14368 When l typed in Roger`s name on my computer l thought of all the great times we had telling jokes in the pubs around Wimbledon.Retelling jokes,because Roger`s laugh attracted half the pub to our little circle.And the teams that loved to bowl against the 5 crazy young guys who didn`t care if they won or lost, but just laughed. When Rog went to the World Cup in Mexico (Soccer) with my friend John, and then came back and said he was off to Australia,we thought he was mad.But that was Rog.He wrote to us about his adventures,which were many,but when the letter arrived to say he was married,and living in the U.S. we just smiled.Lin and l visited Rog and Liz in LA in 1980,with our children Sarah and Andrew,and had a great time. Well mate,l think the last laugh is on me!We will have to catch up on old times at a later date. It was great to see you grew into a man everybody wanted as a friend,there was no doubt. God Bless You Rog,and your lovely family....Ken and Linda Mills. Mon, 11 May 2009 05:51:23 -0700 Karin Yasuda on October 8, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3645 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3645 My earliest memory of Roger is a trip to the LA Zoo with Liz. I was about four years old. I also remember attending Liz & Roger's wedding with my parents, which was a very small event. Roger was the only soul brave enough to teach me how to drive in the blue station wagon when I was sixteen. I have lots of other fond memories since then too. Roger was just like an Uncle to me because I have known him forever it seems. I will miss you Roger Wed, 08 Oct 2008 10:45:44 -0700 Patrick Cheek on October 8, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3633 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3633 I will never forget your sense of humor, your laugh, your smile. You will always be be remembered as a fun loving,happy go lucky man. I will never forget when you got a speeding ticket on the 170 freeway because you were in a zone listening to a train CD, while passing a California Highway Patrol Officer. The laughs we had will last a lifetime, and so will the memories. Thanks Roger, ALL ABOARD, NEXT STOP HEAVEN. Patrick Cheek Wed, 08 Oct 2008 12:34:26 -0700 MargaretD on October 7, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3617 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3617 Roger Spacey, the wonderful Roger Spacey. You were a steadfast friend, a loving parent, and devoted husband. We all looked up to you, and not because you actually did tower over all of us. How can we say goodbye when it's so easy to still see your lanky frame striding across the patio, or hear echoes of your easy chuckle, or remember your gentle encouragement to any and every little child who needed it? It seems impossible that such goodness could vanish so completely. Thank you always-- for your friendship through three decades, for your many kindnesses, and, yes, it must be said, even for that dreadful joke about 'dog throat.' Tue, 07 Oct 2008 12:46:27 -0700 Donna & Roy Aiken on October 4, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3557 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3557 We are so sorry for your loss, we didn't know Roger but he sounds like a wonderful person. We also lost our son Christopher in the accident and know the sorrow you must be feeling. May the wonderful memories you have sustain you. Sat, 04 Oct 2008 02:21:33 -0700 Keith Fisher on October 3, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3514 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3514 Oh Rog! What will we do without you? Do you remember 30 years ago when I complained to you how hard it was to make friends in a new country and then realized you were my friend? If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't be playing soccer today. Thank you. Nobody else acknowledges that Zola is the ugliest man in the Premiership. Who will we send to chat to people when we are too shy to make the approach? You are irreplaceable. I can't write anymore. Fri, 03 Oct 2008 11:02:12 -0700 The Partner's-Sally, Arno, Sarah, Ali, Juan-Carlos on October 2, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3508 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3508 Roger was the best soccer coach ever for a newly adopted little boy who spoke little English. We will always be grateful for Roger's kindness and the way he brought joy to our son/brother on the soccer field. Our thoughts are with you. Thu, 02 Oct 2008 10:50:09 -0700 mey chao on October 1, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3457 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3457 Though we all may have lost someone who is a big part of our lives and our hearts and we are not able to replace or fill that emptyness that our love ones have taken with them when they left this world. but i hope that maybe we all can come together and allow each other to come into each others lives since i know that we all share the same pain. when my father passed in that metrolink 2008 crash my life has not been the same and its been very difficult, my father left behind his wife and 5 children and so many grand children, and we all miss and love him so much but talkin about him with my family and remembering all the good times we had with him helps us with our pain of losing him. so i just would like to let you all know i am here if you need to talk or just someone to listen to you. my email is chaomey82@gmail.com my hearts and prayers go out to you. Wed, 01 Oct 2008 10:12:31 -0700 Jenny Billing niece Australia on September 29, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3401 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3401 To Aunty Liz, Matt and Chris, We are all so sorry about Roger. Our thoughts are with you now and always. Love Jenny, Mike and Kiyah Mon, 29 Sep 2008 03:24:33 -0700 Caroline Ashford on September 28, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3381 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3381 So many wonderful tributes, so well-deserved for such a dear person. Although it's been many years since we last saw each other......on a family visit to the Spacey home with Mary and her family, when Chris and Matt were quite small, I have warm memories of Roger. His passing is a great loss to the Spaceys but I hope the numerous fond memories will continue to warm your hearts forever. Sun, 28 Sep 2008 12:25:47 -0700 Chad and Melinda Reist on September 24, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3283 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3283 To Chris, and the entire family. Our heart and prayers are with you. Im so very sorry to hear of your loss, God Bless. Your friends.... Wed, 24 Sep 2008 12:20:24 -0700 Dave King on September 24, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3281 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3281 We remember so well the long walk from school, the football teams, the matches and Rogers infectious laughter, in those crazy days near the Beverley Pub. So long ago, but never forgotten. Our thoughts are with his family. Dave, Brian, Chris & Dick (London, England) Wed, 24 Sep 2008 11:47:54 -0700 Thuli Jitendran - Burbank CA on September 23, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3265 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3265 I first noticed Roger because of his British accent. We started talking and one of our favourite topics was Indian food. He told me that he loved Indian food and requested that for his birthday. He never fails to say good morning or have a nice weekend. He inquired to the well being of my two boys since he had two of them as well. My heartfelt condolences go out to his wife and sons. Eternal rest grant unto you Tue, 23 Sep 2008 09:01:04 -0700 Jen Yasuda on September 22, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3215 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3215 Roger will always be near and dear to all of our hearts. His kindness and sincerity touched the lives of many. I have many fond memories of Rog from as far back as I can remember and will treasure them always. I wish I could of been there on Saturday. All my love to Lizzie, Matt and Chris. Mon, 22 Sep 2008 03:38:58 -0700 Wendy Bowie (Musselman) on September 21, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3179 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3179 I just returned home this evening from Paris and heard of the news. I would just like to say what an honor it is to have been able to meet Mr. Spacey (a.k.a. Matt's dad). Although I didn't get to spend a lot of time with him, I did enjoy his company and loved to talk trains with him as well. He was always very welcoming and a pleasure to be around. My prayers for comfort and deepest sympathy go out to all of his friends and family. Sun, 21 Sep 2008 09:10:46 -0700 Kate Snowden Harris on September 21, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3170 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3170 I have so many great memories of Roger and am so glad my parents befriended the Spacey's so many years ago. I look forward to many more holidays together but will miss Roger and his corny jokes forever. Sun, 21 Sep 2008 07:12:15 -0700 Jean and Richard Terry - Cousins - England on September 20, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3091 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3091 Life will not be the same now you are gone and it smashing having you as our cousin especially when we were growing up you and Richard playing with your Train Set and me and Mary playing Nurses, upstairs at your house when we visited with our Mum and Dad. Sat, 20 Sep 2008 12:18:40 -0700 KD Grandchamp on September 20, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3081 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3081 Just wanted to send my condolences to the family. My son played sports with Roger's sons and we'd hang out on the sidelines. It's been many years but I do recall discussing the double M formation. Bless you all. Sat, 20 Sep 2008 07:46:06 -0700 Dave Just on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3025 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3025 