Edward (Ted) Rogers
Edward (Ted) Rogers of Fredericton, NB passed away peacefully in the presence of his wife and children at Hospice Fredericton on April 5,2017. Born in Fredericton, he was the son of the late Harold Rogers and Winifred (Farraher) Rogers DeSaulniers.
Loving husband of Elizabeth (Lean) Rogers for 57 years; proud father of Mary (Blaine Phillips), Matthew (Rama Gupta Rogers), Andrew (Katherine Palmer) and Kate (Michael Wolfe); devoted Pops to Eliza Wolfe, Chris Rogers, Iris Wolfe, Olivia Rogers, Sophia Palmer Pacione and Violet Rogers. Survived by sister Miriam (Roger Marley) and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ted was predeceased by his siblings, George, Audrey, Donald, Bernice and Anne; his wife’s parents, Alfred and Minnie; and his grandson Adam Wolfe.
Ted had a very strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit. Starting at a young age, he cut and delivered ice, worked as a delivery boy for James S Neill & Sons and dug post holes for the phone company. He then went on to have a career as a lineman, line superintendent and detailer for Maritime Electric and, later, NB Power. After he left the power company, Ted decided to drive school bus, saying it was the best job he ever had. In addition to his working career, he was also a successful businessman. He began developing land in the early 1960’s. He built, owned and managed numerous residential and commercial properties throughout the city.
Ted had many interests and hobbies. He enjoyed salmon fishing, tie flying, gardening, cooking, building, dancing and spending time at his cottage. He had a quick wit and a keen mind that could figure out anything. He was modest and humble and respected those traits in others. Ted volunteered for and belonged to several organizations. He was a volunteer fire fighter and an active member of Masonic Lodge (Alexandria #33 F&AM), the Luxor Shriners and the Canadian Legion Branch 4. Ted was a devout Anglican, serving his church, Christ Church Cathedral, in various capacities.
Ted’s family is very appreciative for the many doctors and medical staff who cared for him throughout his prolonged illness. Special thanks to Extra-Mural and to the exceptional, compassionate staff and volunteers at Hospice Fredericton.
At Ted’s request, there will be no visitation. A funeral mass will take place at Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday, April 8 at 2:00 pm. A reception will follow at Memorial Hall. Internment will take place in the Forest Hill Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children and the Christ Church Cathedral Building Fund.
A good life well lived.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Bishop’s Funeral Home, 540 Woodstock Road, Fredericton (458-1885)