JACK DAVID ROGERS passed away, unexpectedly but peacefully, at home in Ladysmith on Friday 18 May 2007. Predeceased by his deeply loved wife, Lois, and survived by his brother Darrell and sister Mary (Ed); his children John (Lynn) and Ann (John); grandchildren Lisa, Kelina, Melissa (Chris), Matthew, Amanda and Ashley; great grandchildren Brayden and Jaina; his special friend Wilma; and many other good friends and relations.

Jack was born in Ladysmith on Boxing Day 1928, to John Weaver Rogers and Mary McLean Rogers (nee Sharp).  After graduating from Ladysmith High School in 1946, Dad attended UBC, where he graduated in 1951 with a Bachelor of Commerce, and became a Chartered General Accountant.  He returned to follow in his father’s footsteps in the family business, the Ladysmith Trading Company, which he and Darrell took over as partners in the 1960s. It won’t surprise anyone who knew Jack to hear that he had been at work on Friday.

Dad had a keen interest in maritime affairs. As an avid member of the World Ship Society of Western Canada, he was particularly proud that in 1962 he was one of the original supporters of the effort to preserve the Steam Ship Master, now the sole remaining wooden hulled steam tug in North America.

He also loved entertaining and hosted many happy summer barbeques and parties on his famous flower-filled patio overlooking the harbour. There will be a memorial service for Jack on Thursday, 24 May at 11 am at the Eagles Hall in Ladysmith. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Arrangements confidently assigned to:TELFORD’S MID-ISLAND MEMORIAL SERVICES  245-5553

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