Donald Stewart MacLean Rogers

12/14/1943 - 05/11/2022


Obituary For Donald Stewart MacLean Rogers

Rogers, Donald Stewart MacLean
Dec 14, 1943 – May 11, 2022
With broken hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved Don. He leaves behind his loving wife of 53 years, Jeannine (Cormier), his daughters Nancy, Judy and Joyce, his grandchildren Devon, Kyle and Megan, along with his siblings Ernie, Sheila, Mal and Rosemary. Predeceased by his parents Malcolm and Mary and sister Katherine.
Don grew up in Bathurst, NB, a place that has forever remained in his heart despite years of living away. Growing up, his biggest passion was sports – baseball, hockey, basketball, golf, curling – he played it all. This love of sports continued throughout his life, he played softball and golf regularly, and also enjoyed darts and pool. He also loved playing cards, especially bridge and crib.
In 1968, he married the love of his life, Jeannine Cormier, and over the years they lived in various locations in New Brunswick and Ontario, finally settling in Montreal for many years until moving to Lake Echo, NS.
Don was a great lover of music. Music was always playing at home and he often sang along. He had a vast collection of vinyl records, including many of his beloved Elvis. He was a person of keen intellect, always reading and watching news and documentaries, wanting to learn more about the world. He loved nature, enjoyed birdwatching and watching the various wildlife that gathered in his yard in his home in Lake Echo. He took pride in the home he and Jeannine created, spending years landscaping the property to match his vision. He was also a talented builder, having built the deck, a couple of sheds, and Adirondack chairs, often just by looking at something to figure out how to copy it. He loved to cook, perfecting many dishes over the years and often experimenting with new recipes. He was a gracious host and loved to entertain guests. He had a great sense of humour and never took anything in life too seriously, encouraging us all to do the same.
Over the last decade or so Don became fascinated by his family history and mapping his ancestry. Years of research led him to write a novel, a piece of historical fiction based on the Rogers’s family journey from Maryland to Nova Scotia in the mid 1700’s. The book was in the process of being published when he passed.
But of all of this, his biggest joy by far was his family. He loved having his family around him, especially his grandchildren who were the light of his life. He loved teaching them new things as they grew up.
Our hearts are full of memories, he leaves a wonderful legacy of kindness and quiet strength. He will never be forgotten.

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  • 06/17/2022

    My sincere sympathies to you all. I know you are all close so this must not be easy.

  • 06/16/2022

    Sorry for the loss of your brother Mal. He seemed to be an interesting man. Condolences to you and your family.

  • 06/15/2022

    Mal and family, my sincere condolences on your loss. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time. Jane Burns

  • 06/15/2022

    Jeannine, Nancy, Judy, Joyce: I was so sorry to hear of Don's passing. I met him before he and Jeannine were married, so long ago. I especially enjoyed his keen sense of humour. Also I remember his love for his family. I pray the Lord comforts you all in this time of sorrow.

  • 05/19/2022

    Our sincere condolences to Jeannine and family and Don's siblings. We hold you in our thoughts as you mourn his loss and treasure the life and memories you share. Sincerely, Paula and Bruce Crandall Salmon Beach

  • 05/18/2022

    Jeannine and family Our deepest sympathies on Don's passing. We first met working for RBC many years ago and later again on Country Lake. Take care and God bless. Bernadette & Robert Ferguson

  • 05/17/2022

    So sorry to hear of the news of Donald's passing. Please reach out if there is anything we can do. Bill Toulany & Family

  • 05/17/2022

    So sorry to hear of Don's passing. I certainly was a pleasure to have know him. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Myles Cromwell

  • 05/17/2022

    Nancy and family, My deepest condolences in this difficult time. I can see from your father's obituary that he was larger than life. May your memories of him and your time together be with you always. With love, Kim Batten

  • 05/16/2022

    I remember Don as a member of Centennial Legion,and valued as a member of the in-house pool league. He was an excellent pool player and comrad.He will be missed. allan morris .

  • 05/16/2022

    To Nancy and her Family: Jeff and and I are sending you all our deepest condolences and spiritual strength during this difficult period. Love and Kindness. Louise Jasmin

  • 05/16/2022

    To Nancy and family; may the happy memories of special moments shared guide you through this challenging time. You are in my thoughts, Anissa

  • 05/16/2022

    He may be gone, but the love for craftsmanship he instilled in me will remain forever.

  • 05/16/2022

    Sending condolences to Nancy and all the family, from your colleagues and friends. Cherish the memories always. With love, Robert Armstrong & Shelley Thompson

  • 05/15/2022

    Miss you like crazy Dad

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