It is with deep sadness that his family announce the passing of George Rogers of Calgary, on October 2, 2008 at the age of 89 years.
George was born in Transcona, Manitoba. He joined the Air Force and fought in the World War II as a flight navigator (lieutenant) for the RCAF. He flew seventy-seven bombing missions with the 432 Squadron out of Eastmoor in England to help preserve the freedoms we enjoy today. George loved animals, classical music, opera, gardening, and hiking in his beloved national parks. He was known for his love of cats and shared his life with many precious pets throughout his life.
George is survived by his beloved brother Don Rogers and his wife Shirley; his children, Wendy Rogers and her husband Ron Harris, Robyn Homell, Penny Rogers; and his grandchildren Kristopher and Megan Homell. George is predeceased by both of his parents, Emma and John Rogers; and his wife Edith Rogers.
The family wishes to acknowledge and thank the staff of the Emergency Department and Unit 93 at Rockyview Hospital for their compassionate and excellent care of George. A very special thank you goes to Dr. Laatsch, who coordinated and managed the care of George throughout his final days. The family feels blessed to have had Dr. Laatsch help them, and George through his passing of this life. The family would also like to express their gratitude to the staff at We Care North and South for their care given to George over the last six years.
“The measure of a man’s life is what he gives and leaves behind for others!”
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca or to the Salvation Army, 420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111, www.salvationarmy.org.
In living memory of George Rogers, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences