Roger Candow was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1956. He grew up in Gander, where he started his career with CNT. Roger transferred to Hay River in 1977. He lived in various places in the NWT and Yukon and finally came back to Hay River in 2008. In 2009, Roger retired from Northwestel after 35 years of service, and is actively serving on two Boards in Hay River; Director of the Hay River Seniors Society and Director of the Hay River Golf Club.
Roger with Violet Candow (LaFleur) who was born and raised in Hay River have chosen to stay here for retirement and continue to make a difference through volunteerism.