R.G. Robert (Rob) Rogers

R.G. Robert (Rob) Rogers

Friday, November 22nd, 1940 - Monday, March 9th, 2020
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Passed away peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital, Charles Street Site on a sunny Monday afternoon. Robert was born and raised in Fort William (Thunder Bay), Ontario, graduated with a BSc from U of Guelph in 1964, followed by a MSc in Economics from U of Guelph in 1966. He worked as a senior economist for Bell Canada in Montreal and Ottawa for over 30 years.
After retirement, Rob took time to research his family genealogy and wrote "A History of One Rogers Family in Canada". He was proud to note that "Rogers Road" on the Island of Gibraltar was named after one of his ancestors, Major Jacob William Rogers, who was stationed there with the British Army, in 1790.

Among his many passions, Rob enjoyed making music with family and friends and boating adventures on the Rideau Canal and in the Florida Everglades.

Just a week before he passed away, Rob was doing what he loved, playing his concertina with friends in a Sunday afternoon "Traditional Irish Music Session", at a popular local coffee shop.

Beloved husband of Sue (nee Kennedy) and loving father of Jeff (Natalie) Rogers, James (Lesley) Rogers and Kathleen Rogers. Loved and survived by his seven grandchildren: Patti, Allen, Dylan, Mara, Jade, Hannah and Kanen. Dear brother of George (Nancy) Rogers. Dear brother-in-law of John (Virginia) Kennedy, Pat (Bob deceased) Bond, Brian (Janet deceased) Graham. Also survived and sadly missed by two uncles, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends from across Canada, the United States, Australia and Ireland. Robert was predeceased by his parents Kathleen Patricia (nee Coulter) Rogers and George Gordon Rogers.

The family of the late Robert Rogers, due to Coronavirus outbreak in Canada, have postponed their services at the present time. Please visit our web site where the date for final arrangements will later be posted. In memory of Rob, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, Brockville and District Hospital Foundation, Salvation Army, or Arthritis Society (directed to rheumatoid arthritis). Condolences may be placed on the memory wall above. To leave a video condolence, click the blank box and you will see the video option appear. Thank you

Donations can be made in the following ways:

1) First Baptist Church - by mail to the funeral home (cheques only, please)

2) Brockville and District Hospital Foundation or Salvation Army - using the links below

3) Arthritis Society - by visiting (if you wish to have them send a notification to the family and you do not have the family’s contact information, please, have it sent to the funeral home at or 4 James Street East, Brockville ON, K6V 1J9)
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Janet Fanaki

Posted at 11:05pm
Dear Jeff,

We are sending our deepest condolences to you, Natalie, Alan, Mara and your family on the passing of your beloved dad. Sincerely, Janet, Isobel and Sam Fanaki

Nancy Ryan

Posted at 06:15pm
My sincere condolences to Sue and the family. I worked with Robert in his early days at Bell - on Belmont street in Montreal.
Such a nice man and a wonderful co-worker.
Nancy Ryan

Gordon Manuel, 1918 Gardenway Drive, Orleans, On

Posted at 09:22am
Sue; Johanne and I extend our sympathy to you and your family. So many fond memories of our musical outings with you and Rob. Rob had so many unique tunes and he was able to help me learn so many of them. It was always fun to play with Rob....he was able to bring life to our gigs and the various jam sessions. Rob will be missed.

Gord and Johanne Manuel

Craig Hamm

Posted at 10:47pm
Was so sorry to hear that Rob left us. He, and Sue, were always so positive and friendly, and encouraging of me when I was learning to play the whistle, and they were making music and making new friends. Such was Rob's easy going demeanor. I hope to make it for the service. Rest is peace Rob, fond memories in having crossed your path in life.

Bruce Ray

Posted at 06:34am
Sorry to hear of your loss. It was always nice to catch up with Robert when he attended our Bell SRCI breakfasts at Local Heros Ottawa. He was very much a true gentleman. Bruce Ray

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