Whitney Pier

Al Rogers passed peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney.

Born on May 5, 1940 in Sydney, Al was the son of the late Richard ‘Dick’ and Josephine Nelly (Murphy) Rogers of Whitney Pier.

Allan worked at Modern City Dairy and retired from Scotsburn Dairy after 39 years of service. He was a jack of all trades, an avid bowler, and in his early years, Al and Charlotte loved to travel. Allan was a very kind and gentle soul, who had a smile for everyone he met and was willing to help anyone at any time. It gave Allan great pleasure to make people laugh with a joke or a prank. Al will be missed by many.

Allan is survived by his loving wife, Charlotte (MacSween) Rogers, who was devoted to Al’s care until the end; brother, Richard ‘Rick’ (Marilyn); sister-in-law, Carol Ann Rogers; nephews, Aaron (Alicia), Paul (Heather), Mathew (Nancy) and Tony (Michelle); in-laws, Shirley Tidwell, Beverly (Gordon) Lynk, Allan (Elizabeth) MacSween, Blair (Evelyn) MacSween, and Todd (Emily) MacSween; as well as a special relationship with many of his nieces and nephews, especially, Kristin (Matthew) Smith, Brandon MacSween, Blaire MacSween and his two grandnieces, Sawyer and Madison Smith.

Besides his parents, Allan was predeceased by his brother, John Rogers; in-laws, Tom and Mabel MacSween, Max and Diane MacSween, and Joe Tidwell.

Special thanks to the many VON nurses who cared for Allan, especially Helen Sweeny. Also a very special thank you to Dr. Blair Williams, Dr. Glen Worth, and the nurses and staff of 4B and the Palliative Care Unit.

Funeral Service to celebrate the life of Allan Rogers will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bob Lyle officiating. Live Streaming will be available at the time of the service on our website. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.

Donations in memory of Al may be made to Parkinson Canada at www.parkinson.ca.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

Online Condolences

My sincere condolences to Marilyn, Rick and the entire Rogers family on Al’s passing. He was a great neighbour and an all around good guy. Rest In Peace, Al.
From:  Joe Black

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the midst of your loss, indeed, everyone’s loss. Al was a special, kind, gentle person. May God give comfort to all at the memorial gathering on Wednesday. Our thoughts are especially with Charlotte and Rick as their loss is so great.
From:  Frank & Judy Kohler

To Charlotte And Family So Sorry To Hear Of Allan Passing He Was A Wonderful Man You Are All In my Thoughts And Prayers Debbie MacIvor
From:  Debbie MacIvor

So sorry to hear of Al’s passing. Thinking of you Charlotte, at this sad time.
From:  Ed & Marlene Rourke

Charlotte, so very sorry for your loss of Al . Sending love and strength in your difficult time .
From:  Heather Hickey

So sad to hear
From:  Gooie Nicholson

Our deepest sympathy to Charlotte. Al will be missed. Our condolences also to all of Al’s family. Much love from Todd and Emily, Matthew, Alex and Grace.
From:  Todd MacSween

My sincere condolences to the family.
From:  Mike Mac Donald

our most sincere condolences Charlotte to you and all the family. God Bless..
From Tish MacKillop and Gina
From:  Gina (MacKillop) Moffatt

Dear Charlotte , we are so saddened to hear of your loss Al was a sweet quiet gentle soul and he will be dearly missed . Your are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time for you and all of the family . anything you need don’t hesitate to call us .
From:  Gerard and Sue Baldwin .

Charlotte and family sorry for your loss he was a wonderful person may Al RIP
From:  Mary and Gordy Manning

Sorry for your loss. Alison was a wonderful neighbour growing up on Matilda Street; he was often up to some sort of science or mechanical experiment,. I still remember with wonder when he had a bunch of us kids to hold hands so we could all experience a slight shock at the same time from an electrical experiment he was doing.
From:  Lauchie MacDonald