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Anderson RogerANDERSON, Roger M.  - March 23, 1953 - March 24, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Durham Regional Chairman and CEO Roger Anderson, on March 24, 2018 after his courageous battle with cancer. He was 65.

Roger will be missed by his loving family Ryan, Warren, Riley, and Rhonda as well as his extended family and many friends.

Roger served his community in many ways during his life.

From 1978-1988, Roger served his community as a constable on the Durham Regional Police Services, and would later serve as the Chair of the Durham Regional Police Services Board.

Roger’s political career began when he was elected as a Councillor in Ajax, in 1985. From 1991 to 1997, he served as Regional Councillor and Deputy Mayor for the Town of Ajax. In 2014, Roger became the first elected Chairman of Durham Region. He was also the longest serving Chair, having held that office since he was first appointed, in 1997. He also received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and has spearheaded many events, such as the Roger Anderson Charity Classic, which have helped to give back to numerous causes around Durham.

Visitation will take place at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax, on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Westney Heights Baptist Church, 1201 Ravenscroft Ave, Ajax, on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 11:00 am. 

The family appreciates all of the expressions of support and condolences and asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Roger Anderson Fund at the Ajax Pickering Hospital Foundation.

Online condolences may be placed at  mceachniefuneral.ca.

A book of condolences will be available beginning Monday, March 26, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., at The Regional Municipality of Durham Headquarters, located at 605 Rossland Road East in Whitby.

Flags at all Regional facilities will also be half-masted in his memory.