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.
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
Charlotte I am so very sorry for your loss. You and Al were always a pleasure to see for our regular visits. Al’s positive attitude and sense of humour were unflappable and I will very much miss him. My sincere condolences.
Charlotte and family, My
heart is aching for all of you. My sincerest condolences to each and everyone of you. I enjoyed Al’s sense of humour. Charlotte, you were his loving angel here on earth , you looked after him with grace and love. Forrest asked me to tell “ his lemon loaf” lady of his sorrow for your loss.Due to health restrictions, I do regret I can’t be at the service. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs
Charlotte, so sorry to hear about Al. He was such a gentle man and a big part of so many lives. You and he were such a great couple. Although this is such a sad time, the wonderful life you shared, full of memories, will bring smiles and good feelings in the days and months ahead.
Albert & Martina
Charlotte: Please accept our sincere sympathy on Al,’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with his loss at this most difficult time. God Bless. Roddie and Judy
My deepest condolences to you and the families in the loss of your loved one Al and he will be well missed by all who knew and loved him but then again he will be with us all in the spirit and in our memories and the hearts and let us never forget him as he would not want us to or he would not want us to mourn his loss so let us all remember just how much joy he gave to us all and will still give us if we just remember all the great things he done.
Aunt Charlotte, we are so terribly sorry to hear about Uncle Al’s passing. I remember always staying with you both when we would come down for a visit. I always enjoyed talking with Uncle Al about his tinkering projects. He was a great Uncle and he will truly be missed. Love Tony, Michelle, Luke and Leanna
Charlotte, it is with shock and sadness that we read of Al’s passing. It was a joy to have known Al and we offer our prayers and condolences to you and your family trusting that he is at peace, and will continue to be with you in spirit.
Much Love and Sympathy,
Roy and Mary
My deepest condolences to the Rogers family on Al’s passing, my thoughts are with you at this time.