Passed away suddenly but peacefully on Friday February 15, 2013 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Lorna for 62 years. Dear father of the late Andrew (Sharon) Strong and Karen Strong. Cherished grandfather of Denie, Michael, Matthew, Isaac and Brianne. Dear brother of Janet (the late Paul) Rae, the late Russell and the late Marion. Survived by several nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed by his cat Midnight. Rodger was a member of Pioneer Square Dance club for many years and was a linesman in the AHL, NHL and in other minor leagues for several years and was a retiree of GM Glendale Plant 2. Special thanks are extended to the staff at GNGH especially RPN Liz for her wonderful care in the ER as well as Tim and the fellow nurse in the ICU who followed Rodger through the hospital to the many different floors he was transferred too .
Rodger’s family will receive friends at MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME 5917 Main Street, on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate Rodger’s life will be held at Pleasantview Visitation and Reception Centre (Merrittville Hwy) on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will follow at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens. For those who wish memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
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