The Spacey's have been great friends and neigbors for many years. Roger was the greatest guy and will be missed dearly. He loved his family Liz, Matt, and Chris. I would see him at least 3 times a week walking with the dogs. I would like to express my condolenses for the family. Fri, 19 Sep 2008 03:42:11 -0700 Patty Thompson, Willis, TX. on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3017 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3017 I just found out that Roger was one of the victims of that crash. I work with Roger for about 5 years and he was a joy to work with. Very sad to hear about his passing. To the Spacey's family, There is so little we can say at a time of loss like this but know that my heart goes out to you. Fri, 19 Sep 2008 02:37:46 -0700 Marjorie Yabut-Kuchta on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3010 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3010 I was very saddened to hear that Roger Spacey was one of the victims of that crash. My sympathies go out to his family. I used to work with Roger a few years ago and I remember him as a caring person. Roger, may God bless your soul and provide some peace and comfort to your family. Fri, 19 Sep 2008 12:08:01 -0700 Diane-Adair Buckley on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3003 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c3003 I did not know Roger, but I went to High School with his son Chris. I can not beleive that both of our fathers were victims of this horrible event. My thoughts go out to the entire family. Diane Adair- Buckley ( daughter of victim Alan Buckley) Fri, 19 Sep 2008 11:32:32 -0700 Martha Mejia And Family, Bakersfield, CA. on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c2991 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c2991 First of all, let me say my family and i send out our sympathy and condolences to Roger's family. I worked with Roger for almost 6 years. When i first started i was only 16 years old. He was a happy person, nice, hard working, and more to go on... my mom, my dad, my brothers, my aunt, and my cousins, and myself, worked there at one time so he knew part of my family. It was an honor to work with him. I will never forget him, and will always have him in my prayers. May You Rest In Peace... Roger Spacey... Fri, 19 Sep 2008 10:08:33 -0700 Mey Chao on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c2986 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c2986 i know exactly how you feel, my father had passed in that accident, i will pray for him and the whole family. HUGS Fri, 19 Sep 2008 09:55:26 -0700 greg reberger sydney australia on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c2950 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c2950 Roger ,you have been a in law to the Reberger's & Ottley's downunder for i guess 35yrs , not once have i heard a bad word said about the lanky Pom , mind you plenty of Pommy bashing but it was all in good jest. I remember with fondness of the time you brought Tiz,Matt & young Chris ,back home to Leeton & you never had a beer out of your hand the whole time , you got to celebrate a footy final's win with my local team . Then many yrs later i travelled to the u.s to visit with a mate Tonka whom you had never met but you Tiz & the boy's showed Tonka the same affection as you did to our clan from day dot. Tonka & i had just a great time with you even though that was 16 yrs ago it can be measured so easily because you were such a great host , we got to meet your workmates downtown in Hollywood , you introduced us to Clint Eastwood , Peter Fonda , we had a great social game of soccer with your mates down at some dustbowl , then off to your local for heaps of pints . Roger & Tizzy took us for day trips , nothing seemed to be to much trouble . We even had plenty of games of eucre where Rog was pretty good. Just recently with our $ looking very strong against the u.s $ a trip to the states was looking good for my wife Antje & i ,i told her of what a great family the Spacey's are. I know in my heart that Antje would haved warmed to Roger just like our family has. Roger you will be missed by many , just make sure your at the gate when it's time to arrive there in heaven Rest in Peace mate Fri, 19 Sep 2008 06:37:04 -0700 John & Ev Ottley - Australia on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c2911 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c2911 Roger our brother in law was a loving, caring and generous gentleman. Rest in peace. Our love and condolences to Tiz, Matt, Chris and familes from John, Ev, Clayton, Simon and familes from Down Under Australia. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 08:29:39 -0700 B. Soto on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c2910 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/roger-spacey/#c2910 I did not know Roger, but rode in the same train car he was in every morning. I enjoyed listening to his "English accent", and he was always friendly to everyone. My heart goes out to his family. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 08:15:17 -0700