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Gwendolyn (Gwen) June Rogers (nee Duffy)

Gwendolyn (Gwen) June Rogers (nee Duffy)

Passed on: January 20th, 2017

1929 - 2017
Gwen, 87, of Riverview passed away at The Moncton Hospital on Friday, January 20th. Gwen was a kind and compassionate soul and a great gift to her family and friends. She was born in Halifax on June 20th, 1929, the daughter of the late Arthur Duffy and Muriel Duffy (nee Fraser). Gwen was a proud graduate of the former Queen Elizabeth High school in Halifax. She was a loving mother to four children and grandmother to two perfect grandchildren. She was able to live in three of the Atlantic Provinces where she made many friends and memories. She loved to express and share her gift of creativity with her family and friends through painting, gardening, and sewing, among others. Her creativity was one way for her to be in this world and highlight the beauty and hope we sometimes neglect or find hard to see. Gwen so enjoyed her time working at the fabric store Buttons and Bows in Riverview and the relationships she built there. Despite Gwen's many life challenges she always looked for the good and encouraged others to do the same. She was married 54 years to Lorne Rogers and was the center of his life. Her grandchildren Scott and Thomas were a source of great joy and pride. Her numerous friends knew her as fun-loving, generous and kind with a wonderful sense of humour who valued their many get to togethers. She was the beloved mother of Steven Rogers (Ottawa), Paul Rogers (predeceased), Karen Rogers (Riverview) and Chris Rogers (Riverview), and the cherished Nanny of Scott Lloyd (Toronto) and Thomas Lloyd (Riverview) and loved mother-in-law of Ian Lloyd (Riverview). Visitation with the family will be held at Fair Haven Funeral Home, 1177 Salisbury Road, Moncton 2-4 PM on Tuesday, January 24th.The funeral service will held at 1 PM on Wednesday, January 25th at St. Paul's United Church, 404 Cleveland Avenue Riverview. A reception for Gwen's family and friends will follow the service in the church hall. Interment in Fairhaven Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thank Renita Ethelston for all her care and love, the staff at the Extra Mural Driscoll Unit, The Moncton Hospital and Canterbury Nursing Home, as well as her devoted friends for all their care and support. A special thank you to the person who paid for her daughter's Tim Horton's coffee and the young man at the drive through who paid for her bagel on that Friday morning of her death. It was a great gift of kindness and reflected how Gwen choose to live her life. "Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous" ~ Albert Einstein. In memory of Gwen, donations may be made to The Friends of The Moncton Hospital, Canadian Mental Health Association of Moncton, St. Paul's United Church, Riverview or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fair Haven Funeral Home, 1177 Salisbury Road, Moncton (506) 852-3530. The family invites you to please sign the book of condolences at www.fairhavenmemorial.ca.

The tide recedes, but leaves behind bright seashells on the sand, The sun goes down, but gentle warmth still lingers on the land. The music stops, and yet it echoes on in sweet refrains... For every gift that passes, something beautiful remains.

 
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