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Roy Rogers

Roy James Rogers

Sunday, December 11th, 1955 - Saturday, July 27th, 2019
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Roy James Rogers of Shortbeach, NS passed away peacefully on July 27, 2019 in Yarmouth Hospital after a brief battle with cancer, with his family by his side. Born Dec 11, 1955 he was a son to the late William and Bessie (Mullen) Rogers of Yarmouth. His earlier working career for Marine Atlantic on the MV Bluenose & most recent with Atlantic Catch Data as a Dockside Monitor fulfilled his love for salt air and the outdoors. Fizzy handing down his mechanic skills lead to his operating Starrs Road Esso as well. Always proud of his childrens' accomplishments his children & animals brought him some of the best moments in his life. Happily, forced to be a farmer once Sean returned from Alberta, he much preferred automobile repairs, hunting, gardening, sandy beaches, rocky shores and Shortbeach sunsets. Carpentry was also amongst his abilities as he constructed his 1st home on Prospect Street and later extensively renovated his home in Shortbeach which he was still working on up to the time he became ill. Roy leaves behind his life partner Andrea D'Eon; children, Kelly Rogers (Lorrie Moors) Windsor NS, Amanda Rogers (Peter Ertl) Dartmouth NS, Sean Rogers (Amanda Earle) Lake George NS, Jen D'Eon St. John's NL, Katie D'Eon at home. Brother William Rogers (Doreen) & sister Ida Oldford both of Yarmouth; niece, Lisa; nephews, Craig, Billy, Matthew and Michael. Predeceased by his parents William & Bessie Rogers, infant Joy & brother Victor. There will be no funeral service and a private burial. A Celebration of Life will take place Saturday Aug 17th 1:30-4:30pm at the South Ohio Community Center . A special thank you to the Nursing Staff 3 East, VON & Palliative Care Team lead by Dr. Lisa Gillis, no words can say how grateful we are for the care you all provided, bringing comfort. As well, sister in law Marie Muise, LPN for providing continuous bedside nursing care in his final days while in hospital, you are truly a blessing. On-line condolences may be sent to: sweenysfh@eastlink.ca or you may sign the guest book on-line at www.sweenysfuneralhome.net
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    567 Main Street
    YARMOUTH, NS
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Nancy LeBlanc

Posted at 08:36am
Dear Andrea, I am so sorry to hear about Roy! Just now found out. Sending you hugs.
KB

Kathie Brown

Posted at 02:13pm
Sean, Kelly & Amanda, I am saddened to hear of the loss of your father. I didn't know him but I have known you all and your mom for many years after you moved to the Valley from Yarmouth. It is always very difficult to lose a parent. As you go through the Celebration of Life this weekend for your Dad, remember he is at peace and will always live on in your hearts. May he RIP and may all your hearts get a little less heavy as the days go on, knowing he is at peace. Kathie Brown
CB

Cheryl Burchell

Posted at 12:28pm
From Cheryl Burchell:
Though I hadn't seen Roy for many years, I certainly knew Kelly, Mandy and Sean. I think about the 3 of you from time to time and wonder how life is treating you. My condolences to the 3 of you and all of Roy's family in this time of sadness.
 
KR

Kelly Rogers Posted at 07:29pm

Thanks, Cheryl! We definitely spent a lot of time at your house!

Barbara Surette

Posted at 06:51pm
Andrea,
We were saddened to learn of Roy's passing. He was certainly a great guy. Hope you can find comfort with your family and friends. Thinking of you and sending our sympathy. Barbara and David
SW

Sylvia Weeks

Posted at 08:18pm
My heartfelt condolences to the family. I worked with Roy at ACD and did my on-the-job training with him ten years ago. He was always cheerful, friendly. and willing to teach a "newbie". I saw him at Dennis Point wharf whenever we had boats to monitor... Roy was always good to chat with and he was always willing to take my paperwork to the office for me. I, as well as many others at the wharf, will miss him dearly! Rest in Peace, Roy!
 
KR

Kelly Rogers Posted at 10:25pm

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