Passed away in the early morning hours, after a valiant fight, in a way befitting him, at home, with the love of his family surrounding him.
Bert was born in Fort Francis, Ontario, and is predeceased by his parents Thomas Rogers and Mary (George), and brother Carl Rogers.
Bert is survived and will be missed by his loving wife of 61 years Joan (Revoy); siblings Pat (Freida) Rogers, Darlene (Vince) Laughlin, Shirley Fahie (John Collins), Alice (Walter) Mark, John Gambill, Kathy (Bob) Everett, Chester Power, Mary (Lloyd) Lambert; his children Vicky (Richard) Taylor, Tom (Patti) Rogers, Carl (Susan) Rogers; his grandchildren Lisa Timms, Amber (Zach) Rogers, Braedan Rogers, Carlee Rogers, Chris (Sherri) Taylor and Lesley Taylor; and his great-grandchildren Maddy Timms, Alora Cunliffe, Keira Taylor and Bree Taylor.
Many at Kingston’s DuPont/INVISTA site will remember him as “East Gate”, on “D” crew security for 25 years.
Bert loved his family unconditionally, was a hard worker, a great storyteller, friend, and always ready to help anyone in need
Bert is a long standing legion member and was a WWII veteran and signed on as reserve with the Hasting and Prince Edward Regiment Canada 1947-50 and was an active member 1951-54 where he served in Germany, in the 11th army division under Sir John Harding, River of the Rhine.
He often told of the story when he was one of many who stood at attention for King George (in the pouring rain) in Rotterdam, Holland.
A special thank you to Dr. Christina Quinlan, and all of the doctors, nurses and caregivers who provided such wonderful care for Bert.
A Celebration of Bert’s Life will be held at Tompkins Funeral Home, Davis Drive, from Noon to 2pm on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Followed by a private internment for family.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.