August 28, 1941 – January 9, 2011
Robert Alexander (Buck) Rodgers, beloved husband of Joan, passed away at home, after a valiant struggle with cancer.
Bob is survived by his wife Joan; brother Mike (Jane); sister Peg (Mike); daughter Ginger (Will); son Bob (Akemi); and grandchildren Tyler, Bobby and Hanako. Bob was born in Winnipeg and joined the PPCLI in 1959, after topping his basic training course he was selected for officer training and topped his next course as well. While serving with the PPCLI he was an instructor in the Airborne School from 1967-1970, and then went back to school earning a Master’s Degree in Psychology in 1980, then becoming a professor at the Royal Military College. When he retired from the regular force in 1986 he began instructing at SAIT where he later sat on the board of governors, and also joined the King’s Own Calgary Regiment eventually becoming the Commanding Officer before retiring in 1995. In retirement Bob moved to Onanole Manitoba where he enjoyed camping and driving a school bus as well as being elected as a municipal counsellor for the RM of Park. Recently he moved back to Airdrie to be closer to his grandchildren. Bob’s final moments were spent surrounded by those who love him and he will be missed. “At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember him.”
A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, donations in Bob’s name may be made Military Families Fund.
In living memory of Bob Rodgers, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences